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First Responders Are Trained to React to Emergencies – But Pipelines Are Proven to Mitigate Risk

September 18, 2018

PEIA was happy to cohost an event last Thursday in Lebanon, Pennsylvania with the Keystone Energy Forum and Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Kevin O’Connor, a former firefighter and leader in the International Association of Fire Fighters was on-hand along with others to discuss the positive impact that the energy industry is having on Pennsylvania […]


Statement: Responding to Calls for ME2 Shutdown

September 13, 2018

Opponents of Mariner East 2 in Chester and Delaware counties have been using an unrelated incident on a separate and different pipeline in southwestern Pennsylvania to call for a halt in ME2 construction, even though the project is about 98 percent complete. In response to opponents’ recent calls to halt pipeline construction on Mariner East, […]


Energy Report Highlights Local Savings From Natural Gas

September 10, 2018

A recent Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) report is showcasing the incredible economic benefits of natural gas infrastructure. The CEA report estimates Pennsylvanians to have saved over $30.5 billion between 2006 and 2016 from lower natural gas prices following the boom in the Marcellus Shell region. CEA reports that savings are distributed evenly between commercial and […]


Former U.S Congressman Touts Infrastructure Importance

September 7, 2018

Former United States Congressman Charles Melancon, who served on the House Committee for Energy and Commerce, was featured in a local Pennsylvania newspaper discussing his recent visit to the Competitive Power Venture (CPV) Fairview and the vital role infrastructure plays in Pennsylvania’s energy industry. The piece showcases benefits including reliable energy, job creation, and robust […]


Anti – Pipeline Coalition Denied Permit Appeals

September 5, 2018

A lawsuit brought by a coalition of anti – pipeline groups, including the Delaware Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and Lancaster Against Pipelines, was rejected by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. The court upheld Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection’s actions through issuing Clean Water Act permit for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline that is nearing […]


Increased Inspections Lead to Record Gas Production in PA

September 4, 2018

Last year set a record for natural gas production in Pennsylvania. While this is welcomed news, the real story is the rise in inspections and environmental protections. According to the Department of Environmental Protection’s annual oil and gas report, total inspections reached record levels in 2017, with over 36,000 compliance inspections conducted. For the last […]


Pipeline Expert Encourages Weariness When Interpreting QRA Findings

August 31, 2018

Bill Godsey, former geologist for the Texas Railroad Commission, recently stepped forward in a Delco Times op – ed to offer perspective on the findings of the citizens’ risk assessment study presented on August 28th. Mr. Godsey prioritizes that “results are most accurate taken in sum rather than individually” and that “policymakers should be cautious […]


PA. Supreme Court Decision Favors ME2

August 30, 2018

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday denied two appeals challenging a lower court’s decision that reaffirmed the state Public Utility Commission’s regulatory authority. The high court’s ruling makes clear that PUC authority supersedes local zoning that a municipality tried to apply to the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.   One appeal relates to a decision […]