PA Natural Gas Wealth Benefits Residents Across the Region

November 29, 2017

Natural gas has benefited workforce development and economic growth across the Appalachian region through utilizing advanced safety technology to tap and transport that energy wealth. A recent Letter to the Editor in Penn Live highlighted a study undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. Mike Butler, mid-Atlantic executive director for the […]

As Natural Gas Soars, Pennsylvania Reaps the Rewards

November 14, 2017

With a consistent increase in natural gas production, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has seen tremendous economic benefits. Heating costs steadily decline as more natural gas is produced, and jobs spring up across the state while infrastructure is constructed and operated. In just a matter of years, production in Pennsylvania has grown to record highs, and, […]

PA Petrochemicals Plant to Create Thousands of Jobs

November 9, 2017

After successfully completing site preparation and detailed design and engineering work, Shell Chemical Appalachia is set to begin construction on its major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania. The site will contain four processing units, “an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units,” as Shell announced. The plant will produce 1.6 million tons of polyethylene each year, which […]

Statement: Atlantic Sunrise Resumes, Shell Prepares to Build

November 9, 2017

The last 24 hours brought two major announcements related to energy infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania. First, a U.S. federal appeals court lifted the temporary stay of construction on the 186-mile Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. The $3 billion pipeline, which recently began construction, is expected to support 8,000 jobs, with construction activities generating about $16.9 million in […]

Statement: Atlantic Sunrise Stoppage Affects Workers

November 7, 2017

Over the weekend, the Pottsville Republican & Evening Record published a story about pipeline work being visible in Schuylkill County. The work was related to the 186-mile Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. The story was the result of a tour granted to media last week at a staging area in Tremont. More than 370 people were employed […]

Flipping the Switch on Energy Technology

November 7, 2017

Representatives from the Pittsburgh Technical College School of Energy Technology detail the workforce developments linked with the shale revolution in Pennsylvania.   David Becker, Academic Chair of the School of Energy Technology at Pittsburgh Technical College, “This area of Pittsburgh for 200 miles in all directions was a net importer of gas at one point […]

Pipeline Construction Is Safer Than Ever

November 6, 2017

As technology continues to improve, construction of important energy infrastructure projects like pipelines only gets safer. This is the case for Horizontal Directional Drilling, the now common method used for installing a pipeline directly into the ground while minimally impacting the local environment. As Bill Godsey, former geologist for the Texas Railroad Commission, notes: “This […]

Kurt Knaus: Mariner East 2 a boon for this region

November 2, 2017

PEIA Spokesperson Kurt Knaus was recently published in The Tribune-Democrat touting the positive, direct benefits that the Mariner East 2 pipeline will have in Cambria County, and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Energy infrastructure helps boost local communities by getting local unions to work, and Mariner East 2 will help supply important infrastructure with necessary […]

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