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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 […]


New Study Shows How Great NatGas Is For Pennsylvania

November 1, 2017

Since the natural gas revolution began a decade ago, production has shot up in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created, the economy has been boosted, all while electric and heating bills have consistently dropped.  Now, the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy has released a study detailing just how significant […]


Local Benefits of Energy Infrastructure Keep Growing

October 27, 2017

The local benefits of energy infrastructure development in Pennsylvania are irrefutable. The latest example was showcased at an event earlier today. Mariner East 2, one of the biggest economic opportunities our state has seen in generations, will help to power the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex, which itself is fueling a regional revitalization. According to a […]


Natural Gas Energy Plant To Power 1Million Homes

October 25, 2017

Just off of route 271 in Jackson Township, ground was recently broken to begin construction of a new energy center. Once the “facility goes commercial in 2020” it will generate “enough power to power a million homes,” according to Competitive Power Ventures President and CEO Gary Lambert using ethane provided by Sunoco’s Mariner East pipeline […]


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