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Pennsylvanians Detail Local Benefits of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline

September 1, 2017

Pennsylvanians are already seeing the benefits of energy infrastructure projects like the Mariner East 2 pipeline. At a recent telephone town hall held as a forum for questions on the pipeline, a member of Steamfitters Local 420 detailed that, “it has created two million man hours of work paying $160 million in wages and benefits…It […]


The Economic Benefits of Pipeline Infrastructure

August 30, 2017

Energy and commerce executives across Pennsylvania stress the benefits of energy infrastructure developments like the Mariner East projects.   According to Thomas Ferro, president of Ferro Fuel Oil, Marcus Hook is a refinery area that “depends on jobs from this industry.” Larry Maggi of the Washington Chamber of Commerce continues that this is true across […]


Pipelines Are the Safest & Most Cost-Effective Method to Transport NGLs

August 25, 2017

According to economist Kevin Gillen, “Not only is the argument in favor of expanding infrastructure to transport energy in Pennsylvania a compelling one, none of the counter-arguments against it are even very good.”   Gillen elaborates that “as long as we are growing in population and we are increasing our consumption of energy, someone has […]


Pipelines Play a Crucial Role in Energy Independence

August 18, 2017

Bernie Puzzuole, President and CEO of Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, stresses the importance of pipelines to energy independence, underscoring that “pipelines are key to the future of energy. You have to get the product where it needs to be.”   According to a recent piece in the Standard Speaker, experts in the energy […]


The NE Region Needs More Energy Infrastructure – Now

August 18, 2017

Projects fueling Pennsylvania’s infrastructural development are fundamentally good news for the state across indicators of energy connectivity and workforce development. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a study this week highlighting the need for expanded energy infrastructure in the Appalachian region, where “regional prices are influenced by regional production rates and the availability of […]


Economist Remarks on the Visual Evidence of the Benefits of Pipelines in Communities Across Pa.

August 14, 2017

Economist Kevin Gillen remarks that, “If you drive through the commonwealth, from east to west…the visual effect that natural gas extraction has had on local communities is really striking.”   He explains that you can see the benefits in the quality of life and infrastructure in these communities, and details that “these are communities which […]


Settlement Enables ME2 Work to Resume

August 10, 2017

A settlement between parties involved in a case before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) means construction activities will return to normal along the entire stretch of the 350-mile Mariner East 2 pipeline. The EHB had halted drilling-related work on portions of the pipeline pending an Aug. 9 hearing. Days before that hearing, an EHB […]


The Mariner East Projects Are Bringing Jobs to Pennsylvania

August 7, 2017

A recent article in the Scranton Times-Tribune highlighted the beneficial economic impacts harbored by the Mariner East Projects in Pennsylvania. According to the article, the Mariner East II pipeline “is estimated to generate $4.2 billion in economic impact and support more than 30,000 new Pennsylvania jobs.” The piece elaborates that this then expands given how […]


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