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Transforming Our Region’s Economy

September 15, 2017

Pipelines are crucial arteries that connect natural energy reserves to end-users. To capitalize on the extensive reserves harbored in Pennsylvania shale plays, energy infrastructure has to expand to meet this demand.   According to Mike Butler, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the Consumer Energy Alliance, “If you don’t have the infrastructure to get it to […]


Sunoco and Braskem Partnership Bolsters Benefits for Pennsylvania

September 15, 2017

NBC 10’s Growing Greater Philadelphia covered the partnership held between Sunoco Logistics and Braskem. The piece highlighted that their collaborative efforts to bolster regional energy infrastructure development and create “an opportunity for manufacturing processes to grow.” Fundamentally, Sunoco Logistics supplies Braskem “moves what [Sunoco] makes”, effectively maintaining “a highway for natural gas liquids”. With the […]


Natural Gas Harbors Important Economic Benefits for PA

September 14, 2017

Tapping the natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania is crucial to catalyze economic growth across the Appalachian region. The Bipartisan Policy Center and four U.S. senators proposed 19 measures today “to boost the economy in Appalachia.” These measures range from expanding broadband to capitalizing on the “natural gas reserves for chemical and advanced manufacturing facilities.” The […]


The ME2 Pipeline Is One of the Biggest Economic Opportunities Pa. Has Seen in Generations

September 13, 2017

The Natural Gas reserves harbored in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays present ranging economic benefits across Pennsylvania. Trib Live recently published a letter to the editor by Chad Jones, executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Electric Contractors Association, on the local economic benefits of natural gas. He underscores that “Mariner […]


Pipelines Are Needed to Get Gas to Market

September 11, 2017

The Natural Gas Liquids reserves in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays boast real opportunities to expand energy connectivity in Pennsylvania and Ohio. A recent piece in Forbes details various energy infrastructure projects under development in the region and underscores how “Appalachia [has joined] the multibillion-dollar petrochemicals boom.” Pipelines are needed to get this gas […]


Union Work is Driving Energy Connectivity in Pennsylvania

September 8, 2017

Energy infrastructure projects across Pennsylvania support good-paying jobs and connect people and businesses to energy they need. According to Trib Live, “thanks to sustained, meaningful partnership between our building trade unions and the natural gas industry, Pennsylvania has established itself as the nation’s second-largest natural-gas-producing state. As we increasingly deliver clean-burning, American natural gas to […]


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 […]