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Thomas Ferro of Ferro Fuel Oil Highlights the Need for Increased Energy Infrastructure

April 5, 2017

Thomas Ferro of Ferro Fuel Oil recently described the impact energy infrastructure has on his business and his community. According to Ferro, “When the Marcus Hook facility closed it had a devastating effect on commerce here. There were businesses here that closed when the refinery workers went away.” Ferro believes that projects like Mariner East II are […]


Communities Begin to See Regional Economic Turnaround Thanks to Gas Industry

March 29, 2017

According to a recent Observer-Reporter piece, communities around the state are seeing tangible, positive changes in the oil and gas industry. These impacts are being felt up and down the supply chain; putting people back to work and enriching local economies. Paul Battista, owner of Sunnyside Supply in Slovan, is a perfect example of this […]


Erin Vizza of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Discusses Pennsylvania’s Regional Advantages

March 28, 2017

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Manager and Council for Growth CEO recently discussed the many advantages the greater Philadelphia region has when it comes to the natural gas industry. According to Vizza, “We live in a really attractive region for companies like this. We’re sandwiched between the financial capital of the world and the political […]


Report from Gov. Wolf Highlights the Economic Potential of Resource Development in Pennsylvania

March 22, 2017

According to a new report from Governor Tom Wolf and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, development in the Marcellus Shale region could fuel up to $3.7 billion in investments for the state. The report, Prospects to Enhance PA’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing, suggests the region will be a major economic driver for years to come. According to […]


PEIA Members Defend Safety of Mariner East 2

March 12, 2017

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, Delaware County – Pipeline opponents in Delaware County falsely contend that constructing new pipeline infrastructure is harmful to both the environment and individual households, but extensive government surveys and independent analyses refute those claims, according to members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA). The Middletown Coalition’s release of its Mariner East 2 […]


Economist Discusses Pipeline Safety

March 8, 2017

Drexel University’s Kevin Gillen recently discussed the safety of pipeline infrastructure compared to trains and trucks. “In every way, shape, and form transportation of natural gas by pipeline is more cost-effective, supports more jobs, is more environmental sustainable than any other mode of transportation.” To hear more from Gillen and the safety of pipelines, check out […]


Anti-Development Activists Ignore Regulatory Process

March 7, 2017

According to a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article, many townships are planning to mount local fights against the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. Many pipeline opponents claim the approved project would violate local zoning ordinances. Eric Friedman, president of the Andover Homeowners’ Association, and David Brooman, a lawyer representing West Goshen, said a “citizens group will be […]


IBEW Local 654’s Training Programs Demonstrates Mariner East’s Commitment to Robust Safety and Quality

March 1, 2017

As Mariner East 2’s construction is getting underway, PEIA believes it is important to reiterate the project’s commitment to safety and quality. A perfect example of this pledge can be found in IBEW Local 654’s extensive training program. According to Ed KiKut, Training Director for the local chapter, “people worry about energy being safe, at […]


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