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Community Engagement is Crucial to Infrastructure Development

June 29, 2017

According to Cristina Jorge Schwarz, Managing Director at ExE, Ltd., thorough planning and permitting processes are involved with infrastructure investment and development across urban and rural areas. Through this process, she stresses that “community is involved through the process…[and] that community conversation is crucial throughout all the stages.”   Natural gas utilities and pipelines have […]


NGL Capacity and Energy Infrastructure Development in the US

June 26, 2017

Pipeline projects like Mariner East increase access to a vast and reliable store of natural gas liquids and provide manufacturers a tenable opportunity to revive energy competitiveness and connectivity in Pennsylvania and across northeast U.S.A. According to a recent article published by Forbes, “being a major gas producing region, entire Appalachia needs more gas infrastructure […]


What Is The Difference Between Gathering and Transmission Pipelines?

June 26, 2017

Diverse sources of energy generation have historically drawn attention to ranging issue areas around production and gathering methods of oil and gas. Throughout this variegated landscape, a general confusion over the technical differences in pipeline infrastructure and linked function has obscured popular understanding of how specific pipelines are regulated and what that could mean for […]


Pipeline Infrastructure to Reinvigorate Pa. Manufacturing Sector

June 23, 2017

Manufacturing has declined in recent years – stemming in large part from the steep rises in costs of energy and linked government regulations. New and repurposed pipeline infrastructure present real opportunities to help reinvigorate this sector. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Braskem, the Brazilian thermoplastics producer whose North America operations are based in Philadelphia, announced […]


Bentonite – What is it Really?

June 23, 2017

Looking at recent conversations about the “inadvertent return” of drilling mud, there is definite confusion over the makeup of that fluid and linked impact in the surrounding area. It is important to understand that the “inadvertent return” of drilling mud is not uncommon, wherein a mixture of water and naturally occurring bentonite clay rise through […]


What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

June 22, 2017

In recent weeks, there have been discussions regarding horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Through this period, there appears to be confusion over what exactly this means. According to Brigham McCown, the former head of the federal government’s energy transportation safety agency, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, “while the occurrence makes for sensational media reports, […]


Ed Hill Talks About Pipelines Helping Pa. Workers Provide for Their Families

June 21, 2017

The IBEW operates with the highest safety requirements across a variety of industries. According to Ed Hill, Jr., IBEW International Representative-Business Development, IBEW “members…go through training over a five-year period. They are required to attend at least 800 hours of in classroom training and at least 8,000 of in-the-field training before they are considered journeymen […]


Beaver County Chamber of Commerce Comments on Pipelines & Pennsylvania

June 15, 2017

According to Jack Manning of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, it is in the best interest of every Pennsylvanian for “natural gas to fulfill the full potential it has for revitalizing our economy.” With the significant natural gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale plays, Manning explains that the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce is […]


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