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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 […]


Pennsylvania Pipeline Industry Generates Jobs with Family-Sustaining Wages

August 3, 2017

Developments in the Marcellus and Utica Shale have demonstrated the breadth of U.S. natural gas capacity to bolster regional and national economic growth. Steve Columbus, Administrative Manager of the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers, explains that recent shifts toward natural gas in the energy industry have paired with pipeline projects to connect this crucial resource to […]


Opposition to Infrastructure Hurts Those Who Can’t Pay More

August 2, 2017

A fixed cost for many Americans on an annual basis are energy costs – costs to heat and cool your home, keep the lights on, and fill up your car with gas to get to work. So why is it that so many are opposed to making energy more affordable by increasing infrastructure that transports […]


New API Study Demonstrates Impact of Natural Gas and Oil Industry in Pennsylvania

August 1, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute (API) Pennsylvania released a new study today on the “Impacts of the Natural Gas and Oil Industry on the U.S. Economy in 2015.” The study found that in Pennsylvania alone, “the U.S. natural gas and oil industry supported 322,600 jobs in the state and contributed $44.46 billion to the state’s economy […]