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Education is Key with Energy Infrastructure

July 12, 2017

Jim Gaffney, Owner & CEO of Goshen Mechanical Inc., contends that when it comes to energy infrastructure, there is a real need to educate people on the linked impacts and benefits in Pennsylvania and across the country. He highlights the importance of understanding the tiered energy savings involved, explaining that as the energy savings are […]


Expanded Pipeline Capacity Lowers Cost of Energy for Pa. Consumers

July 6, 2017

The economy of Pennsylvania has benefited substantially from natural gas development. According to economist Kevin Gillen, the amount of natural gas that we have produced in the Commonwealth “has doubled over the course of the past five years.” Today, “natural gas processing and transportation supports 300,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and [has] contributed more than […]


String of Rulings Support Public Interest of Mariner East Pipeline

July 5, 2017

On Monday, Delaware County set the scene for the latest string of rulings on the Mariner East projects that negated opposition claims regarding its use of eminent domain. Law360 detailed that the Pennsylvania appeals court ruling on Monday was “the latest in a string of decisions” that reinforced past statements that it “did not have […]


API Releases Study on National NGL Benefits

June 29, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a 50-state report on June 27 entitled, “Benefits and Opportunities of Natural Gas Use, Transportation and Production.” The study found that “all 50 states benefit from natural gas produced domestically, including non-producing states.” API explains that, “the majority of natural gas and associated liquids used in the U.S. is […]


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 […]