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 […]

Pa. Residents Show Up to Support Atlantic Sunrise at DEP Hearings

June 14, 2017

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has convened a series of hearings on Atlantic Sunrise, to “provide the public, especially those living near the pipeline route, with the opportunity to review permit applications and provide thoughtful, critical and constructive feedback to aid in our technical review.” On Monday and Tuesday, the majority of […]

PEIA Members Back Atlantic Sunrise at DEP Hearings

June 12, 2017

LANCASTER (June 12, 2017)– Members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) today testified before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support the safe, responsible development of Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. DEP is convening four hearings over three days along the proposed path of the project, which is designed to supply enough natural […]

Atlantic Sunrise DEP Hearings

June 12, 2017

With the series of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearings on Atlantic Sunrise this week, looking back at the hearings focused on Mariner East in August helps illuminate what to expect and why these hearings matter. In August, members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) provided public comments in support of the Mariner East […]

PEIA Marks 2-Year Anniversary

June 8, 2017

The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) marks its two-year anniversary today. Over this time, PEIA has underscored the responsible development of pipeline infrastructure to catalyze energy connectivity in Pennsylvania and across the country.   According to Drexel economist Kevin Gillen, “transportation by pipeline is far and away the safer and more environmentally friendly choice when […]