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Sunoco’s Ethane Truck Rack Provides Local Alternative for Ethane Distribution

October 10, 2017

Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals announced the commissioning of an ethane distribution facility on Monday, October 9, “establishing a new outlet for ethane from the Marcellus Shale” in conjunction with Gas Innovations. In their press release, Energy Transfer Partners detailed that Gas Innovations had previously “purchased its ethane, as U.S. suppliers lacked the capacity to […]


Pipelines Tap NGL Wealth in PA

October 6, 2017

A recent piece in SNL Energy stressed the need for expanded energy infrastructure in Pennsylvania to tap the wealth of shale deposits. The piece detailed that “state and local governments, private companies and regulators need to cooperate across the state to capitalize on Pennsylvania’s shale gas riches to attract companies that will add value to the surplus […]


The Birth of a New Regional Industry

October 5, 2017

The team at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) detail the opportunities offered by the “birth of a new regional industry” and the crucial role of the training programs therein.   According to John Goberish, Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Ed. At the Community College of Beaver County, “We have this opportunity to […]


Pennsylvania NGL Bolstering Local Manufacturing Capacity

October 4, 2017

A recent op-ed by Pam Witmer, former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and current Vice President of Government Affairs at UGI Energy Services, in Penn Live underscored the importance of natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania fueling local manufacturing capacity. Ms. Witmer highlighted that “this week Pennsylvania and the country celebrates manufacturing. It’s well-deserved […]


Pennsylvania: The Future Manufacturing Hub of the East

October 2, 2017

An article in today’s The Observer Reporter reported on the Shell Cracker Plant in Beaver County, making a compelling case for energy infrastructure’s positive economic impact. Every ethane cracker built in Pennsylvania is an opportunity to benefit from our state’s natural resources. According to the IHS, the Appalachian basin could support four more ethane cracker […]


Industry Opportunities for Pipe Welding

September 29, 2017

Representatives from the West Hills Center at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) stress the industry opportunities for pipeline welding.   According to Ron Logreco, Dean of the West Hills Center, “Welding pipe is the highest level of skill in welding.” Patrick Camut, welding student at the West Hills Center, details that, “the classes […]


“You Can’t Outsource Marcellus Shale”

September 28, 2017

Last week, DC leaders touted the national benefits of Pennsylvania shale reserves at a panel focusing on energy infrastructure at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, stressing that “you can’t outsource pipelines, you can’t outsource Marcellus Shale.” This week, the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh correspondingly highlighted the role Pennsylvania is playing in the […]


Statement: Pipeline Opponents Admit to Property Damage

September 27, 2017

Yesterday, the online blog Philly Anti-Capitalist freely admitted to damaging private property as part of their opposition to pipeline infrastructure development, saying: “… we approached several excavators and a flat bed truck on an active [Mariner East 2] construction site in Media, PA and filled their fuel tanks and other liquid receptors with sand and […]


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