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PEIA Members Testify in Favor of Mariner East Pipeline Project at DEP Hearing in Blair County

August 8, 2016

ALTOONA, Pa. – Members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) testified today before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to endorse the Mariner East 2 pipeline project and promote the need for the safe, responsible development of critical infrastructure that will help Pennsylvania realize the full economic potential of domestic natural gas liquids […]


Tom Palisin on the Importance of Pipelines to Manufacturing

July 26, 2016

An expansion of energy infrastructure will provide the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with countless positive benefits. With twenty percent of Pennsylvania’s economy devoted to manufacturing, energy resources are critical to an efficient manufacturing sector and expanded pipeline development is necessary to ensure that these resources are available. Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance member and executive director of […]


Energy Resources have an Outsized Role in Daily Life

July 25, 2016

As Democrats from across the country descend on Philadelphia, it can be expected that a fair amount of discussion will occur over the coming days about energy in America. It appears that the election-year discussion about energy will be different because energy independence is no longer a dream, but is becoming more possible by the […]


Commonwealth Court the Latest to Rule that Sunoco is a Public Utility

July 14, 2016

The only remaining question is whether fringe activists will discontinue obstructing critical projects for Pennsylvania Earlier today, the Commonwealth Court confirmed Sunoco Logistics status as a “public utility corporation.” This is a status granted to Sunoco many years ago and it has been confirmed by a number of courts in Pennsylvania over the last two […]


LiUNA’s Terry O’Sullivan: Good Jobs and Clean Energy Are Not Mutually Exclusive

July 7, 2016

Construction unions and climate advocates around the world share the same goal of fighting climate change according to Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA). “Where we differ passionately is in our strategy and approach to reaching that goal.” The Hill recently published an opinion editorial by O’Sullivan, discussing […]


Fireworks Aren’t the Only Thing “Sparking a Boom” in Pennsylvania’s Economy This Summer

June 29, 2016

In a recent opinion editorial published in The Beaver County Times, David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and David Taylor, president of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, discuss how manufacturing is on the comeback in Pennsylvania thanks to the region’s affordable and abundant natural gas supply. “Pennsylvania manufacturing and the hard-working men and women […]


Layers of Pipeline Safety: Steel

June 28, 2016

Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy resources. They are layered and constructed to withstand various impediments in order to safely operate underground. The first process of constructing a pipeline is to mold the steel. Pipelines use steel because it has the greatest strength. Pennsylvania-based pipeline companies use local manufacturers’ steel in constructing their […]


America Supports Increased Natural Gas Production

June 23, 2016

This week, the American Petroleum Institute released a study titled, “What America Is Thinking on Energy Issues.” The findings showed that the majority of America’s population is in great support of continuing to utilize our nation’s natural resources, as they bring us energy security and affordability. Resources, like natural gas, are vital to securing our […]