PEIA Responds to Mariner East Shutdown

An administration law judge for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today ordered Sunoco to “cease and desist all current operation, construction, including drilling activities on the Mariner East 1, 2 and Mariner East 2X pipeline” in West Whiteland Township. The judge also moved to shut down operations of Mariner East 1, ruling that she was […]

Labor Backs Plans for Marcus Hook at DEP Hearing

Several Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) members, along with local officials, businesses and residents, testified tonight at a hearing before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support proposed upgrades at the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex that could result in nearly 1 million man hours of labor over the next three years. Representatives of […]

NAIOP Pittsburgh and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Infrastructure Event

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance was pleased to take part in the NAIOP Pittsburgh and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee & Commerce event to discuss the need for energy infrastructure development. Charlie Melancon, former Louisiana U.S. House of Representatives, and Carl Marrara, Vice President of Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association spoke with local business owners about […]

National Infrastructure Week – A Call to Action

Today kicks off the 6th annual National Infrastructure Week. Nearly 400 affiliates will host events across the country stressing the importance of upgrading our failing infrastructure. America’s roads, bridges, airports, pipelines, and wireless infrastructure have been neglected for decades. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave America’s infrastructure a D+ on the quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card […]

PUC Restarts ME1

“The biggest obstacle we face with respect to energy in Pennsylvania is a deficiency of adequate infrastructure. So when an operational line like Mariner East 1 shuts down, it has ripple effects not just here but throughout the entire region. The PUC’s own exhaustive investigation makes clear that there are now issues with the integrity […]

Recommended Restart of Mariner East 1 Pipeline

Nearly 2 months after the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission shutdown Mariner East 1 pipeline, the PUC is recommending that the pipeline be put back into operation. On March 7th an emergency order was issued after sinkholes appeared near the pipeline-construction site in Chester County’s West Whiteland Township. Yesterday The Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement declare […]

PEIA Members Back ME2 Permit Modifications

Several Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) members — including Boilermakers Local 14, Laborers International (LiUNA), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 542 and Steamfitters Local 420 — testified at a hearing before the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to urge approval of permit modifications for Mariner East 2. The modifications, which were proposed […]

Show Your Support for Mariner East

On Monday April 30th Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline. The hearing will address plans to change the construction methods on two sites in Chester County. The topic of this hearing is about a construction alteration that was submitted many months ago. The slow response […]

76ers Season Riding on Propane

Pennsylvania is filled with lots of sports fans. Between the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl and Villanova’s second NCAA National Championship in three seasons, Philadelphia is riding high these days. Oh, and the 76ers are in the playoffs. Some might have thought that Joel Embiid’s season was done after sustaining an orbital fracture and […]

Solving for Pipeline Capacity Problems

Complications like prolonged shutdowns and unnecessary delays in pipeline construction don’t only hurt investment, but also have tangible implications on the availability of the energy required to fuel our homes and lives. Perhaps nowhere is this problem more pressing at the moment than in the Northeast of the United States. Coming out of an especially […]