Statement: PUC Ruling Favors Mariner East

The Public Utility Commission today upheld an administrative law judge’s December decision against opponents’ claims that the Mariner East projects are unsafe and need to be stopped.   Opponents had filed a petition claiming the pipeline builder hadn’t done enough to ensure communities and emergency responders had the information they needed regarding safety. They asked […]

Energy Infrastructure Still the Economic Answer

Philadelphia-based, Braskem, one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, recently opened location considerations for a polypropylene plant that would come with an initial investment of $675 million, 1,000 construction jobs, and another 50 full-time jobs to operate the plant. Locations in Texas and Pennsylvania were discussed, with particular interest in the Marcus Hook area of […]

LNG Pipelines a Necessity for Northeast Winters

The New England region continues to rely on inefficient and foreign energy to get themselves through the cold winters. This is especially disappointing for a region that practically neighbors the Marcellus shale reserve – one of the largest energy fields in the United States. What is standing in the way of New England’s energy independence […]

Statement: Another Pipeline Gains Approval

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project, which will use existing infrastructure to transport natural gas to the greater Philadelphia market. The fully converted 84-mile pipeline will transport enough natural gas to meet the needs of more than 250,000 mid-Atlantic households each year, according […]

Adelphia Gateway Project Approved by FERC

The Pennsylvania energy sector is off to a hot start in 2019. Near the close of 2018 Energy Transfer announced that its Mariner East 2 project – through the incorporation of supplemental lines – is operational and delivering long-promised natural gas to the Marcus Hook complex. News broke today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]

Mariner East 2 Operational, Marks Critical Infrastructure Success for PA

Over the weekend Energy Transfer announced that its flagship natural gas pipeline – Mariner East 2 – has gone into operation. The pipeline, originally announced in 2014, marks the introduction of a key infrastructure component for Pennsylvania and the energy industry at large. Kurt Knaus, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance, offered the following […]

Mariner East 2’s Coming Completion Signals Energy Security and Statewide Benefit

The recent news cycles around the Mariner East 1 and 2 projects have lost sight of important benefits being delivered by the pipeline project stretching from Ohio to Pennsylvania. A recent Pivot Today article reminds all of the vital benefits energy infrastructure – specifically natural gas pipelines – affords businesses, union workers, households, and states. […]

Statement: Report Endorses Safety of Mariner East 2

An independent analysis compiled for West Goshen Township in Chester County on the use of a 12-inch pipeline on Mariner East 2 concludes that the pipeline builder meets and exceeds a number of requirements of the federal pipeline safety regulations, and that the project meets or exceeds the prudent technical approaches commensurate with the safe […]

Infrastructure Protests and Delay Proven Costly to All

The Global Energy Institute, a branch of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released a report analyzing the costs associated with delayed, stalled, and halted infrastructure projects. This research is important to Pennsylvania for a number of reasons: Pennsylvania’s abundant resource reserves mandate a need for a robust infrastructure network to lead America’s energy dominance Many […]

Pipelines Benefit Small Business In Numerous Ways

Locals throughout Pennsylvania have been experiencing the benefits from natural gas for years now though the completion and activation of the Mariner East 2 pipeline will ensure those benefits increase and broaden. Dale Kaplan, a Pennsylvania small business owner, has experienced firsthand how natural gas has transformed his cleaners business. Energy prices are lower and […]