DC Leaders Stress Importance of PA Energy

Last night, D.C. leaders stressed the importance of Pennsylvania in boosting American energy. Ryan Boyer, business manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) spoke on a panel focusing on energy infrastructure at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. He stressed that “you cannot outsource pipelines, you cannot outsource Marcellus Shale.” […]

PA Can Meet Growing Energy Needs

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report this past week detailing the future of energy production and consumption worldwide. The study found that the world will consume 28 percent more energy by 2040 and the energy sector will grow to meet the demand. The EIA projected that natural gas and oil will continue to […]

New Opportunities and Careers in Welding

The team at the West Hills Center of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) detail the benefits of their welding program.   According to Ron Logreco, Dean of the West Hills Center, Community College of Allegheny County, “We offer classes year-round, three shifts a day. We’ve even had to open up midnight welding last […]

With Hurricane Disruptions, Now Is the Time to Expand Energy Infrastructure

Our energy infrastructure capacity is resilient and is recovering from hurricane disruptions thanks to cooperation with local and national law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, and communities. However, these disruptions have highlighted the importance of expanding energy infrastructure to capitalize on the extensive domestic natural gas deposits in Pennsylvania and across the country to bolster reliable […]

Transforming Our Region’s Economy

Pipelines are crucial arteries that connect natural energy reserves to end-users. To capitalize on the extensive reserves harbored in Pennsylvania shale plays, energy infrastructure has to expand to meet this demand.   According to Mike Butler, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the Consumer Energy Alliance, “If you don’t have the infrastructure to get it to […]

Sunoco and Braskem Partnership Bolsters Benefits for Pennsylvania

NBC 10’s Growing Greater Philadelphia covered the partnership held between Sunoco Logistics and Braskem. The piece highlighted that their collaborative efforts to bolster regional energy infrastructure development and create “an opportunity for manufacturing processes to grow.” Fundamentally, Sunoco Logistics supplies Braskem “moves what [Sunoco] makes”, effectively maintaining “a highway for natural gas liquids”. With the […]

Natural Gas Harbors Important Economic Benefits for PA

Tapping the natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania is crucial to catalyze economic growth across the Appalachian region. The Bipartisan Policy Center and four U.S. senators proposed 19 measures today “to boost the economy in Appalachia.” These measures range from expanding broadband to capitalizing on the “natural gas reserves for chemical and advanced manufacturing facilities.” The […]

The ME2 Pipeline Is One of the Biggest Economic Opportunities Pa. Has Seen in Generations

The Natural Gas reserves harbored in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays present ranging economic benefits across Pennsylvania. Trib Live recently published a letter to the editor by Chad Jones, executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Electric Contractors Association, on the local economic benefits of natural gas. He underscores that “Mariner […]

Pipelines Are Needed to Get Gas to Market

The Natural Gas Liquids reserves in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays boast real opportunities to expand energy connectivity in Pennsylvania and Ohio. A recent piece in Forbes details various energy infrastructure projects under development in the region and underscores how “Appalachia [has joined] the multibillion-dollar petrochemicals boom.” Pipelines are needed to get this gas […]

Union Work is Driving Energy Connectivity in Pennsylvania

Energy infrastructure projects across Pennsylvania support good-paying jobs and connect people and businesses to energy they need. According to Trib Live, “thanks to sustained, meaningful partnership between our building trade unions and the natural gas industry, Pennsylvania has established itself as the nation’s second-largest natural-gas-producing state. As we increasingly deliver clean-burning, American natural gas to […]