HDD Used Throughout PA Infrastructure Development

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is used to directly install pipelines underground by avoiding the need to dig trenches. This method is widely used to install infrastructure under sensitive areas like waterways, wetlands, and roads. HDD is used to install a range of infrastructure such as telecom cable and fiber optic line installation, to water, sewage […]

West Cornwall Township Zoning Hearing Board’s Decision

Last night in West Cornwall … West Cornwall Township Zoning Hearing Board’s Decision: Dr. Toomey: I am prepared to make a motion that the Sonoco Pipeline LP is a public utility. Chair: Do we second that motion? Mr. Stone: I second it. Chair: Is there any discussion on the subject? … Hearing none, calling for […]

Energy Infrastructure Projects Bring Money Back to Communities

Energy infrastructure projects spread growth through our communities and bring money back to local chambers of commerce. Kenneth MacDougall, Director of Business Development at National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), details that to really look at the impact here, you have to first look back a few years ago when the Sunoco refinery was closed and […]

HDD Spectrum of Application

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a method used to install infrastructure under sensitive areas, ranging from water and sewage pipes, to telecommunication cables, fiber optic lines, electric conduits, traffic routing systems, emergency call boxes, environmental remediation, and natural gas pipelines. HDD was developed in order to directly install pipelines underground – to avoid digging a […]

Education is Key with Energy Infrastructure

Jim Gaffney, Owner & CEO of Goshen Mechanical Inc., contends that when it comes to energy infrastructure, there is a real need to educate people on the linked impacts and benefits in Pennsylvania and across the country. He highlights the importance of understanding the tiered energy savings involved, explaining that as the energy savings are […]

Expanded Pipeline Capacity Lowers Cost of Energy for Pa. Consumers

The economy of Pennsylvania has benefited substantially from natural gas development. According to economist Kevin Gillen, the amount of natural gas that we have produced in the Commonwealth “has doubled over the course of the past five years.” Today, “natural gas processing and transportation supports 300,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and [has] contributed more than […]

String of Rulings Support Public Interest of Mariner East Pipeline

On Monday, Delaware County set the scene for the latest string of rulings on the Mariner East projects that negated opposition claims regarding its use of eminent domain. Law360 detailed that the Pennsylvania appeals court ruling on Monday was “the latest in a string of decisions” that reinforced past statements that it “did not have […]

API Releases Study on National NGL Benefits

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a 50-state report on June 27 entitled, “Benefits and Opportunities of Natural Gas Use, Transportation and Production.” The study found that “all 50 states benefit from natural gas produced domestically, including non-producing states.” API explains that, “the majority of natural gas and associated liquids used in the U.S. is […]

Community Engagement is Crucial to Infrastructure Development

According to Cristina Jorge Schwarz, Managing Director at ExE, Ltd., thorough planning and permitting processes are involved with infrastructure investment and development across urban and rural areas. Through this process, she stresses that “community is involved through the process…[and] that community conversation is crucial throughout all the stages.”   Natural gas utilities and pipelines have […]

NGL Capacity and Energy Infrastructure Development in the US

Pipeline projects like Mariner East increase access to a vast and reliable store of natural gas liquids and provide manufacturers a tenable opportunity to revive energy competitiveness and connectivity in Pennsylvania and across northeast U.S.A. According to a recent article published by Forbes, “being a major gas producing region, entire Appalachia needs more gas infrastructure […]