Mariner East 2: A Nonpartisan, Winning Issue for Pennsylvania

Controversy and opposition to the Mariner East 2 pipeline has wrongly politicized the project and encouraged action from both ends of the political spectrum in Pennsylvania. In the process, ideology has been prioritized over fact, clouding the judgement of many. What has been lost are the undeniable benefits this project provides. Politicizing Mariner East 2 […]

Mariner East 2 On-Time for Initial Service

Sunoco Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, published a press release clarifying the in-service date for Mariner East 2. The release reads: “We want to clarify that there has been no change to the initial in-service date for the Mariner East 2 pipeline (ME2). Our timelines have not changed. Unfortunately, a local Pennsylvania reporter misconstrued […]

Regulator Works to Ensure the Public’s Safety While Legislators Work to Muddy the Water

Pennsylvania State Senator Andy Dinniman discussed what he believes is limited effectiveness in assuring the public is adequately protected and informed about critical infrastructure projects, namely pipelines. However these claims are wildly inaccurate. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection and Public Utility Commission have remained effective regulators throughout the construction of Mariner East 2. State regulators […]

100 Member Business Org. Aims to Revitalize PA via Natural Gas

Business groups across the state of Pennsylvania are joining forces to help expedite the realization of economic benefits from the state’s natural gas reserves. The group, ‘Forge The Future’, is placing an emphasis on maximizing the use of Pennsylvania natural gas in communities nationwide to bring prosperity to manufacturing, power production, energy and many other […]

Pipeline Oppo. Spreads False Narrative through Phony Software

Courtesy of Quest Consultants, the firm that has performed flawed risk assessment studies in Pennsylvania, local pipeline opponents have been given access to ‘CANARY’ software, which is supposedly able to model gas line leak scenarios to draw conclusions about pipeline risk. As one may suspect, pipeline opponents have used the software to further their ideological, […]

Natural Gas Benefits Are Clear

Jim Kunz, head of the Operating Engineers and a founding member of PEIA, was recently featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In his piece Mr.Kunz presents the many benefits natural gas and pipeline infrastructure are bringing to Pennsylvania, including: affordable, reliable and clean energy, manufacturing jobs, and household savings. Pennsylvania natural gas reserves are thought to […]

Atlantic Sunrise Helps Solidify PA Energy Success

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently granted Williams permission to bring the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline online. The project’s completion is a robust addition to national pipeline infrastructure and another long-term commitment to Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas exports. With an anticipated capacity of 1.7 billion cubic feet per day, Atlantic Sunrise will bolster Williams’ Transcontinental […]

ME2 Ensures Safety With Extra Due Diligence

Pipeline opponents continue to talk out of both sides of their mouths. One day they say that more needs to be done to ensure the safe operation of pipelines even though their motives are to delay and ultimately halt the safe transport of much-needed energy resources. This week, these anti-pipeline groups are touting delays that […]

State Sen. Andy Dinniman Opposes Bill Aimed To Protect Citizens

The Pennsylvania legislature recently brought forward Senate Bill 652 (S.B 652) which will strengthen the punishment for trespassing, vandalizing, burglarizing, and protesting on ‘critical infrastructure.’ Pipeline opponents, specifically State Senator Andy Dinniman, have voiced outrage and alleged that S.B 652 infringes on first amendment rights. It is important to note that the purpose of S.B. […]

Increased Pipeline Scrutiny Highlights Need For Pipeline Infrastructure

Pipeline opponents’ voices are loudest when calling for a complete shutdown of pipeline infrastructure projects though they rarely consider the costs of insufficient and incomplete infrastructure. A recent opinion piece in the Harrisburg Patriot News shed more light on the necessity of a robust pipeline infrastructure, particularly in a state like Pennsylvania. Natural gas serves […]