Natural Gas Contributes $45B to PA’s Economy

The Marcellus and Utica shales produce truly incredible amounts of natural gas. To put it in perspective, if the Appalachian basin were a country of its own – Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia – then it would be the world’s third largest producer of natural gas. Not only is that level of production impressive, but […]

Examining the Indirect Benefits of New Pipelines in Our Region

Chad Jones, Executive Director of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), explains that “looking at the indirect versus direct impact of the oil and gas industry on our members” the majority have benefited in various indirect ways. Jones qualifies that “we have seen a big bump indirectly – and quite frankly, we are anticipating an […]

The Marcellus Shale Needs More Pipeline Capacity

If we don’t have the capacity to transport our natural resources, increases in production are far less impactful than they can, or should, be. This is particularly relevant in today’s energy economy, as our production of natural gas continues to rise month after month while we risk succumbing to complacency as far as our pipeline […]

Natural Gas Helps Pennsylvania Help The World

For decades U.S. Presidents have touted the need for American energy independence, and as The New York Times highlighted in a recent article, natural gas is playing a major role in driving us towards that independence. States like Pennsylvania lead the charge in the natural gas revolution by tapping into their immense natural resources. While […]

Statement: Marcus Hook, ME2 Open Domestic Markets for Ethane

The Marcus Hook Industrial Complex and Sunoco’s Mariner East projects are fueling a regional revitalization and opening up new domestic markets for ethane storage and delivery. Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals announced Monday that is has commissioned a new ethane distribution facility inside Marcus Hook, establishing a new domestic outlet for ethane from the Marcellus […]

Sunoco’s Ethane Truck Rack Provides Local Alternative for Ethane Distribution

Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals announced the commissioning of an ethane distribution facility on Monday, October 9, “establishing a new outlet for ethane from the Marcellus Shale” in conjunction with Gas Innovations. In their press release, Energy Transfer Partners detailed that Gas Innovations had previously “purchased its ethane, as U.S. suppliers lacked the capacity to […]

Pipelines Tap NGL Wealth in PA

A recent piece in SNL Energy stressed the need for expanded energy infrastructure in Pennsylvania to tap the wealth of shale deposits. The piece detailed that “state and local governments, private companies and regulators need to cooperate across the state to capitalize on Pennsylvania’s shale gas riches to attract companies that will add value to the surplus […]

The Birth of a New Regional Industry

The team at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) detail the opportunities offered by the “birth of a new regional industry” and the crucial role of the training programs therein.   According to John Goberish, Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Ed. At the Community College of Beaver County, “We have this opportunity to […]

Pennsylvania NGL Bolstering Local Manufacturing Capacity

A recent op-ed by Pam Witmer, former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and current Vice President of Government Affairs at UGI Energy Services, in Penn Live underscored the importance of natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania fueling local manufacturing capacity. Ms. Witmer highlighted that “this week Pennsylvania and the country celebrates manufacturing. It’s well-deserved […]