Energy Development Fuels Economic Growth

Over the weekend, Erica Clayton Wright of the Marcellus Shale Coalition published a letter to the editor in the Philadelphia Inquirer that highlighted the economic benefits of the Mariner East projects. The letter notes the positive economic impact the energy industry has brought Pennsylvania. In the piece, Wright notes, “Responsible shale development is driving a […]

Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry has caused a ripple effect of job creation

This week, the Times Leader published a profile on Tim Schoen, an analyst at Borton-Lawson, a Wilkes-Barre Township-based engineering and architecture firm. A Penn State University Broadcast Journalism graduate, Tim Schoen, switched career goals and acquired a position with Borton-Lawson. The position was created due to growth in the state’s natural gas industry. Susan Spry, vice […]

PA Natural Gas Reserves are Leading America’s Energy Production

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Drilling Productivity Report, showed that since January 2012 natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions has accounted for 85% of the increase of natural gas production in the U.S. EIA attributes this steady production increase to technological advances including improvements in […]

LiUNA In the News

Last week, the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) was featured in two media articles in support of infrastructure projects across Pennsylvania. Abe Amoros, Pennsylvania Legislative Director for LiUNA, was interviewed by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and Dennis L. Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of LiUNA, published an opinion editorial in the Delaware […]

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance Tells Newly Formed Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce: We Are a Resource For You

Today, the members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance sent a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection and the newly formed Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce, which convened its first meeting to begin recommending policies, guidelines and best practices to guide the buildout of pipeline infrastructure in Pennsylvania. The Alliance fully supports the Taskforce’s initiatives […]

Daily Times: Why Laborers’ union supports Mariner East pipeline project

Over the weekend, Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, published an opinion editorial in the Daily Times, expressing his support for the for the Marine East pipeline projects. Dennis highlighted that the Mariner East projects will help secure the long-term economic growth of the region, […]

In Case You Missed It: PEIA In the News

This week, the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) was highlighted in two news stories. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on the Mon Valley Progress Council joining the Alliance and the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat noted that the Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) had also joined. Both articles included quotes from the leaders of JARI and the Mon Valley […]

Natural gas tops coal as top source of electricity in US

A new report by SNL Energy found that natural gas has become the top source of electric generation in the US, beating out coal use for the top spot. The combination of increased production and new environmental regulations has resulted in increased natural gas use. Steve Piper, associate director of energy fundamentals at SNL Energy, […]

JARI joins coalition to modernize state’s energy infrastructure

Lancaster Online published an article on JARI’s recent decision to join the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance.  JARI joined the coalition with the Mon Valley Progress Council last week. The Lancaster Online piece quoted JARI President Linda Thomson, “As pipeline is developed, as the gas gets to the marketplace, it can really enhance our state and […]

JARI, Mon Valley Progress Council Join Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

Two more regional economic development organizations have joined the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA), a broad-based coalition of labor, agriculture, manufacturing and other business interests that support private investment in pipeline and other energy infrastructure developments. JARI and the Mon Valley Progress Council will work with PEIA members to educate lawmakers, members of their respective […]