76ers Season Riding on Propane

Pennsylvania is filled with lots of sports fans. Between the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl and Villanova’s second NCAA National Championship in three seasons, Philadelphia is riding high these days. Oh, and the 76ers are in the playoffs.

Some might have thought that Joel Embiid’s season was done after sustaining an orbital fracture and concussion a few weeks ago. But, to the surprise of many in the sports world, Embiid started for the 76ers last night and is wearing a mask to protect his injury that is made utilizing propane.

According to Jake Fischer with Sports Illustrated, the mask is made of “a combination of polypropylene and embedded carbon fiber filaments. It’s virtually indestructible mechanism designed by John Horne, a certified prosthetics at the University of Delaware STAR campus, specializing in research and clinical prosthetic and orthotic devices.”

Energy resources like propane have countless uses, including potentially fueling the 76ers run for an NBA Championship with 23 points in last night’s 128-108 victory over the Heat.

Domestic production of propane is growing by the day including right here in Pennsylvania. In fact, propane is transported through the Mariner East line, from the Shale region in Southwest Pennsylvania to the revitalized Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Delaware.

Joel Embiid and the 76ers are just the latest example of how Pennsylvania’s energy renaissance and infrastructure development are impacting our daily lives.