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Economic Prosperity via Strong Energy Garners Bipartisan Support

February 12, 2019

When Shell announced plans in 2016 to construct a ‘cracker plant’ – used to refine and distribute liquid natural gas – the local economic benefits were obvious. A $6 billion capital investment, some 1,000 immediate jobs and over 6,000 indirect jobs supported by the project though the addition on a storage hub only boosts that […]


Do Not Let Anti-Infrastructure Politics Hinder PA Prosperity

February 1, 2019

A recent Penn Live op-ed written by a group of business and manufacturing leaders in Pennsylvania – specifically the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Marcellus Shale Coalition, and Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association – highlighted the incredible opportunity Pennsylvania’s energy resources provide though they warn of its spoil by anti-infrastructure movements in Pennsylvania and across the […]


Statement: Senator Calls Out Energy Industry for Use of Lobbyists but Uses Tax Dollars for Personal Crusade

January 30, 2019

State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-Chester, recently criticized pipeline companies and related trade associations for their expenditures and advocacy efforts to build critical energy infrastructure projects across the commonwealth.   What the senator failed to mention is that he has used taxpayer money to file frivolous lawsuits in an attempt to either halt or delay these […]


Statement: PUC Ruling Favors Mariner East

January 17, 2019

The Public Utility Commission today upheld an administrative law judge’s December decision against opponents’ claims that the Mariner East projects are unsafe and need to be stopped.   Opponents had filed a petition claiming the pipeline builder hadn’t done enough to ensure communities and emergency responders had the information they needed regarding safety. They asked […]


Energy Infrastructure Still the Economic Answer

January 17, 2019

Philadelphia-based, Braskem, one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, recently opened location considerations for a polypropylene plant that would come with an initial investment of $675 million, 1,000 construction jobs, and another 50 full-time jobs to operate the plant. Locations in Texas and Pennsylvania were discussed, with particular interest in the Marcus Hook area of […]


LNG Pipelines a Necessity for Northeast Winters

January 9, 2019

The New England region continues to rely on inefficient and foreign energy to get themselves through the cold winters. This is especially disappointing for a region that practically neighbors the Marcellus shale reserve – one of the largest energy fields in the United States. What is standing in the way of New England’s energy independence […]


Statement: Another Pipeline Gains Approval

January 7, 2019

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project, which will use existing infrastructure to transport natural gas to the greater Philadelphia market. The fully converted 84-mile pipeline will transport enough natural gas to meet the needs of more than 250,000 mid-Atlantic households each year, according […]


Adelphia Gateway Project Approved by FERC

January 7, 2019

The Pennsylvania energy sector is off to a hot start in 2019. Near the close of 2018 Energy Transfer announced that its Mariner East 2 project – through the incorporation of supplemental lines – is operational and delivering long-promised natural gas to the Marcus Hook complex. News broke today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]