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Keep Pennsylvania’s foot on the (natural) gas

May 18, 2022
Jeff Kotula, president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, recently authored an Op-Ed in the Observer-Reporter detailing the economic benefits from Southwestern Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources. In the piece, Kotula highlights increased investment, economic growth, and revitalization as a… Read More ►

U.S., Canadian & State Chambers Join Forces on Line 5 Amicus Brief

March 23, 2022
Remember a few weeks ago when we warned that Michigan’s attempts to shut down a pipeline that has been operating safely since 1953 would drive up fuel prices and threaten jobs and the economy here in Pennsylvania? Well, the U.S.… Read More ►

Recent news about pipelines showcases importance of energy infrastructure

March 7, 2022
First the good news. The developer of the Mariner East 2 pipeline recently announced the completion of the final phase of construction in Pennsylvania, marking an important milestone for the entire system. Energy Transfer is wrapping up commissioning to put… Read More ►

Would shutdown of Michigan pipeline affect Pa.? Absolutely!

March 3, 2022
Pennsylvania families and businesses will spend an additional $512 million to more than $630 million on gasoline and diesel fuel annually over the following five years due to the resulting loss of production at area refineries if Line 5 is… Read More ►

Mariner East 2 pipeline announces much-anticipated completion

February 28, 2022
Energy Transfer recently announced the completion of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, marking an important milestone for Pennsylvania. The pipeline project was met with numerous challenges and setbacks from the public and state government since its initiation in 2017. After… Read More ►

Protests put the safety and effectiveness of Mariner East at risk

February 16, 2022
This past week, Bruce Castor, former Pennsylvania acting Attorney General and Suzanne Walker, a pipeline welder affiliated with Pipeliners Local Union 798 discussed the implications of the recent protests against Mariner East pipeline construction and its impact on the community.… Read More ►

It’s time to support Pennsylvania’s full energy potential

February 4, 2022
Jim Snell of Steamfitters Local 420 recently authored a guest opinion piece in Broad and Liberty, detailing some of the intense restrictions hindering Pennsylvania’s energy production. With Pennsylvania being the nation’s second largest natural gas producer, behind only by Texas,… Read More ►

Dealing with extreme energy prices, America needs to boost oil and gas infrastructure.

January 20, 2022
Right before the turn of the new year, Mike Butler, Mid-Atlantic Director of Consumer Energy Alliance, and PEIA member, had a letter to the editor published in PennLive. Butler’s piece outlines the heavy burden of increasing energy prices for American… Read More ►