Michael Butler: Our communities need pipelines

December 6, 2017

Expanding Pennsylvania’s energy infrastructure spreads economic benefits across the state, bringing thousands of jobs and large amounts of new money to local communities from Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania. It’s no secret that natural gas benefits Pennsylvania tremendously, and as our production continues to soar we need to make sure that we have the capacity to transport […]

Natural Gas Plants Ready To Improve PA

December 5, 2017

According to federal data, more than 40 gas-fired projects have been proposed by energy firms since 2011 in Pennsylvania – all as a result of the natural gas revolution. These are plants that create both construction and permanent jobs, providing a boon to local communities and helping hard working families. One such plant was recently […]

Former Louisiana Congressman Touts Importance of Pa. Infrastructure

November 30, 2017

Without adequate infrastructure development, Pennsylvania will not be able to take full advantage of the many benefits available to Pennsylvania thorugh the development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale Formations. Pennsylvania is now the second largest producer of natural gas, which means we have the ability to produce the necessary energy for our own need […]

PA Natural Gas Wealth Benefits Residents Across the Region

November 29, 2017

Natural gas has benefited workforce development and economic growth across the Appalachian region through utilizing advanced safety technology to tap and transport that energy wealth. A recent Letter to the Editor in Penn Live highlighted a study undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. Mike Butler, mid-Atlantic executive director for the […]

As Natural Gas Soars, Pennsylvania Reaps the Rewards

November 14, 2017

With a consistent increase in natural gas production, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has seen tremendous economic benefits. Heating costs steadily decline as more natural gas is produced, and jobs spring up across the state while infrastructure is constructed and operated. In just a matter of years, production in Pennsylvania has grown to record highs, and, […]

PA Petrochemicals Plant to Create Thousands of Jobs

November 9, 2017

After successfully completing site preparation and detailed design and engineering work, Shell Chemical Appalachia is set to begin construction on its major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania. The site will contain four processing units, “an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units,” as Shell announced. The plant will produce 1.6 million tons of polyethylene each year, which […]

Statement: Atlantic Sunrise Resumes, Shell Prepares to Build

November 9, 2017

The last 24 hours brought two major announcements related to energy infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania. First, a U.S. federal appeals court lifted the temporary stay of construction on the 186-mile Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. The $3 billion pipeline, which recently began construction, is expected to support 8,000 jobs, with construction activities generating about $16.9 million in […]

Statement: Atlantic Sunrise Stoppage Affects Workers

November 7, 2017

Over the weekend, the Pottsville Republican & Evening Record published a story about pipeline work being visible in Schuylkill County. The work was related to the 186-mile Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. The story was the result of a tour granted to media last week at a staging area in Tremont. More than 370 people were employed […]