Pipeline Construction Is Safer Than Ever

November 6, 2017

As technology continues to improve, construction of important energy infrastructure projects like pipelines only gets safer. This is the case for Horizontal Directional Drilling, the now common method used for installing a pipeline directly into the ground while minimally impacting the local environment. As Bill Godsey, former geologist for the Texas Railroad Commission, notes: “This […]

Kurt Knaus: Mariner East 2 a boon for this region

November 2, 2017

PEIA Spokesperson Kurt Knaus was recently published in The Tribune-Democrat touting the positive, direct benefits that the Mariner East 2 pipeline will have in Cambria County, and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Energy infrastructure helps boost local communities by getting local unions to work, and Mariner East 2 will help supply important infrastructure with necessary […]

New Study Shows How Great NatGas Is For Pennsylvania

November 1, 2017

Since the natural gas revolution began a decade ago, production has shot up in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created, the economy has been boosted, all while electric and heating bills have consistently dropped.  Now, the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy has released a study detailing just how significant […]

Local Benefits of Energy Infrastructure Keep Growing

October 27, 2017

The local benefits of energy infrastructure development in Pennsylvania are irrefutable. The latest example was showcased at an event earlier today. Mariner East 2, one of the biggest economic opportunities our state has seen in generations, will help to power the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex, which itself is fueling a regional revitalization. According to a […]

Natural Gas Energy Plant To Power 1Million Homes

October 25, 2017

Just off of route 271 in Jackson Township, ground was recently broken to begin construction of a new energy center. Once the “facility goes commercial in 2020” it will generate “enough power to power a million homes,” according to Competitive Power Ventures President and CEO Gary Lambert using ethane provided by Sunoco’s Mariner East pipeline […]

Natural Gas Contributes $45B to PA’s Economy

October 25, 2017

The Marcellus and Utica shales produce truly incredible amounts of natural gas. To put it in perspective, if the Appalachian basin were a country of its own – Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia – then it would be the world’s third largest producer of natural gas. Not only is that level of production impressive, but […]

Examining the Indirect Benefits of New Pipelines in Our Region

October 23, 2017

Chad Jones, Executive Director of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), explains that “looking at the indirect versus direct impact of the oil and gas industry on our members” the majority have benefited in various indirect ways. Jones qualifies that “we have seen a big bump indirectly – and quite frankly, we are anticipating an […]

The Marcellus Shale Needs More Pipeline Capacity

October 23, 2017

If we don’t have the capacity to transport our natural resources, increases in production are far less impactful than they can, or should, be. This is particularly relevant in today’s energy economy, as our production of natural gas continues to rise month after month while we risk succumbing to complacency as far as our pipeline […]