Commonsense Prevails in West Whiteland Township

March 10, 2020
Mariner East continues to inch closer and closer to full completion. Last week West Whiteland Township helped expedite the construction process of some of the final remaining pieces of the Mariner East 2 system by allowing Sunoco / Energy Transfer… Read More ►

The Labor Industry is Still Feeling the Effects of Friel Otten’s Tweet Last May

March 10, 2020
Friel Otten’s tweet comparing Pennsylvania’s union labor on Mariner East to Nazis last May left a taste of disdain that remains today. Darrin Kelly, president of the Alleghany/Fayette Central Labor Council, recently walked out of a hearing discussing PA’s petrochemical… Read More ►

Statement: Fact Check: PUC Settlement Shows Vigilance, Cooperation, Productive Reuse

February 28, 2020
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a settlement with Sunoco Pipeline that includes a $200,000 fine and further study on the Mariner East 1 pipeline. As a reminder, Mariner East 1 first went into service in 1931.… Read More ►

Construction Stalls Prove Costly for PA’s Union and Construction Workers

February 27, 2020
When the Mariner East permit bar was lifted recently it was truly a notice to celebrate. [CH1] Tom Shepstone, writer with Natural Gas Now, recently drew attention to the permit bar and its cost for those that work on energy infrastructure… Read More ►

Statement: Court Rules Against ChesCo’s Pipeline Injunction

February 19, 2020
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has ruled against Chester County Commissioners and their attempt to secure an injunction to stop construction of the Mariner East pipeline project. The petition fought to curtail open trench construction rather than horizontal directional drilling on two… Read More ►

Former O&G Regulator Confirms Importance of Energy Infrastructure Modification Opportunities

February 18, 2020
Bill Godsey, former Texas Railroad Commissioner, weighed in on the recently closed Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) comment period for proposed modifications to portions of the Mariner East pipeline system construction. The comment period drew lots of public attention… Read More ►

Energy Infrastructure Proves to be Bipartisan Issue for All except Gov. Wolf

February 13, 2020
The latest news out of Harrisburg confirms what we had long suspected: energy infrastructure development in the Commonwealth has bipartisan support. Governor Tom Wolf has recently pledged to veto House Bill (HB) 1100. HB 1100 would require companies building in-state… Read More ►

Statement: Judge Decides Winner and Losers in PES Bankruptcy

February 13, 2020
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has tentatively approved the sale of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery to a Chicago real estate company, whose original and revised bids were several million dollars lower than other offers. Hilco Redevelopment Partners, which… Read More ►