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Mariner East 2 Operational, Marks Critical Infrastructure Success for PA

January 2, 2019

Over the weekend Energy Transfer announced that its flagship natural gas pipeline – Mariner East 2 – has gone into operation. The pipeline, originally announced in 2014, marks the introduction of a key infrastructure component for Pennsylvania and the energy industry at large. Kurt Knaus, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance, offered the following […]


Mariner East 2’s Coming Completion Signals Energy Security and Statewide Benefit

December 27, 2018

The recent news cycles around the Mariner East 1 and 2 projects have lost sight of important benefits being delivered by the pipeline project stretching from Ohio to Pennsylvania. A recent Pivot Today article reminds all of the vital benefits energy infrastructure – specifically natural gas pipelines – affords businesses, union workers, households, and states. […]


Statement: Report Endorses Safety of Mariner East 2

December 20, 2018

An independent analysis compiled for West Goshen Township in Chester County on the use of a 12-inch pipeline on Mariner East 2 concludes that the pipeline builder meets and exceeds a number of requirements of the federal pipeline safety regulations, and that the project meets or exceeds the prudent technical approaches commensurate with the safe […]


Infrastructure Protests and Delay Proven Costly to All

December 18, 2018

The Global Energy Institute, a branch of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released a report analyzing the costs associated with delayed, stalled, and halted infrastructure projects. This research is important to Pennsylvania for a number of reasons: Pennsylvania’s abundant resource reserves mandate a need for a robust infrastructure network to lead America’s energy dominance Many […]


Video: Pipelines Benefit Small Business In Numerous Ways

December 18, 2018

Locals throughout Pennsylvania have been experiencing the benefits from natural gas for years now though the completion and activation of the Mariner East 2 pipeline will ensure those benefits increase and broaden. Dale Kaplan, a Pennsylvania small business owner, has experienced firsthand how natural gas has transformed his cleaners business. Energy prices are lower and […]


Pipeline Opponents Want Special Treatment

December 13, 2018

A Delco Times editorial published today broadly focused on the recent legal victories clearing the way for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project to become operational. Within the editorial longtime pipeline opponent Senator Andy Dinniman expressed frustrations with PA PUC Judge Barnes’ decision not to hear a case on Chester and Delaware counties residents’ complaints. Dinniman, […]


A Series of Legal Rulings Sanction ME2

December 13, 2018

In the last week, the Mariner East 2 pipeline project has cleared two legal hurdles pipeline opponents pushed as last ditch efforts in hopes of stopping the project from becoming operational. The decisions came from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court – which confirmed the project’s eminent domain authority as granted by its public utility designation – […]


Court Confirms ME2

December 11, 2018

Today, Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth Barnes ruled against pipeline opponents saying that of the four requirements needed to issue an ‘Interim Emergency Order’ none were met by the complaints. This is just the latest last ditch effort by opposition groups to shut down the critical infrastructure project and the decision will allow […]