The Falcon Pipeline being built by Shell recently followed suit with other companies and ceased construction on their due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company then applied for a waiver to continue construction under the circumstances that employees followed the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. Like other similar projects, the State Department of Community and Economic Development responded by saying that Shell did not need a waiver because work on the pipeline qualifies as life sustaining.
This is great news for the project. As Pennsylvania continues to utilize its natural resources, the need for pipeline infrastructure has never been more critical.
Pipeline infrastructure enables the state to safely transport energy products to consumers while generating economic benefits like additional tax revenue. Allowing this work to continue will ensure that the projects are completed and Pennsylvanians have access to reliable energy sources during these unpredictable times.