Media members and some elected officials have been slow to acknowledge the economic impacts of the Mariner East 2 project.
The multi-billion dollar investment has provided tremendous opportunities for jobs and local economies. Following the fiscal impact of the construction investment, the Mariner East 2 pipeline offers benefits for local businesses throughout the Commonwealth.
Thom Ferro, president of Ferro Fuel in Boothwyn, was featured in the Delco Times, discussing the benefits his business – and others – have reaped from the project. Ferro Fuel, a fuel delivery company, relies and benefits extensively on accessible energy.
Ferro writes “Mariner East and the revitalization of the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex is huge for my business as a transport operator for a variety of fuels such as propane to local residents in Southeast Pennsylvania. Some have tried to act like Mariner East provides zero local benefit, which couldn’t be further from the truth. My employees visit Marcus Hook daily to fill up with products shipped by Mariner East and deliver those fuels to local residential customers.”
These benefits are indisputable – but remain overlooked – and provide critical energy that affords us modern conveniences.
Ferro concludes “At the end of the day, every single one of us depends upon reliable energy resources every day. And while renewables are no doubt the wave of the future, resources like natural gas are essential in today’s economy. As one of the nation’s leading producers of natural gas, Pennsylvania has a vested interest in ensuring that the infrastructure used to safely, reliably and efficiently transport resources to market are as strong as possible. Pipelines like Mariner East 2 are, without dispute, the best option available.”
The Commonwealth’s economy and our daily lives are dependent on access to energy. The Mariner East 2 project is a strong foundation for both and will power the state for decades to come.