Energy Infrastructure Remains Good for Communities, Unions and Taxes

Yesterday morning a number of Pennsylvania elected officials, union members and business leaders gathered in Harrisburg to highlight the economic and public safety benefits of pipeline infrastructure. Both State Senator Bartolotta and Representative Nelson had all positive points to touch on during today’s event though more good news – and evidence – of energy infrastructure’s importance was just released.

The Philadelphia Building Trades, an association of some 50 local unions, have signed a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with Energy Transfer for work on the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex which has already created significant wages, revenues and career opportunities for the state.

Those are now set to continue to grow with the latest agreement. The terms outlined in the agreement follow:

  • 2 year (at minimum) agreement with an estimated value of $200 million for all Energy Transfer on-site growth construction
  • 1,200 skilled tradesman jobs needed
  • Unions include: steamfitters, boilermakers, ironworkers, electricians, operating engineers, plumbers, sheet metal workers and more

This latest agreement is a testament to the strength of the energy industry in Pennsylvania. Projects like the Revolution and Mariner East pipeline systems and the Marcus Hook industrial project itself were all successful projects, this agreement is lasting confirmation of the role they will play in keeping Pennsylvania’s energy affordable, reliable and delivered safely.