June 29, 2017

API Study Highlights Economic Benefits of Natural Gas

It’s no secret that natural gas plays a vital role in our day-to-day lives. The American Petroleum Institute recently quantified that impact with a study titled “Benefits and Opportunities of Natural Gas Use, Transportation, and Production,” which takes a look at the economic effects of natural gas in each of the 50 states. According to […]

June 28, 2017

Forbes: “Appalachia needs more gas infrastructure to move gas to markets”

The Appalachian Basin is playing an increasingly critical role in supplying natural gas to markets across the country – with readily available supplies of gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, states such as Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania are increasingly viewed as a primary resource in meeting demand for clean-burning, domestically produced natural […]

June 21, 2017

Texas Task Force Report Underscores Benefits of Oil and Gas Development

In communities across the county, the energy industry serves as a powerful economic engine, generating a number of key impacts – from the creation of jobs to investment and tax revenues. A new report released by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas titled “Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas” […]

June 20, 2017

Infrastructure Coalition Spokesperson Craig Stevens Touts Pipeline Investments in Ohio

Grow America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN) is a coalition of businesses, trade associations, and labor groups that share a vested interest in creating jobs and strengthening our nation’s economy through infrastructure development. An op-ed by the Coalition’s spokesperson, Craig Stevens, recently published in the Canton Repository. In the piece, Mr. Stevens underscores the importance of infrastructure […]

June 16, 2017

Pipeliners Leader: “We’re excited to get to work on the Rover Pipeline”

Large-scale infrastructure projects like the Rover Pipeline are the lifeblood of construction workers, providing thousands of good-paying jobs to hardworking, highly trained professionals. Wade Pilgreen, Financial Secretary Treasurer of Pipeliners Local Union 798, underscored that fact in a recent letter to the editor published by the Adrian Daily Telegram. In the letter, Pilgreen voices his […]

June 7, 2017

Video: Rover Pipeline’s Economic Benefits in Ohio

With construction of the Rover Pipeline underway, communities in Ohio and along the pipeline route can expect to see a number of positive impacts: the creation of thousands of construction jobs for tradesmen and women, the generation of tax funds for investment in local infrastructure, and ultimately access to affordable, clean-burning natural gas. A new […]

June 6, 2017

Ohio Infrastructure Projects Create Employment Opportunities

In recent weeks, several infrastructure projects have commenced construction in Ohio, which have resulted in a significant uptick in opportunities for tradesmen and women in the state. As the Youngstown Business Journal indicated in a recent article, union halls in the Mahoning Valley have emptied out as projects throughout the region have increased demand for […]

June 1, 2017

Rover Pipeline Discharges “Serve as an Opportunity to Build on What’s Working”

The Columbus Dispatch recently published an opinion editorial by Brigham McCown, a native Ohioan and former head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. In the piece, Mr. McCown addresses recent accidental discharges of drilling fluid in Ohio by the Rover Pipeline, discussing the safety of modern pipeline construction methods like horizontal directional drilling […]

May 30, 2017

Professional Geologist: Rover’s Drilling Fluid Incidents “Are Being Properly Addressed”

Bill Godsey, a licensed professional geologist, recently penned a letter to the editor in The Daily Digger in which he argues that recent accidental discharges of drilling fluid by the Rover Pipeline are being handled properly by the company and by regulatory authorities. As he writes: Regarding the Rover Pipeline’s recent release of drilling fluid […]

May 22, 2017

Rover Takes Additional Steps to Mitigate Accidental Discharges

In light of accidental discharges of drilling fluid in Ohio during construction of the Rover Pipeline, company officials filed a letter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the additional steps that Rover is pursuing to remediate any possible effects. In the letter, Joey Mahmoud, Executive VP – Engineering with Energy Transfer Partners, details a […]