June 13, 2016

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf: Shell Ethane Cracker Is “A Game Changer”

Natural gas infrastructure can have a huge impact on regional economies. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently underscored this fact in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed titled “Pennsylvania is open for business.” In the piece, Gov. Wolf lauds Shell Chemical Appalachia’s plans to build an ethane cracker plant in southwestern Pennsylvania. The plant will be the first […]

June 13, 2016

Michigan Chemistry Council Discusses Natural Gas Infrastructure

John Dulmes, Executive Director of the Michigan Chemistry Council, recently joined CEPI for a conversation about access to natural gas and its impact on the chemical manufacturing industry. MCC members are involved in the production of a number of everyday consumer goods, from plastics, rubber and insulation to clothing and household goods. As Mr. Dulmes […]

June 1, 2016

Rover Pipeline Will Relieve Lingering Effects of Great Recession

Recently, Dan Minton, secretary-treasurer of Ann Arbor-based Laborers Local 499, published a letter to the editor in the Adrian Daily Telegram discussing the important benefits of the Rover Pipeline project. In the letter, “Support Construction of the Rover Pipeline Project,” Minton notes stresses the positive impact the project will have on the region: There is […]

May 26, 2016

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt: Pipelines Bolster Our State’s Schools, Infrastructure

  Michigan State Rep. Aric Nesbitt recently wrote the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to urge the timely approval of the proposed Rover Pipeline. Nesbitt, who serves as the chair of the House Committee on Energy, noted the importance of safely developing regional pipeline infrastructure needed to access low-cost, domestic natural gas. Advances in pipeline infrastructure […]

May 23, 2016

Building and Construction Trades Leader Talks Pipelines

CEPI recently sat down with Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, to discuss the importance of the proposed Rover Pipeline and benefits of affordable natural gas. Hager, who previously served as the business manager of the Heat and Frost Insulators Local 50, stressed the union’s commitment to responsible […]

May 19, 2016

Across-the-Board Benefits from Rover Pipeline in West Virginia

Rob Richard, an organizer for the West Virginia Appalachian Laborers’ District Council, voiced support for the proposed Rover Pipeline in a recent opinion piece published in the Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register. Richard—who spoke in favor of the project during at a public comment meeting held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Paden City […]

May 17, 2016

Plenty of Natural Gas, But No Way to Move It

There’s no shortage of natural gas being produced in Appalachia, but without the necessary infrastructure, the benefits of this valuable domestic resource can’t be enjoyed. As noted by a recent article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, drillers operating in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions have long awaited the development of new pipelines necessary to accommodate […]

May 9, 2016

$15 billion in New Natural Gas Infrastructure Under Review

An article published in the Wheeling News-Register over the weekend highlighted a number of interstate natural gas pipeline projects proposed for our region currently under review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Surging natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions has put increasing constraints on existing infrastructure, leaving many key markets […]

May 6, 2016

#SmallBizWeek: Affordable Energy Key to Success

Thousands of small businesses across our region rely on an affordable supply of reliable energy to operate effectively and remain competitive. According to a recent poll by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), energy costs are one of the top three business expenses in 35 percent of small businesses. In the face of rising […]