January 29, 2016

New Pipelines Help Stabilize Price for Natural Gas

A new report out from the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows how expanding pipeline infrastructure is helping create a more predictable, regional price for natural gas. Existing infrastructure around the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations dates back to a different energy era when foreign imports supplied a majority of our oil and natural gas […]

January 27, 2016

Hillsdale College Professor: Pipelines Benefit Ag Producers

Last fall the Ohio State Grange issued a report, “Natural Gas Infrastructure and its impact on Michigan and Ohio Agriculture,” that indicated new natural gas pipelines are critical to delivering an abundant supply of affordable energy to family farms across our region. Recently, authors Gary Wolfram, president of the Hillsdale Policy Group and Charles Steele, […]

January 26, 2016

Michigan Chemistry Council Calls For Timely Review of the Rover Pipeline

Many American trades stand to benefit from construction of natural gas infrastructure projects. Among these industries is chemical manufacturing. A recent blog post by one of our member organizations, the Michigan Chemistry Council, gives voice to the manner in which the Rover Pipeline Project can impact the chemical industry in the state. Founded in 1967, […]

January 21, 2016

Natural Gas Use in Power Plants Outpaces Coal, Demonstrating Need for Infrastructure

It’s no secret that natural gas use is on the rise in America. As federal environmental regulations limiting carbon emissions go into effect, power plants have turned to alternative sources to provide power for homes and businesses across America. According to a recent Reuters article, natural gas may have actually surpassed coal as the primary […]

January 14, 2016

Low Gas Prices Are Cause for Concern

Recently, the Toledo Blade reported that natural gas prices have fallen to their lowest since 1996. According to the article, “Warmer weather and burgeoning stockpiles of natural gas have pushed prices this month down to their lowest point for gas this month of the year since 1996.” The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure finds […]

January 13, 2016

Labor Groups Urge FERC to Reconsider Review Timeline

Leaders from the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), United Association (UA), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have submitted a joint letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging the timely approval of the Rover Pipeline project. Writing on behalf […]

January 8, 2016

Seven New Groups Join the Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure

The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure is excited to announce that seven groups have added their voices to the growing chorus of support for the responsible construction of natural gas pipelines. Below is a list of CEPI’s newest members: Michigan Oil and Gas Association Michigan State Grange Ohio Association of Convenience Stores Ohio […]

January 6, 2016

CEPI Expands into West Virginia, Welcomes New Members

New Coalition Expands into West Virginia, Calls for Timely Approval of Natural Gas Pipelines West Virginia Manufacturers Association, Ohio Oil and Gas Association and Five More Groups Announce Support for Critical Pipeline Infrastructure in the Region CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA – The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure (CEPI), a diverse partnership of businesses, trade […]

January 4, 2016

FERC Approval Process Putting a Hold on West Virginia Jobs

Natural gas pipeline construction projects present a wide array of benefits to communities, businesses, and consumers. Of these many benefits, the creation of pipeline construction jobs is arguably one of the most important, providing wages to local laborers while also fueling the businesses that they frequent. This may not be a new revelation, but it […]

December 29, 2015

Natural Gas Pipeline Build-Out a Big Win for Steelworkers

In a recent opinion piece published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers and Bobby McAuliffe, Director of USW District 10, discussed how the expansion of natural gas pipeline infrastructure is redefining what it means to be “Made in America.” “As the steel industry continues to navigate its way […]