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 […]

May 9, 2017

Video: Pipeline Industry Leader Explains Horizontal Directional Drilling

Given recent media coverage of the Rover Pipeline and its inadvertent release of drilling mud in Ohio, the Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure wanted to take the opportunity to educate the public on Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), the process used by Rover to install sections of pipe. HDD is a trenchless method of […]

May 9, 2017

Pipeline Expert Brigham McCown on Rover Drilling Fluid Releases

Brigham McCown is one of the country’s preeminent experts on infrastructure development. Formerly the head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Mr. McCown is also the founder and CEO of the non-profit group Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure. Recently, Mr. McCown took to the airwaves on the Rover Pipeline, discussing the project with […]

May 5, 2017

API Study: Energy Infrastructure Investment Could Generate More Than $95 Billion To The Ohio’s GDP Through 2035

It’s no secret that investment in our nation’s energy infrastructure results in major economic growth. A recent study undertaken by the American Petroleum Institute in partnership with ICF illustrates the impacts of private infrastructure development, revealing some major insights into the industry’s capacity for job creation and economic opportunity. According to the study, private investment […]

April 27, 2017

Ohio Chamber & Carroll County Chamber Join in Support for Rover Pipeline

While the direct economic benefits of natural gas pipeline infrastructure – job creation, investment, and ultimately access to natural gas – are frequently discussed, one hears less about other positive impacts that extend well into local communities through which projects like the Rover Pipeline pass. Amy Rutledge, executive director of the Carroll County Chamber of […]