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 […]

December 16, 2015

Columbus Natural Gas Use Underscores Need for Pipeline Infrastructure

Earlier this week, an article in Columbus Business First reported on the anticipated construction of a compressed natural gas station in the city of Columbus, Ohio. The City Council will soon begin taking bids and construction is expected to begin in the spring. The compressed natural gas stations in Columbus are open to the public. […]

December 9, 2015

Michigan Group to Host Forum on Natural Gas Development

A coalition called Michigan Energy Speaks is working to present several forums focused on energy supply across Michigan in late 2015 and 2016. The Coalition, which is comprised of notable groups such as LiUNA, LECET, Michigan Oil and Gas Association, and the American Petroleum Institute (API), will present its first forum on natural gas development […]

December 3, 2015

Eminent Domain Not A New Concept

In a recent opinion piece published in the Lebanon Daily News, Dr. Jack Rafuse, a former White House energy adviser and current principal of the Rafuse Organization discussed the select use of eminent domain for key infrastructure projects. “For such vital infrastructure, it’s important to find that balance between private property rights and the benefits delivered to state and regional communities,” Refuse writes, “In some cases, with restraint and as intended by law, the eminent domain process can provide that balance.”

November 23, 2015

Ag Sector To Benefit From New Pipeline Infrastructure

A new study commissioned by CEPI member the Ohio State Grange finds that the agricultural sector across Ohio and Michigan stands to benefit significantly from the construction of safe, new pipeline infrastructure. The analysis, conducted by Dr. Gary Wolfram and Dr. Charles Steele of the Hillsdale Policy Group attributed the general lack of pipeline capacity […]

November 19, 2015

Robert White, President of Ohio State Grange Talks Pipeline Support

On behalf of the Ohio State Grange, I write to express our support for the responsible improvement and expansion of natural gas pipeline infrastructure here in our great state and throughout the Midwest. The Grange has long supported our nation’s pursuit of energy independence and, given recent development of domestic energy resources, now is the […]

November 19, 2015

New Study: Agricultural Sector to Benefit from New Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

FREDERICKTOWN, OHIO – The Ohio State Grange today released a new analysis examining the interrelationship between the agricultural sector and access to affordable natural gas supplies in Ohio and Michigan. The analysis, conducted by Hillsdale College Professors Dr. Gary Wolfram and Dr. Charles Steele, examines two key aspects of new underground natural gas pipeline projects: safety and the net benefits they deliver to the farming community.

November 12, 2015

Coming Together To Build Our Energy Future

This week, Danny Hendrix, Business Manager of Pipeliners Local 798 and member of the Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure (CEPI) was published in the Detroit News. In the piece, Hendrix highlights the diverse partnership of labor unions, business groups, rural farms, and trade associations that has come together in support of expanding critical […]