September 25, 2017

Two Senators Are Trying to Streamline Pipeline Permitting

Infrastructure projects are often forced to wait years and years for permit applications to be approved, delaying construction and the important improvements our infrastructure so desperately needs. Interstate natural gas infrastructure projects like pipelines have greatly suffered from this, and two U.S. Senators are hoping to change that. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Angus King […]

September 21, 2017

CEPI Statement on Rover Pipeline Resuming HDD

On September 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted the Rover Pipeline’s request to re-commence horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at nine locations along the pipeline’s path. As FERC staff concluded, “Rover has demonstrated sufficient progress on the required rehabilitation and restoration of the areas affected by the inadvertent release and drilling mud contamination.” FERC’s […]

September 19, 2017

Rover Pipeline Resumes Construction

In a letter issued late on Monday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) lifted the moratorium on horizontal directional drilling in certain segments along the Rover Pipeline construction route. Nine crossings were referenced in the moratorium, and Rover can resume drilling in all locations. This comes after months of the project being delayed, slowing its […]

September 14, 2017

Rover Payments Helping Preserve Ohio’s History

Payments made from the Rover Pipeline to Ohio’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) have begun to fund important preservation projects throughout the state geared towards maintaining and sharing the history of Ohio. Seneca County, for example, received $50,000 from the SPHO fund, and announced that they’ll be allocating: $5,000 to the West Lodi Church project, […]

September 12, 2017

Ohio Has Become A Major NatGas Player

Since the advent of the Shale Revolution, a number of states have seen increased prosperity as a result of utilizing their natural resources. States like Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have benefited greatly. Ohio in particular has become a leader in the Shale Revolution based off of access and infrastructure. As Forbes writes: Thanks to […]

September 6, 2017

Pipeline Infrastructure Continues to Grow

Natural gas production continues to reach record highs, communities across the country are reaping the economic benefits, and we are able to protect our national security by exporting the precious resource to our allies abroad. Our pipeline infrastructure is expanding to match, with several projects becoming active in recent weeks, and others expected to come […]

August 30, 2017

Ohio Pipelines To Bring $1.2 Billion In Tax Revenue

The Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline is the first of five new interstate pipelines that are coming to Ohio, and they’re bringing tremendous benefits along with them.  Just the Texas Eastern Pipeline alone has brought $14 Million in tax revenue for three Ohio counties in the last year.  And as Energy In Depth reported, “once all […]

August 28, 2017

Expanding Pipeline Infrastructure Has Widespread Benefits

The United States has seen an unprecedented growth in our energy production in recent years. Primarily from the Marcellus and Utica shales, we continue to produce natural gas at record levels, constantly breaking the previous highs. The issue, though, is that as our production increases we have not kept pace with our pipeline infrastructure. Expanding […]

August 23, 2017

Pipelines Bring Economic Boost, Jobs to American Communities

Developing pipeline infrastructure provides a number of benefits to local communities and American companies. Pipelines are an important way to help support construction unions, local businesses, and American companies manufacturing materials that go into building these infrastructure projects. As Brigham McCown, a former head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, wrote in an […]

August 21, 2017

FERC Quorum and Executive Order Set the Stage For Pipeline Growth

With the recent confirmations of Neil Chaterjee and Rob Powelson, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally returned to a quorum. For nearly six months important infrastructure projects were unable to move forward, stuck waiting, without a path to completion. As Charlie Hughes writes in The Washington Examiner, “more than 30 such projects in […]