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, MCC advocates a safe, environmentally responsible, and economically viable chemical industry in Michigan. In the blog, John Dulmes, Executive Director of the Michigan Chemistry Council, expands on some of these benefits:

“Energy is among the most significant issues of concern for the chemical industry. Our members greatly depend upon reliable and affordable energy sources – particularly natural gas – not only to produce heat and power, but also as the primary raw input needed to create the chemicals that go into thousands of manufactured goods that Americans use every day. Natural gas is to the chemical industry as flour is to a bakery.”

Mr. Dulmes concludes with a call to action on behalf of the Rover Pipeline:

“The continued development of Michigan’s chemical industry depends on growing our natural gas infrastructure to transport natural gas resources safely and efficiently from their source to market. The Rover Pipeline is an important step in developing our energy infrastructure, and the project stands to carry with it a host of indirect benefits for the state. I urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to proceed with its review of the Rover Pipeline project.”

The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure praises Mr. Dulmes for providing a firsthand account from an industry leader of the benefits of pipeline construction. We also echo his sentiment – we encourage FERC to undertake a timely review of the Rover Pipeline and similar projects. The Michigan chemical industry, and the region at large, are ready for the benefits of expanded pipeline infrastructure.

You can read the full post by clicking here.