How Energy Infrastructure Can Open Opportunities Across America

Energy infrastructure is the foundation for every aspect of our lives. It links people and communities together, transporting hope and opportunity across our great country.

It is the means to bring jobs and competition to our neighborhoods and help pay taxes that support local schools, hospitals and road repairs. It is energy savings for goods and services and paychecks that are spent in local restaurants, small business, and tourism.

We need to invest in better ways to make and deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy and energy infrastructure - so that families and businesses across the United States may benefit from the possibilities it can create.

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Pipeline developers push to overcome opposition to projects that would carry Pa. gas

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Pipeline developers and their allies have to do a better job of building support for Pennsylvania-based infrastructure projects facing opposition across the region, speakers at an industry conference said on Thursday. One option raised at the annual Midstream PA conference is to convince more people of the collective value of natural […]


Companies Weigh Impact of Donald Trump’s Win

Executives world-wide encountered a political and economic landscape radically changed by Donald Trump’s surprise election, which reverberated through the energy, health-care and manufacturing sectors. Read More ..  


Pa. business leaders: Shale-gas pipeline build-out needs to step up

For Braskem America Inc., the choice of where to build a new $500 million polypropylene plant came down to two locations: Marcus Hook or Texas. The Delaware County site, where the Brazilian company already operates a plant, boasts proximity to the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations, which produce the natural-gas liquids that make a key […]


The Long Term Outlook For Natural Gas

It is hard to overstate the impact of the shale gas revolution in the U.S. In 2005, U.S. natural gas production had dropped below 50 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), and it was widely believed that the U.S. was set to become a growing importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In fact, a company called […]


Lobbyists ramp up pressure on energy bill

The November elections are creating a narrow window for Congress to get a comprehensive energy bill to President Obama‘s desk by the end of the year, say lobbyists who are stepping up a full-throttled campaign to do just that. “Staff has been working all recess … [but] one of the challenges will be the time […]




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New Video: PA Fire Commissioner Lays Out the Safety Aspects and Benefits of Energy Infrastructure

Check out our latest video on how energy infrastructure projects support the growth and safety of communities all across America.


Five Facts about How Energy Connects Us

From Keystone XL to the most recent Dakota Access, debates over pipelines seem to have sprung up overnight. The pipes that connect us and deliver opportunity used to unite us, but lately the political agenda of a relative few has caused a riff. At a time when our country needs to come together more than […]


An Outlook on Infrastructure

“We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,” Donald Trump said. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.”   There’s reason to be optimistic.  […]


Americans Have Demanded Change: Manufacturers Respond to President’s Decision on DAPL

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on President Obama’s decision to continue to delay approval of a key portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline project: “Americans demanded change last week. Disregard for the rule of law and bad decisions from Washington, like the one today, are why […]


Time to Move Forward on Critical Energy Infrastructure Project

President Obama’s announcement that his Administration was looking into possible “re-routes” for the Dakota Access Pipeline is a deeply troubling, unprecedented step not just for this pipeline project but for all future American infrastructure projects. No private company would spend the resources necessary to build a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project if there was a real […]