Pipeline Infrastructure in Pennsylvania: Connecting Energy to Jobs

Think About Energy panel to examine connecting infrastructure development to jobs and opportunities

HUNTINGDON, Pa. April 24, 2017 — ​On Wednesday, April 26, energy industry leaders will convene for a “Think About Energy: Connecting Energy to Jobs and Opportunities” panel discussion to examine the importance and impact of pipeline infrastructure build-out in Pennsylvania and the U.S.

The event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Huntingdon Country Club, where ​lunch will be served to all attendees​. David N. Taylor, president of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, will give a keynote address, which will be followed by a panel discussion. PMA is a statewide trade association that represents the public policy interests of manufacturers. ​If you are interested in attending please RSVP here: williams@thebravogroup.com​ 717-214-2200 ext. 8245.

Panelists for the “Think About Energy” event will be:

●  William desRosiers​, external affairs coordinator, ​Cabot Oil & Gas
●  Mike Butler​, mid-Atlantic regional director, ​Consumer Energy Alliance
●  Mike Hawbaker​, executive vice president, ​Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.
●  Jeff Shields​, communications manager,​ Sunoco Logistics

●  David Taylor (keynote​), president, ​Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association

Panelists will discuss the role their companies play in energy infrastructure build-out and responsible methods to support continued energy production, economic development and manufacturing opportunities across the state. Without sustainable pipeline infrastructure to support pipeline projects such as Mariner East 2, the future of Pennsylvania’s energy and manufacturing industries could be at stake.

“This really is the golden hour. If we falter now, we’re going to miss out on what should really be ours: the Pennsylvania deployment of this Pennsylvania resource,” Taylor said.

Pipeline infrastructure includes all parts of the physical facilities that help to process, compress, store and transport natural gas to its end market use. When infrastructure is not in place to support the process, it can cause a downturn in production for manufacturers and hinder job-growth opportunities.

About PA Energy Infrastructure Alliance

The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance supports investments to modernize energy infrastructure to ensure reliable access to low-cost energy to power our local economy and ensure the utmost safety and health of our communities. As the safest mode to transport energy, we believe that investing in new and existing pipelines will benefit our communities through new job opportunities, new industries, and new access to affordable energy over the long-term. 

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