Mariner East 2 update
We are committed to delivering safe, clean, reliable energy to build a strong Pennsylvania economy.
Construction is currently underway on Mariner East 2, a 350-mile pipeline that will transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of ethane, butane and propane from the Marcellus Shale region to a storage complex being constructed at Marcus Hook.
Mariner East 2 is critical to Pennsylvania’s economy, and construction is putting thousands of workers back on the job. With mainline pipeline construction more than 90 percent complete and horizontal directional drilling more than 60 percent complete for in-service, we look forward to completing the Mariner East 2 project safely and beginning service in a timely manner.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a steerable, trenchless method of installing underground pipe in an arc along a prescribed bore path. The use of this method greatly minimizes surface disturbance and reduces environmental impact during construction. This construction method is used to install pipeline underneath waterways, wetlands, culturally sensitive areas, congested neighborhoods and roads.
Our people and our facilities throughout Pennsylvania have been contributing to the state’s economy for more than a century, most recently through the expansion of our Marcus Hook facility as part of the Mariner East 1 and Mariner East 2 pipeline projects.
The economic impact study released Jan. 8 by Econsult Solutions shows the importance of this project to our state’s economy, not only to the thousands of local tradespeople who are earning family-sustaining wages and spending their money in the community, but to the hundreds of local companies providing goods and services to those workers, their families and their companies.
This is what happens when you invest $5 billion in Pennsylvania. The completion of the Mariner East 2 pipeline will only create more opportunities for investment and additional job creation in Pennsylvania.