Sunoco Pipeline: PUC Confirms Mariner East 1 Operation is Safe; Approves Restart
DALLAS – June 14, 2018 – While we are pleased that the PUC has correctly reversed part of Judge Barnes’ order to allow Mariner East 1 to restart, we are concerned that upholding other aspects of the administrative law judge’s order does not follow applicable law and, if not corrected, brings uncertainty to Pennsylvania’s entire regulatory environment. This can only be seen as an inherently political decision, as Senator Dinniman does not have legal standing to bring this suit in his political capacity and, if he lacks standing, the entire administrative law judge’s decision should have been reversed. We will consider our legal options, as no business or person in Pennsylvania should have to worry about not receiving a fair proceeding, and we will plan accordingly in order to keep ME2 on schedule for in service, as stated.
Mariner East: $9.1 Billion in the Pipeline
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 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 local job creation in the state.
Mariner East Quick Facts
Construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline continues to make significant progress across the 350-mile pipeline system, with thousands of workers in the field operating safely and efficiently to build this critical multibillion-dollar energy infrastructure project.
PA Public Utility Commission unanimously votes to approve restart of Mariner East 1
Energy Transfer Partners issues statement after PA PUC approves restart of ME1 pipeline.