Improve Pa.’s energy climate
The Times-Tribune | Aug. 3, 2017
Pennsylvanians can rally behind the need to create more jobs, improve our economy and position the commonwealth to be a national and global economic leader.
We look to capitalize on opportunities from the abundance of natural gas. The Mariner East II pipeline will transport natural gas liquids produced in western Pennsylvania to the revitalized Marcus Hook complex in Delaware County. It is estimated to generate $4.2 billion in economic impact and support more than 30,000 new Pennsylvania jobs. Shell’s petrochemical facility in Beaver County is projected to support 6,000 construction jobs and employ 600 Pennsylvanians. Thousands of jobs are anticipated as a result of ancillary industries and manufacturing growth. Thousands of skilled trade union jobs are necessary to build other infrastructure projects including the PennEast, Atlantic Sunrise, Mariner East 2 and Atlantic Coast pipelines. These projects are designed to establish Pennsylvania as a key energy market and position it for a manufacturing renaissance.
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