This year was another impactful year at Energy Transfer as we worked to enhance energy infrastructure while giving back to communities across the Northeast. We’re proud to share a brief snapshot of those efforts. Read on for 23 reasons to celebrate ‘23!

Touting our Terminals

1 – Energy Transfer Marketing & Terminals Receives 2023 ILTA Safety Excellence Award

Energy Transfer Marketing & Terminals (ETMT), which operates more than 35 marketing terminals in 11 states, was proud to receive the Safety Excellence Award for the 12th year from the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA). The ILTA Safety Excellence Award recognizes companies that show an average total recordable incident rate of 0.75 or less in the reporting year.

2 – Hosting Informational Tours at Marcus Hook

We hosted a number of Pennsylvania state legislators this year, as well as staff from state regulatory agencies and industry allies, on informational tours of our Marcus Hook Terminal (MHT) in Delaware County. With plans for future development and expansion at the facility, there is plenty to show and tell at MHT, which has become a world-class natural gas liquids hub following its past life as an oil refinery

3 – Ethane Chilling Expansion at Marcus Hook Terminal

Energy Transfer is seeking to further expand its ethane chilling capacity at MHT to help meet regional and global demand for ethane, which is a building block of many essential items we depend upon every day. We engaged with the public this year to educate them and answer questions about a proposed project that would add processing equipment to increase the existing ethane chilling capacity. This effort would generate nearly 100 construction-related jobs at MHT and benefit the local economy, with very little impact to the environment.

4 – ET Acquires Crestwood and its Terminals

This fall, Energy Transfer completed its acquisition of Crestwood Equity Partners, bringing various energy assets into the company’s portfolio. In the Northeast, we have added several marketing terminals, which will allow us to serve more customers by storing and delivering the fuels we all rely upon – like gasoline, diesel fuel, propane and butane.

Fostering First Responders Support

5 – First Responder Fund

We had another impactful year supporting first responder organizations across the region through the Energy Transfer First Responder Fund. We awarded more than $209,000 in grants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and New Jersey, which funded personal protective equipment, all-terrain vehicles, gas meters, facility upgrades, radio infrastructure and more for the first responders who protect our communities and assets. Since 2016, our First Responder Fund has supported emergency response organizations with more than $1.8 million in grants to enhance rescue capabilities through trainings and replacing rescue equipment.

6 – Camp Cadet for the Kids

We again supported the PA State Police Troop K’s “Camp Cadet” program this summer, which offers once-in-a-lifetime police experience to boys and girls from Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Camp Cadet includes both classroom instruction and physical activity and is designed to develop an understanding of law enforcement while teaching kids self-discipline and to work as part of a team.

7 – Industrial Fire Training for Local Responders

Every year, our Marcus Hook Terminal fire brigade participates in the annual Industrial Fire Brigade Training at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services Facility in College Station, Texas, and invites a number of Southeast Pennsylvania departments to join. Again this November, trainees spent several days learning to fight flammable liquid and natural gas liquids fires under the direction of MHT emergency response leaders, rotating between different props to learn new firefighting tactics and develop life-saving skills. Energy Transfer always prioritizes building relationships with emergency responders and training them for potential hazards they may face across our areas of operation.

Making a Difference in Our Communities

8 – Supporting the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania

We continue to support the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (SOPA) by sponsoring and participating in various events throughout the year. This is part of Energy Transfer’s multi-year commitment to supporting SOPA with contributions totaling $450,000.

In Philadelphia, this year we sponsored SOPA’s Philadelphia UNcathlon, which helped raise nearly $91,000 to allow athletes to train year-round in more than 20 sports. We also sponsored and participated in the Fall Fest Torch Run, alongside law enforcement and SOPA athletes.

We also participated in the Pittsburgh Polar Plunge, which raised money to ensure quality training, competition, leadership training, and health initiatives for Special Olympics athletes in the Three Rivers Region.

9 – Addressing Food Insecurity

Energy Transfer and Sunoco have supported Philabundance for two decades as one of its largest annual funders, and this year we were happy to again donate $250,000. From providing fuel grants to volunteering to supporting various annual programs, we are proud to play a role in providing hundreds of thousands of meals to those in need throughout the Philadelphia region.

Energy Transfer and the Canton Area Food Pantry hosted a traditional turkey dinner in Ohio this November for approximately 200 people, in addition to providing hats, gloves and blankets, for the second year.

We also joined the American Petroleum Institute-PA in November to volunteer at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, packing 280 Thanksgiving meal boxes for food-insecure families.

10 – Supporting MD Anderson Cancer Center to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Since 2014, Energy Transfer, Sunoco and our employee-giving campaign have raised more than $15 million for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and its critical mission of curing pediatric cancer. This year, the companies were proud to present a check for more than $2 million following a record-breaking employee-giving campaign, which spanned the nation – including the Northeast.

11 – Fort Cherry Foundation

We were honored to donate $2,000 to the Fort Cherry Foundation in Washington County, PA, which benefited its Ranger Academy Program. The program supported the development of academically disadvantaged students in the Fort Cherry School District.

12 – Clash for a Cause

The Energy Transfer Marcus Hook team hosted its annual Clash for a Cause event this summer, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The competitive team event featured cornhole, football toss and a plank challenge. Since 2020, we are proud to have raised $46,500 for CHOP through Clash for a Cause.

13 – Toys for Tots

We donated $2,000 to support Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA)’s annual Fill the Truck event, benefiting Toys for Tots. The donation helped purchase more than $45,000 worth of toys for children in southeast Ohio.

14 – Secret Santa for Marcus Hook Families

We were proud to recently host our annual Secret Santa/Adopt a Family Program, a fundraising campaign to purchase gifts for local children. Thanks to the generosity of our employees and contractors at the Marcus Hook Terminal, we were able to adopt four local families with 12 children in total. Gifts included toys, bicycles and a grocery store gift card for each family. We also donated more than $750 to a local food pantry. Our team greatly enjoys this campaign and getting to personally meet each family.

Habitat Improvements, Conservation and Cleanups

15 – Creating Critical Habitat

Energy Transfer helps to fund many habitat improvement projects across the commonwealth, including projects on the seven Pennsylvania State Game Lands that our pipelines traverse. This year, we funded the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Blueberry Ridge Habitat Project on PA State Game Land 12 in Bradford County. Contractors cleared 67 acres to create early successional habitat for the American woodcock, which are currently recognized as a crucial species of management concern, according to the National Audubon Society.

16 – Earth Day Efforts

In honor of Earth Day, we planned and participated in activities all throughout April. As part of our commitment to protecting the lakes and waterways that our pipelines traverse in Pennsylvania, we also volunteered for lake cleanup days at Loyalhanna Lake in Westmoreland County, PA, and Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County, PA, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We also brought a group of volunteers to help build fish habitat structures at Raystown Lake.

Additionally, we joined the Bradford County Conservation District in Northeast PA for its annual Earth Day event to talk about our development and habitat improvement projects.

We rounded out Earth Month with a clean-up around our Marcus Hook Terminal, and by partnering with Lawrenceville Pittsburgh to sponsor and participate in its annual Clean-Up Butler Street event.

17 – Saving a Historic Landmark

We donated $10,000 to the West Shore Historical Society to support the Sheepford Road Bridge restoration project in Central PA. The 114-foot bridge, a former vehicular bridge that was set to be demolished, crosses the yellow Breeches at the border of York and Cumberland Counties and will now be solely used as a pedestrian bridge.

18 – Family Fishing Day

We supported the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Family Fishing Day at Rose Valley Lake in Lycoming County, PA, this summer.  We were happy to see about 100 kids and their families learn about fishing and environmental conservation. They also received lunch, t-shirts, fishing poles and tackle boxes as part of the program.

Valuing our Veterans

19 – Carrying the Load

This year, we once again joined the Carry the Load National Relay Race team in honor of Memorial Day. Our Pittsburgh team walked a 1.2-mile leg to “carry the load” of military veterans who sacrificed for our nation.

20 – Marcus Hook Memorial Day Parade

Several members of the Marcus Hook Terminal fire brigade participated in this year’s Memorial Day Parade through the borough of Marcus Hook, showcasing our engine and having a blast with residents.

21 – Fish for the Fallen

We also participated in the second annual Fish for the Fallen event in Wyoming County,
hosted by Patriots Cove. The fishing tournament provides funding for operations, activities and events for the injured veterans, first responders, and their caregivers at Patriots Cove.

22 – Fun on the Ice

For the third year, Energy Transfer donated $50,000 to the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association through our sponsorship of the Energy Transfer Veterans Memorial Rink in Delaware County. Through our support, we are able to offer “Skip and Skate” field trips for local students, during which they learn from educators at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial before traveling down the street for a free skate session at the rink.

23 – Army-Navy Cup

Energy Transfer and Sunoco again sponsored the Army-Navy Cup this year in October, played at Subaru Park in Chester, PA. It’s always fun to see the friendly Army-Navy rivalry play out on the soccer pitch!

The list above highlights just 23 of the causes, events and developments in 2023 that Energy Transfer and Sunoco were proud to support across the region. We already can’t wait to see what 2024 has in store!