PITTSBURGH, PA — Following the Pennsylvania Senate’s approval of a bipartisan resolution, S.R. 375, which calls on the U.S. Congress to support the development of an ethane storage hub in the Appalachian region, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, Consumer Energy Alliance’s Mid-Atlantic Executive Director Mike Butler issued this statement:
“On behalf of CEA members representing families, households, and seniors on fixed incomes across Pennsylvania, we are pleased that this bipartisan effort in the Senate will help to encourage more infrastructure and lower energy costs in the region. We thank Sen. Bartolotta and members in the Pennsylvania Senate for focusing their attention on the importance of reducing household energy costs, creating new jobs and economic opportunity, and expanding Pennsylvania’s role as a national energy leader.”
“The Senate’s approval highlights the importance of infrastructure to the region and the benefits of developing an ethane storage and distribution hub in the Appalachian region, which will create 100,000 new direct and indirect jobs and $28 billion in new economic output. Since the development of an ethane storage hub in the Appalachian region would build a robust foundation for future investments, it could also spur a manufacturing renaissance that the region hasn’t seen since the industrial revolution.”
“To ensure the safe transport of materials at these facilities, the state must also support the development of pipeline infrastructure. Pipelines remain the safest way to move energy, especially at the amount our state demands.”
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