New Study: Mariner East 1 & 2 Pipelines Mean $4.2B Windfall in PA

Sunoco Logistics has an important new tool in its fight to build the Mariner East 1 and Mariner East 2 pipeline projects in Pennsylvania. Mariner East 1 is already partially up and running but needs the final leg completed that will connect it to the Marcus Hook refinery near Philadelphia (see Range Cuts 2015 Drilling Budget 33%; Mariner East Up & Running!). Mariner East 2 is still on the drawing board. It will be a new 350-mile pipeline, most of it laid next to Mariner East 1 (see Sunoco Logistics Will Build $2.5B Mariner East 2 Pipeline). The new tool? Sunoco hired Econsult Solutions Inc. to do a proper, independent, rigorous and accurate study of the potential economic impact from the two projects on the PA economy. The study, titled “The Economic Impact of Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East Projects in Pennsylvania” (full copy embedded below), says the two projects will add $4.2 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, support more than 30,000 jobs during the construction period, and create 300-400 permanent jobs…

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