The funds have been budgeted and allocated. Probably, the best news about the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline’s completion is that drilling will pick up even more.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project in early February, but approval is still needed from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps. Construction on the pipeline is on schedule to begin this summer, pending the receipt of these regulatory approvals.
Williams has launched an advertising campaign in Pennsylvania to highlight the significant need for the pipeline expansion. The campaign includes appearances on television, radio, newspaper and billboards. Williams Public Outreach Manager Mike Atchie says this is the first time they have done a campaign of this scale, but the effort is necessary to ensure communities understand the value of such natural gas infrastructure projects.
Williams is pushing as hard as it can to make the Atlantic Sunrise happen.
Construction is scheduled to begin later this year pending the receipt of critical approvals.
It is important that we in the energy community do what we can to help inform the public on the great benefits associated with domestically sourced, affordable natural gas. We know the people of Pennsylvania have enjoyed the freedom of commerce derived from the gift of natural gas, lifting themselves out of poverty, unemployment and even foreclosure simply because the Earth provided this clean, domestic energy. In fact, 80% of Pennsylvanians support the oil and gas industry.
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