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Guest Column: Why we need to push new energy production (The Delaware County Daily Times)


With the increased development of energy resources in Pennsylvania, much is being discussed about the countless benefits and need for increased energy infrastructure to ensure that these resources are safely transported to market for consumers use. The proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline will increase access to affordable, clean-burning propane, which my customers will benefit from.

Home heat, hot water, clothes dryers, fireplaces, gas grills, cooking stoves, space heaters, and generators are a few home uses for propane gas. This is a reliable, affordable, multi-faceted fuel that can efficiently power a wide range of residential appliances. In fact, propane is one of the lightest and cleanest-burning of all the fossil fuels and almost 90 percent of the propane used in the United States is produced domestically, which includes Pennsylvania’s Marcellus and Utica Shale formations.

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