Energy Infrastructure

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America’s energy infrastructure has failed to keep pace with increased production of oil and natural gas. The Energy Information Administration estimated that New England residents paid up to 69 percent more for their electricity than the national average last winter, and that the industrial sector paid up to 90 percent more for its electricity than the national average – in part because of infrastructure limitations.

In order for America to continue its trajectory of strong economic growth, investment in pipelines and other energy infrastructure is paramount. Nationally, according to a recent study, between 2014 and 2025, investments in energy infrastructure could produce as many as 1.15 million jobs annually and add $120 billion to annual economic growth. These include high-skilled construction jobs that members of North America’s Building Trades Unions are trained and ready for. Building pipelines and infrastructure with the safest, best-trained and highest skilled workers in the world is the best way to deliver energy and ensure the highest safety standards for generations to come.

Union advocated energy infrastructure projects*:

Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy’s Sabal Trail Transmission, Southwestern Alabama to Florida

NextEra Energy’s Florida Southeast Connection, Florida

Columbia Gas Leach XPress, Ohio and West Virginia

Energy Transfer’s Rover Project, Pennsylvania to Michigan

Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project, North Dakota to Wisconsin

Williams’ Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project, Oregon

Kinder Morgan Palmetto Project, South Carolina to Florida

Enbridge Flanagan South, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

EQT’s Mountain Valley Pipeline Project, West Virginia and Virginia

Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, West Virginia to North Carolina

Williams’ Constitution Pipeline, Pennsylvania to New York

NiSource’s Mountaineer XPress Pipeline, West Virginia

PennEast Pipeline, Pennsylvania

Williams’ Transco Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, Pennsylvania

Enbridge Line 6B Replacements, Minnesota and Indiana

Williams’ Transco Pipelines Hillabee Expansion Project

Enbridge Lines 61 & 67 Upgrades

Keystone Southern Extension, Oklahoma and Texas

*Source: The UA and the Pipeline Industry: United in Work and Action