Congress approves shale-gas tankers for Sunoco operation

Nov 19, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story:

Under the legislation, promoted by Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Pat Meehan, the three tankers must employ American crews and be maintained in the United States.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Nov 20, 2011
By Dwight Baker


Amendment allows Sunoco to move ahead with shale transport project
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Marcellus Shale drillers in Western Pennsylvania are producing an abundance of ethane, which is more valuable than natural gas.

But there is a shortage of ways to transport the material to markets.

Sunoco plans to convert an existing pipeline across Pennsylvania to carry ethane and then ship the liquid by sea to petrochemical plants on the Gulf Coast.

Thomas P. Golembeski, Sunoco's spokesman, said the company has not officially chosen to locate the terminal in Marcus Hook, where it operates a dock at its oil refinery. But the legislators talk as if the Marcus Hook location is a done deal.

Though some anti-drilling staff members of Philadelphia City Council privately expressed opposition to the Mariner project when Sunoco first announced it, Mr. Meehan -- whose congressional district includes Marcus Hook -- regards the project as a way to generate Marcellus jobs in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

"We are looking at a very unique opportunity for our region to participate in the bonanza that is the shale gas," he said.

Mr. Toomey said Sunoco plans to spend $300 million to $400 million on the terminal and storage facilities.

"The net effect is hundreds of millions of dollars of investment, significant economic growth and hundreds of jobs that begin virtually immediately when Congress acts to grant the waiver, for which there is no controversy," Mr. Toomey said at a hearing last week before the Senate Commerce Committee

‘But the legislators talk as if the Marcus Hook location is a done deal’

Twisting and turning words in the Congress and Senate are often used to deceive.

So if we sit back and allow these kinds of ‘thought to be well laid out plans to put people back’ to work if then all backfires who should get the blame?

With our nation being comprised of the 99% of the many skilled workers who can not find work then this HOAX comes around to put on the pretense that these Republican Lawmakers have the concern and care for those folks give rise that all is not as presented.

What will be the end use of the vessels and where will they go to work, We need to focus on the media best as we can and FOLLOW UP.

Follow up to see who gets the BIG PAY DAY, might be the ones who presented this in the bill.

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