Energy

Developing the nation’s next energy hub

With the proximity to Marcellus and Utica natural gas reserves, Greater Philadelphia has the potential to be a leading energy hub by stimulating manufacturing and economic development.

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Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team

The Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT) is a multi-industry consortium of over 170 business, public sector, labor and academic leaders working together to establish Greater Philadelphia as an energy hub to stimulate manufacturing and economic development.

GPEAT’s Steering Committee is led by Co-Chairs John Walsh, President & CEO, UGI Corporation and Craig E. White, President & CEO, Philadelphia Gas Works.

GPEAT VISION

Greater Philadelphia will be established as an energy hub to stimulate manufacturing and economic development by building awareness, influencing policy makers and facilitating the development of energy assets.

GPEAT GOALS

  • Promote pipeline development from PA shale gas wells to the Greater Philadelphia region to increase the supply of hydrocarbons used in heating, manufacturing, petrochemical processing and other industries
  • Attract more energy-intensive manufacturing companies to the region
  • Build a demand-center by increasing the consumption of natural gas and NGLs in the region and increase the economic value to energy customers

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ADVOCACY

Advocate for the sector through the development and support of a policy agenda and recommendations that accelerate midstream and downstream development and greater natural gas use in the Greater Philadelphia region.

BUSINESS ATTRACTION / MARKETING

Build the brand of the region by telling the story of our energy hub vision and successes through the development and advancement of a clear and cohesive narrative to position Greater Philadelphia nationally and globally as a leader in energy and encourage business location and expansion in our 11-county community.

NATURAL GAS USE

Examine opportunities and sectors in the Greater Philadelphia region where natural gas use or conversion can occur or increase. Develop strategies to move these projects forward and if funding opportunities are available to provide support.

Research, Resources & Publications

A Pipeline for Growth: Fueling Economic Revitalization with Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas, March 2016

Energy Assets Map

Energy Assets Map: Interactive tool showing energy infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia

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