Wade Pilgreen

  • @WadePilgreen tweeted link to Permian Global Access Pipeline. 2020-07-17 07:46:51 -0500
    #TakeAction to support the Permian Global Access Pipeline, part of @TellurianLNG' proposed $7B pipeline network supporting thousands of jobs in Texas and Louisiana: http://action.local798.org/permian_global_access_pipeline_ferc_petition?recruiter_id=10015

    Support Texas Pipeliners

    The Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) is expected to submit the 7(c) Natural Gas Certificate Application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this year. The project was proposed in 2017 as part of Tellurian LNG's strategy to form a $7 billion pipeline network, along with the proposed Driftwood Liquified Natural Gas Terminal in Louisiana, supporting 15 thousand jobs in Texas and Louisiana.

    Help secure jobs for local pipeliners! Sign the below petition that we will submit to FERC and other decision makers at the appropriate time.


    I support the Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP), a critical investment in the Texas and Louisiana natural gas infrastructure network that will provide good jobs for Local 798 members and increase regional access to reliable, domestically sourced energy.

    Once in service, the project will be an integral part of the proposed Tellurian Pipeline Network, which represents a $7 billion investment in the region's economic and energy future, including the creation of approximately 15 thousand jobs in Texas and Louisiana. Many of these jobs belong to the hard-working members of Local 798, a trades union representing some of the nation’s most skilled and dedicated craftsmen.

    I support the Permian Global Access Pipeline for the following key reasons:

    • the project team is incorporating all the most current federal standards into the design and operations of the pipeline, and in many instances, these standards will be exceeded to ensure the safest and most reliable system;
    • the pipeline will be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure ongoing safety;
    • once in service, PGAP will help meet the region's growing energy demands, as it is designed to transmit 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from West Texas to the Lake Charles area by late 2023 or early 2024;
    • as part of the Tellurian Pipeline Network, PGAP will contribute to billions of dollars in state and local tax revenue, as well as an estimated 15 thousand jobs for regional construction workers.

    Due to the reasons listed above, I urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other regulatory agencies to issue necessary permits for this critical project without delay.

    Signed, 

    Permian Global Access Pipeline Supporter

  • posted about Cheniere CEO Letter on Facebook 2018-04-27 08:06:09 -0500
    Sign the petition: Tell Cheniere CEO: Hire Union

    Protect Union Jobs | Sign Your Name Now

    Dear Mr. Fusco:

    As a proud member of Pipeliners Local 798, my hope is that you will consider using union labor to construct Midship Pipeline. Local 798 represents more than 8,000 of the best men and women in this industry, 700 of whom live and work in Oklahoma. My fellow members have worked tirelessly to be the best and most dedicated pipeliners in the industry.

    Local 798 has generations of experience constructing quality infrastructure, and our work connects consumers to critical energy resources across the country. Generations of Local 798 members have played a central role in building Oklahoma’s energy infrastructure. We want to continue this tradition of constructing pipelines in our home state. I can assure you there is no better team to construct Midship Pipeline than Local 798. 

    I understand that hiring contractors working with unions can increase your initial bottom line. However, a price tag cannot be placed on quality, safety and professionalism. Local 798 has a strong track record of creating safe workplaces, protecting the environment and building strong communities in the places that intersect our jobs.

    The Midship Pipeline project provides critical opportunities for my Brothers and Sisters right here in Oklahoma. If given the opportunity, Local 798 will help build a safe and environmentally protective pipeline. Please trust in our abilities and the benefits that can be realized by extending a hand to Local 798. We look forward to working on this project; our livelihoods depend on it.

  • posted about Driftwood Pipeline Project on Facebook 2018-03-08 13:13:34 -0600
    Sign the petition in Support of Driftwood Pipeline | Add Your Name NOW

    Support the Driftwood Pipeline NOW

    I support the Driftwood Pipeline project, a critical investment in the Southeast natural gas infrastructure network that will increase regional access to domestically sourced energy while providing family-supporting jobs for Local 798 members.

    Once operational, the 96-mile interstate pipeline will provide firm transportation service and will interconnect with up to 13 existing pipelines and gas storage facilities located in southwest Louisiana. The project will also include the construction of 3 new compressor stations, creating more long-term job opportunities for skilled labor in the area.

    The project is expected to employ approximately 6,400 skilled laborers during the construction phase alone - many of whom are Local 798 members - and will support nearly 400 permanent positions once complete. 

    In addition, I support the Driftwood Pipeline project for the following key reasons:

    • Increases access of domestically sourced natural gas;
      Provide reliable supply of economical energy for regional homes and businesses;
    • Creates family-supporting jobs for Louisiana labor – many of whom are Local 798 members;
    • Generates needed state and local tax revenue.

    For the reasons listed above, I urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue necessary permits for the Driftwood Pipeline project without delay.

  • @WadePilgreen tweeted link to Petition Line 3 Replacement. 2018-09-11 13:11:35 -0500
    Join me in support of the Line 3 Replacement Project and sign the petition! #Local798 http://action.local798.org/petition_line_3_replacement?recruiter_id=10015

    Sign the Line 3 Support Petition

    Enbridge continues to work with state and federal permitting agencies to finalize the permits required to start construction in Minnesota and enable completion of the $2.9 billion U.S. portion of the project.

    Thousands of jobs are in jeopardy, many belonging to Local 798 members! Help us collect signatures on the below petition that we will submit to regulators and other decision makers at the appropriate time.


    I proudly support the Line 3 Replacement Project. Once in operation, Line 3 will provide a much-needed update to Enbridge’s Mainline System, ensuring that it continues to safely transport energy required to meet growing demands from eastern Canada to the Gulf Coast.

    The project has already undergone unprecedented environmental review, culminating with the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which was based on the most extensive environmental study of a pipeline project in Minnesota state history. After careful review of the FEIS, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved the certificate of need, route permit and environmental review for the project, and I believe other permitting agencies should offer similar support for the following key reasons:

    • Enbridge has demonstrated plans to restore 99.98% of the potential wetland impacts during construction;
    • Replacing aging infrastructure is critical in order to safely meet the region’s growing demand for reliable energy;
    • Construction will support approximately 1,500 jobs in Minnesota alone;
    • Project activity will generate critical tax revenue in each county the project intersects while providing a multi-billion-dollar boost to the regional economy.

    The people of North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin deserve the tremendous economic and energy benefits associated with this critical infrastructure project. This is why I support the Line 3 Replacement Project and urge swift approval of necessary permits and certifications.

    Signed, 

    Line 3 Replacement Project Supporter


    **Local 798 may submit your signature to state and federal regulatory bodies, elected officials and other decision makers in support of the Line 3 Replacement project.**

  • posted about Keystone XL on Facebook 2017-03-29 15:50:38 -0500
    Join me in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline and sign the petition! #Local798

    Sign Your Name in Support of Keystone XL


    The nation’s energy needs are increasing every day as consumers demand reliable and affordable fuel for their daily lives. Yet, insufficient pipeline capacity severely limits access to safe and economical energy sources. That is why critical infrastructure projects like Keystone XL Pipeline are vital. Keystone XL will help safely and efficiently deliver 1.1 million barrels of crude oil to hungry markets across the Midwest and as far south as Texas.

    Keystone XL represents a safe and environmentally sound way to transport the energy this country needs now and in the future. TransCanada is working closely with federal and state agencies to ensure the land and environment remain protected through project construction and operation.

    I support the Keystone XL Pipeline due to the many benefits outlined below:

    • Provide reliable supply of economical energy to millions of Americans;
    • Generate an estimated $55 million in property tax revenue in the first year of operations across 27 counties;
    • Create thousands of jobs for laborers;
    • Contribute approximately $3.4 billion to U.S. GDP;
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 19 million metric tons (offsetting as many as 200 ocean tankers per year).

    I believe Keystone XL Pipeline is critical in securing continued national energy security, supporting economic development, and improving the reliability of North America’s pipeline network – all this while operating in a manner that respects the environment and landowners.

  • posted about Mountain Valley Pipeline on Facebook 2017-03-03 10:07:56 -0600
    Join me in support of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and sign the petition! #Local798

    Sign the Mountain Valley Pipeline Support Petition

    **Project Update** On Aug. 29 2018, FERC authorized MVP to resume construction and restoration on a significant portion of the project in Virginia and West Virginia. Earlier in the month, FERC had issued a stop work order on the critical natural gas project. The construction authorization does not apply to federally owned lands for which MVP has not yet obtained the rights-of-way and temporary use permits. This project supports thousands of jobs - many belonging to Local 798 members. Let's continue to show our support!


    Every day, Americans enjoy the benefits of a strong natural gas industry. It has contributed billions to the national economy, put millions of laborers to work and helped the U.S. take strides towards complete energy independence. Virginia and West Virginia have emerged as critical states in our country’s energy future, yet neither state has the necessary infrastructure to connect the abundant natural gas from the booming Marcellus and Utica shale production to hungry regional markets.

    This is why it is critical that our elected officials support the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.

    Once constructed, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would immediately be impactful, providing up to two million dekatherms per day of firm transmission capacity to markets in the Mid- and South Atlantic U.S. Running 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia, the project will create thousands of jobs across the nearly 20 counties it intersects, generate millions of dollars in additional annual tax revenue and extend the current reach of the Equitrans transmission system so that millions more Americans can fuel their homes and business with cost-effective natural gas.

    It is critical that we prioritize clean, domestically sourced energy in the Virginias and support the expansion of the existing natural gas pipeline capacity through projects such as the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Many of the wells drilled in the Marcellus and Utica shales lack the means to deliver natural gas to customers. Without new pipelines to transport this energy, we will see a drastic slowdown in the natural gas industry. This would lead to less investment, job layoffs and a slash in taxes generated.

    We should all be committed to creating jobs for the dedicated laborers of Virginia and West Virginia. The Mountain Valley Pipeline is a multi-billion-dollar investment in both states’ energy infrastructure, providing an opportunity to put thousands of men and women to work and helping millions of Americans gain access to affordable, reliable, environmentally responsible and domestically-produced energy. The benefits associated with MVP are exactly why elected officials work so hard to develop strategies for safe and responsible pipeline development that will bring resources to markets throughout the region.

    It is crucial that our elected officials recognize the significance of this project in order to secure the economic and energy future of Virginia, West Virginia and the surrounding region.

    I support the Mountain Valley Pipeline and encourage its completion without delay.

    *PLEASE NOTE: Local 798 may submit your signature to state and federal regulatory bodies, as well as elected officials to support MVP.

  • posted about PennEast Pipeline on Facebook 2017-04-15 17:36:22 -0500
    Join me in support of the PennEast Pipeline and sign the petition! #Local798

    Take Action in Support of PennEast Pipeline

    Natural gas has contributed billions to the national economy. The Northeast has emerged as a critical region in our country’s energy future. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are poised to be leading energy producing states. Yet, it is well documented that the region does not have the necessary infrastructure to connect these states’ gas production with consuming markets. 

    The PennEast Pipeline will bring affordable, clean natural gas supplies to families and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, while providing a welcomed economic boost to the region. The infrastructure is expected to generate more than $1.6 billion in short-term economic impact, followed by hundreds of millions in annual savings to electric and natural gas customers. This is not to mention the increased tax revenues and hundreds of millions of dollars in savings consumers will enjoy when they switch to natural gas.

    There is clearly a growing demand for energy and as we look to resources to meet that demand, natural gas makes the most sense. It's reliable, cost-effective, and best of all - it's right here in our own backyard. Americans are eager for complete independence from foreign oil, and while renewable energy is a respectable long-term goal, we are not at a point where renewables are a viable option. Families simply cannot afford the costs, and our power grid cannot bank on an unreliable power source that is unable to meet our current power needs, let alone the power demands of future generation.

    PennEast Pipeline is a multi-billion-dollar private investment the Northeastern energy infrastructure, providing an opportunity to put thousands of our local laborers to work, and helping millions of Americans gain access to affordable, reliable, environmentally responsible and domestically produced energy. The benefits associated with PennEast are exactly why elected officials work so hard to develop strategies for safe and responsible pipeline development that will bring resources to hungry markets in the Commonwealth and beyond.

    I believe it is critical to the economic and energy future of our communities that our elected officials and decision makers fully recognize the significance of this proposed infrastructure. Please support the PennEast Pipeline, and encourage the completion of this project without delay.

  • posted about Leach XPress on Facebook 2017-03-02 15:47:22 -0600
    Join me in support of the Leach XPress Pipeline and sign the petition! #Local798

    Stand up for Leach XPress

    As natural gas production continues to grow in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, Columbia Gas Transmission has been working closely with natural gas producers to provide new transportation options to deliver gas from the capacity-constrained supply basin to the interstate market. By connecting production areas to the Columbia Gas Transmission mainline system, the Leach XPress project will help move domestic natural gas to high-demand energy markets an provide access to affordable, clean and abundant domestic natural gas supplies.

    In addition to generating substantial local economic benefits, the Leach XPress project will be designed, constructed and operated with a core focus on safety and respect for landowners and local natural resources. Columbia’s efforts to meet and exceed safety and environmental standards have earned the company awards and recognition from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the American Gas Association.

    Columbia has already begun extensive outreach to landowners and communities along the project route. The Leach XPress project team continues to work closely with landowners, local officials and communities to provide up-to-date information and ensure community involvement in the process.

    The Leach XPress project is a $1.4 billion investment that will enable the safe transport of approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas from the heart of the Appalachian supply basin to natural gas consumers. When completed, this important infrastructure project will supply this region with domestic, clean-burning natural gas for generations to come.

    As a creator of project-related jobs and new local tax revenue, the Leach XPress investment reaffirms our partnership with communities through this important region. This is exactly the type of project that is necessary to move critical natural gas supplies throughout the country. Please put your support behind this project and make sure it meets the scheduled in-service date. 

Wade Pilgreen

Wade Pilgreen 11723sc

Financial Secretary Treasurer at Pipeliners 798