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PIOGA at The Energy Connection
PIOGA was a proud partner/sponsor of last week's Energy Connection event at Topgolf Pittsburgh. The event supports Junior Achievement's Careers in Energy program that educates middle and early high school students about the impact of and opportunities in the energy industry.
We saw a lot of members there and made some new connections too. The winner of the Mystery Box game in PIOGA's bay was Jake Evans from DeKalb Pipeline Company.
Support needed for Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project
Williams isdeveloping the Northeast Supply Enhancement project to expand and upgrade the existing energy infrastructure in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York to provide consumers access to an additional 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (enough to serve the daily needs of about 2.3 million homes) in timefor the 2020 winter heating season.

The Northeast Supply Enhancement project will provide service to National Grid - the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern United States. Once complete, the project will serve growing natural gas demand in the Northeast, including the 1.8 million customers served by National Grid in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

On June 12, Williams filed new applications with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for water quality permits, showing that the issues raised by the NJDEP in its permit denial have been addressed in order to remain on schedule to begin service by the 2020/2021 winter season. The company is actively coordinating with the NJDEP to ensure that our permit applications are viewed as technically complete and can be processed in a timely manner.

Williams is looking for assistance to send a message in support of this important project. Please sign a support petition that will be submitted it to the NJDEP before the public comment period ends.
Fall conference agenda released
We are excited to release the agenda for our September 24 & 25 Fall Conference, Vendor & Equipment Show and Golf/Clay Shoot at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Our keynote speakers will be Charlie Batch (pictured at left), former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, of the Batch Foundation and Robert "Rusty" Hutson Jr., co-founder and CEO of Diversified Gas & Oil. The conference on Tuesday the 24th runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include Operations and Corporate/Management tracks.

After the conference, the fun and networking begin, with indoor and outdoor vendors, carnival-themed games, music, a barbecue dinner and more. Golf and sporting clays competition will take place on Thursday morning. Complete details, sponsorship and vendor opportunities, and registration at on the event page.
Take a tour next month with the Market Development Committee
Proctor & Gamble's largest U.S. manufacturing facility is in Mehoopany. The facility manufactures such brands as Bounty, Pampers, Luvs and Charmin. Two on-site natural gas-fired cogeneration turbines supply all of the plant's electric power, and the hot air discharges from the turbines are used to dry paper at the paper machines. Natural gas wells on the property enable P&G to buy its energy locally. CNG is used in all P&G's trucks.
 
More information about the tour is available here.
The Power of PIOGA: How to add value to your membership
Two years ago, we put together a packet of information that we called "What has PIOGA done for you? What can PIOGA do for you?" The packet was mailed to all members and included information about the many things PIOGA is involved with and how companies can add value to their membership by participating in committees, attending events and other means.

We have just finished updating the packet and have refocused it somewhat as a member-recruitment tool to let companies know about the advantages of PIOGA membership. It's now called "The Power of PIOGA - Influence, Information, Ideas: Why Membership Matters." We still think it's still a must-read for members too. You can find an electronic version here on our website.

We encourage you to share the link with prospective members, or provide us with their name and address and we will be happy to mail them a hard copy.
Events

9/24/2019 » 9/25/2019
2019 CONFERENCE, VENDOR/EQUIPMENT SHOW, GOLF and CLAY SHOOT

PIOGA News

Ready to dig some divots? PIOGA's 22nd Annual Divot Diggers Golf Outing takes place Thursday, August 22, at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage. Not only does the event benefit the work of the association's Environmental Committee, but it's also a great day of golf, capped by LOTS of prizes and a delicious steak dinner. The event is unique in that everyone must sponsor at one of two levels. The deadline to register is Friday, August 16. Find out more and sign up your foursome today!


Save the date: PIOGA's 2019 Membership Meeting will take place October 15 at The Chadwick in Wexford. The event will run from 9 to 11 a.m. and is an opportunity to learn all about the work of the association over the past year and our priorities going forward and to offer your input. Click here to learn more, including details of a special sponsorship opportunity.


Speaking of meetings... We will soon release the agenda for our September 24-25 Fall Technical Conference, Equipment & Vendor Show and Golf/Clay Shoot at Seven Springs. We are very excited about the program and think you will be too.


Still available: PIOGA Centennial knives. As part of PIOGA's celebration of 100 years of working together on behalf of Pennsylvania's crude oil and natural gas industry, we  commissioned a commemorative knife from W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company. The limited edition, collector quality knife and wooden display box feature PIOGA's 100th Anniversary logo. It's a great collector's piece and also makes a unique gift for coworkers, industry colleagues and petroleum history enthusiasts. Order yours now!