America is enjoying an energy renaissance, as U.S. firms produce vast amounts of oil and natural gas that need to be shipped safely and efficiently across the country and abroad. Pipelines offer the best way to achieve this. Yet the supply of pipelines is not keeping pace with demand.
Charles Hughes is a policy analyst with E21 at the Manhattan Institute. Previously, he was a research associate at the Cato Institute. Hughes’s writings have been published in Newsweek, Washington Examiner, Politico Europe, RealClearPolicy, Orange County Register, and Boston Herald. Hughes holds a B.A. in economics and public policy from the University of Chicago.
This report offers an independent assessment of the importance of the unconventional oil and gas supply chain to the US economy. This research was prepared for the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA).
EEIA represents the unconventional oil and gas supply chain: equipment manufacturers and distributors, construction contractors, service providers, material suppliers, and logistics companies. EEIA members provide equipment, materials, construction, services, logistics and workers to unconventional oil and gas exploration and production, transportation and processing.
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