Economic Benefits

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail) will provide a significant economic benefit to Alabama, Georgia and Florida by creating jobs and adding capital investment and tax base to each state.

Orlando-based Fishkind & Associates, Inc. (Fishkind) conducted a study, entitled Fiscal & Economic Benefits of the Proposed Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline, which found that the economic impacts of the Sabal Trail pipeline project are substantial. This study was also peer reviewed by M. Keivan Deravi, Ph.D., professor of economics at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala., and the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development, and they agreed with the findings by Fishkind.

Overall, Fishkind concluded that the Sabal Trail pipeline project will generate an estimated $755 million through just one year of construction impacts. The project will also employ 5,667 people during the course of constructing the 515-mile pipeline. And, the permanent economic impacts will result in 527 jobs, $22 million in annual wages and $74 million in total economic output

In total, Alabama, Georgia and Florida will produce a combined economic impact during the construction period of:

  • 5,667 construction jobs available
  • $207,095,902 funds from jobs being created
  • $296,276,910 additional funds contributed by non-directly related construction activity
  • $754,519,279 amount of funds during construction

Additionally, in total, Alabama, Georgia and Florida will produce a combined permanent economic impact, which are the ongoing and accruing annual economic impacts from operations, maintenance and taxes paid to local governments of:

  • 527 permanent jobs after construction is completed
  • $22,076,191 funds from jobs being created
  • $35,399,577 additional funds contributed by non-directly related construction activity
  • $73,857,223 amount generated for the state after construction is completed

The economic benefits found by Fishkind can also be broken down by state.

ALABAMA


In Alabama, where 86.4 total miles of pipeline is being constructed in Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee and Russell Counties, the economic benefits during the construction phase will include:

  • 1,112 construction jobs available
  • $37,240,486 funds from jobs being created
  • $49,685,416 additional funds contributed by non-directly related construction activity
  • $140,412,196 amount generated for the state after construction is completed

In addition, the permanent economic impact and operations in Alabama will include:

  • 94 permanent jobs after construction is completed
  • $2,953,302 funds from jobs being created
  • $4,907,082 additional funds contributed by non-directly related construction activity
  • $10,757,812 amount generated for the state after construction is completed

GEORGIA

In Georgia, where 162.2 total miles of pipeline is being constructed in Stewart, Webster, Terrell, Lee, Dougherty, Mitchell, Colquitt, Brooks and Lowndes Counties, the economic benefits during the construction phase will include:

  • 1,856 construction jobs
  • $57,885,570 in labor income generated
  • $88,851,336 total value produced
  • $242,825,056 total economic output

In addition, the permanent economic impact and operations in Georgia will include:

  • 145 permanent jobs available
  • $5,784,114 funds from jobs being created
  • $9,050,294 additional funds contributed by non-directly related construction activity
  • $19,804,413 amount generated for the state after construction is completed

FLORIDA

In Florida, where 268.5 total miles of pipeline is being constructed in Hamilton, Suwanee, Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion, Sumter, Lake, Polk, Osceola, Orange and Citrus Counties, the economic benefits during the construction phase will include:

  • 2,709 construction jobs available
  • $99,524,916 funds from jobs being created
  • $157,740,158 additional funds contributed by non-directly related construction activity
  • $371,282,027 amount generated for the state after construction is completed

In addition, the permanent economic impact and operations in Florida will include:

  • 288 permanent jobs after construction is completed
  • $13,338,775 funds from jobs being created
  • $21,442,201 additional funds contributed by non-directly related construction activity
  • $43,294,998 amount generated for the state after construction is completed

Quality of Life

Every day, Americans commute to work, charge their phones and do a number of activities that require reliable energy. But how often do we take a moment to stop and consider where our energy comes from?

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Environment

Meeting the expanding energy needs of the Southeastern markets and a beautiful environment is not mutually exclusive. Wherever possible, the new pipeline will follow existing right-of-ways to substantially limit environmental impacts.

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Economic Impact

Natural gas is not only powering our lives, but is powering our economy as well. It is anticipated that by 2025, 3.8 million new jobs will be either directly or indirectly related to natural gas.

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