Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

On June 7 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released guidance on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that provides recommendations to clarify and streamline the 401 certification process and to promote greater investment in and certainty for national infrastructure projects while continuing to protect local water quality. Williams President and CEO Alan Armstrong says … Continue reading Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018

U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. natural gas production grew by 10.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2018, an 11% increase from 2017. The growth was the largest annual increase in production on record, reaching a record high for the second consecutive year. As natural gas production increased, the volume … Continue reading U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018

Forbes: The summer of natural gas

Forbes: The summer of natural gas

As the summer season begins to heat up, analysts agree that natural gas will be heavily leaned upon most to keep the country cool. Forbes columnist Jude Clemente writes that across the U.S., gas could supply a record 40-43% of U.S. electricity this summer. He writes: “Indeed, U.S. natural gas for electricity has continued to soar, at nearly … Continue reading Forbes: The summer of natural gas

Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

The increased use of natural gas in electricity generation contributes to long-term “climate stabilization objectives,” according to a new study published in Nature. “We found that the coal-to-gas shift is consistent with climate stabilization objectives for the next 50-100 years. Our finding is robust under a range of leakage rates and uncertainties in emissions data and … Continue reading Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Pennsylvania gas production tops 6 Tcf in 2018

Pennsylvania gas production tops 6 Tcf in 2018

Unconventional natural gas production in Pennsylvania increased 14.2% in 2018, exceeding 6 Tcf for the first time and notching the largest annual increase since 2014, according to Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Based on data collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, unconventional operators produced 6.1 Tcf last year. IFO said from 2011-2018, production … Continue reading Pennsylvania gas production tops 6 Tcf in 2018