Atlantic Sunrise project placed into full service

Atlantic Sunrise project placed into full service

After nearly a full year of greenfield pipeline construction, the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project – a nearly $3 billion expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. – was placed into full service on Oct. 6, 2018. The historic project increases … Continue reading Atlantic Sunrise project placed into full service

U.S. chemical industry investment linked to shale gas reaches $200 Billion

U.S. chemical industry investment linked to shale gas reaches $200 Billion

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently announced that U.S. chemical and plastics industry investment linked to plentiful and affordable domestic supplies of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) from shale formations has surpassed $200 billion. Since 2010, 333 chemical industry projects cumulatively valued at $202.4 billion have been announced, with 53 percent of the … Continue reading U.S. chemical industry investment linked to shale gas reaches $200 Billion

Pennsylvania consumers saved more than $30 billion over 10 years from lower natural gas prices

Pennsylvania consumers saved more than $30 billion over 10 years from lower natural gas prices

Thanks to increased production and new technologies, which have decreased the price of natural gas, Pennsylvanians saved more than $30.5 billion between 2006 and 2016, according to a new state report recently released by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). Residential users alone saved almost $13.3 billion, while commercial and industrial users saved upwards of $17.2 billion, the report, … Continue reading Pennsylvania consumers saved more than $30 billion over 10 years from lower natural gas prices

In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures were the lowest since 1970

In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures were the lowest since 1970

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released a report that finds average U.S. energy costs fell 34 percent from 2008 to 2016, dropping from record-high levels to a “record-low energy expenditure share” in less than a decade. From the report: “U.S. energy expenditures declined for the fifth consecutive year, reaching $1.0 trillion in 2016, … Continue reading In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures were the lowest since 1970

New York Times editorial highlights need to embrace cleaner natural gas

New York  Times editorial highlights need to embrace cleaner natural gas

A recent editorial in the New York Times highlights the importance of combating global warming by moving away from coal toward cleaner fuels, such as natural gas and renewables. Titled, “A Black and Sooty Mess,” the Aug. 22 piece by the New York Times Editorial Board says that tremendous progress has already been made, thanks in part … Continue reading New York Times editorial highlights need to embrace cleaner natural gas

Shale revolution strengthens U.S. energy security

Shale revolution strengthens U.S. energy security

Energy in Depth recently released a new infographic that illustrates how hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have transformed the United States’ fortunes from that of energy scarcity to energy abundance in just a decade’s time. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that U.S. crude oil and natural gas production increased 80 and 49 … Continue reading Shale revolution strengthens U.S. energy security

FERC approves Transco project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Northeastern U.S.

FERC approves Transco project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Northeastern U.S.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Aug. 10 issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Rivervale South to Market project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to meet the growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers. The Rivervale South to Market project will create 190,000 … Continue reading FERC approves Transco project to serve growing demand for natural gas in Northeastern U.S.

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

An op-ed by New York State Senator Thomas F. O’Mara stressed the importance of adequate natural gas infrastructure as the state aggressively pursues its environmental goals. In an article titled “Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix,” Sen. O’Mara writes, “We can keep the lights and heat on and emissions down, but only if we stop … Continue reading Natural gas essential to New York’s energy mix

Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

The U.S. remains a global natural gas powerhouse. In a recent  column, Forbes magazine contributor Robert Rapier analyzes data from the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy which shows that last year the U.S. maintained a healthy lead as the global natural gas king. According to Rapier, in 2017 the U.S. produced an average of 71.1 … Continue reading Forbes: U.S. still the global natural gas king

Natural gas having another record-breaking summer

Natural gas having another record-breaking summer

According to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this month, electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants is expected to reach new highs in 2018 and 2019 — increasing from 32 percent in 2017 to 35 percent in 2019. In addition, the EIA forecasts that dry natural gas production will … Continue reading Natural gas having another record-breaking summer