Natural gas leads clean electricity production

Natural gas leads clean electricity production

Former assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, J. Winston Porter, penned a recent op-ed for The Hill highlighting the ascendance of natural gas for electric power generation, which has risen from about 20 percent seven years ago to 35 percent now. According to Porter, during the past 10 years natural gas has emerged as a pillar … Continue reading Natural gas leads clean electricity production

Forbes: The globalizing natural gas market

Forbes: The globalizing natural gas market

Forbes columnist Jude Clemente writes that since the U.S. shale revolution took flight in 2008, natural gas production has risen 60 percent to nearly 90 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). In fact, the U.S. now accounts for 22 percent of total global gas production and yields 25 percent more gas than the second closest … Continue reading Forbes: The globalizing natural gas market

New scientific study touts climate benefits of gas over coal

New scientific study touts climate benefits of gas over coal

A recent scientific study published in Science Nordic shows that the coal-to-gas shift is not only central to achieving greenhouse gas reductions, but that the risk of methane leakage is considerably smaller than the climate benefits of such a transition. In the study titled “Asserting the climate benefits of the coal-to-gas shift across temporal and … Continue reading New scientific study touts climate benefits of gas over coal

U.S. natural gas pipeline system is reliable, resilient & secure in the face of extreme weather

U.S. natural gas pipeline system is reliable, resilient & secure in the face of extreme weather

Ahead of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1, the Natural Gas Council (NGC) published a report examining the factors that collectively make the U.S. pipeline system an efficient, reliable and secure way to deliver the energy needed by American consumers. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that dry natural gas production will rise by … Continue reading U.S. natural gas pipeline system is reliable, resilient & secure in the face of extreme weather

Largest ever impact tax disbursements from natural gas producers benefit communities across PA

Largest ever impact tax disbursements from natural gas producers benefit communities across PA

A recent report by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) shows community and municipal disbursements and revenues received through the taxation of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry have grown to the largest-ever annual revenue generated, nearly $252 million in 2018, the most recent data year. Since 2012, Pennsylvania has generated close to   $1.7 billion in new revenues from the … Continue reading Largest ever impact tax disbursements from natural gas producers benefit communities across PA

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

Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

This week, Williams commissioned the Fort Lupton III gas plant in Fort Lupton, Colorado, to process natural gas for our customers in the Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin. The expansion increases gas processing capacity from 60 MMcf/d to 260 MMcf/d. It also integrates with existing infrastructure of pipelines and compressor stations, and prepares Williams for additional … Continue reading Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

Pipeline opposition undermines environmental progress and safety

Pipeline opposition undermines environmental progress and safety

In the Forbes article titled Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and Safety, author Brigham McCown makes the case that pipelines are critical to our daily lives, and vocal opposition to pipeline projects is often misguided. McCown, a former federal government safety regulator, points out that the benefits of pipelines far outweigh the costs. He … Continue reading Pipeline opposition undermines environmental progress and safety

New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas

Thanks to natural gas, New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion between 2006 and 2016, according to a state report by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). Williams provides approximately half of the natural gas consumed in New York City and Long Island through its Transco natural gas pipeline system. According to the CEA report, families saved close … Continue reading New Yorkers saved nearly $30.9 billion over past 10 years thanks to lower-priced natural gas