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

Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams is one of eight companies that have collaborated with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to develop a best practice aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of natural gas pipeline construction. Dominion Energy, Enbridge, EQT Midstream Partners, Kinder Morgan, NiSource, Southern Company Gas, UGI Energy Services and Williams have committed to following the guidelines of the … Continue reading Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

U.S. remains the world’s top oil and gas producer

U.S. remains the world’s top oil and gas producer

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. remained the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2017, reaching a record high. The United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since 2009, when U.S. natural gas production surpassed that of Russia, and the world’s top producer of petroleum … Continue reading U.S. remains the world’s top oil and gas producer

Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Thanks to the increased use of natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector were at their lowest in 30 years, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration monthly report. The federal agency reported total fossil fuel consumption in the national power sector was at its lowest level since 1994. The report reads: … Continue reading Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

According to Carnegie Mellon University’s Power Sector Carbon Index (PSCI)— a quarterly report that tracks carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and intensity from the U.S. power sector — U.S. electricity generation CO2 emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1988. Natural gas’ share of the total electricity generation mix has increased 67 percent since 2005. The increased utilization … Continue reading Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

Pennsylvania sits on nearly 63 trillion cubic feet of natural gas

Pennsylvania sits on nearly 63 trillion cubic feet of natural gas

According to a report released by the Energy Information Administration, Pennsylvania had 62.7 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas in 2016. The only state with more natural gas was Texas, which had at least 88.3 trillion cubic feet. Pennsylvania had the largest net increase in natural gas proved reserves of all states in 2016, adding 6.1 … Continue reading Pennsylvania sits on nearly 63 trillion cubic feet of natural gas