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U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down Big-Time Since 2005

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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United States energy-related carbon dioxide emissions have drastically declined since 2005 as natural gas has replaced coal and oil energy sources.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has published a review of energy-related CO2 emissions and the news is great. Although the EIA saw a slight increase in natural gas emissions, due to increased consumption trends, the overall energy-related carbon dioxide emission levels are down. And expected to remain that way through 2019.

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Major Victory: FERC Approves PennEast Pipeline!

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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PennEast Pipeline announced, after three years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has finally approved this very important pipeline project.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave finally approval for the construction of the much needed PennEast Pipeline. The approval could not have come at a better time. After a two week cold snap, which pushed natural gas prices up, the PennEast Pipeline will be able to deliver reliable and affordable energy to families and businesses.

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Appalachia Region Shale Gas Is Key to Domestic Production

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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We can thank the Appalachia Region shale gas, mostly Marcellus and Utica, for the rapid increase in natural gas production we have seen in United States.

As the technology for hydraulic fracturing evolves and perfects, natural gas production increases. This is exactly what we are seeing now in in the Appalachia region. As a result, natural gas production from the Marcellus and Utica regions have increased tremendously since 2012, up by more than 14 billion cubic feet per day.  Drilling a natural gas well can be completed in a week with longer lateral lengths.  Where in just a few short years ago it would take a month and the lateral lengths were much shorter.

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Plastic, Brought to You by Natural Gas

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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Most people use plastic products every day, but what they may not know is that natural gas plays a huge role in its manufacturing.

There is now another reason natural gas is so important in our everyday lives, plastic. Many of us use plastic products every day and never think about where they come from or how they are manufactured.  The Marcellus and Utica Shales that are producing our affordable natural gas also produce a natural gas liquid called ethane.

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Lancashire For Shale and Cuadrilla Show Us How to Teach Shale

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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Lancashire for Shale and Cuadrilla produced a great video which does a fantastic job of explaining the geology involved in fracking.

Our friends at Lancashire for Shale, along with the good people of Cuadrilla, have put together a marvelous video lesson in geology. This well done video does a great job of illustrating how to tell the miracle story of shale, in the hopes of launching a UK Shale Revolution of their own, much like the United States is experiencing.

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Reaches New Highs – Expect More

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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The news on Pennsylvania natural gas keeps getting better, production reaches new highs, and pipelines are coming online to deliver the natural gas.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published their weekly natural gas update for week ending November 1, showing Pennsylvania’s natural gas production has reached a new high. Pennsylvania’s natural gas production has increased dramatically since 2013 with an increase of 80%. Marcellus Shale and fracking have boosted Pennsylvania up as one of the top producers of natural gas in the nation.

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State Lawmakers Take Testimony on Fracking Double-Standards

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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Elected officials, community leaders and residents came together yesterday to offer testimony on the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban and the economic impact it would have.

An important hearing to discuss the DRBC’s proposed permanent ban, was held yesterday at the Camp Ladore Pavilion in Waymart. It was led by House Majority Policy Chairman Kerry Benninghoff and Representative Jonathan Fritz.  Rep. Fritz has been passionate about urging the DRBC to reconsider their proposed fracking ban and allow natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin.  Rep. Fritz pointed out there other basins in the Commonwealth allowing drilling and “landowners are prospering from the natural gas industry, farms are being saved and reinvigorated and small towns are back to work.”
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Cabot’s Sporting Clay Fundraiser for Lackawanna Shoots Past Its Goal

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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A Cabot Oil & Gas sporting clay fundraiser for Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum & Natural Gas shot past its funding commitment a full one year early.

Cabot Oil and Gas has always been committed to education. Each year Cabot has a sporting clay tournament as a fundraiser for Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Cabot has committed to give $500,000 to the school over a period of five years. This year brought in a record breaking $200,000, allowing Cabot to reach their goal in four years; one full year earlier than expected.
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Progress Made: PennEast Pipeline Compressor Station Approved

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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The only compressor station along the PennEast pipeline has been approved by Kidder Township supervisors; moving this important project another giant step forward.

Progress is being made as the Kidder Township Board of Supervisors vote 5-0 to approve the land use permit for the only compressor station along the PennEast pipeline project. Three different government regulators determined this pipeline project is environmentally safe, which helped lead to the approval. There is one final approval needed from FERC, which is expected to be approved in the coming weeks.
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How Natural Gas Development Is Changing Lives, Creating Opportunity

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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Opportunities follow natural gas development, whether its creating jobs, saving on energy costs or lowing emissions, it’s changing lives for the better.

The first time I heard of natural gas development I knew, by the excitement in the voice of the person telling me, this was going to do amazing things for our area. Little did I know then how much opportunity was about to be created. As natural gas leases were signed by landowners and farmers, you started to see new projects beginning. Maybe it was an addition, a garage being built or new farm equipment being bought; whatever it was, money was now flowing in the local communities.

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