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UGI Energy Services Generously Give to Pennsylvania Schools

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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UGI Energy Services has contributed to over 60 Pennsylvania schools in the form of scholarships designed to help give students access to quality education.

For the fourth year in a row, UGI Energy Services has generously contributed to over 60 schools and scholarship organizations in Pennsylvania. This year alone they have contributed $200,000 in scholarships. On top of the already $1,039,500 in contributions provided in the previous three years.

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Southwestern Energy Participates in Pinwheels for Prevention

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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Southwestern Energy employees participated in the Pinwheels for Prevention fundraiser last month in support of victims of child abuse.

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Child abuse is a community problem which requires a community response.  Across the United States there are awareness events and fundraisers planned to help in the recovery and prevention of child abuse.

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What the Shale Revolution Wrought: Fuel Cell Power Changing the World of Power

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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Fuel cell power plants made possible by the plentiful natural gas unleashed by the shale revolution are changing the world of heat and power as we know it.

A fuel cell is a source of power which will efficiently convert clean natural gas into virtually emissions free electricity. You can almost compare a fuel cell to a battery, but the fuel cell will never run down or need to be charged.

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Josh Fox is Back and Pushing Support of the DRBC Fracking Ban

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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Josh Fox has resurfaced and has sent out an email blast trying to drum up support for the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban. Let’s shut him down.

Josh Fox, as you may remember, is a fractivist known for his anti-fracking screed Gasland. It was a sham; full of deceit and exaggerations. It did not take long to realize this spoiled child extremist had no credibility and certainly no concern for anything but promoting himself.

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Canadian Health Study from Last Year Stands in the Way of a Rolling Stone

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
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A ludicrous “health study” led by fractivists and published in fake news outlet Rolling Stone, is countered by a Canadian health study from last year.

Rolling Stone just published a laughable “health study” conducted by a team of committed fractivists. It’s not a study at all, in fact, but a junk science compendium, as Seth Whitehead at Energy In Depth illustrates, demolishing the whole thing to the point there’s nothing left of it. Read his detailed analysis and see just how bad this most recent effort by Sandra Steingraber and company real is. The only thing he left out is the fact Sandra has heated her own home with natural gas while attacking fracking.

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PennEast Asks: Should New Jersey Get Its Energy from Russia or from Pennsylvania?

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
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PennEast Pipeline has laid out the New Jersey dilemma with respect to pipelines vs. the “trendy, but scientifically unfounded” fixations of environmental extremists; Russia or Pennsylvania?

Those Russian shipments of LNG to Boston as its politicians and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stood on soapboxes to earn brownie points with environmental extremists in opposing pipelines were a wakeup call. PennEast Pipeline is making sure New Jersey heard it.

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But, Native Americans and First Nations Oppose Natural Gas Development, Don’t They?

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

As Canada looks to develop its natural gas reserves, Native Americans and First Nations are showing their support and can see its importance.

Canada is rapidly developing its natural gas reserves, and as it does, Native Americans and First Nations are looking to participate and support it. First Nations have always played a part in the development of natural gas because the government and the oil companies legally have to consult and accommodate the First Nations before proceeding with any work.

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

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
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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
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

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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