The Stone Cold Reality: Oil And Natural Gas Fuel Our Lives

The stone cold reality: oil and natural gas fuel our lives

Last year the lovely folks over at the Western Energy Alliance sent me a stack of stickers with a message that really hits home as Pennsylvania prepares for the coldest weather so far this season: After we posted George’s recent op-ed about just how much Pennsylvanians are saving thanks to natural gas, we got a few of the inevitable comments along the lines of: We should be using all renewables. There seems to be a poor understanding as to what…

Podcast Volume 4: Bridging To Higher Education

Podcast Volume 4: Bridging to Higher Education

Our commitment to education begins with the support of programs like Junior Achievement's Careers in Energy and The Challenge Program, Inc. which are designed to get students practicing skills to carry them through to their career of choice. For those interested in becoming a part of the natural gas industry, LC's School of Petroleum & Natural Gas offers a great opportunity to stay local for school, keep student loans to a minimum and then transition directly into the industry through various…

Wet Vs. Dry Gas – What Can You Do With It?

Wet vs. Dry Gas – What can you do with it?

When wet natural gas is produced, it must be processed to separate the different components it contains, such as water and hydrocarbons. Natural gas liquids, such as butane, ethane and propane, are other forms of hydrocarbons, which can be used for many different products. Butane is commonly known as the flammable liquid in handheld lighters, propane is often used for heating in homes or as a fuel source for grills and propane is a chemical building block found in many…

Wet Vs. Dry Natural Gas – What Is The Difference?

Wet vs. Dry Natural Gas – What is the difference?

One of the most interesting differences in the Marcellus is whether the natural gas produced is considered “wet” or “dry” when produced. That will make a difference in the end usage and products which can be created from the natural gas. Cabot’s operations are in an area of dry gas therefore to get a full perspective, we’ve partnered with the folks at Sunoco Logistics to gain a better understanding of the complexities and possibilities of the shale beneath our feet.…

The 4th Of July With Natural Gas

The 4th of July with Natural Gas

Awnings – Awning fabrics can be coated with vinyl. The vinyl laminated material is then stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminium, iron or steel, possibly wood or transparent material. Vinyl is composed of two simple building blocks: chlorine, based on common salt, and ethylene, from natural gas.

A Closer Look At Proposed PA Severance Tax

A closer look at proposed PA Severance Tax

In the past few months, nearly every operating E&P company has announced a reduced budget for 2015 in response to low natural gas and oil prices – some up to 100% cuts.Cycles in prices of oil and natural gas are nothing new to the industry, and something companies do their best to manage through until prices increase.Real people, real Pennsylvanians, have already been laid off across the Commonwealth from E&P companies to environmental firms to service provides as a result.The…