Cabot hosted a CNG Celebration last Thursday to tout the advances and opportunities expanded natural gas usage is having across northeastern Pennsylvania. The event was held at Cabot’s CNG filling station in Springville and featured displays from local and global businesses utilizing natural gas technology and from colleges and universities in the area.
Scott Staruch then spoke on behalf of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and covered the national and global implications of natural gas utilization. Many individuals never give thought to where their energy comes from or how the products they use every day are made. ANGA’s Think About It campaign is challenging Americans to consider these questions and how energy impacts their daily lives. With the incredible resource that is the Marcellus Shale, these questions are more important to consider than ever.
After hearing the implications of country-wide and global natural gas usage, Daniel Lapato of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) brought it back to the state level. The DEP has a natural gas vehicle program which makes funding available for the conversion of vehicles to run on natural gas – and not just heavy-duty vehicles but also light-duty, personal vehicles. As vehicle conversions increase at both individual and fleet levels, more fueling stations are also opening across the Commonwealth, including the LT Verrastro station which will be built in Scranton.
Cabot would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the speakers from the day and to each company, organization, and school who helped the crowd to visualize just how much of a positive impact natural gas usage is having in the region.
ADMAR, America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), Cleveland Brothers – Caterpillar, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Diaz Companies, FTS International, Johnson College, Kenworth, Keystone College, Lackawanna College, Mike Faillace, Penn State MCOR, Rain for Rent