Pennsylvania is an energy leader

Pennsylvania has historically been a tremendous leader in energy.

-Gene Barr – President & CEO of Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Energy LeaderThe Commonwealth has a very rich history of innovation and a reputation as an energy leader. It includes the Drake Well, the first commercial oil well in the United States and a long history with anthracite coal in the northeastern region, but continues today with cutting-edge technology at Carnegie Mellon University around biology-powered fuel cells. And now, the natural gas being produced from the Marcellus and Utica shales are once again changing the energy landscape.

We’re seeing lower energy bills for businesses and homeowners, reductions in emissions and the ability to replace electric generation capacity as power plants are retired across the country.

Not to mention all of the local economic growth as the natural gas infrastructure in Pennsylvania is expanded to new areas – giving residents and companies the ability to reinvest dollars normally spent paying their energy bills.

Click below for a short video featuring Gene Barr discussing some of these opportunities thanks to the abundant, affordable Marcellus Shale natural gas.

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Brittany Ramos

Brittany was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned degrees in Public Relations and Psychology. She recently earned her Masters in Sociology from Sam Houston State University. Brittany works in the External Affairs for Cabot where she manages communications and outreach projects to community members, elected officials, media and online supporters.

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  1. Your commentary as relates to natural gas development in Pennsylvania from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations is always of interest. I have spent my entire life working as a petroleum engineer since my graduation from the University of Pittsburgh in 1956. My work has included many assignments in South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Japan, and China. Now, in semi retirement, I am trying to advance the prospects for drilling the Marcellus and Utica formations in New York State. This is going to be a long battle, but the resources are so obviously present as demonstrated by success in Pennsylvania that it seems worthwhile to continue the effort. I have a small amount of acreage in central New York which I believe is very prospective, but we need to change the viewpoint of the Governor and emphasize to the people of New York the great economic benefits to be had from developing these shale formations. With more information of this nature disseminated to the people of New York, their minds could be changed. Good luck in your efforts to keep that information flowing. D W Keefe, 50 Plus Year Member of SPE.

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