The abundant production coming from the Marcellus isn’t a secret – in fact we just posted about Cabot’s recent milestones including a cumulative production of 2.5 TCF. But what tends to get lost is just how the natural gas makes its way from the wellhead to the burner tip in your home or business. WNEP recently joined George Stark and Jim Scheel, Senior Vice President for Williams Northeast to talk more about the safe, reliable way this natural gas is being transported: pipelines.
Scheel explained the amazing production from Pennsylvania has resulted in the supply of natural gas being much closer to the populated areas in the northeastern United States, making it no longer necessary to bring all of the supply from the Gulf Coast Region. Williams has “gone from heating thousands of homes in the area to now tens of millions of homes can be heated by the gas produced from this area,” he said.
Click on the video below to watch the full segment which covers the role of compressor stations and the focus on the safety of the pipeline system beneath our feet: