Volume 6: Why Natural Gas Infrastructure Matters

Earlier this year, George testified about the problem with natural gas infrastructure in the United States in relation to America’s energy security to members of the House of Representatives Natural Gas Caucus in Washington, D.C. There was so much interest and follow up from that podcast that we’re tackling natural gas infrastructure again in today’s podcast.

Right now thanks to affordable, abundant natural gas, we are saving $1,800 per year for energy bills via electricity or natural gas appliances. But not everyone has the advantage of being able to access the production from the Utica and Marcellus region.

Despite its close proximity to Pennsylvania and the game-changing shale plays located here, New England does not have the infrastructure in place to help move this natural gas to its population areas and as a result, homeowners and businesses are paying double or triple the rate for natural gas compared to what we see here.

The New England Coalition for Affordable Energy just released a study detailing the economic cost of not building out additional infrastructure in the region. Their estimates put the number at $5.4 billion in costs between 2016 and 2020 if infrastructure isn’t put in place to meet the demands of the region.

Click below to listen to George’s full podcast detailing why natural gas infrastructure matters.

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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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