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.