Jude Clemente explains why more natural gas usage from the Marcellus shale play in Pennsylvania (where 80% of production takes place) has slashed the state’s CO2 emissions by 30%. He goes on to explain other key benefits, namely lower cost energy. Research from University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy suggests the Marcellus is the foundation of lowered energy and electricity prices for families and businesses across the entire country.
Up from virtually nothing a decade ago, Pennsylvania now accounts for 20% of all U.S. natural gas. The Marcellus is the driving force behind America’s projected 40% increase in gas production by 2040. Just take the past few months. It’s been the Marcellus that has been leading the recent rise in U.S.
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