The Problem with Natural Gas Infrastructure


As Director of External Affairs for Cabot, I was honored to testify 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. Natural Gas Infrastructure is VitalTo begin my testimony I tried to convey just how abundant the natural gas production is within the Marcellus Shale. I highlighted that a natural gas well that produced between 1 to 1.5 BCF over its life was a good well, a few years ago, but that today in Pennsylvania, we expect our wells to produce 17 BCF of natural gas.With this amount of proven gas, being available for decades, I then moved to discussing that Pennsylvania does not have a wide distribution network necessary to get the vast amounts of natural gas that we are producing from the Marcellus Shale to the communities who need it. Natural gas is going to be here well into the future which means that the additional pipelines to tr
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