Natural gas operators in Pennsylvania annually produce more than 198 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Pennsylvania consumes about 804 billion cubic feet of natural gas every year, so these levels satisfy 25 percent of the state’s annual demand. Natural gas from the Marcellus Shale is providing a wide array of economic and environmental benefits to communities all over Pennsylvania.
In Susquehanna County, converting to natural gas this upcoming year will save the school district $60,000 on heating costs alone. According to the Leatherstocking Natural Gas Company, local residents who make the switch to using natural gas in order to heat their homes can save upwards of $1,300 a year, depending on their current heating source. Another local benefit of increased production and natural gas usage is the dramatic decrease in air pollution around the state.