U.S. Energy Production, Consumption Hit Record High in 2018: EIA

As American oil and natural gas production soared in 2018, consumption and exports of domestic energy reached record highs, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week. According to the federal agency, U.S. energy production in 2018 increased 8% from the year prior: “This increase in production outpaced the 4% increase in U.S. energy […]

Pa. Leads Nation in Clean, Affordable Natural Gas Power Generation Growth

Pennsylvania accounted for one-quarter of the growth in highly efficient, clean natural gas power generation last year, according to new federal data released this morning. In fact, more than 60 percent of the electric generating capacity installed in the U.S. in 2018 was fueled by clean, domestic natural gas. Specifically, facilities like Tenaska’s Westmoreland Generating […]

Uncompetitive Policies Jeopardize Energy Savings, Jobs

Since 2012, Appalachia has driven U.S. natural gas production growth, the federal Energy Information Administration recently reported. Shale gas production across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia tripled over the past five years, increasing to almost 24 billion cubic feet per day. The growth in American energy production is welcome news for working families, small businesses […]

Natural Gas Enhancing Air Quality

As production of clean, abundant Pennsylvania natural gas continues to break records, topping 5 trillion cubic feet last year, America is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, new data from federal and international agencies confirms today. According to the International Energy Agency, the “surge in shale gas” drove U.S. carbon emissions to their lowest […]

Abundant, Local Natural Gas Delivers Energy Savings

Thanks to natural gas development, the United States has reemerged as a global energy powerhouse and is on track to soon become a net energy exporter. This positive shift, which hasn’t been achieved since the Eisenhower administration, further strengthens America’s national security as well as our global competitiveness. While the shale revolution is making America […]

EIA: Affordable Natural Gas Key “Driver” in Residential Electricity Savings

Citing affordable, abundant natural gas as the key “driver,” the federal government reports today that consumer electricity prices declined this year for the first time since the early 2000s. Coming on the heels of another federal report earlier this summer that credited affordable energy for “lowering the cost of living” for families, natural gas development continues […]

America Continues Reign as World’s Top Natural Gas Producer

Thanks to America’s shale energy revolution, the United States remains the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report. Since surpassing Russia in 2011, the U.S. has maintained its number one position in natural gas production with Pennsylvania contributing significantly to America’s enhanced security. In addition to […]

“Made in U.S.A” a Reality Thanks to Natural Gas

Natural gas development is energizing American manufacturing growth and driving down energy costs for consumers, according to two new reports from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Commissioned by NAM, the new IHS study finds that American natural gas development is helping to create good-paying jobs, and giving […]

What They’re Saying: “Couldn’t Be a Worse Time for Higher Energy Taxes”

Despite many Pennsylvanians’ concerns about the grave job and consumer consequences of a massive energy tax hike, some in Harrisburg continue to dangerously ignore stark market realities in their focus on enacting even higher energy taxes. Yet key energy-producing states, including W.Va., that rely on severance tax revenues are facing severe budget shortfalls as difficult […]

Pa. Drives Increase in U.S. Natural Gas Abundance

Pennsylvania continues to lead America’s energy revolution, driving the increase in proved natural gas reserves, according to newly released government data. The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) report shows the keystone state “had the second-largest total natural gas reserves in 2014” and added 10.4 trillion cubic feet of proved reserves thanks to the “continued development […]