Pa.’s Top Environmental Regulator: Natural Gas Improves Air Quality, Further Progress to Come

The increased production and use of local natural gas have already allowed Pennsylvania to meet key environmental goals, but there’s additional opportunity for clean air progress as more natural gas is used in power generation and transportation, the state’s environmental protection secretary said during a budget hearing this week. During testimony at a House budget […]

Cleaner Air, Cost Savings Drive Natural Gas-Powered Transit

“We appreciate the blessing we have under our feet in Indiana County and western Pennsylvania.”  – Indiana County Board of Commissioners Chairman Michael Baker Our abundant and affordable natural gas resource in Pennsylvania is producing energy savings for the state’s transit systems and environmental gains for all. In recent weeks, a number of compressed natural […]

Infrastructure: Linking Pennsylvanians to Clean, Abundant Natural Gas

With 11 new critical interstate pipeline projects brought online in 2016 and another 25 under development or scheduled for completion this year – according to a new report from the federal Energy Information Administration – our region is making important progress on getting the needed pipeline infrastructure in place to move more clean-burning, Pennsylvania-produced natural […]

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 […]

Clean-Burning CNG Access Expanding Across Pa.

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A New Year for American Energy

What do local communities, the environment, national security and trade unions have in common? They are all thriving thanks to increased production of American natural gas. Yet there couldn’t be a worse time for higher energy taxes on an industry struggling with historically low commodity prices. The fact remains that shale’s supply chain – as […]

SHALE: “MADE IN THE USA”

Increased production of America’s clean-burning natural gas resources – led by the Marcellus – continues to create game-changing consumer, manufacturing and environmental benefits. To be sure, homegrown shale is lowering consumer energy costs for families and small businesses; manufacturers are reshoring back to America; and with every new natural gas power plant constructed, our air […]

Natural Gas Reserves Reach “Record High”

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves report released today found “U.S. total natural gas proved reserves increased 10% in 2013 and reached a new U.S. record of 354 Tcf.” Within that “record growth”, EIA states that Pennsylvania had the largest increase, and when coupled with West Virginia, the […]

Clean Natural Gas Powers Our Economy

With domestic natural gas production “at an all-time high” – driven by the Marcellus Shale – this clean-burning, homegrown fuel is creating broad-based benefits for us all. In fact, Dr. Daniel Yergin – a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and leading expert on global energy trends – said this week that without hydraulic fracturing, the United States […]

Built Ford Tough-And Powered By Clean Natural Gas

With sales rising nationwide for natural gas-powered vehicles, “Ford is expanding its lineup of vehicles for buyers who want to run on clean natural gas to include its bestseller, the F-150 pickup,” as the USA Today reports today. The savings and air quality-enhancing benefits associated with compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles are undeniable. In […]

Planes & Automobiles: Consumers Continue to Benefit from Natural Gas

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Our region’s robust supply of clean-burning natural gas continues to play a key and growing role in Powering Pennsylvania’s Transportation Sector. This week, in fact, a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station and Marcellus Shale-related benefits for Pittsburgh International Airport made big headlines. CONSOL Energy’s partnership with Allegheny County to safely produce […]

What They’re Saying: “Shale Gas Turned the World of Energy on Its Head”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Increased competitiveness, a more secure energy future, more jobs and a cleaner environment. These are among the benefits being realized through the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas. This safe, tightly-regulated energy production is helping to “change the course of history” – and for the better. Here’s what they’re saying. SAFE NATURAL […]

Act 13 Powers Pennsylvania Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

Updated: May 21, 2013 As safe, tightly regulated natural gas development continues to benefit every corner of Pennsylvania with low-cost energy and new opportunity, we were reminded this week of the far-reaching impacts of Act 13, the revenue generated by this bipartisan piece of legislation and how it is advancing clean transportation alternatives. Funded through […]

Natural Gas: Powering Pennsylvania’s Transportation Sector

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s abundant, clean-burning Marcellus Shale natural gas resources are laying the foundation for a manufacturing rebirth in the Commonwealth, creating tens of thousands of well-paying local jobs, enhancing air quality and lowering energy costs for consumers, all while generating much-needed tax and fee revenue for important investments, especially for our environment. At […]

Cleaner, Greener, and Tastier; NYC Unveils First CNG-Powered Pizza Truck!

Step aside New York City fashion week – there’s a new global trend making its way through town! Yesterday,Neapolitan Express unveiled a brand new food truck, uniquely combining fresh ingredients and the use of clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) to as its power source. Lower fuel costs, fewer emissions, and a cleaner environment are just a […]

What Can’t Natural Gas Do?

Heat homes and keep us warm. Fuel our vehicles. Power hydraulic fracturing and drilling operations. These are just a few of the many and growing ways America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources our improving our lives while strengthening our economy and our environment. Here’s a quick overview of natural gas use-related stories from the weekend. […]

Rev Up Your (Natural Gas) Engines!

This week, the much-awaited 2014 Corvette Stingray was unveiled, marking 60 years of the fabled American sports car, as CBS News reports. An exciting milestone for sure. But this wasn’t the only exciting transportation-related announcement made this week. Yesterday, IGS Energy and top West Virginia officials, including Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, as well as Marcellus […]

Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gaining Steam

Pa. Rep. Saylor Receives National Recognition for CNG Leadership As this year’s presidential election has come to close, and the political season passes, now is the time for our elected officials to come together and work collectively towards common sense solutions toward meeting our nation’s growing challenges — job creation and energy security, chief among […]

Leveraging Marcellus Shale Natural Gas to Power Our Cars…and Rigs

There continues to be a great deal of national debate about how best to strengthen America’s energy security and provide consumers with more access to affordable energy while also identifying ways to protect our environment. Across the Appalachia, the Marcellus Shale continues to provide real solutions to all of these pressing challenges. Using more clean-burning […]

Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly, and Clean Energy, Love

Last week, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) hosted a forum in Philadelphia aimed at examining a host of issues surrounding the expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles, including compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies. Without question, Pennsylvania – and the greater Philadelphia region specifically – is well-positioned to leverage the Marcellus […]

Dallas Post: Seminar to Plug Natural Gas Vehicles

Converting fleets would save money and cut emissions, proponents say. MATT HUGHES WILKES-BARRE – A fleet of phone and Internet repair trucks; an 18-wheel truck owner-operator; a county transportation authority. These are some of the entities that could save money and reduce emissions by converting their vehicles to natural gas, according to hotel owner Gus […]

Bipartisan Governors Multi‐State Natural Gas Vehicle Procurement Letter

Wall Street Journal: Natural Gas to Power Pickups

By JEFF BENNETT U.S. auto makers are introducing pickup trucks powered by natural gas as they look to catch the growing wave of interest in the fuel as an alternative to gasoline. On Tuesday, Chrysler Group LLC plans to disclose it will build the first production-line pickup truck powered by natural gas. The auto maker […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Brian O’Neill: Maybe It’s Time to be Steered to Natural Gas

A few days before President Barack Obama spoke of a future with cars powered by natural gas, Lutitia Clipper drove one of those through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and onto the Parkway West. “I went up Green Tree Hill, no problem,” Ms. Clipper, a Peoples Gas executive, said of the Honda Civic GX. “I passed […]