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Posted in Alternative Energy | Current Events | Innovative Solutions | Marcellus Shale | Natural Gas
Pennsylvania sits atop an abundant supply of natural gas that, according to a study from Penn State University, could be producing more than 17 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day by 2020. The safe and responsible development of this abundant resource can power our transportation sector for generations to come with a cleaner, more affordable source of fuel.
Last week, I participated in an event at Penn State Lehigh Valley titled, “Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs): The Road Ahead in Pennsylvania” that discussed policies to encourage infrastructure development for greater use of natural gas for transportation. This Penn State Extension-sponsored forum showcased how natural gas vehicles can benefit Pennsylvanians. Various experts on NGVs and natural gas vehicle fueling stations discussed the technical and economic aspects of NGVs and supporting infrastructure.
For fleets who consume large quantities of fuel, NGVs are a smart economic alternative. With gas prices remaining unpredictable, the greater use of vehicles powered by natural gas would provide substantial savings for fleets. One recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration found natural gas currently costs 42 percent less on average than traditional gasoline, and is expected to cost 50 percent less than traditional fuels by 2035.No comments yet | Permalink | Tags: CNG, CNG Focus Group, Energy, Marcellus, Natural Gas, NGV, PA, Penn State, PSU
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Recently, I had the opportunity to join members of the CNG Focus Group for a Tour of CATA’s (Centre Area Transportation Authority) facility in State College. I was able to get quite a few nice photos from this event and thought I would use this blog post as an opportunity to share the experience.No comments yet | Permalink | Tags: AFIG, Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant, CATA, Centre Area Transportation Authority, CNG, CNG Focus Group, Compressed Natural Gas, Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania, State College
Posted in Alternative Energy | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Marcellus Shale | Natural Gas
The early part of my career was spent in the field of economic development. For 20 years, I was focused on retaining and creating jobs, and building communities. This work annealed me and fortunately led me to being part of Larson Design Group. I retain a strong understanding of how important job creation is for the health of a region.
Since 2009, I have been involved in a discussion about long-term job creation from Marcellus development. We understand what is happening now. We have an idea as to what part of this activity will continue over the next decade or so. But our discussion has been focused on what will happen that is a result of but separate from Marcellus development. This is looking forward to see economic benefits that are permanent compared to exploration. I haven’t shared these thoughts publicly for fear of setting expectations that are unrealistic or unbelievable. I don’t want to be viewed as a “spin-master” either. That space is full.
On July 3rd, Andy Maykuth of the Philadelphia Inquirer did us a favor. In his article, he gives us a look at the permanence of Marcellus. You might want to read Andy’s work “Intriguing possibility for Pa.’s excess shale gas” Let’s look at three job-creating opportunities that match Andy’s view, and could assure long-term, permanent benefit from Marcellus development:Comments (1) | Permalink | Tags: Alex Nixon, Alyssa Murphy, Andy Maykuth, CNG, CNG Focus Group, Compressed Natural Gas, Energy, Fuel, Giant Eagle, Houston Chronicle, jobs, Lycoming County, Marcellus, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, NGV, PA, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, River Valley Transit, Shale, Simone Sebastian