The state of Pennsylvania is a major oil and gas producing state, but natural gas production has been on the decline.
It’s been a long time coming, and many have been waiting for the right time to tap the vast reserves of natural resource.
A new report from the Penn State Energy Institute found the state had the lowest natural gas usage rates in the country in 2017, with nearly half of all households using natural gas for heating.
In fact, Pennsylvania was actually the only state in the U.S. to see a net decrease in natural gas use between 2015 and 2017.
In addition, natural gas used to account for nearly a quarter of all power generated in the state, according to a report from Penn State.
Natural gas consumption fell by nearly 20% in the last year, and the report says natural gas was responsible for about 2.3 million megawatt hours of electricity in the United States in 2017.
The new report found the Pennsylvania Energy Administration (PEMA) is working on plans to expand natural gas transmission and distribution in the Keystone state, and it’s looking at bringing more natural gas to the state.
PEMA Director of Energy and Environmental Policy Matt Gattis told Mashable that the agency is looking at using the state’s natural gas reserves to generate energy from the Bakken formation in North Dakota.
Gatti said he doesn’t see natural gas as being a commodity that’s going to make up for the state being one of the poorest states in the nation, but rather as an investment that can be a positive investment.
“There’s going the right way for us,” Gattasaid.
“It’s not going to be the last, it’s not the worst, but it’s the right place at the right price.”
Natural gas was used to make about 2% of the power produced in the entire country in the first half of 2017, according the report.
GATTIS said that the industry is already planning for natural gas coming to the U., and the Keystone pipeline could help with that.
“We are looking at it as a natural resource, it is a critical energy resource,” he said.
“And it’s going in a way that we are not using it as fuel.”
Gattias report also found that natural gas consumption in Pennsylvania increased by 6% from the first quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018.
Gatta said that Pennsylvania is also planning on expanding its natural gas infrastructure, including the Keystone Pipeline, which is one of several projects planned to help increase natural gas supplies in the region.
“The Keystone pipeline is a natural extension of our infrastructure that will also provide a way to connect our natural gas industry with the broader market,” Gatta added.
GATTA said that natural resources are a key component of Pennsylvania’s economy and are vital to Pennsylvania’s future, but that the pipeline is not the solution to Pennsylvania energy problems. “
I believe the Keystone is a significant part of the overall Keystone Pipeline,” GATTI said.
GATTA said that natural resources are a key component of Pennsylvania’s economy and are vital to Pennsylvania’s future, but that the pipeline is not the solution to Pennsylvania energy problems.
“You’re looking at something that’s very complex, and this is a difficult issue,” Gatto said.
He said the pipeline could be the “next big thing” for Pennsylvania’s energy future, and he believes the Keystone could help solve the state energy problems without the need for new pipelines.
“Natural gas is a very valuable resource, but we’re going to need a new pipeline to go to the Keystone,” GATTSaid.