April 4, 2016

Heartland Daily Podcast – Charles Steele: How Increased Natural Gas Benefits the Environment and Economy

Heartland Institute — In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Charles Steele, the Herman and Suzanne Dettwiler Chair in Economics at Hillsdale College in Michigan, joins Managing Editor of Environment & Climate News H. Sterling Burnett. Steele joins Burnett to talk about research he conducted showing the benefits of increased natural gas supplies to the […]

March 21, 2016

Poll: Widespread Support for Natural Gas Pipelines in West Virginia

A recent survey shows widespread support for the development of new natural gas pipelines in West Virginia. The poll, sponsored by the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association/Energize West Virginia and conducted by Mark Blankenship Enterprises found that 76 percent of West Virginians favor the expansion of critical pipeline infrastructure. In West Virginia, there […]

March 14, 2016

EIA: Natural Gas to Generate More Power than Coal in 2016

  Natural gas will overtake coal to become the leading source of electricity generation in the United States this year according to new projections released by the federal government. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest short-term outlook projects gas to account for 33 percent of electricity produced this year, compared with 32 percent for […]

February 17, 2016

Ag Sector, Industry Embrace Affordable Natural Gas

What do baseballs and fertilizer have in common? They are the result of affordable natural gas. Natural gas has long been a key input for many products and functions, but today we are seeing the rapid expansion of this clean-burning resource thanks to unprecedented domestic production. From baseballs and crayons to key agricultural inputs we are […]

February 12, 2016

Natural Gas Fuels Economic Turnaround in Monroe County

Monroe County faced an uncertain future in 2013 following the bankruptcy and closure of the Ormet aluminum smelting plant that cost nearly 1,000 jobs and devastated the local economy. Ormet had for years been the economic backbone of this small Appalachian community and local tax revenues and economic activity quickly shrunk in its absence. Today, […]

February 10, 2016

Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association Urges Approval of Rover Pipeline

Recently, Joe Savarise, Executive Director of the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association—a member of the Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure (CEPI)—submitted a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging the timely approval of the Rover Pipeline project. Savarise noted the important role Ohio’s hotel industry will play during the construction of […]

February 8, 2016

Carbon Emissions Drop with Growing Demand for Natural Gas

In a new column published in the Plain Dealer, Jackie Stewart, State Director for Energy In Depth-Ohio highlights the notable decline in U.S. carbon emissions triggered by the growing use of clean-burning natural gas. “Thanks to natural gas, carbon emissions from electricity production have declined to a 20-year low in the United States,” said Stewart, […]

February 7, 2016

Natural Gas in “Striking Distance” of Being Largest Source of U.S. Power

Natural gas could soon become the largest source of energy in the U.S. according to new data released in the 2016 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook—a report produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “Natural gas is now within striking distance of being the largest source of US power, […]