A lack of pipeline infrastructure is causing artificially high energy bills for consumers across the Mid-Atlantic and New England. For households fortunate enough to be connected to natural gas supplies, their utility bills have been reduced by more than $343 million since 2008.
“We are now sitting almost on top of the most prolific gas field in the world,” he said. “There are two advantages now. With pipeline distances from six to 100 miles, transportation cost is less, and Marcellus Shale gas trades at a discount. Marcellus Shale gas is some of the cheapest gas in the United States. But you don’t have enough pipeline to get the gas out of the area.”
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