When Jessica Ullom goes to work, she dons a white hard hat, safety glasses, metatarsal boots, and a portable gas monitor. Most of her days are spent in the rural fields of Western Pennsylvania, overseeing the environmental conditions at well sites.
Royal Dutch Shell, which has been reshuffling its shale gas portfolio in the U.S., announced three major deals this week, one of which adds 155,000 acres to its hot spot in northeastern Pennsylvania where the company is among the first to bet on the Utica Shale.
What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large majorities of New York voters support investments in oil and natural gas
Strong bipartisan majorities of registered New York voters support increased development of U.S. energy infrastructure and will back candidates who support producing more U.S. oil and natural gas, according to a new poll released by API.
A recent Neilson poll found three connected points among registered U.S. voters on domestic oil and natural gas development that should resonate in Washington. Across party lines, age and gender, strong majorities of registered voters support more domestic drilling and production.
In 1973 New York and the entire country suffered through an OPEC oil embargo. Gasoline became scarce, oil and natural gas prices shot up and everyone became aware of what it meant to be dependent on Middle East oil.
This study conducted by HIS Global Inc. shows school districts have saved over $1 billion dollars on energy last year due to hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Further, the study shows state and local taxpayers saved another $720 million on other government spending for the same period."