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new-york  natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  shale-energy  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 12, 2016

A handful of stats stand out about New York state and energy: First, among the 50 states New York was the fourth-largest consumer of natural gas in 2014, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data. More than half the state’s households heat with natural gas. New York also ranked fourth in the country in the use of natural gas for net generated electricity. The good news is a big part of New York sits atop the prolific Marcellus shale play, which could hold more than 9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to one estimate.

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california  natural-gas  emission-reductions  solar  wind 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 12, 2016

Last month we noted new research showing that because the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow, the use of renewables by utilities in generating electricity needs a big assist from natural gas. We also pointed out how a rise in electricity generation from renewables this year has been accompanied by record-setting use of natural gas in the power sector. There’s an essential relationship between the two – one that fits with our view that an all-of-the-above approach is the best way to ensure the U.S. economy and American households are well-supplied with energy. A new analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows how this is working in California, a big state with big electricity needs.

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hawaii  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 11, 2016

Sitting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and without oil and natural gas resources of its own, Hawaii must import virtually all of the energy it uses – 91 percent of it in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).  The state uses more jet fuel than any other energy source – understandable give its distance from the mainland. Meanwhile, 70 percent of the state’s net electricity generation in 2015 was fueled by petroleum liquids

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nevada  states2016  vote4energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 10, 2016

Natural gas figures prominently in Nevada’s energy picture – despite the fact the state has no natural gas production of its own. Nevadans used more natural gas than any other energy source in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – 39 percent of the state’s total. Natural gas accounted for 73 percent of Nevada’s net electricity generation in 2015, EIA says.

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crude-oil-exports  gasoline-prices  consumers  domestic-oil-production  eia34 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 9, 2016

Looking back, the weight of scholarship and analysis had predicted that, rather than cause higher pump prices here at home as some claimed, exporting domestic crude would put downward pressure on U.S. gasoline prices. In fact, that’s what we’re seeing – abundant crude oil supply benefiting American consumers. U.S. crude exports are part of that market dynamic – while also helping to support domestic production and strengthening America’s balance of trade.

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new-mexico  oil-and-natural-gas  fracking  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 9, 2016

Energy = opportunity – in New Mexico and across the U.S. Indeed, New Mexico is energy-rich, ranking sixth nationally in oil production and eighth in marketed natural gas output in 2015. Oil production has more than doubled since 2009, helped by development of the Permian Basin shale in southeastern New Mexico with hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. 

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north-carolina  offshore-development  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 8, 2016

Keeping offshore energy under wraps hinders U.S. security and blocks states like North Carolina from realizing the job and economic benefits that could come with safe development. North Carolinians recognize the potential benefits for their state as well as the nation, 64 percent of registered state voters saying they support offshore development.

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everything  vote4energy  natural-gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 7, 2016

Seriously, we’re seriously into Fantasy Football. According to The Fantasy Sports Trade Association, more than 57.4 million people age 12 and above played fantasy sports in 2015. Since we’ve been talking in pestilential terms, that’s nearly as many Americans who suffer colds a year.

To which I say: Thank goodness for energy.

No disrespect to Cam, Dez, AD and Odell, but without modern energy there’d be no pro football as we know it, and for yuks we’d be back in the 1850s talking about Fantasy Horseshoes or something. Thanks to the power of energy, there’s the NFL – and Fantasy Football is everywhere and accessible to nearly everyone.

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nebraska  vote4energy  states2016  biofuels 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 7, 2016

Nebraska is a state with significant energy potential. While the state's conventional oil and natural gas production has been declining, there’s considerable promise seen in the vast Niobrara shale play, an emerging producer in Colorado and Wyoming, which stretches south into the western part of Nebraska.

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montana  bakken-shale  oil-production  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 6, 2016

Montana is a leading energy producer in an energy nation – one that leads the world in oil and natural gas output. America’s ongoing energy renaissance is largely due to private energy investment and development – in the Bakken and other energy-rich fields. 

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