The prominent national news and commentary magazine The Atlantic has a piece from their technology editor today, highlighting how a pipeline carrying safe, affordable, clean-burning natural gas into New York City from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale has “transformed” New York’s energy infrastructure.
The line will help keep gas and electric prices lower and less volatile for millions of New Yorkers. The piece also includes a link to a very informative video about how Spectra Energy safely set their pipeline underneath the Hudson River.
A really important thing happened last month to New York City and the rest of the mid-Atlantic. This event will change the daily lives of millions of people, especially during the coldest months of winter.
An $856-million pipeline expansion began ramping up service, allowing more natural gas to get to New York City consumers. The New York-New Jersey expansion project moves more gas the last few miles from Jersey, which is the terminus for much of the Marcellus Shale gas flowing out of Pennsylvania, into Manhattan. The Energy Information Administration called it “one of the biggest… expansions in the Northeast during the past two decades.”