April 8, 2011
April 8, 2011The ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan may undermine support for nuclear power in the U.S. If it does, other sectors of the energy economy stand to benefit — none more than the natural gas industry.
A natural gas boom is already underway in the 400-million-year-old Marcellus shale reserves beneath Pennsylvania. That boom is apparent on a hilltop about an hour from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where the farmland and forest give way to a brand new industrial site known as the Lathrop compressor station. It's a collection of pipes and compressors that help move natural gas from local wells to market.
To read more: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/08/135149579/nuclear-woes-could-propel-quest-for-natural-gas