Natural gas has 43% lower emissions than coal and 30% lower emissions than oil.
Natural gas development has less impact on the landscapr and doesn't tear the tops off mountains.
20% of the electricity produced in New York State is generated from coal or oil.
The Department of Energy states that 80% of air pollution comes from vehicles.
Natural gas is a cleanr fuel for autos and big trucks.
Natural gas produces 60% to 90% less smog-producing pollutants.
Natural gas produces 30% to 40% less greenhouse gas emissions.
Natural gas is the perfect transition fuel to renewable energy.
Currently, only 2% of electricity in New York State is producted with renewable energy sources.
Natural Gas Is Made In America
Increased use of natural gas could reduce the U.S. trade deficit by $25 billion a month.
The conversion from oil to natural gas helps creates jobs America.
Natural gas costs 60% less than gasoline at the pump.
Lease payments and royalties paid to landowners benefits everyone with economic ripple effects.
New York State uses 1.2 trillion cubic foot or natural gas per year.
New York State is the forth largest consuming state of natural gas.
30% of the natural gas produced is used to generate electricity.
Currently only 5% of natural gas is produced in New York State.
Natural Gas Experience In New York State
Natural gas was first discovered in New York State in 1821 at Fredonia, NY.
There have been 75,000 natural gas wells drilled in New York State with 12,000 of those wells still active.
Since the 1950ís, most of the natural gas wells in New York State have been hydrofraced.
The chemicals used for hydrofracing have evolved and improved over time and continue to do so.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requires each company to disclose their formula for chemicals used in hydrofracing.
Many natural gas companies publically release their formula for chemicals used in hydrofracing.
Most hydrofracing only uses about a half dozen chemicals in the process.
Hydrofracting solutions are composed of 99.5% water and sand and 0.5% chemicals.
Hydrofracing of natural gas wells occurs daily in New York State.
Vertical wells use up to 80,000 gallons of hydrofracing solution.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has provided excellent oversight for natural gas development in New York State.
New York State's Economy Is In Trouble
Natural gas production in New York State will create many good and high paying jobs.
Natural gas production would result in large increases in New York State Business Development.
Natural gas production benefits the entire state economy.
Gas Taxes Help Local Communities And Schools
Taxes are paid by the energy companies based on the amount of natural gas produced.
Money from natural gas development goes directly into the local government and communities.
Learn About Safe Natural Gas Development
An extensive study of the impacts of natural gas development has been udertaken in the form of the supplemental generic environmental impact statement (sGEIS).
Hundreds of thousands of man hours have been expended as part of this study.
Thousands of comments have been reviewed and will be intergrated into the final sGEIS.
The requirements identified within the sGEIS alomg with the language within the landowner coalition leases will provide the strictest environmental protection for natural gas development in the country.