The Generation Professionals Group is for utility professionals who work in biomass, coal, gas/oil, hydro, natural gas, or nuclear power generation fields. 

14,293 Members


New York And New England Paying The Price For Obstructing Pipeline Projects

Pipeline Projects

It looks like New York and New England are on the verge of a fuel crisis, which is likely to have an adverse impact on the people who live there as well as businesses.

A couple of weeks ago, Con Ed informed regulators that starting March 15th, it will have to stop accepting new gas customers in the Westchester region due to a severe shortage in natural gas supply.

Natural gas is the most reliable fuel available today for heating purposes. A shortage of gas means residences across New York and New England might struggle to heat their homes in the coming months.

It is unbelievable, considering the fact that the United States is currently one of the largest producers and exporters of natural gas.

Opposition to Pipeline Construction – The Cause of All Problems

The problem with New York and New England is not geographical or geological in nature, as the region is blessed with massive shale reserves.

The problem is entirely political in nature, as the administrators are hell bent on depriving their citizens of cheap natural gas, which is abundantly available in most other parts of the country. This is what happens when you listen to a rich liberal elitist like Matt Damon. Sort of ironic, he is from Boston!

In addition to banning fracking in the state, Gov. Cuomo also stalls or outright denies permission to pipeline construction in the state. The governor, along with environmental activists and climate change experts in the state, firmly believes that green energy (solar, wind, and geothermal) can replace natural gas entirely.

While it might be a possibility in the distant future, there is no reason to believe that green energy can be a viable alternative to natural gas – or even coal for that matter – right now.

As a result of shortsighted policymaking, people as well as businesses in New York are suffering greatly which is what they get for choosing to vote for Democrats.

Recently, Kathryn Wylde, who serves as the President and CEO of Partnership for New York City, stated that natural gas shortage is a factor that could prevent new businesses from setting shop in the city and drive away existing businesses.

Already, the average hub price in New York and New England is much higher than the price in the Midwest. This is a travesty, especially at a time when our country is scaling new heights every day in terms of natural gas production much to the dismay of Russia and OPEC.

The Solution

It is time for people in New York and New England to demand accountability from their administrators but this will not happen as long as they continue to be stuck on stupid and choose to vote for job killing Democrats who seem to really just be focused on protecting illegals and taxing the hard workers of this country even more. Clean, cheap natural gas is something that no taxpaying American should be deprived of – no matter what.

The solution for New York’s problems is two-fold. First, the state needs pipelines that can supply natural gas to everyone who needs it. Second, the state should allow fracking so that the people in the region can benefit from the increased economic activity and employment opportunities.

Stuck on Stupid

Again, this will not happen as long as the citizens continue to put in Democrats in power. These states will continue to suffer and they deserve all the pain that is coming towards them and everything they continue to go through.

States that are fracking that can are doing well – states that choose not to frack when they can are suffering. The dichotomy is prolific.

Benjamin Roussey's picture

Thank Benjamin for the Post!

Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »