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Infrastructure is moving in

Even though the price of gas has slowed the growth of the natural gas industry, production in Pennsylvania is moving right along and continues to break records, said the President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition David Spigelmyer.

Wells are producing more with the help of hydraulic fracturing, a method that uses high-pressure liquid to break through the underground rock formations allowing access to reservoirs of gas.   But for gas to get to the market, infrastructure is needed, said Spigelmyer, and there are signs that it is starting to fall into place.

At the moment, the Environmental Regulatory Commission is unsure about giving the final approval to a pipeline that would stretch 124 miles from the Marcellus Shale region of northern Pennsylvania into New York.  Spigelmyer explained there are several other pipeline projects in development that will help fill emerging gaps in service.

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