A Novel Approach to Deliver Cheap Marcellus Shale Gas to Philly

novel approachProblem: How can Philadelphia benefit from cheap, abundant Marcellus Shale natural gas being produced in such large quantities in Pennsylvania that the state can’t use it all and is now a net exporter? Yes, as Drexel president John Fry said at Shale Insight last week, Philly can provide education and research to assist the shale revolution (see Shale Insight 2013: Final Wrap-Up, The Big Surprise). But aside from education and research, how can Philly realize the tangible benefits of low-cost shale gas? Answer: Install a big, fat pipeline into Philly to deliver cheap Marcellus Shale gas to residents and businesses that can use it.

New Problem: Where do you run a new pipeline in a densely populated city like Philly? New Answer: Under the Delaware River (?!?!)…

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