Canadian LNG Exports, New England Pipelines & the Marcellus

Let’s return to the topic of exporting Marcellus/Utica Shale gas. You may recall MDN did a roundup of potential export facilities for Marcellus/Utica Shale gas back in August. Most of those facilities are located in Canada (see List of LNG Export Projects for Marcellus/Utica Shale Gas). The biggest hurdle to feeding those projects is not technical but instead is political/philosophical. Anti-fossil fuelers in New England are vigorously opposing new pipelines to the region from the Marcellus even though it would deliver cheap, abundant, clean-burning natural gas that would ultimately lower their own electric rates. Must be they like paying 2-3 times for electricity what everyone else across the country pays. Sprinkle in talk of using some of the gas that would flow through those pipelines for export and they go berserk. However, that’s not to say they don’t have some (minor) points that need to be considered. Let’s delve into the specifics of how (and why) northeast gas should flow to Canada, how much, and whether or not it would affect the price New Englanders ultimately have to pay for electricity…

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