Hundreds of miles of new pipelines to carry Pennsylvania gas
How big is natural gas in Pennsylvania? This big, according to the Associated Press:
More than half of the interstate natural-gas pipeline projects proposed to federal energy regulators since the beginning of 2010 involve Pennsylvania — at a cost estimated at more than $2 billion.
That's hundreds of miles of pipelines that can move more than 4 billion cubic feet of natural gas each day.
The new pipeline projects also bring the risk of explosions, which have been a particular problem for natural gas systems lately. Congress is supposed to take a new look at pipeline safety rules, last updated in 2006, but that hasn't happened yet. But Pennsylvania’s already sporting one eternally burning township thanks to coal — it can pick up one or two more from natural gas, right?