Romney on Natural Gas
January 8, 2012 Leave a comment
By Lauren Appelbaum, Political Director
Washington, Jan. 8 – Gov. Mitt Romney stressed the importance of using natural gas to improve the quality of air. “This discussion about energy and security and getting the cost of gasoline down, the big opportunity here is not just a new oil distribution system, but it’s natural gas,” Romney said during the NBC News / Facebook debate in New Hampshire this morning.
“We have massive new natural gas reserves that have been found in Pennsylvania, in North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas,” the former governor continued. “Natural gas, cheap, a fraction of the cost per BTU of oil. If we want to help people in New England have, not only homes and businesses that emit less pollutant into the air and therefore would have cleaner air and also have lower cost energy, it’s let’s build out this natural gas system so that we can take advantage of that new enormous source of American economic strength.”