Chamber of Commerce Hosts Energy Briefing
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. On Wednesday, the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce hosted an energy briefing about the future of natural gas, and how it relates to the western Colorado.
The Chamber of Commerce featured an energy expert explaining where the country stands on natural gas; and its supply and demand in reference to the western slope.
Officials say the Piceance Basin has great potential in bringing more economic development to the area.
“There sections of the Piceance Basin where the industry hasn't drilled a dry hole for ten years. So, it's that repeatability, that predictability of western Colorado reserves that can be an attractive purchase for a lot of these expansions plans by the industry in the country,” said John Harpole Mercator Energy President.
Harpole says during an investigation by his company, residential gas consumers saved $30 million in heat and electric in 2012.