Majority Of Americans Polled Support Expansion Of Natural Gas Infrastructure
December 12, 2014
More than half of Americans support the development of additional infrastructure to expand the use of natural gas in the U.S., according to a poll conducted for Honeywell's UOP, a leading supplier of technology and equipment to natural gas producers. An even larger number, three-quarters of respondents, agreed that the development of natural gas is driving economic growth in the U.S., underpinning the support for infrastructure development.
The survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs found that 56 percent support expanded development of infrastructure, including processing facilities to clean natural gas and transportation pipelines to bring that gas to consumers. Only 10 percent of adults opposed such investments, while 31 percent are unsure whether to support infrastructure expansion. A supermajority of 75 percent believes that natural gas exploration and development in the U.S. is driving economic resurgence in the nation, specifically in sectors including manufacturing.
“The survey results demonstrate that most people recognize the importance of natural gas to the U.S. economy and support investment needed to expand its use,” said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president and general manager of UOP's Gas Processing and Hydrogen business. “We continue to see robust demand for our technology both here in the U.S. and globally as natural gas becomes a greater solution to energy and other needs.”
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