Consumer Energy Alliance on Crucial Role of the Marcellus Shale in US Energy Policy

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Andrew Browning, executive vice president of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), speaks with MetalMiner Editor Lisa Reisman at CEA’s offices in downtown Chicago. In this segment, Browning gives the background on the CEA’s mission, and how the organization views the Marcellus Shale as a key element in the country’s energy production.

As our readers are undoubtedly aware, rising fuel costs are showing no sign of slowing down. Energy inputs play a huge role in metal production and prices, and many producers are taking initiative to secure energy supplies as the markets grow tighter.

There is no one solution or one “go-to” fuel source — and that’s why organizations such as the not-for-profit Consumer Energy Alliance are working with producers, consumers and the federal government toward a comprehensive, sound energy policy for the United States.

MetalMiner recently had the chance to speak with Andrew Browning, CEA’s executive vice president, about the organization’s work and the importance of not only advocating for the continued, responsible use of oil, natural gas and other sources, but for a domestic energy policy tying it all together. In the segment above, Browning gives the background on the CEA’s mission, and how the organization views the Marcellus Shale as a key element in the country’s energy production.

Stay tuned this week for more segments of MetalMiner’s interview with Andrew Browning, covering the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the viability of shale oil as a fuel resource, the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and what to expect in the 2012 election.

–Taras Berezowsky

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