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Buderus oil fired boiler with an indirect water heater

John Golpe Completes Course in Installation and Service of Gas Heating Equipment

John Golpe, of Wharton, NJ, successfully completed a course in installation and service of gas heating equipment held by Gas Appliance Service Training & Consulting (GASTC) at their training facility in Warren, Rhode Island. This extensive, full-time, one-week program focused on concepts and practical applications and provided thorough instruction required for installing, servicing and trouble-shooting natural gas and propane heating systems. The topics covered included Fundamentals of Gas Combustion, Circuitry and Troubleshooting, Hydronic Controls, Electronic Ignition Systems, and Advanced Electric Ignition Systems. The course was taught by Tim McElwain, the President of GASTC, who has over 45 years of experience training technicians in the fundamentals of gas heating.

Mr. Golpe is employed by Hart & Iliff Fuel and Energy Systems as a Heating and Air Conditioning Technician.

Six Good Reasons to Stay With Oil Heat

Elizabethtown Gas has been actively encouraging members in Lake Mohawk to commit to converting to natural gas. Here are six good reasons to stick with oil heat:

1. While Natural Gas is currently cheaper than Heating Oil, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports should quickly cause this price difference to disappear.

Heating oil and natural gas are fungible commodities. Over a 75-year time horizon, the price of heating your home with oil or natural gas has been pretty much in parity with an occasional small tilt in one direction or another. In 2006, as a result of the advent of fracking and horizontal drilling, the long term equilibrium between the prices of the two fuels changed. These new technologies resulted in huge increases in the domestic production of both fuels. Natural gas production increased from 19.4 trillion cubic feet in 2006 to 28.8 trillion cubic feet in 2017 and crude oil production increased from 5.1 million barrels a day in 2006 to 9.4 million barrels a day in 2017. These massive increases in US production caused the prices of both fuels to decline. However, the price of natural gas declined more and has stayed down longer. Why? The simple answer is that it's easy to place the extra oil on a tanker and ship it to other parts of the world where the price is higher. Until recently, this phenomenon was not possible for natural gas which was essentially "shut in" in the domestic market. A new technology known as liquefied natural gas (LNG) converts the natural gas into a liquid so that it can be shipped to other parts of the world where prices are higher. The first two domestic LNG plants commenced operation in February 2016 (Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass Facility) and March 2018 (Dominion's Cove Point Facility). An additional 5 plants are under construction and 4 more are approved and waiting to begin construction. From 2016 to 2017, US LNG exports quadrupled from .5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) to 1.94 Bcf/d. By 2019, US LNG Exports are expected to quintuple to 10 Bcf/d. Over the course of a year that’s enough natural gas to heat 36.5 million homes. This steep increase in LNG exports will eventually eliminate the overhang of natural gas causing US prices to rise, restoring the historical price equilibrium between the two fuels.