Bishop Curry gave a powerful sermon about the power and redemptive qualities of love. He said that love flashes like fire, a raging flame that cannot be drowned out. He said that fire made human civilization possible, letting us cook food, heat our environments, and move into colder climates.
There would be no Bronze Age without fire, he said. There would be neither an Iron Age nor an industrial revolution either. Bishop Curry pointed out that fire brought him to the ceremony by powering his airplane, and everyone that drove a car to the sermon relied on fire too. He said that fire is powering the texting, tweeting, and Instagramming that everyone at the wedding was doing as well.
Just like the new Duchess of Sussex, a lot of “fire” powering Great Britain is increasingly coming from other countries. Britain was self-sufficient in natural gas until 2004, but production from the North Sea has been declining for years. England is increasingly important liquefied natural gas, and more than half of it is coming from Russia. That is awkward at a time when Russia’s relationship with the western world is strained to say the least.
England’s other big suppliers include Norway, Qatar, and the Netherlands. In July 2017, America got in the game and shipped its first tanker full of natural gas to England from Sabine Pass in the Gulf of Mexico. By 2040, it is estimated that England could import 93% of its gas and America could be one of the world’s top exporters. Just a few years ago, America was on England’s path towards import dependency in natural gas, but that all changed with the unconventional natural gas boom.
Much of that boom has been led by the Marcellus Shale play, which became the country’s largest gas field in 2013. Production in the Marcellus is increasingly either being exported directly, or creating surpluses in the Gulf of Mexico that can be exported. If you want to get involved in the Marcellus, just contact us at (412) 212-7517.