Natural Gas is becoming an increasingly important asset on the road to energy independence (a road we’ve been moving down despite president Obama’s resistance to drilling of any kind), and now the Wyoming County Proctor & Gamble is going to be run completely independently on the little gold mine sitting under it’s feet.
The Procter & Gamble plant in Wyoming County has announced it is on target to be 100 percent energy self-sufficient by next February, by tapping only into the Marcellus gas that lays beneath its property.
The plant which brings you Pampers and Luvs diapers, Bounty napkins and Charmin toilet tissue now consumes 800 billion killowatt hours or enough energy to run 40,000 homes.
It presently produces 50 percent of those site electrical needs and for the last 45 years has easily been the largest electricity and natural gas customer for local utilities.
“But not after next February,” P&G spokesman Alex Fried said Wednesday afternoon. “This will be a first for any of Procter & Gamble’s 150 plants worldwide, and we’re pretty pleased it’s happening here in Wyoming County.”