Natural gas drilling has vitalized many former coal towns in Pennsylvania and other regions. These small towns and small cities once had booming economies that relied on the nearby mines. The mining industry now relies more on automation, and coal no longer holds the power it once held. Gasoline and diesel have replaced this fossil fuel. Natural gas can be used to power cars, but it requires a special engine and it to be distributed as compressed natural gas.
Tony Petrello knows this. He has worked within the industry for many years. He is bringing his experience to NABORs. NABORs works with geothermal and natural gas energy sources. Not only does it help the people who develop these resources for exploitation, it keeps a watch out for new technologies to make process more efficient.
Petrello wants to help the United States develop its natural gas resources to help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign fossil fuel supplies. Because fossil fuels are a limited energy supply, Petrello knows the important of developing additional alternative energy sources, including geothermal energy. He continues to oversee plans to increase the adoption of geothermal heating and cooling systems in many homes. These systems, often called heat pumps, provide an efficient year-round energy source. They use nothing more than naturally occurring processes deep within the earth.
Tony Petrello has previously served as a director of the Texas Children’s Hospital and as a director and executive committee member for Stewart and Diesel. He will bring his decades of executive experience to his new position.