Ensign Drilling operates 15 drilling rigs exclusively on natural gas in the United States—with 11 of them exclusively using GE’s Jenbacher gas engines. The latest project with Seneca Resources further underscores the oil and gas industry’s increased deployment of more efficient and cleaner on-site power solutions.“Our fuel-flexible Jenbacher gas engine technology offers customers lower-emission on-site power generating capabilities, making it ideally suited to support Seneca Resources and Ensign Drilling’s LNG initiative that will serve as a model for other operators in the Marcellus Shale region,” said Roger George, North America general manager—Gas Engines for GE Power & Water. Powering a drill rig with natural gas instead of diesel can result in 60 percent lower fuel costs. LNG also represents a cleaner alternative to diesel for the transportation industry and trucks, reducing overall combustion emissions up to 25 percent. Truck fleets also can often reduce fuel costs by more than 25 percent with LNG. Unconventional gas is quickly becoming the most abundant source of natural gas in the U.S. and now accounts for about a quarter of U.S. natural gas production. By 2035, half of U.S. natural gas will come from unconventional sources, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The boom in unconventional gas, up from just two percent of the total in 2000, has cut gas prices to record levels, reduced energy imports and set the country on a path to energy independence. It also is a major force driving the job market. GE’s unconventional resources solutions, consisting of more than 40 technologies from across the GE portfolio, are addressing fundamental industry challenges, helping customers to improve operational performance, reduce their environmental footprint, increase resource recovery and drive demand for natural gas. GE’s portfolio of innovative distributed power solutions give businesses and communities around the world the ability to generate reliable and efficient power by using a variety of fuels, both on or off the grid. GE’s distributed power technologies give customers—including industrial businesses, developing communities, government agencies that are managing disaster relief and other emergency power situations—the ability to generate reliable, more sustainable power whenever and wherever it is needed. GE’s distributed power portfolio includes GE aeroderivative gas turbines, Jenbacher and Waukesha gas engines and waste heat recovery solutions. About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com. About GE Power & Water GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Power & Water’s seven business units include Aeroderivative Gas Turbines; Gas Engines; Nuclear Energy; Power Generation Services; Renewable Energy; Thermal Products and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater.