An anti-fracking rally in Albany yesterday was just more of the same as ideologues from areas without natural gas (including some from other states) tried to make some noise yet again but the real story may have been the guy in green who just happens to husband of EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck.
Things going on in Washington these days are raising all sorts of questions of propriety, particularly at the EPA. FOIA requests have been routinely ignored. Lisa Jackson coordinated…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 18, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
Cabot Oil & Gas, has, in five short years, become the model of how to do business in our region, earning excellent profits for its stockholders, maintaining excellent relationships with the communities where it works and improving the lives of just about ever Susquehanna County resident. It’s no coincidence.
I went on a natural gas well tour conducted by Cabot Oil & Gas the other day with a few guests. We were fortunate a friend of mine took us in his RV. On our way down…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 16, 2013 at 7:58pm — No Comments
Jim Willis notes Willie Nelson has joined the anti-fracking brigade like the good celebrity he is. Nothing is so predictable as the political correctness of celebrities, but one has to wonder what Willie’s smoking this week as he suggests farmers would be better of without it.
We guess we’ve always known that country music superstar Willie Nelson tilts to the liberal spectrum when it comes to politics (but dang, we like his music!). One of the things Willie has done over the years, to…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 15, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Energy In Depth's Shawn:
"No matter how you feel about the New Republic magazine, one should feel the author reporting on a news article is somewhat knowledgeable about the subject matter they are discussing. Yet in their most recent article, “The Amish Are Getting Fracked, Their religion prohibits lawsuits—and the energy companies…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on June 14, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments
Bob Tiberio says New Yorkers are growing tired, very tired, of waiting on Governor Andrew Cuomo to finally act on proposed natural gas development regulations that were developed, analyzed and ready to go many months ago, as he does a “we’ll decide on science” routine that epitomizes “the lady doth protest too much” line.
I’m so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
- The Kinks
Supporters of natural gas in New York are tired of waiting for Governor…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 14, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments
Penn State extension educator, Dave Messersmith came to Brooklyn Township and spoke about European shale gas development, it’s complications, and how the continent’s governments are working to develop their shale resources. He also discussed shale development in Pennsylvania and exactly what it’s meant for the agriculture industry.
Dave Messersmith recently visited Northeastern Pennsylvania to speak to a …Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on June 13, 2013 at 8:51pm — No Comments
Delaware and Sullivan County landowner Inge Grafe-Kieklak rejoins Natural Gas Now to report on a lawsuit she and other Delaware County property owners have filed against the Town of Sidney, where the Town Board ignored state law to enact a natural gas moratorium prepared on David Slottje’s advice, without the required supermajority of members.
I did not expect to be back on this blog commenting again so soon after yesterday’s post on WJFF, but events have intervened and I have news to…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 13, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Energy In Depth's Shawn:
"Throughout my lifetime Harrison County has had a relatively stagnant economy. Gone were the days of heavy coal production and folks, including myself, seemed to think there was little to nothing coming down the pike that could stimulate the county’s economy. This may have been true for awhile, that is until development of the Utica Shale and Point Pleasant formations began with Chesapeake’s…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on June 13, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
WJJF Radio Catskill, a public radio station located in Jeffersonville, New York, exhibited its heavy-handed bias when it took umbrage at even mentioning the good deeds of natural gas companies. Some attitude for a public community radio station!
Several months ago, I had a talk with the station manager of WJFF radio in Jeffersonville, New York, near where I reside. I wanted to know why there was not a more balanced approach to the gas drilling issue. It all started with a little seven…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 12, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments
Energy In Depth's Mike:
"This week in the heart of Ohio’s Utica Shale play some folks from the oil and gas industry held a joint event with the Minority Business Association in Stark County (aka the Utica Capital). The purpose was to discuss connecting the growing natural gas industry with the…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on June 11, 2013 at 10:03am — No Comments
Frank Chernega tells Natural Gas NOW readers Josh Fox uses Gasland Part II to push renewable energy, but fails to take advantage of his home's southern roof exposure for a solar array that would heat his water and his home, demonstrating the double-standard so typical of the natural gas opposition.
"I attended a premier showing of Gasland Part II at the West Middle School in Binghamton, New York, on June 5 to see what Josh Fox had concocted this time around. At the beginning of the…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 11, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas has most often been framed as an environmental issue, but Grace Wildermuth says people stand to lose much more than our natural resources do. Real stakeholders don’t speak of “the” environment; rather, they focus on their environment, their interests and their rights. It’s personal for them, not some abstract concept.
A quick look at some of the headlines in our local newspapers would make one think northeastern Pennsylvania is turning…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 11, 2013 at 4:58am — No Comments
Betty Sutliff, retired school teacher and landowner contrasts Gasland Part II with FrackNation, finding the former brought out the usual suspects, while the latter brought a more serious mix of individuals simply interested in the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
A journalistic duel played out on the streets of Callicoon on June 8th. Academy award nominee and HBO backed Manhattanite, Josh Fox, vs. people funded Kickstarter backed Irishman, Phelim McAleer – a regular…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 10, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments
Freelance journalist Josh Wengler investigates the “largest ever public outcry” against fracking in the Commonwealth and finds it looks more like a cheap stunt than anything else, with all too little credibility.
In a press release circulated by the activist group PennEnvironment recently and echoed by Food and Water Watch, a consortium of anti-fracking groups proclaimed a powerful achievement: Delivery of a petition bearing more than 100,000 signatures to the Pennsylvania legislature…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 8, 2013 at 6:45am — No Comments
Windsor, New York is the home of Marcellus Drilling News and Jim Willis, MDN’s owner, reports on what is some very good news, indeed, as shale gas and pipelines are delivering huge savings for taxpayers in that area – something that just doesn’t happen in upstate New York that often.
Last October, MDN told you about the Town of Windsor (where we write from!) in Broome County, NY, along the border of Pennsylvania. Windsor saw a new 9-mile section of natural gas pipeline and a…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 7, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Otsego County, New York, wrestles with the economic difficulty of operating a long-term care facility, the operation of which could have been more easily supported had the Town of Middlefield not scuttled natural gas development plans that might have supplied the facility.
The continuing discussion about the outcome for the Otsego Manor, our county long-term care facility near Cooperstown, New York, reveals what is a losing situation for all involved. The Manor should never have been…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 6, 2013 at 11:34pm — No Comments
This fall will mark the four year anniversary since the New York Department of Environmental Conservation exercised its right to take over as lead agency for the proposed Inergy Finger Lakes LPG Storage Facility. Frustratingly, and despite approval from various experts, including the New York state geologist, a decision still has not been made.
We have been following the Inergy Finger Lakes LPG Storage Facility for awhile now, from the …Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on June 6, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Energy In Depth's Shawn:
"Yesterday, Ohio University hosted the 2nd annual Shale and Beyond Conference at their Athens campus. The panelists shared their views across the board at how best to prepare for Utica Shale development as it continues to grow and revitalize eastern Ohio. In attendance were nearly one hundred community and business…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on June 6, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments
Denver, CO and Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 06, 2013
Oildex, the innovator of cloud-based smart information management solutions for the energy industry, is pleased to announce that a record number of new customers have employed its ePayables, eRevenue and eStatement services. Over the previous year, the number of customers who adopted Oildex’s solutions grew by more than 53% and new revenue increased by…Continue
Added by Oildex on June 6, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments
UPDATE (6/4/2013 12:00 pm ET): The Ohio Commerce Center has improved vastly in the past three years, thanks in part to shale development. Owners George and Spiro Bakeris purchased the park three years ago and have since invested millions of dollars to improve infrastructure and attract new tenants.
Workers are continuing construction on new rail infrastructure improvements, which have actually brought in a new…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on June 5, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments