May 2013 Blog Posts (42)

*UPDATE* Stark State College Moving On Up and Downtown

Energy In Depth's Mike:

"UPDATE (5/30/2013, 11:25 ET):  There is more great news out of the Utica Capital this week as Stark State College has purchased a building and announced plans that it will open the…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 31, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments

Andy Ditherer Cuomo

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo practices the fine art of political obfuscation and delay with two of his latest pronouncements on the subject of natural gas development in a state that desperately needs it – now.

Two stories from last week are harbingers of bad news for landowners and businesses who want to see fracking begin in New York: (1) Gov. Andy “Ditherer” Cuomo told the Syracuse Post-Standard editorial board he’s pushing off a decision on fracking until next year’s 2014…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 30, 2013 at 11:15pm — No Comments

GE Uses Their Imagination For Shale Development

EID's Shawn:

"When one thinks of the company General Electric (GE), they think of innovation.  It seems fitting, then, that GE is increasing its role within one of the most innovative industries in the world: oil and gas.  In recent months GE’s oil and gas division has been making acquisitions and announcements to show they are committed to helping drive technological innovation in the oil and gas industry for many years to come.

Shale…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

THINK, New Yorkers!

Natural gas in upstate New York communities is common and long-standing, yet the state wrings its hands over allowing its citizens to produce it, even when the safety is well-documented and the economic need is apparent to all. New Yorkers need to THINK, please!

Broome County lies next door to me and has used natural gas as a main source of heat for over 100 years, as have cities such as Ithaca, one of the hotbeds of natural gas opposition today. Here's how it happened:

"NYSEG…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 29, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Rail Industry Key to Utica Shale’s Success

"The current buzz concerning Ohio’s Utica Shale is midstream development.  People want to know when and where processing facilities and pipelines will come online so producers can start getting more product to market.  What isn’t often talked about, however, is how things are transported until those come online, and how the processed liquids will be transported once Ohio does have more midstream capabilities. For many companies, the answer is rail.

In the beginning of the state’s…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 29, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

ANGA Donates $50,000 to Train Veterans for Natural Gas Jobs

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) recently donated $50,000 to the Support Our Troops Education Fund.  The money will go towards scholarships for Ohio veterans pursuing a career in the natural gas industry.  Through a partnership with Stark State College in North Canton and Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, the funds will…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 28, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

Scranton Times-Tribune Trashes Industry While Selling To It

The Lynett family, owner of Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper and the affiliated Northeast Driller, has been simultaneously trashing the natural gas industry and profiting from it. Now it has allied itself with an anti-gas group in what may be an attempt to steer business toward another business venture – an environmental services company.

The Scranton Times-Tribune launched another attack on the natural gas industry in last Sunday’s edition with the outrageous top of the fold front…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 26, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

Cincinnati City Council Lacks Education On Ohio’s UIC Program

EID's Shawn:

"Last week the Cincinnati City Council passed a resolution supporting a statewide ban on injection wells, which unfortunately isn’t the first time they have taken aim at disposal wells.  Just last year they passed a resolution to ban…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Guest Post: Oil and Gas: The Tale of Two Revolutions by Stephen Moore, CEO Petro Chase

War, religion, politics, and guns have been hotly contested topics for decades, even millennia. It hasn’t been until the last decade or so when families, friends, and communities starting debating each other on the steps of state capitols and at dinner tables across the country over all aspects of energy, especially natural resource development.



It’s become an emotional debate, with two sides that feel like the other is not listening. Companies are frustrated,…

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Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on May 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Protesting Natural Gas Usage to Get Cleaner Air. Huh?

The Clean Air Council is once again making the trek from Philadelphia to the Marcellus; this time to try to stop the distribution of natural gas to homes and businesses in Luzerne County.

The Clean Air Council (CAC) has been behind most, if not all, of the compressor station hearings in…

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Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 24, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

Oildex, Transzap Release Stakeholder, the Industry’s Most Intuitive Online Portfolio Management Solution for Royalty Owners

Oildex Announces New Royalty Owner Data Management Service

 

Denver and Houston (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 - Oildex, the innovator of cloud-based smart information management solutions for the energy industry, is pleased to announce the release of Stakeholder, the industry’s most intuitive portfolio management solution built specifically for Royalty Owners.

Stakeholder allows royalty and mineral…

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Added by Oildex on May 23, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

UPDATE: Central Ohio Transit Authority Ready for Transition to CNG Fleet

UPDATE (5/21/2013, 10:13pm ET): Earlier this month, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) released its first 30 CNG buses for use.  While they don’t look much different than the typical diesel-fuel bus, COTA will definitely notice the difference in cost.  They pay about $3.20 for a gallon of diesel fuel, but will pay only about 80 cents for a gallon equivalent of natural gas.  All told, COTA could save $28,800 a year in fuel…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 22, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

NY Families Face Crisis without a Little Help from Their Friends

As women living in the Marcellus Shale region of the United States, it is important to understand what natural gas means to our families. Having seen the film Women of the Marcellus, I decided to look into what it is like to try to raise a family in an economically deprived area with an abundant natural resource under our feet.

Raising a family isn’t easy. Between picking the perfect school systems, to making sure kids have what they need as far as food and clothing, being a parent is…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 21, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments

DEP to Clean Air Council: Compressor Station Emissions Model Doesn’t Reflect Actual Data

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently responded to a report put out by the Clean Air Council (CAC) of Philadelphia, which had alleged high emissions from the Barto compressor station in Penn Township, Lycoming County. Real data, however, show emission levels far below federal…

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Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 21, 2013 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Digging Deeper on the Times Water Contamination Story

Author: John Krohn, Energy In Depth

The Scranton Times Tribune published an investigative article with the inflammatory headline “Drilling Killing Water.”  Of course, a review of the article itself and the data underlying it show a much different set of circumstances than the Times-Tribune headline would lead you to believe.

Over the weekend the Scranton Times-Tribune ran…

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Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 21, 2013 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Ohio State Medical Association Debunks Public Comments About Disclosure

Energy In Depth's Mike:

One of the most pervasive claims made about shale development has to do with disclosure — namely, that the industry is withholding information from medical professionals about additives used during hydraulic fracturing. This has been advanced by the likes of Ohio Citizens Action, a vocal anti-development group, as well as a handful of other…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 21, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

Lycoming County

I would like to know if anyone know if the gas companies are moving down Pine Run Rd area any time soon or to Linden, PA ?

Added by Babette Maiolo on May 21, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

Regional Engineering Firm Shows Shale Success

Bergmann Associates, an engineering and consulting firm, demonstrates the tremendous business opportunities in the shale gas industry. Businesses like Bergmann Associates prove time and again that the natural gas industry has the ability to provide good paying jobs and opportunities for anyone.

The Marcellus and Utica Shales are massive economic engines! Study after study confirms this, showing economic growth stimulated from royalties to jobs to taxes. There are many success stories…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 21, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

Ohio’s Production Numbers Don’t Tell All

Dr. Robert W. Chase, Chair and Professor at Marietta College, gives background on Ohio production data:

"After at least an extra month of guarded anticipation, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) finally released oil and gas production data on 86 wells producing from the Utica shale during 2012.  Oddly enough, an article from Reuters appearing in Friday’s papers dismisses the Utica play as a bust.  To quote the…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 20, 2013 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

Fracking Fear-Mongering

A recent incident in Franklin Forks, Pennsylvania, demonstrates just how easily the record can be distorted on natural gas development by special interests determined to exploit accusations, assertions and speculation as if they were facts.

Some folks reading the title ”Guilty until Proven Innocent” might not catch the error in this statement.

Public opinion has become the new justice system as a mob mentality seems to have taken over. Too often, though, the opinion,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on October 22, 2017 at 6:26am 0 Comments

FERC has no business picking energy winners and losers. Sadly is what DOE seems to want and is now proposing.

On Friday, September 29th, the Department of Energy released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing…

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