November 2017 Blog Posts (31)

Lancashire For Shale and Cuadrilla Show Us How to Teach Shale

Lancashire for Shale and Cuadrilla produced a great video which does a fantastic job of explaining the geology involved in fracking.

Our friends at Lancashire for Shale, along with the good people of Cuadrilla, have put together a marvelous video lesson in geology. This well done video does a…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 17, 2017 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Shale, Not Renewable Energy, Is Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

The facts are the facts and it’s shale, not renewable energy, that’s allowing the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while others merely yap about it.

Carbon dioxide emissions, the largest component of greenhouse gases, have been declining in the United States, mainly due to the shale gas renaissance. Between 2005 and 2016, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions declined by 12 percent. However, China’s carbon dioxide emissions over the same period increased by 50…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FERC Smacks Corruptocrat Again on Millennium Case

FERC has smacked Governor Andrew “Corruptocrat” and his DEC hacks yet again in promptly denying a re-hearing request and calling out the state’s duplicity.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has clearly had it with New York, its politically corrupt governor and his environmental political hack, Basil Seggos. Seggos, of course, is Commissioner of the Empire State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and his job is bend its will to that…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 17, 2017 at 8:50am — No Comments

The Ugly Truth Behind Truthout, the CELDF and Grant Township

The truth behind the Grant Township injection well controversy is ugly. The parties taking advantage of the Township are totalitarian wannabes out for power.

We previously reported on the story of two Pennsylvania townships that were either hoodwinked, or perhaps willing led astray, by the radical Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 16, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments

What Shale Drilling Has Done for World Peace and Security

Shale drilling, whether for oil or gas, has made a huge contribution to world peace and security and it’s time we all recognized it and operated accordingly.

The importance of shale to world peace and security never was more in evidence than during the last two weeks. The fact that very few people know about it underscores why.

As I’ve written before, Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in a major struggle for control and influence over the Middle…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 16, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Is Tom Wolf Just Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Bobblehead?

Radical billionaire Tom Steyer threw money at Tom Wolf’s campaign for Pennsylvania Governor. Is he now treating the governor as his personal bobblehead?

Ever since Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s trust-funder governor, suddenly decided to pursue a fracking ban within the jurisdiction of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) I’ve wondered why. It makes no sense whatsoever, as the governing majority of the DRBC (Pennsylvania, New York and the Feds) is exactly the…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 15, 2017 at 9:13am — No Comments

Conservancies Are for Conservation, Not Politics

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is doing politics in opposing fracking, not conservation, and it has its facts all wrong, thanks to New York’s Tony Ingraffea.

Is the Conservancy of Southwest Florida a real conservation entity or is it a political advocacy organization with only an environmental agenda? The consensus view of conservationism is that it should be a collaborative effort to ensure the economic, environmental preservation and safety of the…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 15, 2017 at 8:51am — No Comments

Natural Gas Substitution for Coal Keeps Reducing Emissions

Natural gas substitution for coal in electric power generation has consistently reduced carbon emissions on that score, making it the best of all tools.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) keep count and the score on carbon emissions from electric power generation just keeps getting better. Why? Because natural gas substitution for coal in the electric power sector is sill taking place, reducing emissions associated with coal. EIA, in fact, …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 14, 2017 at 8:31am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – November 11, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about CNG, the Atlantic Sunrise, Chesapeake production and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring counties…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 13, 2017 at 9:39am — No Comments

No Shame: “Youth Climate Intervenors” a NRDC Gang Gimmick

There’s no limit to how low the NRDC gang and friends will stoop to oppose oil and gas development but “Youth Climate Intervenors” is new and really low.

On day three of the evidentiary hearings to determine whether Enbridge Energy can construct a new oil pipeline in Minnesota to replace its aging Line 3 pipeline, Enbridge’s senior manager of land services was cross-examined by a 16-year-old high school …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 13, 2017 at 8:33am — No Comments

Fake Fractivist News from Reuters Puts the Lie to "Freedom from Bias"

Reuters says “freedom from bias.. shall at all times be fully preserved” but the news service’s reporting of fake fractivist news says just the opposite.

A news story out today from Reuters illustrate just how much fake fractivist news there is out there and how incredible stealthily it’s done. Titled simply as “…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 12, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

New Technologies are Transforming the Digital Oil Field

New and emerging technologies are continuously expanding boundaries and improving efficiency and safety in today’s oil field.

This past week, I was given a stack of DVDs filled with client videos that needed to be reviewed. Each DVD contained about 2 gigabytes worth of data and was, at the time, the most effective way of storing this much information. I was able, with a few clicks of the mouse, to transferred 5 years worth of such data onto a micro USB…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 11, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Natural Gas NOW Favorite Picks of the Week

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

This week I decided to clean out my e-mail box of great material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers. It covers a lot of territory and some of it’s not that new anymore but it’s all great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 11, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Reaches New Highs – Expect More

The news on Pennsylvania natural gas keeps getting better, production reaches new highs, and pipelines are coming online to deliver the natural gas.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published their weekly natural gas update for week ending November 1, showing Pennsylvania’s natural gas production has reached a new…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 10, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

Job-Killing Sierra Club Killed in Court, Atlantic Sunrise Proceeds

The job-killing Sierra Club and other gentry class shills who stopped the Atlantic Sunrise construction for a moment have themselves been killed in court.

When the DC Court of Appeals issued a stay the other day that put 2,500 Atlantic Sunrise workers out of jobs, it seemed a bit strange. The DC Court has not been…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 10, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Here’s How to Lift Up Puerto Rico with Our Natural Gas

The devastation that hit Puerto Rico is an opportunity to build a new energy future for the Commonwealth with our natural gas, helping us at the same time.

There was a Congressional hearing the other day focused on the efforts to help Puerto Rico recover from the recent hurricane damage that so devastated the island. Something very interesting came out of the discussion that could be…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 10, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments

Food and Water Watch Is Conning Taxpayers in Every Way

Food and Water Watch is a completely radical organization that is conning taxpayers by using loopholes in the tax code to operate politically as a charity.

Yesterday, one of our readers sent me a news story about Chester County, Pennsylvania election results. The Philadelphia…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 9, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Job-Killing Sierra Club Abuses 2,500 Atlantic Sunrise Workers for Fun

A frivolous Sierra Club lawsuit has forced an Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline work stoppage, putting 2,500 people out of work and to the unemployment office.

Just before the holidays, thousands of workers who were working on the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project have been escorted to the unemployment office–courtesy the odious Sierra Club. Yesterday we brought you the sad news that the …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 8, 2017 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Northeast Supply Enhancement Will Heat NYC Housing with Gas

The Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement project will help heat NYC public housing with clean natural gas, improving the health of all New Yorkers.

Back In August, I wrote here about just how dependent New York City is on natural gas, some 81% of the Con Edison supply already coming from Pennsylvania shale gas in 2015. The New York…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 8, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments

Business-Friendly? What A Difference A State Makes!

What a difference a state makes when it comes to being business-friendly and using its resources without breaking the bank and the backs of its citizens.

Wow – what a world of difference. I’m Pennsylvania through and through, but do manage to spend some winter months in lovely Savannah, Georgia. Most of you may think historic buildings and moss-draped oaks, but there’s more to it. The region is an economic dynamo.

Contrast this with Pennsylvania’s…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 7, 2017 at 9:27am — No Comments

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Lancashire For Shale and Cuadrilla Show Us How to Teach Shale

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Lancashire for Shale and Cuadrilla produced a great video which does a fantastic job of explaining the geology involved in fracking.

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