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Riverkeeper Fail: The Shrinking Influence of a Big Mouth

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, a political action group masquerading as a charity, failed again as two FERC members were appointed by unanimous consent.

Earlier in the week a regular reader sent me an action alert from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, known not so affectionately here as the Delaware Povertykeeper or right arm of the Philadelphia gentry class. He sarcastically made the subject line “No lobbying here.” It was all about the continuing and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on August 4, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Prospects for U.S. Energy 'Dominance'

If you watch ONE lecture this year? Watch energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine as he examines President Trump's plan for U.S. energy ‘dominance’

If you watch ONE lecture this year? ( watch this YOUTUBE below) Watch energy…

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Added by Bob Perkins on August 3, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Catching Up on a Few Things

Shaler,

Now that we are back on the old platform, there are a couple things I'd like to bring to your attention to get back in the groove.

County Groups…

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Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 12, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Cuomo's Big Taxpayer Bet on Silevo Solar Tech Breaking Bad

The crazed SolarCity deal included a Cuomo bet, with everyone else’s money, on Silveo solar technology and it’s breaking bad for SolarCity and taxpayers.

This story complements our June 21st piece on the “Get of Jail Free Card” Governor Corruptocrat gave SolarCity (now Tesla). The latter made subsidiary Silveo Inc. and its solar technology the foundation of its fantastical scheme and a recent sweetheart deal ensures SolarCity can freely escape taxpayer…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 29, 2017 at 7:19am — No Comments

Gas is Back

things are ramping up in Lycoming county. When I can see multiple rigs from my property things are looking good.  drill baby drill.  I see more gas industry trucks at gas stations, pit stops restraunts and lowes and Walmart, that is good for our economy.  sales should be climbing.

Added by karen brown on June 27, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Power Thirsty River Basin Commissions Out of Control

River basin commissions created by compacts to coordinate water resource planning have become greedy bureaucratic empires thirsty for ever more control.

There is battle for sovereignty going on this country between states and river basin commissions they created long ago to jointly develop water resources. It’s like a scene out of that old movie 2001, where a computer named Hal suddenly assumes control over its makers. River basin commissions such as the ones…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on June 24, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Can hardly wait for the 9:00 TV programming tonight

I am going to have my fire extinguisher and shovel beside of my chair.

All news reporters are agreeing that fire and crap will be tossed back and forth tonight. A few reporters were at a loss for words to describe what they might see.  It has even been suggested that one of the main speakers might not even show up. Or if they do, might really stick their foot in a cow pasture full of....well you know what cow pastures are dotted with.  Well we will…

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Added by william Allen. Ladd on October 9, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments

In Gas Drilling Country, the Honeymoon Is Over on Royalties

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/gas-drilling-country-honeymoon-royalties-42345520

In Gas Drilling Country, the Honeymoon Is Over on Royalties

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Added by alexandra on September 25, 2016 at 5:31pm — No Comments

THE DEDUCTIONS FROM THE ROYALTY CHECKS

FYI>>VERY IMPORTANT TO READ>>>I have been watching all the discussions about the deductions for the checks and have some IMPORTANT info to contribute...we live in Bradford county in the Towanda, Dushore area and in July we organized a meeting of about 100 Neighbors and our Commissioners Doug Mclinko,Daryl Miller and Ed Bustin and Sen Scott Wagner (28th Dist ..York) Landed his helicopter in our front yard…

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Added by kay moore on September 2, 2016 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Eclipse

Has anyone whose lease with Gulfport  that will expire been contact by Eclipse

Added by Peggy Richardson on July 19, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Need Help with a Legal Issue in Ohio

My family has a 200 acre interest in a 2000+ acre pooled venture that has been on hold because the largest property holder within the group is in a dispute with a small area mineral rights holder. This property holder is basically trying to use the law take the mineral rights from this small holder. So far the mineral rights holder has held on in court, but the property holder refuses to deal and has a "all or nothing" stance. It looks like the mineral rights holder can’t or won’t sign on to…

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Added by D. Rush on May 28, 2016 at 12:31am — 2 Comments

What is the Panhandle Import Restriction Initiative and why is it important you support it! (PIRI)

What is the Panhandle Import Restriction Initiative? (PIRI)

The website is here-> http://www.panimportreduction.org/…

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Added by Bob Perkins on May 24, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

pooled units

Are there any advantages to being part of a 800-900 acre pooled unit in the Utica? Are the royalties any better?

Added by Magnetron12 on May 3, 2016 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Here’s why some insiders doubt the Halliburton & Baker Hughes deal will close

After the close of trading on Friday, Halliburton released a statement saying the release of full earnings is postponed to May 3 from Monday, April 25, citing the deadline for the Baker Hughes deal as the reason.

They announced the merger in November 2014 in a deal now worth roughly $25 billion in a…

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Added by Shon Mattox on April 27, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

Oil price recovery on its way: New report

Scanning the newspapers, social media and analyst coverage this year, there is consensus that a recovery in oil prices is coming, as a function of a reduction in over-supply, and that upward movement in prices should be expected later this year,…

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Added by Shon Mattox on April 26, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments

OPEC Died in Qatar

“Five brothers” versus “seven sisters”

More than half a century ago, five major oil producing countries – Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia – agreed to work together to deprive seven transnational companies – Exxon, RD / Shell, Texaco, Chevron,…

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Added by Shon Mattox on April 19, 2016 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Don't make my mistake...

I began getting offers for my land a few years back. I had spoken with friends of mine who had also received offers and decided to lease their property out well "the getting was good". I wanted to take a different approach. I wanted to hold out as long as possible (after all the price can only go up right?). 

To make a long story short, the well that was in my area turned out to be a fluke and my mineral rights are worthless now. I could have been a couple hundred grand richer, but I…

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Added by Harold Hoerner on March 23, 2016 at 4:06pm — 1 Comment

Making contact to Jackie Root

Right now my interest is making contact with Jackie Root. Ed and his wife Carolyn clued Jackie in as to the unique situation we have concerning a 1972 lease.

In 1972 My father leased the land with the idea that leased payments could help with taxes.  I was trying to establish a dairy but as often happens other things went awry. Since the property has been in the family a very long time......long before my birth, it…

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Added by william Allen. Ladd on March 8, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Upstream Vs. Downstream in Oil and Gas

'What is the difference between upstream and downstream in oil and gas?'

https://youtu.be/SsgIaPJ0Cl0

As upstream continues to face a challenging operating environment and opportunities open up in other segments of the industry, we've seen this question asked over again - whether on Linkedin or within our…

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Added by Doug Stetzer on March 1, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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Choosing Poorly: South Australia Pays for Renewables PC

Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on August 16, 2017 at 9:09am 0 Comments

South Australia, is now paying a heavy price for its political correctness on renewables as electricity prices skyrocket while natural gas goes undeveloped.

As of July 1, 2017, electricity prices in the state of…

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