Whether it’s California, Venezuela or the Congress, putting too much trust in government is always fraught with risk and the lessons are all around us.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his proposed FY 2019 budget yesterday. The Governor proposed increasing spending from $32 Billion to $33 Billion. In an effort to dampen the partisan rancor heading into the November election, Governor Wolf limited his tax proposals to only one new one – the mineral…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 8, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments
Frank Chernega reflects on the NG Advantage zoning decision, the Russian collusion to supply gas to New England and the fruits of Gov. Cuomo’s corruption.
The Town of Fenton Zoning Board of Appeals has turned down the NG Advantage’s proposal to create a proposed virtual natural pipeline (i.e. compressor station and transfer facility). There’s plenty of blame to go around, of course, as there usually is, of course, but, sadly, it’s no surprise NG Advantage…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 7, 2018 at 4:27pm — No Comments
Take six Ohio fractivists, attach a phony group name to each, call a meeting and a new Tri-County Landowners Coalition is born to fight economic development.
It’s an old tactic that works again and again for those who oppose things; create phony groups who appear to share your views, and then write letters and hold a press conference to make it falsely appear you represent thousands. Media types fall for it every time, of course. It’s no wonder, therefore, an…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 7, 2018 at 9:14am — No Comments
Marcellus Shale impact fees are headed upward as drilling activity in the region accelerates; bringing good news to all Pennsylvanians who benefit from them.
Pennsylvania, in early 2012, enacted the most sweeping rework of oil and gas laws in the state in decades. Called Act 13, one of the provisions of the law is an…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 6, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments
Dick Downey comments on an Oneonta Daily Star article about the Constitution Pipeline stating they now “see benefits coming from the natural gas pipeline.”
Congratulations, Daily Star! You finally equate the Constitution Pipeline with the area’s economic health. While disapproving the route, the method of land appropriation, the preparation for construction, and the industry’s history of securing local tax abatement, the Star’s …Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 6, 2018 at 9:04am — No Comments
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about snubbing, Russian LNG, a NY Power Plant and much more last week.
The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike,…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 5, 2018 at 9:21am — No Comments
Justice is often slow in coming but Red Fawn, a convicted felon turned DAPL activist has been jailed. So much for the credibility of those DAPL protests.
One defining characteristic of the Keep It in the Ground movement is an almost charming belief that if you wish for something really hard and repeat the same lies over and over you can alter reality.
Even the name of the movement—Keep It in the Ground—suggests we’d be better off without the…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 5, 2018 at 8:56am — No Comments
While DRBC hearings to date have been fairly conducted, they don’t. The agency has already predetermined the outcome and denied landowners due process.
The DRBC hearings to date on its proposed ban on the development hydraulic fractured horizontally drilled gas wells in the basin have been fairly conducted. A retired judge with no axes to grind and little or no knowledge of the matters at hand has acted as hearing officer, which has freed the commissioners…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 4, 2018 at 8:02am — No Comments
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.
Here’s more material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links and other short bits below:…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 3, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments
Too many regulatory agencies are still using the term unconventional gas, which is more out of date than bell bottom pants after the shale revolution.
Once again, the Energy Information Administration is out with some fascinating facts that reveal the true scale of the there shale revolution. They also expose just how far behind the times some regulatory agencies are with their terminology. Their data demonstrates, beyond any doubt, that it’s time the term…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 2, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments
The DRBC, New York DEC and Delaware Riverkeeper are fighting what they speculate will be Delaware River pollution from fracking while ignoring the real thing.
According to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), pollution of the river is an existential threat. Given Susquehanna…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 2, 2018 at 8:59am — No Comments
A proposed New England natural gas power plant will bring numerous economic benefits as it produces affordable, clean energy for homes and businesses.
In April 2016, MDN told you NTE Energy, headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, plans to build …Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 1, 2018 at 11:19am — No Comments
Environmentalist activists and others mentally allergic to the name Donald Trump are flipping out over a new tariff on imported solar panels. This move has fractured the solar industry, showing us the two different faces of the solar movement, if you want to call it that.
Last week, President Trump imposed a…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 1, 2018 at 7:40am — No Comments
Tom Wolf supports a DRBC fracking ban based on speculation, giving a “go ahead green” signal to SRBC landowners and a “drop dead red” to DRBC citizens.
I am a small business owner who has worked in the agricultural and silvicultural segments of the local economy for over 40 years. I reside in Preston Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
My comments are primarily about our governor Tom Wolf. Governor Wolf is, as my friend Betty Sutliff, says, a “where”…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 31, 2018 at 12:09pm — No Comments
Actions of some environmentalists relating to natural gas are making our world, and our children’s world, less safe, less secure and less environmentally friendly.
Ten years after the start of the shale revolution, the United States reached the height of absurdity. A tanker named the Gaselys docked in Boston Harbor this weekend carrying natural gas. New England needs this gas because it refuses to allow the buildout of our interstate natural gas pipeline…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 31, 2018 at 8:24am — No Comments
Scientist George Ahearn says if you’re serious on climate change, stop the name-calling and accept that the best way to reduce emissions is with natural gas.
As most of you who have read my articles in this space know, I am a skeptic about man-made climate change. I certainly believe that weather changes, which is a result of short term atmospheric conditions that are not caused by people. But to convince me that long term climate change is caused or can be…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 31, 2018 at 8:06am — No Comments
With the recent arctic blast New England is struggling for energy and are forced to import natural gas from other countries due to lack of infrastructure.
The arctic air that has frozen the northeastern U.S. over the first weeks of 2018 has prompted New Englanders to crank up the heat and New England’s utility companies to scramble for fuel.
This season’s …Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 30, 2018 at 3:23pm — No Comments
An ice jam buildup in Martins Creek could have proven disastrous for Nicholson, but thanks to the natural gas industry the crisis was diverted.
While a crew from SWN (Southwestern Energy) was breaking for lunch at Germana’s Pizzeria in Nicholson just before noon on Jan. 23, a potential disaster was unfolding in a relatively small stream nearby. Temperatures had risen…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 30, 2018 at 1:03pm — No Comments
Welcome Integrity Engineering, PLLC a New York professional engineering and consulting firm providing comprehensive services to the natural gas industry.
You’ll notice a new banner atop our posts as we welcome Integrity Engineering, PLCC as an advertiser. The firm proudly serves the “natural gas Industry from the well head to the burner tip,” as their website declares. Its focus…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 30, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments
Dan Markind says the natural gas industry missed a great opportunity to get the facts about fracking out to the uninformed at the DRBC hearings.
The Delaware River Basin Commission held public hearings last week on the proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in the basin. On Thursday, the DRBC met near Philadelphia International Airport.
Public comment lasted three hours. Each speaker was allowed three minutes. Within the first half hour, a man named…Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 30, 2018 at 9:05am — No Comments