Energy Day took place last week in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was organized by America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), the Associated Petroleum Industries of PA (American Petroleum Institute, API), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA). The event was attended by over 300 individuals and representatives of 13 different Chambers of Commerce. We will be highlighting…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 10, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
Energy Day took place last week in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was organized by America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), the Associated Petroleum Industries of PA (American Petroleum Institute, API), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA). The event was attended by over 300 individuals and representatives of 13 different Chambers of Commerce. We will be…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 8, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released the results of its investigation of alleged methane migration in Franklin Township, Susquehanna County. DEP’s findings confirm what initial isotopic testing conducted by WPX…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 1, 2013 at 12:39am — No Comments
Activist, Wendy Lynne Lee took a trip to Southwest Pennsylvania where she gave a lecture at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Much like the other Lee presentations I have attended, this one was also filled with misinformation about the natural gas industry.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by Wendy Lynne Lee at the University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg campus. Following the lecture was a panel discussion in which Lee participated. The lecture and panel…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on April 25, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments
A recent article in the Canon-McMillan Patch suggests a Cecil Township impoundment used to store Marcellus water was leaking, which is not true. What really happened demonstrates industry procedures and state oversight worked exactly as intended in the case of what was a very minor incident.
Friday morning, I received a phone call from a concerned landowner in Cecil Township. She asked me about an article posted on the Canon-McMillan Patch website by editor …Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on April 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
ARMINGTON – The San Juan Basin could be headed toward a renaissance in natural-gas and oil drilling if rosy expectations touted by industry officials at Monday’s San Juan Basin Energy Conference hold true.
“In the southern part of the basin, the Mancos play has the potential to revitalize declining San Juan Basin oil production and also has a tremendous amount of future gas production in the northern part of the basin,” said Ron Broadhead, a principal…
Those supporting natural gas development have described the natural gas boom as the bridge to renewable energy. The other side of the hydraulic fracturing argument call it the bridge to nowhere and say instead we should be developing renewable energy on a larger scale. An…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on March 7, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Range Resources is trying to develop land the company leased in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania; however, even after submitting all necessary permits, the local supervisors are still delaying the process. Many local landowners are in favor of this development and voiced their opinions at a recent town meeting .
A majority of Robinson Township residents are looking to take advantage of their landowner rights by developing the natural gas found under their properties. Range Resources, a…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on February 15, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments
A Washington County, Pennsylvania homeowner from one of the townships represented by Attorney John Smith offers her views on what’s going on and has a few things to say about Representative Jesse White as well.
My name is Janice Gibbs. I was born and raised in Cecil Township,…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on February 4, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments
A recent Duke University study shows that shale development produces less wastewater than “conventional” oil and gas development while producing roughly thirty times the amount of natural gas from a single well. That’s good news for our energy future, our economy and environment.
A new study released…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on January 23, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments
A radio show on WILK 103.1 FM called Corbett’s Corner took calls the other night from natural gas opponents who discussed the movie “Promised Land” and portrayed themselves as victims of the media.
Driving home the other night I tuned into Corbett’s Corner where listeners were discussing the new Matt Damon movie Promised Land. Hosted by the highly entertaining, Steve Corbett, the show runs from 3-7 P.M. every weekday, as its host eviscerates one politician after another,…
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on January 10, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments
DEP has rolled out a grant program to help companies convert their fleets to natural gas fueled vehicles. This program will put more CNG vehicles on the road, reducing emissions and making things much more affordable at the pump. The program is currently open for applications.
Incorporating natural gas powered vehicles into our daily lives has been a “what comes first, the chicken or the egg” situation. It’s hard to justify spending a lot of money on a Compressed Natural Gas…
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on December 12, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Representatives from Williams Companies came to Brooklyn Township where they gave a presentation on pipeline infrastructure. Landowners in attendance were given a chance to ask questions as Brooklyn Township is set to see natural gas development there soon.
Brooklyn Township Teamwork for a Marcellus Shale Future (Susquehanna County,…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on December 3, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Williamsport was recently in the international spotlight when TV Tokyo visited, and not for Japan’s all-star performance in this year’s Little League World Series. No, this time it was the natural gas boom that brought these international visitors to our region.
The United States has been sitting on shale plays that have the potential to decrease our reliance on foreign oil and create economic prosperity for Americans, something we haven’t seen in years. With…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on November 16, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments
This past Sunday, we traveled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to attend the PBCCG 2012 CAFO and Hydraulic Fracturing Conference. We thought it was a good opportunity to hear what some of our friends on the other side of the natural gas debate had to say, as the event had been heavily promoted by groups like the Delaware Riverkeeper and the Responsible Drilling Alliance (RDA). The agenda included some individuals who often comment on this blog, so we thought important to listen to what they had…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on October 30, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments
Recently I was able to sit down with Kyle and John DeMetro of DeMetro racing. The DeMetro racing team is very pro natural gas development and is even sponsored by Friends of Natural Gas, New York. They are based out of Utica, New York and race in the Dirt Modified class. The DeMetro team…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on October 11, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Pennsylvania has been developing natural gas for years and will continue to do so safety and responsibly for years to come. Natural gas is used by millions of people across the United States as an energy source to produce everything from heat to electricity. Switching to natural gas has saved people thousands of dollars on energy costs and also allowed for a larger shift to the cleanest burning fossil fuel. …Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on October 4, 2012 at 7:24pm — No Comments
Last week, for the first time in Susquehanna County’s history, landowners there were given the ability to utilize a natural resource they have been developing in the area for years. Through the efforts of Leatherstocking Gas Company, natural gas is now being used at Pennsy Supply in Montrose to make asphalt. I had the…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on September 27, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments
The students in Elk Lake School District begin their school year like any other students in Pennsylvania. However, at Elk Lake, students have the opportunity to attend the new Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC). The SCCTC gives residents in the area in high school and post-secondary a place to go and further their education, with the goal of all students becoming gainfully employed or attending a post secondary education…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on September 10, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
I am the chairman of the Steuben County Land Owners Coalition PAC, and chairman of the executive committee. Our membership represents a little over 202,000 acres and about 1700 families. To some degree at least, I like to think that I can speak for our membership.
Governor Cuomo – you are killing us!!…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on September 7, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments