Increasingly, opponents of shale gas are using social media under anonymous names. Janice Gibbs, a victim of this anonymous name-calling, calls out the perpetrators and urges them to exercise the courage of their convictions.
Shale gas development has transformed our lives as Americans; from the national economic revival to the impact fees for local communities. It has truly been a win-win situation all around, especially where I live in Washington County. However, not everything…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on April 23, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Pittsburgh University hosted Alex Epstein where he gave a talk about how hydraulic fracturing improves the environment. Epstein gave a refreshing view on fossil fuels and the process by which we harvest them. The talk gave the audience a new insight to fossil fuels and the roll they have played in our past, present and future.
Tuesday night the Pitt Objectivists and Pitt Students for Liberty hosted Alex…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on March 29, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
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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
Meetings in Plymouth, New York have turned into a “let’s see who drove here today” phenomenon as natural gas opponents ask Pennsylvania residents to drive over an hour to talk for five minutes to a board who has already decided to wait on the DEC’s decision on natural gas development before making its own.
I recently attended another meeting in …Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on February 21, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments
People living outside the Marcellus Shale region in places like New York City and New Jersey have the pleasure of reaping the benefits of natural gas while not incurring any of the temporary inconveniences. These areas will never see development yet they continue to delay and stop pipeline expansion into major cities as well as pass bans on the hydraulic fracturing process. New Jersey resident, John Broyles, takes a look at this phenomenon.
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on February 21, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments
Pennsylvania’s Act 13 was signed into law in February of last year and even after a year there still seems to be misinformation surrounding the legislation. Act 13 focused on three things having to do with oil and gas development; regulatory modifications, establishment of an impact fee and providing incentives to increase the use of natural gas vehicles.
Community outreach on shale gas development has exposed much misinformation surrounding Act 13 and how it affects considerations at…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on February 18, 2013 at 6:37pm — No Comments
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Given the abundant supply of natural gas under our feet we must ask ourselves, how should we use it? One answer to this has always been as a fuel source for vehicles, but availability of fueling stations is currently limited in Pennsylvania.IGS Energy is a company working to correct this problem.
The continuing development of shale gas throughout most of the United States raises a serious question; how do we best utilize this bountiful resource? A clear answer to this question is…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on February 11, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
I have received several calls from western PA landowners and they have provided me the Pipeline Right-of-Way OPTION Agreements presented to them by SWEPI over the last couple months. I really want to urge landowners to carefully and thoroughly review these Option ROW Agreements before you sign anything.
I have worked extensively on Pipeline ROW agreements across PA and find this proposed…
The Observer-Reporter recently ran an article which attempted to scare people about the process of natural gas development. The author, an associate professor in the biology department at Washington & Jefferson College has no background in natural gas development yet seems to have all the “facts.”
Recently, I stumbled upon an article in the Observer-Reporter (O-R) titled; Drilling,…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on February 5, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
This week we attended a debate between a supporter of natural gas, Terry Engelder, and well-known natural gas opponent, Tony Ingraffea, who seems to oppose natural gas full-time while on the Cornell faculty. The debate was in Dundee, New York where the town is considering a moratorium on natural gas development.
Joe and I drove to the event from Binghamton, New York and counted at least three natural gas wells on Seneca Lake as we passed through. We knew the…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on January 26, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments
Natural gas development has helped to revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy and create jobs. Examples exist to counter the speculation as to the exact number of jobs created, and Aquatech, a company that specializes in water purification technology, is just one of many who have hired more people and expanded business thanks to natural gas development.
There is always skepticism about the actual number of jobs natural gas development brings to an area. Our friends…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on January 15, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments
It is the time of year to reflect on the many sacrifices of our service men and women who work to ensure our personal freedoms here in America. Far too often these veterans fall through the cracks upon returning home. The oil and natural gas industry is working with veterans’ organizations to ensure these individuals–our national heroes–can find jobs and necessary services after their tours of duty.
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Added by Joseph P. Massaro on November 14, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments
Armstrong Search President to Address Audience on Signs of the Next Shale Boom
Energy and Title Expert Raymond Schmaus to Address Audience on Lessons Learned and How to Spot the Next Trend in Shale Gas
Pittsburgh,PA- Armstrong Search announced that founder and President, Raymond Schmaus, has partnered with the California University of Pennsylvania to give a live seminar on the future in Shale Gas and Appalachian Energy.
The event will take place on November…Continue
Added by David on November 2, 2012 at 11:21am — 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
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
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
Executive Vice President of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the Ohio Shale Coalition, Linda Woggon, discusses the incredible change Ohio is seeing because of growing shale development in the Buckeye State:
"Shale energy has the potential to drive economic development and job growth across the Buckeye State. From land payments, infrastructure improvements, well construction and pipelines to the rebirth of the chemical industry and manufacturing, the…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on August 13, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments
These are exciting times in the natural gas industry here in Ohio and across the United States. The last four years have brought plunging wholesale natural gas prices due to the combination of substantially increased supplies with only modest growth in demand. The resulting low prices have created an enormous economic benefit for both gas customers and the overall economy.
Ohio is in a unique position to benefit from the production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids from…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on August 8, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments