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News Alert: Want A Better Economy, Better Health? Get Fracking!

A report commissioned by Energy In Depth documents economic growth is the central factor in achieving good health and fracking helps deliver that growth.

I served, for several years, on the board of our local hospital, the last five as chair. It was a wonderful experience and one where I learned a great deal about what makes for good health, as we were exposed to regular updates on community health factors. One of things we learned was the role of a healthy…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 13, 2017 at 9:56am — No Comments

Dimock Junkyard Plaintiff Ray Kemble Stars in “Pigs to Rigs – Act II”

The Cabot Oil & Gas lawsuit against a gang of “pigs to rigs” trial lawyers and their Dimock junkyard plaintiff Ray Kemble advanced yesterday with hilarity.

Act II in the “Pig to Rigs” lawsuit took place yesterday inn Montrose at the Susquehanna County Courthouse. Act I took place, of course, when Cabot Oil & Gas filed a…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 12, 2017 at 10:53am — No Comments

Let the Market Drive Our Energy Revolution, Not Special Interests

America’s energy revolution is bringing huge economic benefits, but there are still many who oppose it simply to protect their own self interests.

America’s ongoing oil and natural gas revolution is delivering big benefits to our economy, our environment and to our nation’s security. As the world’s top energy producer, America is leveraging this position of strength to grow good-paying…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 12, 2017 at 8:53am — No Comments

Trees Cut! Millennium Valley Lateral Project Underway!

Thanks to a recent court ruling against the New York DEC, construction on Millennium’s 7.8 mile Valley Lateral Project, has begun.

Last Thursday, the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) request to block of construction of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 12, 2017 at 8:40am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – December 9, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about opportunities for women in natural gas, CONSOL Energy, OH landowner lawsuit 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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 11, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

American LNG Export Capacity Growing By Leaps and Bounds

American LNG export capacity is on track to grow to a level in 2019 that is 10 times what it was less than two years ago, creating opportunity everywhere.

Many, many opportunities are being created in this country with the expansion of our LNG) export capacity. Great jobs are being forged in both rural America and our port cities, as well as other parts of the world where we’re shipping price-competitive. clean liquified natural gas to revitalize economies.…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 11, 2017 at 9:09am — No Comments

CalPERS Cuts Off Nose to Spite Pensioners in Bid to be PC

Managers of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) are investing in solar projects to be PC, against the interests of its pensioners.

What would you say is the main responsibility of a pension fund? If you came up with the intuitive “to pay out pensions,” you’re right. Unfortunately, too many pension fund managers seem to treat their role as a soapbox for advocating their personal beliefs using other people’s money. And “…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 10, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments

Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week - December 9, 2017

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:…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 9, 2017 at 6:21am — No Comments

Andrew Cuomo’s Dubious CO2 Goals and Failure to Produce

Andrew Cuomo adopted big-time CO2 goals but performance to date and likelihood of success suggest a different strategy is needed — one involving natural gas.

An article yesterday in Politico New York, written from the premise Governor Cuomo just isn’t getting the job done in achieving his CO2 goals, reveals more than the writer perhaps hoped. Titled “…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 8, 2017 at 4:33pm — No Comments

World’s First Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Power Plant!

A new zero-emissions natural gas power plant—the world’s first—is coming. It’s a complete game changer for multiplying the emissions benefits of shale gas.

We spotted an article that intrigued us with the headline, “A radical startup has invented the world’s first zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant.” Most of the article–the first two-thirds of it–is obsequious genuflecting before the man-causes-global-warming gods. Whatever. Believe in fairy stories if…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 8, 2017 at 8:19am — No Comments

Lesson from the BP Spill — Where Did All the Oil Go?

We all remember the BP spill in 2010, but do we know where all the oil went? Thanks to science, a dispersant broke most of it up and it was bio-degraded.

This story is reprinted from Dr. Ahearn’s e-book “America’s Reluctant Transformation” published by Amazon in March, 2012.

The …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 7, 2017 at 3:08pm — No Comments

XNG Is Positive But If You Don’t Like It, Build A Pipeline!

XNG, contrary to fractivists, is good for Upstate. It responds to a business opportunity created by pipeline opposition. Don’t like it? Blame fractivists.

A recent editorial in our local journal, Hometown Oneonta was titled “At Base, XNG Trucks Bring Nothing Positive Here.” Although informative, it was ultimately misleading. It characterized the transport of CNG…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 7, 2017 at 8:49am — No Comments

Two-Faced Bill McKibben’s Amazing Affinity for Extremists

Bill McKibben is not the man he seems. He’s a Rockefeller shill who puts on a religious pose while demonstrating a rather astounding affinity for extremism.

Over and over again, Bill McKibben, keeps aligning himself with the most extreme people. I wrote about this tendency here and …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 6, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments

DEP Throws Taxpayer Money at Coal Lawyer to Punish Gas?

The PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to punish gas companies endlessly and is using taxpayer money to hire an expensive coal lawyer to help.

While this is old news, it is a continuing story, parts of which I only became recently aware. It’s all about the case of EQT Production Company v. Dept. of Environmental Protection – 485 M.D. 2014, which resulted in …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 5, 2017 at 11:58am — No Comments

Appalachia Region Shale Gas Is Key to Domestic Production

We can thank the Appalachia Region shale gas, mostly Marcellus and Utica, for the rapid increase in natural gas production we have seen in United States.

As the technology for hydraulic fracturing evolves and perfects, natural gas production increases. This is exactly what we are seeing now in in the Appalachia region. As a result, natural gas production from the Marcellus and Utica regions have increased tremendously since 2012, up by more than 14 billion…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 5, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

Just Let the Market Reduce Methane Emissions, For Crying Out Loud!

Why are the Feds, not to mention Pennsylvania, so busy trying to reduce methane emissions with over-the-top regulations when markets are already doing it?

This past month, the Interior Department proposed delaying the implementation of the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. The purpose of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 5, 2017 at 8:50am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – December 2, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about oil prices, the bullish shale forecast, pipeline projects 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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 4, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Slinking Toward A Severance Tax? The Puzzling Case of Garth Everett

Pennsylvania State Rep. Garth Everett seems to be slinking toward a severance tax to advance a bill of his own, but it’s all very puzzling, like Garth Everett.

There something very strange going on with Pennsylvania Representative Garth Everett of Muncy (Lycoming County) who has been making noises of late about maybe supporting a severance tax on shale gas production. It’s a strange position for a Lycoming County politician to take, given the importance of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 4, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments

Extremist Pipeline Opponents Want Mob Justice by Petition

Pipeline opponents are becoming more extremist by the day and now want mob justice by petition in defense of their acts of sabotage and domestic terrorism.

Faced with often overwhelming evidence of their guilt—including numerous live-streaming episodes of their own criminal “actions” on Facebook—anti-pipeline eco-terrorists are starting to employ novel…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 3, 2017 at 4:59am — No Comments

Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week - December 2, 2017

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:…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 2, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

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News Alert: Want A Better Economy, Better Health? Get Fracking!

Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on December 13, 2017 at 9:56am 0 Comments

A report commissioned by Energy In Depth documents economic growth is the central factor in achieving good health and fracking helps deliver that growth.

I served, for several years, on the board of our local…

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