May 2018 Blog Posts (54)

Shale Revolution Hits Ohio; Jobs and Economy Revitalize

The State of Ohio is reaping the benefits of the Shale Revolution; new business, jobs and revitalization are returning Ohio to its glory days.

In another sign that The State of Ohio is reinventing itself, the historical (1904) Dayton Arcade in downtown Dayton is undergoing a $90 million renovation, including a 90,000…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 31, 2018 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Masked Extremists Tell Us the Fractivist Movement Is Becoming Irrelevant

The fractivist movement started as the trendy cause of trust-funders, grew into an environment wacko rite and is now represented by masked KKK types.

The signs are all there if you bother pay attention; the fractivist movement is rapidly becoming irrelevant. Yes, there’s still lots of noise. And, behind the curve demagogues such as Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo and Phil “the Panderer” Murphy are still slavishly paying it more attention than it deserves.…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 31, 2018 at 10:17am — No Comments

Nutmeg State’s Nutty Attempt to Stop Pennsylvania Power Plant Crushed

Connecticut, the “Nutmeg State,” had a thoroughly nutty scheme to stop a Pennsylvania power plant from converting from coal to gas but EPA has crushed it.

Brunner Island Power Plant is located in York County, Pennsylvania, straddling Lancaster County. It is a huge, 1,490 megawatt coal-fired electric generating plant, and has been the target of environmentalists for years. In February 2017, …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 30, 2018 at 8:57am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – May 26, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about steel tariffs, TransCanada Pipe, Texas LNG expansion 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,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 29, 2018 at 2:46pm — No Comments

How Gentry Class Fractivist Enablers Reward Each Other

A recent celebration by the Open Space Institute offers a window on gentry class fractivist enablers pursuing not only more riches, but also peer approval.

If you really want to understand fractivist enablers—members of the Haas, Heinz, Park and Rockefeller families, you must go here. A bit of caution, though. It could well make you throw up in disgust. I’m talking about nothing more than a news release and a collection of professional photographs, but I…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 29, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments

The Meaning of the Shale Revolution this Memorial Day

The shale revolution is a miracle. It’s cleaned the air, reduced carbon emissions, lowered energy costs, built rural economies and made for energy security.

Today, as we honor those who gave their lives for America, it’s appropriate to focus on the contributions of the shale revolution to our American security. We have, of the course of the revolution, gone from a bleak future of continued dependence for energy on “death to America” spirited suppliers to…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 28, 2018 at 7:33am — No Comments

Pipeline Battles and Ramifications Are Serious Business

Pipelines battles in the U.S. and around the world are having serious ramifications. Pipelines opposition in the disguise of environmentalism is no help.

The on again, off again saga of Mariner East 2 is off-again.  On Thursday, a Pennsylvania State Public Utility Commission judge again suspended construction of Mariner East 2 and 2X and the use of Mariner East 1 following a petition by State Senator Andy Dinniman.  Despite the pipeline being 98% complete,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 27, 2018 at 7:24am — No Comments

Cuomo Delivers: New York Electricity Prices 44% Higher Than U.S.

New York electricity prices are now 26% higher than Pennsylvania’s and 44% higher than the U.S. average according to the Energy Information Administration.

New York residents, on average, pay 44% more for electricity than other states, 26% more than neighboring Pennsylvania and 40% more than Ohio. In January of this year, New Yorkers (and New York utility companies) were briefly forced to pay a record high of $140.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) for natural…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 25, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

Pay for Your Own Damned Electric Vehicle, Please, I’m Working to Pay My Bills

Electric vehicle subsidies largely steal from the poor and middle classes to give to the rich. It’s time to stop this picking of winners and losers.

Electric vehicles (EVs) remain a darling of the “Keep It in the Ground” folks, who tout them as the beginning of the end for fossil fuels. Even setting aside the reality that oil and natural gas are still critical to everything automotive—from seatbelts to the streets they drive on—this uncritical adoration of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 24, 2018 at 10:37am — No Comments

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Soars with Good News Everywhere

Don’t tell the skeptics but Pennsylvania natural gas production is soaring and future prospects have never been better for this economic dream come true.

Pennsylvania increased its permits for natural gas drilling by 51 percent in 2017 and its rig count by 65 percent, resulting in annual natural gas production increasing by 3 percent reaching a record 15 billion cubic feet per day, second only to Texas in natural gas production. The state’s permitting and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 24, 2018 at 8:47am — No Comments

Andrew Cuomo Chooses New York State’s Ending: In Ice

Andrew Cuomo bragged last week that he had banned fracking, stopped pipelines and would prevent any more gas plants, ensuring New York State will end in ice.

Some readers will recall Robert Frost’s famous “Fire and Ice” poem regarding the two possible ways the world might end. He was talking metaphorically, of course, and ice represented hate, which…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 23, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments

Reuse-Recycle Programs Big Part of Evolving Natural Gas Technology

Reuse-recycle programs are now becoming a huge part of both shale and Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) operations, saving water and reducing other impacts.

During the past 30+ years, USA energy fuel usage has changed from predominance of coal and foreign oil to shale natural gas and oil. In addition, both the technology and role of wastewater treatment firms have evolved from…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 23, 2018 at 9:05am — No Comments

No Evidence of Methane Contamination from Recent Oil and Gas Drilling in Ohio

Whoa! Geologists at the University of Cincinnati examined drinking water in Carroll, Stark and Harrison Counties, Ohio, and found no methane contamination.

The Deer Creek Foundation is no friend of fracking. It’s part of the fractivist echo chamber, in fact. They …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 22, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments

Lancashire Trespassers Make Us Ask: What Happened to Civility?

Trespassers onto Cuadrilla’s Lancashire natural gas site offer a sad perspective on the loss of civility pervading public policy disagreements these days.

Lancashire trespassers onto Cuadrilla’s natural gas development site over the last 18 months have, sadly, become a great…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 22, 2018 at 10:51am — No Comments

UDRC Does Natural Gas Development Seminar in Narrowsburg

Ned Sader gives a report on a very well-attended and informative seminar offered by the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens or UDRBC organization last week.

The Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) held its Spring Seminar, Natural Gas Exploration and Development (NGED) – The Industry Today on May 17th at the Narrowsburg Inn, Narrowsburg, NY.

The full day event,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 22, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Gas Industry Gives Students Hands on Access at Vehicular Career Day

Local fifth and sixth graders were able to get up close, hands on access to trucks, rigs and equipment they may see every day at the Vehicular Career Day.

The Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTEIC) was formed about 25 years ago. Among the unique activities the organization has devised to teach youths about the businesses in the area is Vehicular Career Day, which…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 21, 2018 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Shale Gas News – May 19, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about fuel security, Delaware Riverkeeper demands, Andrew Cuomo 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,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 21, 2018 at 8:57am — No Comments

PennEast Would Have Saved NJ/PA Consumers $1.3 Billion

A new study shows the PennEast Pipeline, had it been constructed two years ago, would have already saved NJ/PA consumers some $1.3 billion in energy costs.

Independent market experts Concentric Energy Advisors have issued…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 20, 2018 at 6:12am — No Comments

The Bitter, Miserable, Self-Destructive, Sniveling World of Fractivism

A picture used by the Delaware Povertykeeper speaks volumes about the nature of fractivism. It is, to echo P.J. O’Rourke, a philosophy of sniveling brats.

One of our readers sent me a link the other day that spoke to the problem with fractivism. It was an appeal by the Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper for support for an amendment to the New York state Constitution similar to Pennsylvania’s…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 20, 2018 at 5:50am — No Comments

A Glimpse of New York's Future?

Governor Cuomo should take a hard look at British Columbia’s all time high gas prices since blocking the Canadian pipeline might be a glimpse at New York’s future.

The Canadian pipeline civil war got even nastier this week.  To those observant enough to notice, the warning sirens for the United States are blaring.

On Wednesday, the Alberta provincial government followed through on its threat to neighboring British Columbia by passing a law…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on May 19, 2018 at 11:09am — No Comments

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