October 2018 Blog Posts (44)

Wind Farms Cause Global Warming? Please, Say It Isn’t So

Could wind farms cause global warming, possibly even more than fossil fuels? A new Harvard University study suggests they could.

Harvard University study suggests that, under certain conditions and in the near term, increased wind power could mean more climate warming than would be caused by the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity. The…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 31, 2018 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Four Pennsylvania Counties Can Supply All the Gas Germany Needs!

Four counties in Pennsylvania—Bradford, Greene, Susquehanna and Washington—can supply all the natural gas needed by Germany. It can give Russia the Heisman.

My post the other day about the fact “Susquehanna County Produces More Than 4% of U.S.” has been quite well read. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) monthly data for…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 30, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

The Truth About Gas: Rural Patients Are Now Able to Access Healthcare

Rural patients in the Endless Mountains, thanks to natural gas development, now have better access to health care and, overall, an improved quality of life.

As a life-long resident of Susquehanna County and CEO of Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS), Loren Stone has seen primary care and critical access in his community all but disappear. Fortunately, he has seen it come back to…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 30, 2018 at 8:12am — No Comments

Commonwealth Court States Obvious: Allegheny Township Can Plan for Gas

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court just decided a case in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, that strikes a blow for common sense in applying the law.

The case has an impossibly long name, so I’ll just refer to it as “Allegheny Township.” You can find my highlighted version of it here. It’s 69 pages, but quite readable in…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 29, 2018 at 12:07pm — No Comments

New York Post Endorses Reformer Molinaro Over Corruptocrat Cuomo

Have members of the New York Post editorial staff been reading NaturalGasNOW? It sure looks that way. They just endorsed Molinaro over Corruptocrat Cuomo.

Perhaps I should have copyrighted the term. My use of Corruptocrat to describe Andrew Cuomo has mostly been well received by NaturalGasNOW readers. One follower did advise me to go lighter on it. It seems, though, the New York Post agrees it is only natural to call Cuomo by the slang term that…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 29, 2018 at 9:15am — No Comments

Local Energy Companies Contribute to Firefighter Training Center

Local energy companies contribute close to $30,000 to firefighter training center which will help prepare the community’s first responders.

In August, energy companies collectively contributed about $30,000 toward an addition to a firefighter training center in southern Schuylkill County during the 64th annual …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 26, 2018 at 11:36am — No Comments

European LNG Demands Grow with Need to Avoid Russian Bear Claws

European LNG demands are growing along with imports of Russian gas and if Europeans don’t want to be clawed by the Russian bear they’ll need our gas.

New data compiled by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates just how much demand there will be for our US LNG in the years ahead. European LNG demands are growing for two reasons. One is their refusal to entertain fracking or more nuclear power. The other is the obvious risk in becoming dependent…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 26, 2018 at 9:22am — No Comments

Tunkhannock Steps Into the Future with Sustainable Natural Gas

Tunkhannock is getting natural gas service and stepping into the second phase of its future; a future built on sustainable natural gas development.

Ground was ceremoniously broken on Oct. 16 for the first phase of a public natural gas service project in Tunkhannock. UGI Utilities is overseeing the project, which will begin with the simultaneous construction of a gate station in Tunkhannock Township to tap a Williams line and the installation of a trunk into…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 25, 2018 at 9:27am — No Comments

Drinking Water Quality: What You Really Need to Know

Those who oppose natural gas development often cite threats to drinking water quality as a reason, but the facts tell us water quality depends on much else.

Several years ago, I participated in a fracking debate at Bloomsburg University with Tony Ingraffea and some other folks. It was a fun evening. The crowd, of course, was fractivist to the core but the debate was lively and worthwhile. Three things stand out in my memory of the event.

One was…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 25, 2018 at 8:53am — No Comments

Insane Colorado Anti-Fracking Proposal Would Gut State Economy

Will Colorado voters, residents of a state with a huge oil and gas industry benefiting them in innumerable ways, choose to gut their own state economy?

The anti-fracking folks are trying a clever new strategy in Colorado. Instead of banning fracking, they just make it impossible. In fact, they make nearly all oil and gas development and production impossible – which is exactly what radical “leave it in the ground” eco factions demand.

However, the…

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

Manhattan Institute: Natural Gas Outshines Solar, Blows Past Wind

Gordon Tomb, relates some recent findings by the Manhattan Institute; findings demonstrating natural gas outshines solar and blows past wind in practicality.

Natural gas, not alternative sources, is by far the best investment for the production of electricity, according to a recent report by the Manhattan Institute.

According to…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 24, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Fake News Alert: Mariner East 2 Will NOT Have to Wait Until 2020

StateImpactPA is an arrogant entity that likes to think it doesn’t do the bidding of its gentry class funders but fake news on Mariner East 2 is revealing.

Geesh. How hard is it to get the basic facts of a story correct? A story appeared in StateImpactPA the other…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 23, 2018 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Gets Water Quality Certification from Virginia!

Virginia, contrary to Andrew Cuomo’s New York, once again simply follows the law in approving a water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Although the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was federally approved a year ago, in October, 2017, the $6 billion pipeline from Dominion Energy…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 23, 2018 at 9:16am — No Comments

Pennsylvania Gas A Critical Bulwark in Securing Energy Security

Pennsylvania gas will become even more critical than it already is, if international tensions over Saudi behavior disrupt the foreign energy supply. 

Just six months after the Chinese Communist leadership massacred hundreds of their own people at Tiananmen Square in 1989, President George H. W. Bush sent his envoy Brent Scowcroft on a secret mission. When pictures of National Security Advisor Scowcroft raising glasses for a champagne toast with the Butchers…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 22, 2018 at 4:23pm — No Comments

The Price We Pay for Giving the Green Energy Lobby Power

The Boston Herald has written a spectacular editorial starkly explaining the risks of giving power to the green energy lobby. It is simply cold and darkness.

The Boston Herald has put out an editorial that says it all regrading the danger of following the advice of the green energy lobby on…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 22, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – October 20, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about ConEd, pipeline environmentalism, pipeline regulations and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Tom Shepstone of Natural Gas NOW and …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 22, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shoots Clays

The Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas has trained many local residents for the natural gas industry and just celebrated with a clay shoot.

After five years of growth under Cabot Oil & Gas, the annual Sporting Clay Tournament benefiting the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas was enjoyed once…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 19, 2018 at 9:29am — No Comments

Virginia Governor Northam Shows Andrew Cuomo What Leadership Is

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, contrary to Andrew Cuomo, understands what real governance is and it’s following the law, not just pandering to your base.

The pressure DC swamp dwellers and anti-fossil fuelers from across the country (indeed from across the world) have put on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (a Democrat) has been intense. They want Northam to abuse his executive…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 19, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Bill McKibben Gives Another Wink and Nod to Extremists

Bill McKibben may be the world’s premier charlatan, a Rockefeller hired gun and phony man of reason, who just loves giving the wink and nod to extremists.

Last week’s trial against the three “valve turners” who temporarily shut down two Enbridge Energy pipelines was supposed to be the “holy grail of climate activism”…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 18, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Appalachian Shale Revolution Delivers Real Growth and Great Jobs

The Appalachian shale revolution has been an astounding event. It has lifted up a region often thought to be synonymous with poverty, creating opportunity.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has come out with an knock ’em dead report on the sheer magnitude of the…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on October 18, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments

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