November 2017 Blog Posts (54)

Job-Killing Sierra Club Abuses 2,500 Atlantic Sunrise Workers for Fun

A frivolous Sierra Club lawsuit has forced an Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline work stoppage, putting 2,500 people out of work and to the unemployment office.

Just before the holidays, thousands of workers who were working on the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project have been escorted to the unemployment office–courtesy the odious Sierra Club. Yesterday we brought you the sad news that the …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 8, 2017 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Northeast Supply Enhancement Will Heat NYC Housing with Gas

The Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement project will help heat NYC public housing with clean natural gas, improving the health of all New Yorkers.

Back In August, I wrote here about just how dependent New York City is on natural gas, some 81% of the Con Edison supply already coming from Pennsylvania shale gas in 2015. The New York…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 8, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments

Business-Friendly? What A Difference A State Makes!

What a difference a state makes when it comes to being business-friendly and using its resources without breaking the bank and the backs of its citizens.

Wow – what a world of difference. I’m Pennsylvania through and through, but do manage to spend some winter months in lovely Savannah, Georgia. Most of you may think historic buildings and moss-draped oaks, but there’s more to it. The region is an economic dynamo.

Contrast this with Pennsylvania’s…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 7, 2017 at 9:27am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – November 4, 2017

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about air quality, gas tax, royalty deductions 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 counties and even…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 6, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

Great Pennsylvania Pipeline News from Both Sides of the State

There’s some great Pennsylvania pipeline news from both sides of the Commonwealth as Range Resources exploits good planning and a pipelines reverse flow.

MDN recently received an email from a subscriber who lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Her land is leased to Range Resources, and she recently read that Range “now has their own pipelines to carry Marcellus gas to better paying markets.” In our response to her, we mentioned that, although producers…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 6, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

2018 Shaping Up As Extraordinary Year for Pennsylvania

Dan Markind looks back at the severance tax debate and ahead to elections, LNG exports, a recovering economy and an extraordinary 2018 for Pennsylvania.

Last Monday, Governor Tom Wolf signed off on a funding plan for the 2018 Pennsylvania State Budget. It does not contain a shale extraction tax. Thus, the answer to the question of whether or not there will be a mineral extraction tax in Pennsylvania is no.



Recognizing the…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 6, 2017 at 8:36am — No Comments

Fracking Is Killing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Technology

EPA out with latest greenhouse gas emissions from oil & gas production, showing they’re way down. Thank fracking.

The EPA has …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 5, 2017 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Earthjustice Continues to Spread Fake Facts and Junk Science

Abigail Dillen, an Earthjustice VP, tries spread dirt by reciting junk science and debunked facts about natural gas and it clearly shows.

Those in opposition to natural gas cling to ideas no matter how many times they are discredited. It is the same with anti-vaxers who would rather put their communities and their own children at risk than admit vaccines do not cause autism.…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 5, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Unfortunately, All Pipeline Politics Are Anything But Local

Pipeline politics, like fractivism, is a movement of outsiders, out-of-staters and well-funded special interests having little to do with local issues.

Six people were arrested last month in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for blocking construction of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, four were residents of…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 4, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

DRBC: Hey, We Don’t Do No Stinkin’ Economic Development

A comment by the DRBC in regard to folks concerned about the economic impact of its proposed fracking ban reveals stunning ignorance as well as arrogance.

Energy In Depth has a nice summary of the hearing held in Waymart earlier this week to gather local opinion on the potential…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 3, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments

Tax-Exempt Catskill Mountainkeeper “Charity” Does Politics

The Catskill Mountainkeeper, a tax-exempt charity under Federal and New York State law, is engaging in blatant lobbying although it says it does almost none.

One of our readers forwarded me a Catskill Mountainkeeper emailer this morning and made a very good point; “I think they should lose tax exempt status if they are telling or advising their members how to vote. This is what I am cautioned about at church.” He’s correct, of course.

He was referring…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 2, 2017 at 9:32am — No Comments

America on the Way to Becoming Major LNG Exporter

Natural gas is leading the way in making the U.S. king of the hill again, a major LNG exporter, as the shale revolution leads America to energy dominance.

There is currently only one operational liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in the United States; it has been operating since early 2016. Cheniere Energy is exporting LNG at its Sabine Pass facility with three trains and a capacity of about 2 billion cubic feet per day. Its total capacity is…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 2, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

State Lawmakers Take Testimony on Fracking Double-Standards

Elected officials, community leaders and residents came together yesterday to offer testimony on the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban and the economic impact it would have.

An important hearing to discuss the DRBC’s proposed permanent ban, was held yesterday at the Camp Ladore Pavilion in Waymart. It was led by House Majority Policy Chairman …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 1, 2017 at 3:14pm — No Comments

A New Day: FERC Takes on Cuomo and His Corrupt DEC

FERC has given Governor Andrew “Corruptocrat” and his equally corrupt DEC a message; their days of riding roughshod over Federal law on pipelines are over.

Jim Willis, who somehow manages to pick up on everything over at …


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 1, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

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