Added by Bob Perkins on November 30, 2018 at 12:13pm —
Two school districts in Susquehanna County are reaping the benefits of low cost, clean energy since their natural gas conversion.
Though the Montrose and Elk Lake School districts in Susquehanna County took different approaches to their respective conversions to the use of natural gas, both districts… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 30, 2018 at 9:25am —
Our Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania and West Virginia provides the LNG leverage needed by Europeans to curb Russian aggression against Ukraine.
The simmering dispute over waterway rights between Ukraine and Russia broke into armed conflict this week. Its implications are enormous both for the energy world as a whole and especially for us in the Marcellus Shale region. But some background is required to appreciate the connection.
Briefly, when… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 29, 2018 at 12:07pm —
Several energy companies have worked with the Oilfield Energy Center to develop a Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU) circulating the Appalachian region.
For the very first time the Appalachian basin will be getting its very own MOLU. The MOLU, or Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit, is a traveling exhibition run by the Oilfield Energy Center that… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 29, 2018 at 8:43am —
Susquehanna County Interfaith has always provided help to families in need, but thanks to the generosity of the gas industry, even the little things matter.
Susquehanna County Interfaith provides a variety of services to local residents. Executive director Cindy Beeman cherishes the personal relationships she has developed with clients through the years and shares both their… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 27, 2018 at 4:06pm —
There seems to be ever more corporatism these days—the use if government to advance special interests—and its failures are becoming ever more evident.
The Chevy Volt is dead and the Amazon deal is already in deep political trouble. Corporatism invariably fails because government is lousy picking winners and losers compared to the market. There is a great lesson in these two seemingly unrelated developments. It is that every big investment in corporatism is a… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 27, 2018 at 8:36am —
Dan Markind says the natural gas industry has a good hand environmentally, but needs to do a better job of making the environmental case for natural gas.
On Black Friday, the Trump Administration released Volume II of the National Climate Assessment. Running 1,600 pages, the report is the second volume of the fourth National Climate Assessment, which was mandated by Congress in the late 1980’s and is required to be prepared every four years by scientists… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 26, 2018 at 12:24pm —
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about a new LNG export plant, EQT, natural gas prices 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,… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 26, 2018 at 10:22am —
The fossil fuel miracle that continues yet today thanks to fracking raised up and continues to raise up humanity, taking mankind a giant step forward.
The Thanksgiving season is a good time to express our sincere gratitude that we no longer “enjoy” the “simpler life of yesteryear.” As my grandmother said, “The only good thing about the good old days is that they’re gone.”
For countless millennia, mankind lived on a precipice, in hunter-gatherer,… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 26, 2018 at 10:05am —
Comparing Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in the SRBC region, with Wayne County, in the DRBC region, illustrates what the shale revolution has delivered.
No reader of this blog could possibly not appreciate the economic injustice of the Delaware River Basin Commission not permitting residents to benefit from the shale revolution the same way as folks in the Susquehanna River Basin. The cost of that injustice is measurable, though. I demonstrated some of this… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 23, 2018 at 9:32pm —
A group known as Seeding Sovereignty is a perfect demonstration of Millennial ignorance combined with an arrogance so stunning as to be almost unbelievable.
One of our especially astute readers sent me a copy of Tweet by a group known as Seeding Sovereignty. It’s apparently an organization catering to Millennials in an attempt to mobilize them for gentry class causes. One look at the video clip is enough to convey the unique blend of condescension and idiocy… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 23, 2018 at 10:13am —
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is leaving nearby Delaware County, New York behind economically thanks to natural gas development impossible in New York.
Earlier this month, I did a post on the contributions of natural gas development to fighting poverty. It brought a protest from serial protester and malcontent Vera Scroggins… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 21, 2018 at 9:01am —
Andrew Cuomo, acting through the hack leadership at his DEC and spurred on by the NRDC gang is attacking what’s left of New York’s Oil & Gas Industry.
Does the oil and gas industry in New York State even matter anymore? Well, yes, it does! It employs a number of people and produces oil and gas to feed our economy. Although Andrew Cuomo has single-handedly sentenced upstate residents to generational poverty by denying them the opportunity to allow shale… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 20, 2018 at 8:50am —
Andrew Cuomo has said he wants to revive the upstate economy but he’s driven three nails into the coffin of Upstate including a ban on shale gas development.
According to the Urban Dictionary, a nail in the coffin is an event leading to inevitable failure. Upstate New York is in a generations-long decline which was already underway 56 years ago, when President Kennedy … Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 20, 2018 at 8:12am —
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about vertical wells, petroleum exports, Cheniere Energy 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…
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 19, 2018 at 10:26am —
Germany is helping to build a LNG terminal to bring in Appalachian gas and correct for the failure of its Energiewende, which led to more coal and emissions.
The U.S. predominance in energy production is reshaping the world’s geopolitical situation, enabling the U.S. to strengthen economic ties with European countries. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has not just been good for American jobs and energy prices, it has become a… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 19, 2018 at 9:46am —
Washington County, Pennsylvania is a regional leader in business growth, tourism and job creation, all thanks to the Marcellus Shale and natural gas development.
The Washington County, Pennsylvania website states “No matter what you want to do, you can do it right here. Shop until your heart’s content, or spend your days outdoors. Whether you like history, sports or… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 16, 2018 at 4:00pm —
Keep Wayne Wild is phony fractivist outfit with apparent connections to both the extremist CELDF and the Sierra Club. It’s also a for-profit T-shirt outlet.
It takes real gall to be a fractivist. You have to be able always to disguise who you really are. More importantly, you must be equipped with the chutzpah to do so brazenly in spite of the obvious. Our friend Jackie Stewart at Energy In Depth lays out the case for just an outfit. It’s a group… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 16, 2018 at 11:23am —
A study by the Consumer Energy Alliance shows Virginian gas users saved some $11 billion over the last decade due to fracking and the shale revolution.
Residents of Virginia have benefited in a major way from an abundance of cheap, clean-burning shale gas. How much benefit? Try $11 billion of money went directly into the pockets of Virginia residents and businesses over the past 10 years thanks to low-priced natural gas–fracked gas, coming from the… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 15, 2018 at 7:42pm —
The Amazon corporate welfare deal, engineered by Andrew Cuomo, yet again, shows Upstate New York is invisible to the governor who answers only to NYC voters.
Once again, Upstate New York will feel the pain, the tragedy, of four more years being under the thumb of Andrew Cuomo, perhaps America’s worst governor if you live outside New York City.
State politics are non-existent north of the five boroughs that compose the City of New York. We just don’t… Continue
Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 15, 2018 at 9:15am —