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Forgotten Men and Women of Canadian Energy Industry Protest

The forgotten men and women of the Canadian energy industry are mad as hell and not taking it anymore. They’re protesting in their trucks and it’s spreading.

Whenever I go to New York City, which is as seldom as possible, I drive. My vehicle is a Ford F-150 and, although it’s the most popular one in America, I stand out like a shiny red apple in a basket of lemons. At least that’s the analogy I favor, though some would suggest otherwise. If I wear on my…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 4, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

Has Vera Scroggins Flipped? Now Supports Pipelines?

Something strange has happened. It seems Vera Scroggins has flipped, dropping her pipeline opposition. Is it so, or is she just trapped by her own illogic?

The Susquehanna Independent carried a highly unusual letter to the editor the other day from none other than Vera Scroggins, a frequent NaturalGasNOW commenter and subject. A friend sent me a clipping of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 4, 2019 at 9:49am — No Comments

Jennifer Huntington: The Forgotten Woman We Can’t Forget

Jennifer Huntington has left us. She was the plaintiff, and victim, the forgotten woman, in the Middlefield, New York home rule case, who we’ll not forget.

Jennifer Huntington was a remarkable individual. She was a dairy farmer, and a very innovative one. She owned the Cooperstown Holstein farm in the Town of Middlefield in Otsego County, New York. …

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 4, 2019 at 9:20am — No Comments

Natural Gas Production Booming in US, Making Us Energy Dominant

The golden age of natural gas production is on the horizon, yet to come, but an awesome sight already, with U.S. natural gas reserves up an incredible 36%.

The Energy Information Administration recently released its reserves report, noting that proven reserves of natural gas increased 36 percent to 464.3 trillion cubic feet—a record that…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 3, 2019 at 9:24am — No Comments

The Shale Revolution Unleashed and the Appalachian Miracle

The latest data from the Energy Information Administration depicts an Appalachian miracle. The shale revolution has revitalized rural and urban areas alike.

The EIA’s “Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production” report for October, 2018 is out and one…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 2, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments

Those French Fuel Riots and the “Great Wall of Cuomo”

The French fuel riots demonstrate what can happen when ordinary people are denied the basic necessities of life by “let them eat cake” elitists with agendas.

The French Revolution is hardly a thing to be admired, given its ultimate consequences, but it was the natural result of a “let them eat cake” elitist mentality on the part the country’s monarchs. Ironically, Louis XVI, was a liberal monarch by the day’s standards, but he was too slow to understand the…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 3, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Marcellus Shale Region Is Leading Edge of the Shale Revolution

The latest EIA data on natural gas reserves indicates the Marcellus Shale region is at the head of a glorious shale revolution, leading the way forward.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is out with some new data on natural gas reserves that is simply astounding. It shows the Marcellus Shale region is leading the shale revolution by every measure that counts for anything. The region, in fact, is leaving Texas in the dust when it comes to shale…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 3, 2018 at 10:09am — No Comments

Marcellus Shale Region Is Leading Edge of the Shale Revolution

The latest EIA data on natural gas reserves indicates the Marcellus Shale region is at the head of a glorious shale revolution, leading the way forward.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is out with some new data on natural gas reserves that is simply astounding. It shows the Marcellus Shale region is leading the shale revolution by every measure that counts for anything. The region, in fact, is leaving Texas in the dust when it comes to shale…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 3, 2018 at 10:09am — No Comments

Shale Gas News – December 1, 2018

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about U.S. reserves, energy infrastructure, EQT settlement 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 Jim Scherrer and Steve Krug founders of CHP-Funder.com.

The…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on December 3, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Local Schools Save Big-Time with Natural Gas Conversions

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 30, 2018 at 9:25am — No Comments

Marcellus Shale Gas Is the Leverage Needed to Curb Russian Aggression

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…

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

Appalachian Basin Gets Its Own Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 29, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

Natural Gas Helping Susquehanna County Interfaith Keep the Faith

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 27, 2018 at 4:06pm — No Comments

The Failures of Corporatism on Display as Amazon Deals and Volt Dies

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 27, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

Making the Environmental Case for Natural Gas Is Simply Imperative

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 26, 2018 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Shale Gas News – November 24, 2018

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,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 26, 2018 at 10:22am — No Comments

Give Thanks for the Fossil Fuel Miracle That Raised Up Humanity

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,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 26, 2018 at 10:05am — No Comments

What the Shale Revolution Wrought for the Forgotten Man

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 23, 2018 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Seeding Sovereignty: Millennial Ignorance and Arrogance

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 23, 2018 at 10:13am — No Comments

Susquehanna County Pulling Away from New York Economically

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…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on November 21, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

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Forgotten Men and Women of Canadian Energy Industry Protest

Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on January 4, 2019 at 10:37am 0 Comments

The forgotten men and women of the Canadian energy industry are mad as hell and not taking it anymore. They’re protesting in their trucks and it’s spreading.

Whenever I go to New York City, which is as seldom as…

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