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Virginia Gas Plant Illustrates the Futility of New York Energy Policy

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Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

While New York is pursuing a politically correct but economically idiotic energy policy, a new natural gas plant in Virginia shows how to get things done.

Dominion, a huge natural gas and electric utility as well as a midstream company, announced plans in March, 2015 to build the State of Virginia’s (indeed the country’s) largest natural gas powered electric generating plant, in Greensville County. The $1.3 billion state-of-the-art natural gas-fired electric generating station will have capacity to generate 1,600 megawatts of electricity. Dominion’s own 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (when built) will provide cheap, abundant, clean-burning Marcellus/Utica Shale gas to power it.

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Fractivist Fund Raising Behind Fractivist Derangement Disorder

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Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Watching the reaction of fractivists to the Trump election is a window into how they use hysteria to do fractivist fund raising and self-perpetuate.

Since Donald Trump’s victory we’ve seen a fractivist fund raising frenzy as the anti-gas brigade seeks to squeeze every last dime from their most faithful base and the uneducated.

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Sierra Club Stubs Toe on New Jersey Pipeline

NED Pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Jeff Tittel, the humorless true believer at the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club has stubbed his toe on the PennEast pipeline.

Something very curious took place this past Tuesday. The New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club, one of several paid shills acting on behalf of the William Penn Foundation, circulated a news release by e-mail. The whole thing may be found here. This release was apparently circulated by Jeff Tittel’s administrative assistant but somehow never made it on the organization’s website, on its Facebook page or into any newspapers. It’s not hard to see why after reading the thing. One can just imagine Tittel scrambling to call media and pull it back, in fact, when the subject of his release, the PennEast Pipeline folks, called him out on what can only be called the Washington’s U-Turn Crossing lie.

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The Shrinking Fractivist Play Book Down to the Flea Flicker

NED Pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The fractivist play book keeps shrinking and they’re now down to flea flicker type moves that attract attention but seldom deliver anything but big losses.

Football, if it weren’t for the ridiculous politicization of the game this year, gets interesting in  December as marginal teams take chances to improve their prospects for getting into title games. One of the oddest of such maneuvers is the flea flicker play. It appears our fractivist friends have resorted to it with a bizarre accusation that the EPA fracking was modified to please the industry. Folks, if the fractivist play book is down to this, the game is over.

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FERC Slaps Down the Little Napoleon, Eric Schneiderman

NED Pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

NRDC lap dog Eric Schneiderman was given a dog’s breakfast by FERC last week when the agency dismissed his ridiculous request for a tree-cutting hearing.

No, I’m not talking about that Napoleon, the Emperor produced by the French Revolution, but the famous pig from George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The character was seemingly created with Eric Schneiderman in mind, given his tactics. The Cliffs Notes description of the pig focuses on “his blatant lust for power…a ‘fierce-looking’ boar ‘with a reputation for getting his own way'” which involved “a combination of propaganda and terror that none of the animals can resist.” That is Eric Schneiderman, of course, and, in the 1999 film version, the pig self-destructs. Schneiderman, too, is self-destructing, with a little help from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Hunters Sharing the Harvest: 25 Years of Feeding the Hungry in PA

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Coordinator, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

  

For the past 25 years Hunters Sharing the Harvest has helped feed the hungry in PA with over 1 million pounds of donated venison.

Monday marked the beginning of deer hunting season in Pennsylvania as folks from across the Commonwealth headed off to their favorite hunting spots. We have highlighted the organization Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) in the past, and this year marks some significant milestones for the organization: the 25th anniversary and more than 1 million pounds of venison donated to food banks to help feed hungry Pennsylvanians.

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No Longer Unconventional: Shale Gas Is the Standard Now

NED Pipeline - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Several recent stories show unconventional gas is now not only the new normal but the standard. The conversation has shifted to the details.

Our friend Nick Grealy wrote an insightful piece the other day about how UK shale has now become boring; the new normal, if you will. After reading a few pieces forwarded by to me by our savvy readers I’m convinced that’s true everywhere now. We’re no longer arguing so much about fracking, but, rather, about the details. Shale gas today is as conventional as it gets. There is no more “unconventional” to it. The only questions of any relevance surround how to improve it and make the best use of it.

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US Energy Independence Kicked Up A Notch by Gas Exports

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Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Gas exports are a sign of growing US energy independence and domination of world trade in energy; a blessing to American producers and consumers.

The import/export picture for natural gas into and out of the U.S. has, in recent decades, been mostly gas imports and not gas exports. With the rapid scale-up in shale drilling, the supply picture here at home radically changed. For years we’ve exported natural gas to Canada and Mexico, but we’ve also imported a lot of gas from Canada (via pipeline). In the end, we’ve always net imported natural gas on balance — both by pipeline and by LNG carrier ships. Until now, that is.

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Shale Gas News – November 26, 2016

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, talked about petroleum products, OPEC, energy infrastructure 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 a guest, we had Gina Suydam, President of Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, discussing their Holiday Marketplace and the upcoming Energy Infrastructure Bootcamp.

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The Media Double Standard When It Comes to Fracking

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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The natural gas industry face a media double standard when it comes to public relations, leaving fractivist groups able to say whatever they want.

The ongoing battle of public relations is the biggest hurdle that faces the natural gas industry in Maryland. I actually find this fairly surprising because what we hear so often is that the oil and gas industry is full of “spin” and has the ability to control the story. Of course, we mostly hear this from fractivists. I have come to realize, though, the oil and gas industry is weak on this front. Or, perhaps it just allows the facts and science to speak for them. Unfortunately, that’s seldom enough. The industry needs to contend with a media double standard.

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