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Shale Gas News – April 29, 2017

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 and 1510 AM, talked about the Northern Access Pipeline, LNG exports, severance tax 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 Mike Atchie, Public Outreach Business Partner at Williams and David Taylor, President of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association.

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Modern Life Is Impossible Without Fracking

LNG - Nick Grealy ReportsNick Grealy
Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog

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The following is a condensed version of a post by Nick Grealy originally published at MyGridGB. Nick tells us why modern life is impossible without fracking.

Due to common failures of the gas industry and journalists who too often seek slogans instead of solutions there is still a widely held view, based more on feelings than figures, that natural gas is neither necessary or desirable. Easy slogans proposing simplistic solutions to complex engineering problems have invaded the debate.

The argument against gas has three strands. It often depends on glib use of the F word as simplistic value signalling. The obsession with the process instead of the product is irrelevant. Yesterday’s breakthrough, becomes today’s mainstream and in shale that date was 2014 when the “unconventional” method of hydraulic fracturing became the new normal when it provided over 50% of US gas production.

In 2017, 90% of all new US gas wells are horizontal, the other part of the shale revolution. Indeed a recent University of Texas study was unable to find evidence of ‘conventional’ gas drilling at all. Thus, in the US at least, natural gas today is produced as a matter of course by “fracking.” It’s as unconventional as making a phone call with a mobile phone to some people was in June 2007 when the iPhone was launched.

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Environmental Justice? Give Me A Break!

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

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Environmental justice is a twisted concept; twisted to give radicals opportunities to bash economic development that would improve the lives of the poor!

Last December, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it would go on a “listening tour” in early 2017, to focus on so-called “environmental justice.” The DEP finally set up a schedule for its listening tour, which began in March in Greene County. Our take: “environmental justice” means asking poor people if they’ve been abused by the oil and gas industry in any way – and if they have a beef, the DEP will “do” something about it.

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Will LNG Make Pennsylvania Natural Gas King of the Hill?

dimock verdict - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Two seemingly unrelated stories from this week suggest Pennsylvania natural gas could make the Commonwealth king of the hill with a little help from LNG.

Two fascinating stories this week tell me what a glorious future Pennsylvania has with respect to natural gas development. One is from Australia and the other is an article from the always useful Today In Energy site. Put them together and the picture becomes clear; LNG ports such as Cove Point, combined with a few pipeline projects to get the Pennsylvania natural gas to the ports are going to open up the world and maybe even New England as markets, making the Keystone State king of the hill for natural gas production.

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Where Have All the Solar Jobs Gone?

dimock verdict - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

A recent article in the New York Times extolled the growth in renewables jobs, suggesting solar jobs were booming but the data is very misleading at best.

A great friend from New York with no axe to grind on energy issues recently pointed me to an article in the New York Times suggesting solar job creation was absolutely booming. He knew I would be interested and wondered what I thought. I told him it was likely to be phony data but that I would check it out. I did. I was correct.

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Cheated and Deprived by Cuomo, JLCNY Appeals to Trump

Methane StudyDan Fitzsimmons
President, Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.

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The JLCNY asks President Trump to intervene on projects already federally approved and not let Cuomo deprive Upstate New York for his own political gain.

Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations on your victory. We are confident that your presidency will restore common sense to government. I am writing with a plea for help for thousands of landowners in Upstate New York who have had their property rights deprived by our state.

I am the President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc., a group of 70,000 landowners with more than one million acres available for oil and gas development in New York. We are a coalition of landowners and generational farmers who care deeply for the environment and the land. We believe that with strong regulatory oversight, it is possible to balance natural gas development and protection of the environment.

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Pipeline Routing Negotiation Illustrates A Better Way

dimock verdict - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Landowners truly concerned with the impacts of pipeline development have a great example of how to negotiate to get what they want with the Atlantic Sunrise.

Something very interesting happened with respect to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline happened last week. It demonstrates how landowners and others with meaningful issues having to do with pipeline routing can influence things in a positive way. The Atlantic Sunrise has filed with FERC for a route change to protect a property with outstanding biological diversity. It happened because the landowner approached the matter with something other than the typical NIMBY or hysterical ideological campaigns so typical of project opponents these days. They tried something different; they used hard data and made their case based on facts without attacking the project itself or declaring war on the gas industry.

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Earth Day Ridiculous Celebration of Ideology, Not Science

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Under the guise of protecting the earth and ensuring science is being promoted, Earth Day is nothing more than a front for putting ideologies first, science second. 

Earth Day is ridiculous. I am sad to say that, but it is true. Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated as a hippie-like holiday that calls us to do more to protect our environment and our planet. It has become so popular, that even thinking of it as being ridiculous is enough to get you shunned.

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Shale Gas News – April 22, 2017

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 and 1510 AM, talked about the Rover Pipeline, storage hubs, pipeline jobs 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 Karen Moreau, New York Executive Director of American Petroleum Institute,  Jessica Sena, Communications Adviser at Montana Petroleum Association and Seth Whitehead, Researcher for Energy in Depth.

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Cuomo Calls Pipelines Safe Yet Keeps New York in the Cold

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Institute for Energy Research

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Governor Cuomo continues to fight pipeline construction in New York State, even after viewing them as safe, seems he cares more about his political career.

New York Governor Cuomo claims that he supports pipeline infrastructure, commenting that pipelines are viewed as the least hazardous method of moving a combustible fuel. Cuomo further stated, “Many studies say that using a pipeline as a conduit is safer than rail travel and truck travel. Realistically you have to move fuel, so a pipeline is the safest way if it’s done right.” Yet, within the last year, his Department of Environmental Conservation denied certification to the proposed Northern Access pipeline and water permits sought by the Constitution Pipeline. Cuomo has also fought the Algonquin Pipeline expansion and has been dawdling on an 8-mile spur to a new power plant in Wawayanda.

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