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Marcellus Shale Coalition Puts DRBC on Notice the Evidence Is Against It

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The Marcellus Shale Coalition has twice told the DRBC its fracking ban is foolish but yesterday wrote a critical letter showing the evidence is against it.

Dave Spigelmyer is a stand-up guy and he’s on our side. His organization delivered a compelling sets of legal arguments against the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban in its written testimony. Dave then appeared at the House State Government Committee to support landowners and drive home the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s position. Now, he’s written to the DRBC to tell them the physical evidence is also stacked against their foolish political maneuver.

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Delaware Riverkeeper Asks DRBC to Stop Mariner East; Will It Regret It?

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

The Delaware Riverkeeper is forcing an issue with respect to DRBC authority and may (one hopes) come to regret it as others are forced to challenge both.

Here’s the latest strategy in THE Delaware Riverkeeper’s ongoing war against fossil fuels, and against natural gas pipelines in particular: Pressure the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to revoke a permit granted by the agency to the Mariner East 2 (ME2) pipeline project on the flimsy basis that ME2 has “violated” the conditions of the permit. Frankly, we didn’t even know the DRBC had issued a permit for ME2. After all, ME2 is a state-permitted project and does not come under federal authority.

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Holland Township Illustrates Renewables No Easy Substitute for Gas

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Holland Township, New Jersey proves there is no free lunch when it comes to energy. Attempting to address energy needs with anything but reason never works.

Our friend and guest blogger, Jim Willis, over at Marcellus Drilling News, has his ear closer to the ground than anyone I know and regularly picks up stories outside the mainstream of gas industry news. One of those, from Monday of this week, was about a potential new natural gas fueled power plant in Holland Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, of all places. He related the details from a NJ Spotlight article focusing on the appearance of Phoenix Energy Center, LLC before the Township Planning Board to discuss the possibility of a new 600 MW power plant at an old industrial site along the Musconetcong River. Could it be? Yes, indeed, because this municipality is slowly learning energy choices aren’t as simple as fractivists have been asserting.

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North Korea Peace Brings Out Opportunistic Russian Plans

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Potential peace talks with North Korea is encouraging the opportunist Kremlin to plan new pipelines into South Korea to reduce US market share.   

President Trump’s meeting with the isolated nation of North Korea brings in a lot of potential hopes. Perhaps we can escalate tensions and military presence on the peninsula, maybe we can encourage the ruthless dictator to improve human rights, or perhaps, just maybe, we can reduce sanctions and become a trade partner with the North as we have with the South.

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When You’ve Lost the New York Times, You’ve Completely Lost

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The New York Times, which led the fight against fracking in the early years with a series of attacks, has, for all practical purposes, admitted defeat.

Six years ago, the New York Times, America’s newspaper of “thou shalt think thus” instructions for elites, was still deep into a “Drilling Down” series of articles by Ian Urbina intended to trash fracking and elevate phony critics such as Deborah Rogers. Today, it’s a very different story as the Times (via AP) is forced to admit the “Studies Show Groundwater Holding Own Against Drilling Boom.” To paraphrase LBJ’s famous line, when you’ve lost the New York Times, well, you’ve completely lost.

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Shale Gas News – June 16, 2018

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, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Guernsey Power Station, natural gas sellers, pipeline capacity 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, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Michael Narcavage, Director of Government and Community Relations at Southwestern Energy and Wes Carnes President of WC Welding, Inc.

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LNG Projects Happening Across World Equal Opportunity Here at Home

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

New LNG projects are taking place across the world, which means opportunity is knocking for U.S. gas produced in places such as Susquehanna County.

Reading the weekend’s natural gas news, one thing stuck out to me; how many LNG projects are underway to help other nations diversify their gas supplies. That, of course, means one thing for U.S. producers—growing opportunities. Moreover, these aren’t just opportunities for natural gas companies here at home.

They also represent assurance for landowners in places such as Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and others in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia, et al that the natural gas is there to stay and will continuing enriching local economies for decades to come. There will be more hospitals built, more college trained welders and natural gas technicians, more communities served with gas, more businesses and more new barns.

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Sea Levels Rise, But Not From Natural Gas or Other Fossil Fuels!

FrackingGeorge P. Ahearn, Phd
Co-founder and Former President and CEO
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Sea levels are rising but modestly and attempts to link this to use of natural gas or other fossil fuels or, for that matter, CO2, are just plain wrong.

Regardless of what you hear from the SW Florida Conservancy, and other sooth-sayers and saviors of the planet, data is mounting that change in sea levels has nothing to do with the use of fossil fuels and evidence should ally any fear that additional CO2 will increase sea-level rise.

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Wind Farms Are Not Only Expensive They Are Terribly Noisy

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Energy Research

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Northeast States are turning to wind farms hoping for relief from high energy bills, they’re finding out wind energy is not only expensive but very noisy.

Brazil, the world’s eighth largest producer of wind power, has erected wind turbines off its Atlantic coast where the wind blows consistently and the noise is constant. Recently, officials in Massachusetts and Rhode Island announced contracts for two large offshore wind farms off Martha’s Vineyard. Massachusetts is planning to build an 800-megawatt wind farm with over 100 turbines about 15 miles south of the Vineyard.

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