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Ohio Shale Experience Is the Future for UK?

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

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The Ohio shale experience suggests how development of the UK’s Bowland Shale may go and the future is looking pretty darned good.

A lot has advanced in the six years since Cuadrilla Resources revealed their estimate of 200 TCF in natural gas reserves for their section of the Bowland Shale back in 2010. Sadly, the UK debate hasn’t been one of them. Yet. But the time is coming.  Back in 2010, people saw shale as a flash in the pan. It was, of course, the biggest bang to hit energy markets since the light bulb. Yet, the UK debate still uses outdated economics, 2010 flow rates and 2010 energy policy concerns. Shale is still “controversial.” Meanwhile, in the US, the unconventional is the new normal, 70% or higher of 2016 production and nowhere is it more conventional than in Ohio.

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Keeping it Real on PA’s Act 13 Decision

Dakota AccessMike Krancer
Partner, Leader – Energy, Petrochemical & Natural Resources Practice Group at Blank Rome LLP

 

A look at what really happened in the PA Supreme Court Robinson Township decision on the Act 13 and oil and gas activities.

Let’s “keep it real” and be reminded of some historical and factual context to yesterday’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in the Robinson Township case. Let’s also get beyond what will be the out of context sound bytes from the decision that will be flouted about to serve various agendas and focus on what really happened, or didn’t happen.

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Pipelines and Agriculture Can Work Together

Pipelines and Agriculture Aaron DeJoiaAaron DeJoia
Principal Soil Scientist
Duraroot Environmental Consulting, LLC

 

There is a myth propagated by some fractivists that pipelines and agriculture conflict but it simply isn’t true. They can peacefully co-exist.

Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac and a founder in the science of wildlife management summarized the integration of farming and our nation’s energy resources when he stated, “There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”

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PA Act 13 Drilling Law Struck Down, Once Again

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

 

PA Supreme Court yesterday ruled against the natural gas industry friendly Act 13 Drilling Law, in what could be essentially called a win for fractivists.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday in another (hopefully final) decision on the 2012 Act 13 Marcellus drilling law passed and signed by then Gov. Tom Corbett. Four left-leaning judges have just struck down more of Act 13, leaving not much left except the part that raises money and gives it away (called an impact fee, otherwise known as a severance tax).

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Working Class Often Caught in the Cross-Hairs of Greens

oilfield opportunityJessica Sena
Independent Communications & Public Relations Advisor
Helena, Montana

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The greens and anti-development groups that create conflict and stop jobs are prospering at the expense of the working class, often leaving them unemployed.

Over the last eight years, the pseudo-environmental movement’s battle cry to lessen human activity has had a profound influence over public lands policy. Though the movement is not new, its motives have shifted over the last thirty years from pushing necessary protections of sensitive environments, to stifling land use.

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Shale Gas News – September 24, 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 the moratorium, pipeline workaround, Utility Commission and much more last week.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.

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Pennsylvania Fracked Gas Arrives in Scotland

Constitution Pipeline - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

The first ship carrying PA fracked gas has arrived in Scotland for a chemical company that said the shipment would bring them back to profitability.

Yesterday afternoon, a ship arrived in Grangemouth, Scotland carrying fracked gas from Pennsylvania.  The delivery of ethane, brought by the chemical company Ineos, was the first shipment of fracked gas in Britain.  For Ineos, it represents the fuel that will enable it to continue to operate the Grangemouth chemical facility profitably.  To the environmental community, it represents a dangerous precedent that must be stopped.  According to Friends of the Earth Scotland, “It is completely unacceptable to attempt to prop up the Grangemouth plant on the back of environmental destruction across the Atlantic.”

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Shale: The Indispensable Energy Source

350.org - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.
   

 

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Fractivists live under a delusion of a world of no oil or gas. These things and the shale from which they come are an indispensable energy source, though.

It’s easy for fractivists and other radicals who’ve never produced anything to speculate about a world with no oil or gas. They imagine a snap of the fingers and technology yet to be invented will allow us to “keep it in the ground.” This imaginary world—this fantasy—survives on such sloganeering. The reality, though, is a far different thing. Energy is constantly being transformed, to be sure, but oil and gas are indispensable energy sources for the foreseeable future. That makes shale, the unusually productive source of both today, equally indispensable.

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Cabot’s Marcellus Game Changer Milestones

natural gas industryBrittany Ramos
Coordinator, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

  

Cabot Oil & Gas’ memo to all employees congratulates them on the game changer milestones they have accomplished together in the Marcellus.

Dan Dinges, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cabot Oil & Gas, put out the following memo to its employees. Highlighted are all the milestones and growth they have accomplished over the last 10 years of drilling in the Marcellus Shale. He also praises all their hardworking employees for the skills they bring with them and all of their dedication. Cabot will keep moving forward to the next big milestone.

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Utica Shale: It’s About the Gas and It’s Bigger Than We Thought

350.org - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.
   

 

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Utica Shale development has turned out differently than originally expected. It’s about the gas more than the oil and it reaches further than ever.

Utica Shale was thought to be about the oil. It was also thought to be about Ohio. As it turns out, it’s more about the gas than the oil and the development potential extends much further east than anyone expected at the outset. Utica Shale may eventually do as much for Pennsylvania as the Marcellus Shale. It may even rescue the Southern Tier of New York. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) lays out the gas part of the story at Today In Energy. The most interesting aspect, though, is what the EIA maps show, which tells the second part.

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