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Lessons in Confronting the Fractivist Jihad

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

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Rumored new FERC appointment Rob Powelson offers a lesson in dealing with the fractivist jihad. It starts with not acting like Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.

We can’t speak highly enough of Rob Powelson, member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) and currently the president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). As we recently reported, Powelson is one of three names being rumored as a nominee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). It can’t happen soon enough!

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President Trump: Please Save Us from Massachusetts!

Patrick Leary - Massachusetts energyPatrick Leary
New Hampshire Engineer (BSEE) and System Engineer

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Guest blogger Patrick Leary begs President Trump to step in and save the rest of New England from the state of demagoguery that is Massachusetts today.

Our friend and loyal reader from New Hamsphire, Patrick Leary, an engineer accustomed to dealing with energy issues and dispensing common sense on the subject, has shared some words of wisdom with President Trump. The subject? The high cost of the demagoguery that comes out of the mouths of Massachusetts politicians. Here’s his letter to Trump. Enjoy!

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Energy Poverty Dramatically Decreases with Natural Gas

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Brittany Ramos
Coordinator, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

  

Developing nations need access to affordable energy; natural gas plays a transformative role in delivering the energy and decrease energy poverty.

Tisha Schuller, Principal at Adamantine Energy and Strategic Advisor for the Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford University, provided this guest post for Well Said Cabot, which also ran in Scientific American on March 3, 2017.

Life without access to energy is simply miserable. The most mundane task, such as heating water to cook rice, can require an entire day’s labor to gather both water and firewood. That labor can be physically exhausting, in some cases immediately dangerous, and often with unfortunate health outcomes. With over one billion people around the world faced with such simple barriers to improving their lives, reducing energy poverty can serve as a shared goal that transcends political, cultural, and regional barriers.
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New England’s Mad Cow Disease

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

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new englandNew England conjures up images of cows grazing behind stone walls, but it seems the region has a bad case of mad cow disease if energy policy is any guide.

Last June, Marcellus Drilling News quasi-predicted natural gas prices might spike during the 2016-2017 winter season in New England, due to a coming shortage of LNG from Tinidad. With a warmer than normal winter, and with newfound natural gas supplies making their way to New England, prices did not spike. However, New England continues to pay prices 3-4 times higher than the rest of the country for their natural gas due to lack of supply.

That hasn’t (and won’t) change, until more supplies make it to New England —either by pipeline or ship.

Naturally, the special interest pandering politicians of the region (well, not so much the region, as the Democratic Republic otherwise known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) are opposed to the pipelines, making  their constituents ever more dependent on foreign gas.

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Today’s Delaware Riverkeeper PennEast Stunt An Al Capone Vault Moment?

bob nolan reports on delaware riverkeeperBob Nolan
Wayne County, Pennsylvania, Landowner

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The Delaware Riverkeeper is planning a stupid pet trick at today’s DRBC meeting, a stunt that seems likely to turn out to be its “Al Capone’s Vault” moment. 

Maya van Rossum, the mouthy radical who has designated herself as the Delaware Riverkeeper plans an incredibly stupid pet trick at today’s DRBC meeting. It’s a protest of the PennEast Pipeline to be implemented in bits by a carefully choreographed group of hangers-on who will do what their told and, one by one, stand up to read bits of a rambling diatribe Maya & Co have concocted. You can read the whole thing here and Maya’s detailed instructions here (including her strange “Pura vida” closing).

If you take the time to read it, you’ll probably wish you hadn’t but you’ll understand exactly what a joke the whole Delaware Riverkeeper operation really is. I suspect this stupid stunt could well become its Al Capone’s Secret Vault moment. There’s nothing there.

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Fractivists Who Fought for Home Rule Now Oppose It?

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

 

Double standards employed by fractivists regarding home rule and natural gas development are nothing less than staggering, as the Gorsline case illustrates.

Every so often Mother Nature gets angry at the hubris exhibited by humans in their belief that they can control world climate. In response she teaches us a lesson. We are getting one here on the Mid-Atlantic Seaboard as she dumps heavy wet snow all over, paralyzing the entire area. What a pleasure to know that the ultimate weapon remains outside of human hands.

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Energy Education Is Fun and Engaging with MOLU

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

 

The Mobile Offshore Learning Unit (MOLU) is a fun, hands-on learning approach to teaching energy education and it is on the way to Pennsylvania.

Cabot is excited to announce the Mobile Offshore Learning Unit, or MOLU, is visiting Pennsylvania. This unit, created by the Offshore Energy Center, features six self-contained learning centers with curriculum-based, hands-on activities about energy and the technologies and sciences involved with the oil and natural gas industry with a curriculum based on state and national standards.

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New York DEC Whacked Again with Pipeline Delay Challenge

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

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New York DEC, for the third time since Prince Corruptocrat was re-elected, has been hit with major legal challenges over its unconscionable pipeline delays.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on February 3, approved a long-delayed project — National Fuel Gas Company’s (NFG) Northern Access 2016 pipeline project. The $455 million project includes building 97 miles of new pipeline along a power line corridor from northwestern Pennsylvania up to Erie County, New York. The project also calls for 3 miles of new pipeline further up, in Niagara County, along with a new compressor station in the Town of Pendleton. Although FERC has now given permission to build it, the State of New York, specifically the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), must issue stream crossing permits. Sound familiar? Well, it should.

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The Lushes Behind the Atlantic Sunrise Opposition

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

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Atlantic Sunrise pipeline opposition is being funded by ultra-hypocritical Lush Cosmetics which uses virtue signaling to sell its products to trendies.

Ding dong; Lush is calling. A British cosmetics company (think UK version of Avon), looking to get bought-and-paid-for publicity here in the states, has donated $22,000 to the anti-Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline group, Lancaster Against Pipelines (LAP). Anti-drilling losers like those in LAP would flare out if not for the backing of companies and Big Green groups with deep pockets.

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Shale Gas News – March 4, 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 severance tax, UK green energy scandal, Ohio oil & gas 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 Stephanie Catarino Wissman, executive director, Associated Petroleum Industries of PA and Jackie Stewart, Ohio Director of Energy in Depth.

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