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Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Hunger Games and Trojan Horses

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Tom Reynolds
Co-Founder of Dryden Safe Energy Coalition

 

Andrew Cuomo is playing hunger games and using Trojan horses to empty out Upstate as he seeks to further increase his personal control over the Empire State.

Andrew Cuomo said, “I’ve done more for Upstate economic development than any governor in the history of the state of New York”.  With friends like Cuomo, who needs enemies?

In reality, upstate New York job growth has been less than a quarter of the national average with an outright loss of manufacturing jobs. Cuomo’s “Hunger Games” awards have mostly wasted over $3 billion supporting such economic development projects as bike trails and empty film studios.

Some might ask; what went wrong?  But the better question is; was it ever intended to succeed? To answer why Cuomo’s upstate economic development policies were never meant to succeed, it is necessary to first understand the political situation in New York.

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Shale Gas News – January 6, 2018

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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  natural gas consumption, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Marcellus wells  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 a guest, we had Charles Schliebs, Managing Director at Stone Pier Capital Advisors, LP.

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U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Exports Shoot Up Due to Fracking

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Oil and natural gas exports from the U.S. are booming and strengthening economies here and abroad thanks to hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

The United States is becoming a major oil and natural gas exporter. Canada and Mexico are purchasing natural gas shipped by pipeline from the United States and Cheniere Energy is shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Sabine Pass export terminal to Europe, Asia and South America.

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Are Electric Cars Really the Answer? Or, Another Problem?

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Electric cars are the new politically correct response to fossil fuels, but do they make sense on a large-scale? And, don’t they just use converted fuel?

According to a new study by Wood Mackenzie, Americans should be cautious about electric vehicles (EVs) and their rate of adoption into the marketplace because they can be disruptive to the electric grid.

Because electric cars have less driving range on a charge than the equivalent gasoline-powered vehicle has on a tank of gas, their batteries must be recharged fairly frequently. A recent study found that simultaneous charging of just 60,000 electric vehicles could threaten the Texas grid. Based on a 100-kilowatt EV battery with a five-minute charge time, which could potentially be the standard for EVs in three or four years according to Wood Mackenzie, demand from 60,000 cars charging at once would equate to 70 gigawatts; this is equal to the current peak demand of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

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Anti-Pipeline Massachusetts Goes for Broke: Highest Gas Prices in World

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

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Massachusetts, a/k/a New England, with the highest gas prices in the world during the cold snap, is the ultimate example of political correctness gone mad.

Baby it’s cold outside! This was predictable (and indeed, MDN did predict it). With the arrival of an extended cold period, because of a lack of natural gas pipeline capacity in New England, recent spot prices for natgas near Boston have spiked to more than $35 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf). It gives New England the dubious distinction of paying the highest average price for natural gas in the entire world.

The price for the same gas about 250 miles away in the Marcellus? Between $1-$2/Mcf. And yet the dunderheads in New England, like U.S. Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, continue to block new pipelines in the region. “Stupid is as stupid does,” as Forrest Gump said.

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Pipelines Are Key to the Keystone State’s Future, Let’s Not Mess It Up

James T. Kunz, Jr.
Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66

  

Pipelines are the infrastructure needed to realize Pennsylvania’s economic future, say the Operating Engineers and they ask the Commonwealth not mess its up.

Pipelines must adhere to strict state and federal regulation throughout construction, testing and infrastructure replacement to ensure system integrity. According to data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the natural gas delivery system is the safest form of energy delivery in the country.

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Fractivism Went Off the Rails and Into the Dirt in 2017

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

Fractivism and related “Keep-It-in-the-Ground” type movements ran completely off the rails in 2017, plowing themselves into the dirt rhetorically speaking.

As we take stock of 2017 and prepare for the new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the colossal missteps by “Keep It in the Ground” activists. These extremists, who seek to keep oil and natural gas “in the ground” regardless of the detrimental effects to all of us, upped their rhetoric (and hypocrisy) to new levels as they sought to counter the millions of ways that oil and gas products make Americans’ lives better. Below are a few of their most egregious fails.

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Range Resources Raises $50K for the Kids at Christmas

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Range Resources’ 2017 Toys For Tots campaign was the Company’s most successful such drive to date, as it continues to support the communities where it works.

With help from employees, vendors and the Observer-Reporter, Range Resources volunteers stuffed a box truck full of donations for the Toys for Tots campaign. All in, Range was able to donate more than $50,000 worth of toys this year. Continue reading

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Holiday Lighting Is Something We Should Cheer, Not Jeer

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Environmental Scrooge types jeer at holiday lighting, but it’s actually something to cheer, as a symbol of our energy dynamism and capacity to innovate.

Environmentalists critical of electrified America must have mixed emotions this time of the year. It may be the season of good cheer and goodwill toward all, but it is also the time of the most conspicuous of energy consumption. America the Beautiful is at her best when billions of tiny stringed lights turn the mundane of darkness into magnificent glory. Holiday lighting is a great social offering—a positive externality in the jargon of economics—given by many to all.

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Mariner East 2 Pipeline Moves Ahead Despite Opposition

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

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It’s been a long hard tough slog for the Mariner East 2 but it moves ahead, nonetheless, as plans are revised, stop orders are lifted and antis spin wheels.

Back in July, West Goshen Township, in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester County, won a temporary victory in their efforts to stop Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 (ME2) NGL pipeline running through their community. West Goshen objected to Sunoco building a new valve station. West Goshen wanted the valve station built next to an existing Mariner East 1 valve station, but Sunoco wanted to build the new station across the street from that location, citing safety concerns. Things have now changed and Mariner East 2 is moving ahead again, despite a lot of fruitless anti activity.

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