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Gas Industry Gives Students Hands on Access at Vehicular Career Day

Lackawanna CollegeRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com


Local fifth and sixth graders were able to get up close, hands on access to trucks, rigs and equipment they may see every day at the Vehicular Career Day.

The Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTEIC) was formed about 25 years ago. Among the unique activities the organization has devised to teach youths about the businesses in the area is Vehicular Career Day, which began about 15 years ago.

The event got a big boost when the gas industry moved to town and continues to grow. More than 400 fifth and sixth-graders from at least five Susquehanna County school districts convened at the Harford Fair Grounds on May 9 to see trucks, rigs and equipment of all shapes and sizes.

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Shale Gas News – May 19, 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 fuel security, Delaware Riverkeeper demands, Andrew Cuomo 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 Mike Atchie, manager of public outreach at Williams and Matthew J. Brouillette, Founder, President & CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Inc.

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PennEast Would Have Saved NJ/PA Consumers $1.3 Billion

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


A new study shows the PennEast Pipeline, had it been constructed two years ago, would have already saved NJ/PA consumers some $1.3 billion in energy costs.

Independent market experts Concentric Energy Advisors have issued a new report finding the PennEast Pipeline could have saved New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania families and businesses $435 million in energy costs last winter, according to a news release from PennEast. And, that’s just the beginning.

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The Bitter, Miserable, Self-Destructive, Sniveling World of Fractivism

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


A picture used by the Delaware Povertykeeper speaks volumes about the nature of fractivism. It is, to echo P.J. O’Rourke, a philosophy of sniveling brats.

One of our readers sent me a link the other day that spoke to the problem with fractivism. It was an appeal by the Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper for support for an amendment to the New York state Constitution similar to Pennsylvania’s environmental rights amendment, which, of course, has empowered special interest shills and environmental extremists such as Maya van Rossum with the ability to harass those seeking to do things like bring energy to people and slow down or kill whatever it is they’re doing.

I opened the link and staring me in the face was a picture of a happy Maya in full propagandist mood, speaking about such an amendment, which, of course, she ardently desires. What made me sit up straight and take notice, though, were the sad, miserable faces of those behind her, her legislative supporters. The photo said more about the nature of fractivism than anything I could possibly write.

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Canadian Pipeline Civil War Escalates, Gas Prices Rise to All Time High

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP


Governor Cuomo should take a hard look at British Columbia’s all time high gas prices since blocking the Canadian pipeline might be a glimpse at New York’s future.

The Canadian pipeline civil war got even nastier this week.  To those observant enough to notice, the warning sirens for the United States are blaring.

On Wednesday, the Alberta provincial government followed through on its threat to neighboring British Columbia by passing a law permitting Alberta to control who receives Albertan energy shipments.  Premier Rachel Notley said that “if the path forward for the (Trans Mountain) pipeline through B.C. is not settled soon, I am ready and prepared to turn off the taps.”

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Natural Gas Is A Pillar of the Community Says SCCTC Student

SCCTCJake Peters
Welding student, SCCTC


A Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) student tells exactly what natural gas has done for him and his peers in making a future for them.

Two decades ago, my hometown was struggling to thrive. There were no high-paying jobs available, and the only way to hava a family-sustaining career was to move away. That all changed with the Marcellus Shale boom. Now, our area is flourishing thanks to an abundance of Pennsylvania-produced natural gas.

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We Told You So: Another Net Metering Solar Subsidy Bites the Dust

Institute for
Energy Research


Net metering solar subsidies in Michigan are being ended because they’re unaffordable and unfair, something that should have been apparent to all long ago.

Michigan has joined other states in realizing that net metering rules as originally designed are biased against consumers without rooftop solar, raising their electricity rates. Michigan will now charge rooftop solar customers at the retail price of electricity for electricity that they consume and pay them a lower price for the electricity that the utility purchases from them thereby charging them for the use of the electrical wires (i.e., transmission and distribution) that non-solar consumers hitherto have had to subsidize. Customers already in the net metering program will be grandfathered for 10 years. By changing the rules on net metering, Michigan will join several other states that have recognized the bias.

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NESE Pipeline Project Means More Jobs for Teamsters

TeamstersRichard Stern
Teamsters National Pipeline Training Fund

The Northeast Supply Enhancement or NESE pipeline project means more jobs for highly trained Teamsters, allies in developing our nation’s infrastructure.

(The following is Richard stern’s testimony submitted to FERC on behalf of the Teamsters National Pipeline Labor Management Cooperation Trust representing over 100 contributing Union Pipeline Contractors affiliated with the Pipeline Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with over 1.25 million members all who support the construction of the NESE pipeline project.)

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Natural Gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale Region Goes West

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


Natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions is now making its way west to places such as Indianapolis where it is serves to fuel new power plants.

Seems like a day doesn’t go by that we don’t notice yet another natural gas-fired electric plant project has been announced, or in this case, has come online! Here’s a project not previously on our radar. Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) built and recently brought online a 671-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas-fired electric plant about 30 miles southwest of downtown Indianapolis. The new plant can power up to 370,000 homes. Gas-fired plants are a huge market for Marcellus and Utica Shale gas.

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