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New York City Natural Gas Use Up Everywhere: Time for the Big Apple Relief Valve

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

 

New York City natural gas use is way up, with more homes using it than ever before. The City needs more and there’s a pipeline that will help them and us.

Earlier this month I noted New York City natural gas use is on the rise and there are plenty of housing projects there that could benefit by access to more natural gas. That’s natural gas we can provide to them. We get economic development. They get inexpensive heating fuel that dramatically improves their air quality as emissions are lowered across the board by substituting gas for oil. That same gas also serves to cleanly produce electricity for not only heating homes but also powering electric cars and the technology that makes urban life possible. The only question is how to get more gas to the City. Fortunately, there’s an answer.

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The Failed Lawsuit Strategy of the La Jolla Junta. Or, Was the Whole Thing a Ruse?

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

  

The NRDC gang has been pursuing a ludicrous lawsuit strategy against Exxon via through the La Jolla Junta. Is it really about telling Exxon to stay away?

If you enjoy slapstick humor, you’ve got to follow People of the State of California v BP. This case features more exploding cigars than a “Three Stooges” marathon.

This multi-billion-dollar lawsuit—brought by anti-industry trial lawyer and La Jolla conferee, Matt Pawa, on behalf of the cities of San Francisco and Oakland—is one of nine nearly identical lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies. And if this particular case is any indication, they are all doomed.

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Range Resources Is Making It All Happen in the Marcellus Shale

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Natural Gas NOW

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Range Resources turned it on in 2017 with an outstanding performance in the Marcellus Shale; longer laterals, big production gains and huge financial gains.

The Range Resources 2017 Annual Report includes a letter from CEO Jeffrey Ventura that indicates just how far the Marcellus Shale has taken the company in a year. It’s a story of recovery from low prices via technological progress and concentration on a shale play that continues to astound.

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Marcellus Shale Coalition Lays Out All the Legal Flaws in DRBC Fracking Ban

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

 

The Marcellus Shale Coalition filed 71 pages of commentary on the legal problems with the proposed DRBC fracking ban. Read it and weep if you’re the DRBC.

The Marcellus Shale Coalition has jumped into the battle over the proposed DRBC fracking ban in a big way. It filed 71 pages of comments with the DRBC on March 29, which may be found here. There are three elements to the submission; (a) a tough letter from David Spigelmyer, MSC President, (b) a lengthy legal analysis, and (c) supporting technical comments. All are excellent and the message for Steve Tambini, the DRBC Executive Director, is simple; your failure to lead is going to make you the fall guy for having destroyed the reputation of this agency, even though it was your predecessor who took the first fatal steps.

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South Australia Continues Down “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” Path

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South Australia is still tilting at windmills, the new version being solar energy. This “stupid is as stupid does” play yields ever higher electric prices.

South Australia, a state of 1.7 million people, is on a renewable energy kick and has encountered price and reliability issues. South Australia first invested in wind power and found wind’s reliability to be a problem when it shuttered its last coal plant that backed up the wind power and exposed its ratepayers to outrageous prices and massive black-outs. It then hired Tesla to install the largest storage battery in the world last November—a 100-megawatt lithium-ion battery—to provide back-up for wind’s intermittency, at a price of $50 million.

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PIOGA Slams DRBC for Sham Process and Not Following SRBC Example

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

 

The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) has come strongly against the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban, calling out the process as a sham.

PIOGA represents the independent members of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry and it has provided some excellent hard-hitting comments on the proposed DRBC fracking ban. They are laid out in a letter from PIOGA General Kevin J. Moody to the DRBC which raises significant new issues regarding the proposed fracking ban and new perspective on some points made here earlier. The PIOGA are easily understood, yet penetrating from a legal perspective. They will not easily be ignored.

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Constitution Pipeline Asks Supremes To Rule Cuomo’s DEC Out of Order

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

 

Constitution Pipeline, having been double-crossed by Andrew Cuomo’s DEC, is taking its case to the very top in an effort to call out New York’s dirty tricks.

Constitution Pipeline was double-crossed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). It clearly happened at the direction of Mr. Machiavellian himself, Governor Andrew Cuomo, for whom every nook and cranny of human life is a political decision for him to exploit. The company, once it realized how badly it was used by Cuomo’s DEC has fought valiantly for justice. It has a compelling rehearing request pending before FERC and it has now appealed its case on another front to the U.S. Supreme Court with an equally compelling reply brief that sets out the arguments about as clearly as could be, calling out DEC for what is nothing less than a fraudulent denial.

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The William Penn Foundation and It’s Plan to Make A Playground for Elites

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

 

The William Penn Foundation is using money made in chemicals to buy virtue, together with a playground for elites; a playground where we are but quiet serfs.

There’s nothing elites despise more than the rabble. Oh, they sing a tune of noblesse oblige to be sure, but you won’t find them at War-Mart. They view us as deplorables to be managed and kept at a distance. They see the beauty of the places we call home—the places we have to make a living—and immediately gravitate to worrying about its future. Will it still be available as a playground for them? What can they do to protect it from us? How can they acquire it for themselves and gradually depopulate it? These are the never-to-be-uttered, but ever-present, worries of the elites who, under the pretense of virtue and facade of tax-exemption, aim to steal our land. Among them is the William Penn Foundation.

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Shale Gas News – April 7, 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 Tom Wolf’s policies, Panda power plant, Cabot’s Ohio plans 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 Tim Asinger, President of Kessel Construction and Elizabeth W. Hughes, Director of Communications at Earth Conservancy.

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Shell Cracker Pipeline Opposition Another Window Into World of Fractivism

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Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Opposition to a pipeline that will serve the Shell cracker in Western Pennsylvania offers a window into the ignorant world of fractivism and offers lessons.

For three nights in a row this past week the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducted hearings for Shell’s proposed Falcon ethane pipeline, a 97-mile pipeline system with two “legs” that will feed the Shell cracker plant now under construction in Monaca, Pennsylvania. It was a window into the world of antis.

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