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Cove Point LNG Export Facility Due to Come Online

Fractivists

K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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After years of construction and battles against activists, Maryland’s Cove Point LNG Export facility is set to come online this quarter. 

It has been a long and bumpy ride for Maryland in the last few years in regards to natural gas. Since moving to Maryland in late 2008, there has been no shortage of confusion, delusion, and hope that the state will make the right call for our economic future.

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Pipeline Jobs Are Real and Are Created Where the Action Is

natural gas boats - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Let there be no doubt; pipeline jobs are real, happen where the pipelines are being built and provide first-class employment opportunities for the trades.

I’ll never forget a trade union speaker at the giant Harrisburg rally for gas a while back. He pointed how tired he was of hearing pipeline opponents say such construction jobs were but temporary. His reply? “I’ve been feeding my family for 25 years with those ‘temporary’ jobs.” How right he was. Not only that, but those jobs don’t all go to out-of-town pipeline workers but, rather, tend to stay within the region where the action takes place. Now we have more proof.

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Lancaster General Hospital Does Hypocrisy on Natural Gas

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reports

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

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Lancaster General Hospital has, in perhaps the most glaring example of fracking hypocrisy ever, chosen to promote fractivist politics by one of its staff.

Perhaps it’s time for those who support using clean-burning natural gas to find a new hospital, if they live in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. In the fall edition of The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital, an anti-fossil fuel doctor who practices at the hospital published an outrageous political smear job pretending to be a scientific article. It is full of lies about natural gas, its extraction and its “pollution” of the environment. Worse, Lancaster General Hospital, like the radical nuns of Lancaster County, and with stunning hypocrisy brags about its own natural gas use.

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Laura Legere Does Yet Another Phony Story on Fracking

natural gas boats - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Laura Legere, long-time lackey for the fractivist cause, has produced another hit piece on the natural gas industry that leaves out the most important facts.

Laura Legere is no journalist. She’s a hard-core advocate playacting as one and always has been. A weekend story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer, to which she “contributed,” is just the latest fusillade aimed at an industry she has long despised. When Laura was still at the Scranton Times, I once did an analysis of her natural gas coverage over the preceding year and found she had written nearly 40 stories on the subject, all but one of which were relentlessly negative. She is anything but objective and that has been proven yet again with this latest phony hit piece aimed at the industry in regard to the Pennsylvania severance tax debate. Fortunately, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is fighting back.

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Coal and Nuclear Subsidy Cram Down Brings Everyone Else Together

Dakota AccessMike Krancer
Principal, Silent Majority Strategies, LLC

 

Proposed Federal coal and nuclear energy subsidies unite everyone else, forging a natural coalition of natural gas and renewables so many try hard to avoid.

Eleven very diverse energy trade groups (the Energy Trade Associations) have weighed in with FERC against the DOE’s nuclear and coal subsidy rule (a/k/a guaranteed profit rule), which DOE calls the “Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule.” The diversity of the group is notable and speaks volumes; it includes renewable energy groups, oil and gas groups, electricity consumers, rural electric cooperatives, and natural gas pipeline interests. Everyone but coal and nuclear groups of course who would be the recipient of the public largesse should the NOPR become law.

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DRBC Trying to Steal Pennies from Dead Man’s Eyes?

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

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Make no mistake about it; the DRBC is engaged in a despicable enterprise that’s a lot like stealing pennies from a dead man’s eyes, according to Bob Nolan.

While delivering his Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a very cogent observation regarding a freeman’s rights:

“And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”

That’s the same John F. Kennedy who, on November 2, 1961, stated:

“Its significance lies in the unique character of the compact and the great hope for comprehensive plans for full and effective development of the Delaware River Valley”.

That second quote was at the White House signing of the Delaware River Basin Compact when the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was formed, a day of infamy it may be turning out.

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Natural Gas Protein: The New “It’s What’s for Dinner” Meal?

Fractivists

K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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A new protein derived from feeding bacteria a methane-laced solution is being used to help feed farm animals and maybe soon, humans. 

Food supplies around the world can sometimes be scarce. Natural resources may not be adequate in some areas with increasing human population or as we are seeing in toleration dictatorships such as North Korea or Venezuela, the scarcity is a combination of situations that lead to the starvation of people.

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An Open Letter to the Fenton Planning Board

landowners and laborers - Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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Vic Furman writes an open letter to the Town of Fenton Planning Board in Broome County, New York in support of the NG Advantage natural gas terminal project.

Dear Planning Board Members;

You have made the correct decision in permitting NG Advantage to establish a natural gas transfer station on a service road already zoned industrial by the Town of Fenton. Stick to it!

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Shale Gas News – September 30, 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, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about NG Advantage, crude prices, the top drillers and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring counties and even over the border into New York.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week we replayed two interviews from this past February with Bruce Thompson, President of the American Exploration & Production Council and Bill Shane of Skills in Scranton.

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Good Energy News Doesn’t Depend on Conventional Wisdom

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

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Nick Grealy, ever the realist, bares all in talking of his battles, with a confident optimism in the triumph of good energy news over convention wisdom.

I have been so blessed in so many ways. Life is too short to be wasted on regret, but as Francis Albert Sinatra sang, I’ve had a few of those, and as I start thinking about my legacy, I’ll inevitably address the negative side of that over the next few weeks. I intend to do that filtered via a collaborator who hopefully will curb my worst impulses.

I also hope to use an academic platform and other associates to set out the case, so sadly lacking amongst the “conventional” wisdom of world gas thinking, on the other side of the bet that for some weird reason, UK and European shale will never happen. What if the conventional wisdom is wrong? To me, the story of shale has consistently been to prove almost everyone wrong. But the UK and Europe CW, for complex reasons, still insists that what was correct in 2010 still applies today. That’s quite clearly wrong. Perhaps 2018 will prove the CW wrong in Europe. Apart from anything else, this is a case for  risk mitigation, a key part of due diligence that for mysterious reasons, barely exists.  We’ll see. Or, you will at least.

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