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Natural Gas Industry Takes Suppliers Out to the Ball Game

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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The natural gas Industry took some of its most valued suppliers and biggest job creators out to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Railriders ball game.

The audience for the June 21 minor league baseball game between the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Railriders and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field in Moosic included 960 employees, family members and friends of partners in the natural gas industry. Energy Night coincided with the summer solstice, and fans were treated to a spectacular sunset as well as a 3 to 1 victory by the home team. The event was coordinated for a fourth year by Cabot Oil & Gas.

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Pigs to Rigs Lawyer Caught Up In “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” Stunt

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Defendants got caught up in “stupid is as stupid does” stunt on their own side as a Cabot lawsuit against a “pigs to rigs” trial lawyer proceeded last week.

Act IV in the “Pig to Rigs” lawsuit took place last week in the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose, Pennsylvania and, in less than 15 minutes, it revealed everything. County Judge Jason Legg even went to Forrest Gump for an explanation of what he described as a “stupid is as stupid does” stunt he attributed to Ray Kemble, the once plaintiff and now defendant, in the “Pigs to Rigs” lawsuit.

The stunt was bad enough that it caused Kemble’s latest lawyer to temporarily move to withdraw from the case. That was amazing enough but what the Judge probably doesn’t know was this; the stunt appears to have been orchestrated by a fractivist who had all the facts in his possession and knew there was no justification whatsoever for any of Ray’s claims then or now.

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Cabot Oil and Gas Shows How It’s Done By Lowering Operating Expenses 21%

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

 

Natural gas is a commodity business and money is made in commodities by continually lowering costs. Cabot Oil & Gas has lowered its operating expenses 21%.

Cabot Oil & Gas has done something remarkable for a commodity business where lowering costs is the key to everything good. It has lowered its year over year first quarter operating expenses by an astounding 21%. The result is not only higher net income, but also improved cash flow. More importantly, Cabot is now positioned to take advantage of increased demand likely to come from completion of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline and two big natural gas power plants in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Gas Wars No More: Binghamton University Students Engage on Fracking

Vic FurmanVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist

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It was “gas wars no more” at Binghamton University where students engaged in a civil discussion about energy and civil engagement. Vic Furman was there.

This past week, another board member of the Joint Landowners Coalition of NY and I  both received an invitation to Binghamton University to speak about our experiences in community civil engagement. We talked with approximately 40 students who attended the discussion.

Not knowing what to expect, I went unprepared; no written material and only a brown jug of water marked “Dimock, Pa.” It was a wise decision.

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Let’s Get Cracking on the Ethane Cracker Plant

dimock verdictGeorge Stark
Director, External Affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas

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Ethane cracker plants will bring endless economic opportunities to our region and now is the time to get them up and running.

The sooner we get ethane crackers up and running in our region, the sooner our state can increase the benefits it sees from the natural gas liquid supplies we have. In West Virginia, most of the resources being developed from our shale basins from natural gas is being used for heating homes, fueling vehicles and burning on our stoves.

However, we also have an immense supply of natural gas liquids that will be a critical player in efforts to diversify our economy in other industrial sectors, in addition to what the natural gas industry has already managed to accomplish.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – March 10, 2018

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

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

Here’s more material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links and other short bits below:

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Carpetbagging Earthworks Uses Anti-Growth Dirty Tricks on Ohio Counties

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Earthworks, the anti-growth tool of a handful of rich gentry class foundations, is embarked on an astroturfed campaign of dirty tricks aimed at Ohio.

We’ve covered some of what’s happening in three counties in Ohio as small network of fractivist types attempts to throw up obstacles to Cabot Oil & Gas doing natural gas development there. A half-dozen serial protesters have been hard at work pretending they represent the concerns of residents in Ashland, Holmes and Richland Counties.

These protesters are now being aided and orchestrated by a carpetbagging outfit called Earthworks that is paid by some of the wealthiest people on earth to create mischief for American oil and gas development wherever the opportunity arises. The latter have very special interests threatened by such development, including “clean energy” scams and deals they’ve made with other countries, including China.

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The Three Stooges Return to Do Stupid Frack Trick in Dimock?

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Cabot Oil & Gas lawsuit, incredibly enough, has prompted a return of The Three Stooges (Huston, Kemble & Stevens) to Dimock, to do a stupid frack trick.

Well, it’s multiple stupid frack tricks to be honest and they’re so stupid, one has to wonder if the game isn’t finally up for these fractivists. Earlier today, Dimock junkyard plaintiff, now defendant, Ray Kemble pulled another stunt which ranks right up there with some of his previous greatest hits, such as the time when he told others “you’re going to be in a body bag after you drink that water” referring to his tests of his water supply.

Today was yet another adventure in absurdity. Kemble, aided by motormouth buddies Craig Stevens of Energy In Denial and brown jug fame, and Bill Huston, the SRBC hearing hummer (yes, really), apparently held a press conference at the Dimock Post Office to announce he was mailing three letters. I can only imagine the reaction of postmaster seeing a Three Stooges episode unfold in a post office that hasn’t seen this much attention since the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes entry forms arrived.

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What Ohioans Need to Know About Serial Protester Vera Scroggins

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Vera Scroggins is now moving her attention to Ohio where Cabot Oil & Gas is exploring new territory, but Ohioans need to know a few things about her.

Vera Scroggins is the endearing “golden girl” of fractivist myth, lauded by those eager to treat her as the granny protester who takes on big oil. The truth, though, is a far different thing, which virtually everyone in Susquehanna County and environs knows all too well. Ohioans unfamiliar with Vera’s history can’t be expected to know much about her when she comments on fractivist Facebook posts and the like, but they need to learn quickly as she is already following Cabot Oil & Gas as that company looks to potentially expand its operations into Ashland, Holmes and Richland Counties there. They’ll be shocked when they dig into the matter; Vera Scroggins is no ordinary protester.

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Cabot Lawsuit is Anything But An Attack on the First Amendment

Fractivists

K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Fractivist groups have been attempting to brand lawsuits filed by oil and gas companies as First Amendment issues, but this isn’t even close to being true.

Our founding fathers had outstanding foresight when they began drafting the Constitution. When the Bill of Rights was proposed, several of them were against detailing those rights we now as the Bill of Rights. This was not a case of believing those rights were insignificant, but rather, a fear that detailing such individual rights would limit them to the original 10 (the list had included 12, but only 10 were approved).

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