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Business-Friendly? What A Difference A State Makes!

Decline Curves - Chris AckerChris Acker
Geological Engineer,
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania 

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What a difference a state makes when it comes to being business-friendly and using its resources without breaking the bank and the backs of its citizens.

Wow – what a world of difference. I’m Pennsylvania through and through, but do manage to spend some winter months in lovely Savannah, Georgia. Most of you may think historic buildings and moss-draped oaks, but there’s more to it. The region is an economic dynamo.

Contrast this with Pennsylvania’s lumbering economy and dysfunctional budgeting process. I was reading an article in the morning news and it got me to thinking what a difference a state makes when it comes to ability, attitude, efficiency, business-friendliness and so much else, particularly when it comes to matters of energy.

More to the point, why Is Georgia perceived as pro-business and Pennsylvania as anti-business?

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Shale Gas News – November 4, 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 air quality, gas tax, royalty deductions 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 , as guests, we had Tom Shepstone of Natural Gas NOW, Bruce Thompson, President of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC) and Joe Massaro of the Bravo Group.

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Shale Gas News – October 28, 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 a shale boom, pipeline protesters, Saudi Arabia 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 , as guests, we had State Representative Jonathan Fritz and Hank Alexander of Energy Transfer Partners.

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Fracking Slashes Consumer Prices for Gas and Electric

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

 

Fracking, combined with horizontal drilling, brought forth a shale revolution that has slashed consumer prices for both gas and electric in this country.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy just released a report showing Pennsylvanians have benefited enormously by fracking and horizontal drilling, the combination of which has been the shale revolution. This revolution completely changed the energy paradigm of not only the Commonwealth, but also the U.S. as a whole and worldwide. The detailed report includes voluminous documentation of the contributions of fracking in producing huge consumer savings, not to mention the economic development brought to rural areas and our increased energy security.

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Cuadrilla Goes Gangbusters, Grealy Goes Ghostbusters

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

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Bill Murray wannabe Nick Grealy, draws out the parallels between Cuadrilla’s steady progress in demolishing fracking myths and the “Ghostbusters movie.”

There are two sides to the theory that UK opposition to shale gas makes the development of an industry problematic. Interestingly, many on both the “conventional wisdom” and the noisy, tiny and increasingly irrelevant opposition side are stuck in the same rut.

The rut derives from Britain’s favorite place, living in the past.  UK shale has had dual curses, both surrounding experts’ opinion of the the past.  Shale simply moves too fast.

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Shale Gas News – October 21, 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 seismic testing, wastewater recycling, microturbines 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 , as guests, we had Gregory Wrightstone, Geologist and Author of Inconvenient Facts and Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications.

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Shale Gas News – October 14, 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 Rig Counts, OPEC, a colder winter 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 , as guests, we had Daniel B. Markind, Esq. at Weir and Partners, LLP., PA State Rep. Stephen Bloom and Joe Massaro from The Bravo Group.

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DRBC Members Admit Gas Drilling and Fracking Is Safe? What Gives?

PennFuture - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

Members of the DRBC considering a fracking ban have just admitted the gas drilling and fracking are safe. What kind of political chicanery is going on here?

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is composed of five members consisting of the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania plus the Federal government represented by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (DRBC) is composed of four members consisting of the states of Maryland New York and Pennsylvania plus the Federal government represented by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The majority of both commissions consists of the same parties. What the SRBC knows, the DRBC knows and vice-versa. Moreover, they operate under virtually identical compacts. Both provide drinking water for millions. Yet, DRBC is pretending the threats to drinking water are so great that fracking must be banned, while the SRBC is admitting it is safe and has had no impact on water quality. Why is the DRBC lying?

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Shale Gas News – October 7, 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 flaring & venting, Rice Energy purchase, pipeline projects 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 , as guests, we had Senator Gene Yaw, serving Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna (part) and Union Counties and Tom Troxell, business development manager, of Budget Long Term Rental.

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Lancaster General Hospital Does Hypocrisy on Natural Gas

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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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