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Let FERC Know Timely Decisions Are Needed for Pipelines

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Let FERC know you are in favor of revising their natural gas infrastructure review procedures to be more transparent, understandable and timely.

Natural gas has rapidly become the Untied State’s fuel of choice. It is really no surprise as it has become so abundant and affordable. Natural gas has taken over where coal left off for power-generation as it is more economical and cleaner for the environment.

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Northeast Supply Enhancement Needs Our Support

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Please help the Northeast Supply Enhancement by letting state decision makers know you support this critical natural gas pipeline.

The Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline is an extension of the existing Williams Transco pipeline which will extend the Transco pipeline by approximately 37 miles. It will include a new compressor station in Pennsylvania, expansion into New Jersey and an offshore pipeline in the New York Bay.

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California Subsidizes the Golden State’s Wealthiest and Most Trendy

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

  

Only wealthiest and most trendy in California buy the already subsidize electric vehicle, but its the low to middle class footing the infrastructure bill.

Last week the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved over $768 million to build electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and EV use and very kindly stuck ratepayers with the bill.

While news coverage, and the Commissioner, touted California’s leadership and vision, they failed to account for several realities.

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Pennsylvania DCNR Land Scandal Gets Worse As PennVest Dissembles

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

 

Pennsylvania DCNR is making a lot of phony claims and using PennVest dollars intended for water and sewer projects to grab land for a wilderness preserve.

The DCNR land grab scandal I wrote about here a few weeks ago, is getting worse. As I noted then, this poorly executed scam to ripoff the taxpayers offers a perfect demonstration of the special interests behind the type of fractivism funded by the Rockefellers and the William Penn Foundation.

They aim to create wilderness playgrounds for the enjoyment of the rich and famous, while profiting handsomely. Pennsylvania DCNR, in fact, is precisely following the model established by the Rockefeller family’s Open Space Institute, which used Empire State Development money intended for economic development to fund a wilderness land grab in New York.

People are starting to notice the DCNR deal, though. They’re asking questions and the answers aren’t good.

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Why Is Pennsylvania DCNR Using PennVest to Make A Northwest PA Wilderness?

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

 

Pennsylvania’s DCNR appears to be using the state’s Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVest) to create a private Northwest PA Wilderness with public funds.

I have written here several times about the nature of the wealthy foundations, motivated by special interests, who are behind fractivism. They seek guilt-alleviating power and influence, hope to protect hedge fund investments in “clean energy” and engage in land scams threatened by natural gas development. Those scams are accomplished using public money to create wilderness playgrounds for the rich, with plenty of profit along the way. I detailed here, here and here what’s been happening in New York, with orchestration by the NRDC gang (the Rockefeller family). Now, it could be spreading to Pennsylvania.

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PA Commonwealth Court Shuts Down Fractivists Twice on Pipeline Issues

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

 

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court recently issued two different pipeline decisions, both of which are good news for pipelines and bad news for fractivists.

The entire panel of judges sitting on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, an appeals court in PA, ruled yesterday that zoning regulations in a local municipality, in this case Middletown (Delaware County),  do not supersede the state Public Utility Commission when it comes to regulating Sunoco Logistics Partners Mariner East 2 (ME2) NGL pipeline.

In May 2017, six anti-pipeline residents, living near the ME2 pipeline route, asked the Middletown town council to reject the path of the pipeline near their property because it would, supposedly, pass closer than town code allows. The town council told the residents they’re out of luck, the town will not pursue any action to block Mariner East 2. Period.

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New England Gets Power Plant: Will It Get Gas?

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

 

A proposed New England natural gas power plant will bring numerous economic benefits as it produces affordable, clean energy for homes and businesses.

In April 2016, MDN told you NTE Energy, headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, plans to build several new natural gas-fired electric generating plants, one of them in Connecticut. Since that time NTE has been busy with all of three projects.

The Connecticut project is called Killingly Energy Center, a 550-megawatt plant that will be located near Killingly, CT. NTE has secured a site for the plant, filed a request to connect to the power grid, filed for an air permit and filed with the siting council.

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The Cold Truth About the New England Energy Bind

Jordan McGillis
Policy Analyst, Institute for Energy Research

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With the recent arctic blast New England is struggling for energy and are forced to import natural gas from other countries due to lack of infrastructure.

The arctic air that has frozen the northeastern U.S. over the first weeks of 2018 has prompted New Englanders to crank up the heat and New England’s utility companies to scramble for fuel.

This season’s above-average heating and electricity demand has tested grid reliability at a time when the topic has had particular political salienceMost reporting on the matter has lauded the resilience the grid has shown, but a fuel-security analysis performed by the group that oversees New England’s power system delivers a pessimistic chill. ISO New England’s analysis reveals that in winters to come fuel insecurity will plague the region.

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Major Victory: FERC Approves PennEast Pipeline!

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

PennEast Pipeline announced, after three years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has finally approved this very important pipeline project.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave finally approval for the construction of the much needed PennEast Pipeline. The approval could not have come at a better time. After a two week cold snap, which pushed natural gas prices up, the PennEast Pipeline will be able to deliver reliable and affordable energy to families and businesses.

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Tom Wolf’s Severance Tax Based on False Premises

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Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA)

 

In a letter to PA Representatives, PIOGA clearly explains and leaves no doubt the proposed severance tax is full of false premises and will overtax the natural gas industry.

It’s well past the time for an honest discussion about a Pennsylvania severance tax.

A little over a week ago at an event in Erie, Governor Wolf urged the legislature to come back to Harrisburg to complete the budget process by passing a severance tax and funding the staterelated universities, stating that the “fairest and simplest solution to the current budget challenge is a severance tax on natural gas production.” The governor also said that he’s “not sure what it is that people don’t like about this tax.”

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