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Sorry Fractivists: Fracking Made Susquehanna County Even Better!

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

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Natural gas drilling has been going strong in Susquehanna County for ten years now and the reality is we still have our rural way of life, with improvements!

Rural Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, is my home and I treasure it deeply.  With a population of only 42,000, the county sits atop one of the world’s most prolific natural gas formations – the Marcellus Shale.

Cabot Oil & Gas has invested billions of dollars here to develop this extraordinary resource.  Astoundingly, production from my county alone could supply the entire needs of France.  Cabot has been here over a decade and I am intimately familiar with the effects of the industry.

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Does the Daily Star Now Want The Constitution Pipeline, Maybe?

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

Dick Downey comments on an Oneonta Daily Star article about the Constitution Pipeline stating they now “see benefits coming from the natural gas pipeline.”

Congratulations, Daily Star! You finally equate the Constitution Pipeline with the area’s economic health. While disapproving the route, the method of land appropriation, the preparation for construction, and the industry’s history of securing local tax abatement, the Star’s January 20/21st editorial at least notes some benefits and beneficiaries of affordable gas.

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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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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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Upstate New York Shrinks As Andy Cuts Off Pipeline Lifelines

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

Students leave and families depart. Upstate New York becomes ever less affordable and opportunity ever more limited, while Cuomo cuts off pipeline lifelines.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Power Plants Arise Near Natural Gas” noted the construction of billion dollar gas-fired electric plants in the Marcellus region of Pennsylvania. Company reps for Calpine, Invenergy, Dynegy, and Caithness said the proximity to abundant, low cost gas was the reason.

The Marcellus produces about one third of the country’s production at a steep discount to the Henry Hub standard. Contracts have sold as low as $1/mmBtu, about one third of the national price. However, difficulties in moving the gas to markets have induced power producers to move closer to supply.

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Anniversary of Governor Cuomo’s Upstate New York Choke Hold

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

Yet another year passes and Governor Cuomo is still keeping Upstate New York out in the cold, while giving handouts to his corporate cronies.

Three years ago, Governor Cuomo told Upstate New York to drop dead.  Upstate wasn’t in good shape anyway, infected with three strains of high taxes (sales, property, and income) and a regulatory clot that kept industry away.  However, there was hope, the development of low-cost natural gas that might balance the negatives.

On December 19, 2014, the Governor pulled the plug on that hope.  He banned gas drilling in New York.  Since then he’s systematically impeded gas pipeline construction, thus choking off the rest of the Northeast from the cheap energy available just south of our border.  He does this to service the financiers of the renewable elites and to satisfy his fractivist base.  These folks are his bridge to future ambitions.

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Let the Market Drive Our Energy Revolution, Not Special Interests

energy revolutionDavid Blackmon
Independent Energy Analyst/Consultant

America’s energy revolution is bringing huge economic benefits, but there are still many who oppose it simply to protect their own self interests.

America’s ongoing oil and natural gas revolution is delivering big benefits to our economy, our environment and to our nation’s security. As the world’s top energy producer, America is leveraging this position of strength to grow good-paying jobs and economic opportunity here at home while firming up important trading partnership with key allies abroad. The increasing use of natural gas in power generation is also improving our environment at the same time.

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Reaches New Highs – Expect More

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

The news on Pennsylvania natural gas keeps getting better, production reaches new highs, and pipelines are coming online to deliver the natural gas.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published their weekly natural gas update for week ending November 1, showing Pennsylvania’s natural gas production has reached a new high. Pennsylvania’s natural gas production has increased dramatically since 2013 with an increase of 80%. Marcellus Shale and fracking have boosted Pennsylvania up as one of the top producers of natural gas in the nation.

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State Lawmakers Take Testimony on Fracking Double-Standards

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Elected officials, community leaders and residents came together yesterday to offer testimony on the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban and the economic impact it would have.

An important hearing to discuss the DRBC’s proposed permanent ban, was held yesterday at the Camp Ladore Pavilion in Waymart. It was led by House Majority Policy Chairman Kerry Benninghoff and Representative Jonathan Fritz.  Rep. Fritz has been passionate about urging the DRBC to reconsider their proposed fracking ban and allow natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin.  Rep. Fritz pointed out there other basins in the Commonwealth allowing drilling and “landowners are prospering from the natural gas industry, farms are being saved and reinvigorated and small towns are back to work.”
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Cabot’s Sporting Clay Fundraiser for Lackawanna Shoots Past Its Goal

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

A Cabot Oil & Gas sporting clay fundraiser for Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum & Natural Gas shot past its funding commitment a full one year early.

Cabot Oil and Gas has always been committed to education. Each year Cabot has a sporting clay tournament as a fundraiser for Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Cabot has committed to give $500,000 to the school over a period of five years. This year brought in a record breaking $200,000, allowing Cabot to reach their goal in four years; one full year earlier than expected.
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