An interesting new report from the U.S. Department of Energy breakdowns exactly where in the world our domestically produced LNG exports are going.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has just released an interesting report that shows the number and volume of LNG (liquefied natural gas) exports from Feb. 2016 (when U.S. LNG exports began) to Dec. 2017. It’s really quite fascinating.
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.
The Delaware Riverkeeper used West Goshen Township as leverage in an attempt to apply Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment to pipelines. It failed.
The Delaware Riverkeeper (a/k/a “Povertykeeper”) is, with the financial support of the William Penn Foundation, on a mission to expand the reach of the Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment (ERA) to every imaginable use in its campaign against fossil fuels and natural gas development. Happily, it just lost a big battle on that front (for now) in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court. Notwithstanding the win, it’s time the industry played offense, though.
The EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 looks ahead to 2050 and projects huge increases in natural gas use with flat CO2 emissions and double the economy.
The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2018 projects that fossil fuels will supply 78% of the nation’s energy in 2050, only slightly down from 81% today. Further, CO2 emissions in the agency’s forecast grow only slightly in the ensuing three decades—by just 1.8% between 2016 and 2050, despite the economy almost doubling over the 34-year forecast.
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about pipeline jobs, Ohio fractivists, Southwestern Energy and much more last week.
The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.
Richard Downey Unatego Area Landowners Association
Andrew Cuomo’s natural gas and pipeline obstruction is hastening the Upstate death spiral as he destroys its potential and deprives the region of any hope.
About 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.
Activist groups across Maryland are protesting the Potomac Pipeline. They’re little more than a terra cotta army of ideologues, shills and virtue signalers.
Virtue signaling “environmentalist groups,” as they self-style themselves, are a dime a dozen in Maryland. They’re seemingly everywhere, in fact, Maryland being a mostly urban state where everyone imagines they have the answers about food and energy they only consume should be produced. You can’t turn around without bumping into a trust-funder with a megaphone. Still, one would think that before setting up yet additional action groups for their personal aggrandizement, these folks might at least identify niche segments of the protest industry they could grab for themselves. But, that would require originality and there’s none of that to be found in serial protesting.
The hypocrisy of fractivists isn’t new, of course, but preaching abstinence from gas when most homes are heated with it and it lowers emissions isn’t smart.
Watching the video of Tri-County Landowners Coalition folks announce their formation the other day, I was struck by the naïveté of the gang. They were robotic, if anything, mindlessly repeating the shibboleths of fractivists of yesteryear. They had nothing interesting, nothing new and nothing valid to say; no grasp of the facts, nor any passion for that matter. My own research indicates they’re serial protesters, so perhaps they were simply tired. What’s most amazing, though, is their failure to do the most basic research, even with respect to the residents for whom they purport to speak.
In a recent environmental report, Range Resources scored high by continuing to exceed regulatory requirements in methane management.
As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy recently released its annual report, Disclosing the Facts 2017: Transparency and Risk in Methane Emissions. The 2017 report took a new approach and focused on methane emissions management and reporting from some of the most active oil and gas producers. The investor report is designed to promote improved methane management and reporting practices among oil and gas producers.
Betty Sutliff quotes Gov. Tom Wolf on natural gas development from when he wasn’t acting as a DRBC member and was actually representing Pennsylvanians.
Politicians such as Governor Tom Wolf have a habit of saying the darnedest things, especially where it comes to natural gas development but it seems to matter a lot who they’re addressing.
In this post I am choosing to let the politicians speak for themselves and readers can compare their statements then with what they’re saying now about natural gas development in the Delaware River Basin.