Our friend, Nick Grealy, a guest blogger here and passionate proselytizer for natural gas around the world has passed away. He sought to “reimagine gas.”
He had recently announced he was confident he’d make it a few more months but then, shortly thereafter, I noticed the tweets had stopped and knew it couldn’t be good. I searched the internet and found an excellent piece by Ruth Marcus at her Drill Or Drop? blog confirming my fears. She captured something special about Nick, you didn’t have to agree with him to respect his passion and his wit. He and I agreed on most things gas and I loved reposting his pieces coming at the issue from a very different perspective than my own, yet ending up in the same place.
We had very different views on pretty much everything else but I gave him two different tours of the gas fields of Northeastern Pennsylvania. While I had followed his No Hot Air blog (a/k/a Reimagine Gas) long before, I came to know his affinity for common facts, the common man and common sense. I took him to the Williams Barbecue three years ago and he loved every minute of it. I had, on a earlier visit, given him a tour of Dimock and he was enthralled with the real story and what he saw that was so different than the myth heard on the other side of the Atlantic. That was Nick Grealy and, with permission, I’m sharing below the Ruth Marcus post acknowledging his contributions.