Snitz Creek Spill of Harmless Bentonite Sends DEP Into Silly Snit

RGGIJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

PA DEP hassles Mariner East 2 pipeline project over Snitz Creek spill of what amounts to harmless kitty litter.

Once again the Mariner East 2 pipeline project is up Snitz Creek…without a paddle? There have been a number of “inadvertent returns” or mud spills in Snitz Creek, place where drilling mud is used to grease a drill bit for drilling holes under the creek. Mud has popped up where it’s not supposed to. Some of the mud spills have been, literally, just a couple of gallons. NOTHING. A recent spill on Oct. 19 was for 200 gallons.

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Shale Gas News – October 24, 2020

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about natural gas-fired generators, Joe Biden, Cabot production and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. 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 and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as guests, we had Mike Krancer, Principal and Co-Founder of Silent Majority Strategies LLC (SMS) and Joe Hamm,  candidate for State House in the 84th Legislative District.

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Biden Plans for Green New Deal Offer Devastating Future

global warmingPaul Driessen
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

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Joe Biden, while denying it, has proposed a Green New Deal that would be nothing less than disastrous for Americans and others.

Some 90% of all US wells are now hydraulically fractured. Fracked wells in shale formations open up vast supplies of oil, natural gas and petroleum liquids that previously were locked up and inaccessible. Fracking conventional wells expands and prolongs production, leaving less energy in the ground.

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, AOC, the Democrat Party and US environmentalists are determined to make climate change, the Green New Deal, and replacing fossil fuels with wind, solar, battery and biofuel power the centerpiece of their foreign and domestic policies. They would ban fracking outright – or price and restrict it out of existence through a slow, painful death of a thousand regulatory cuts.

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – October 24, 2020

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added.

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Welding Students Learn on Pipe Donated by Cabot Oil and Gas

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

This post on welding education at SCCTC is brought to you from Becky Snyder, manager of Cabot’s pipe yard near its headquarters in Montrose.

The welding program at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) has allowed for a unique partnership between the school in Springville and those of us operating in the Marcellus Shale. In addition to SCCTC providing certified welders for companies like Cabot and our local energy partners, Cabot has made a habit of donating scrap pipe for training purposes.

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Biden Plan Would Force Energy Prices Up, And That’s The Point

American
Energy Alliance

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[Editor’s Note: Joe Biden can’t make up his mind on much of anything but he clearly wants to raise energy prices one way or another on us all.]

According to Democratic Party presidential nominee Joseph Biden’s carbon plan, “he will demand that Congress enacts legislation in the first year of his presidency that: 1) establishes an enforcement mechanism that includes milestone targets no later than the end of his first term in 2025, 2) makes a historic investment in clean energy and climate research and innovation, 3) incentivizes the rapid deployment of clean energy innovations across the economy, especially in communities most impacted by climate change.”

The mechanism Biden refers to would most likely be a carbon tax, which Biden has said he would support, or a cap and trade program, which is implicitly a carbon tax. The latter was previously known as the “cap and tax” program when it was dismissed by Congress during the Obama Administration. In either case, a Biden tax on greenhouse gas emissions would significantly increase household costs such as cooling and heating, transportation, and even groceries as the United States gets 80 percent of its energy from fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas. It would also raise the cost of manufacturing in the United States.

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RGGI Is A Really, Really Bad Deal for Pennsylvania

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Our buddy, Kevin Mooney, has written as good an article on RGGI as I’ve read and he illustrates what a really bad deal it is for PA!

Kevin Mooney is an investigative reporter of the sort you don’t find often today and he’s written a piece for Real Clear Energy that epitomizes that skill. He takes apart RGGI in terms of benefits and costs, showing just how bad a deal Tom Wolf is trying to shove down the throats of Pennsylvanians. It makes no sense unless you’re a spoiled trust-funder with no grasp on reality but a desperate desire to burnish your green credentials with other spoiled elites.

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DeIuliis’ New Book Exposing the Evil Depleting America’s Free Enterprise

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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DeIuliis’ book highlights growing problems in America today as the elites feed off the working men and women destroying the economy. 

Nick DeIuliis is a very accomplished man, CEO of CNX Resource, a chemical engineer, an attorney, advocate for natural gas and now author. In Nick’s book titled “The Leech” he talks about the dangers currently threatening our great country and its economy.

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Mariner East Keeps Winning in Court As Opponents Play Politics

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus
Spokesman

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

[Editor’s Note: Yet again, Mariner East prevails in court because opponents are playing politics while paying zero attention to the letter of the law.]

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court panel today ruled against an opponent of the Mariner East pipeline network, finding that the information he requested is exempt from public disclosure under the state’s Public Utility Confidential Security Information Disclosure Protection Act, which was enacted in 2006 to protect critical infrastructure and keep communities safe and secure by protecting information that might be used for criminal or terrorist acts.

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Green New Deal Unexpectedly Turns Into Kryptonite!

Robert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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[Editor’s Note: Politicians are now rapidly running away from radical green agendas and fracking bans, as Bob Bradley explains in this insightful post.]

In a ‘Campaign 2020’ essay (October 20, 2020), Timothy Cama of E&E News indirectly documents the obvious: Americans like their energy affordable convenient, and reliable. And what is true today will always be, putting the Green Agenda of energy scarcity and inconvenience on the defensive against nature and reality.

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