New York Organizations Advocate for Northeast Supply Enhancement

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW


Several organizations in New York, realizing the growing demand for natural gas, have shown their support of the Northeastern Supply Enhancement project.

New York’s appetite for natural gas is growing and Con Edison has already sent out warning signals to the New York State Public Service Commission saying they may not be able to keep up with demand on extremely cold days.

The Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project will improve the New York City’s energy infrastructure and allow the transport of an additional 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to its consumers

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Lackawanna Energy Center Goes Live, Cabot Supplies Fuel

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

The state-of-the-art Lackawanna Energy Center is now fully operational, providing reliable and efficient power with natural gas supplied by Cabot Oil & Gas.

Back in 2016, Cabot entered into a long-term sales agreement to supply natural gas to the Lackawanna Energy Center. Now, the Lackawanna Energy Center is officially up-and-running!

The following press release is reposted from Invenergy via PR Newswire:

The innovative, highly-efficient power plant is the largest project Invenergy has developed, constructed and operated; It was completed ahead of schedule with a LEED Gold-certified control building.

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Why So Much of the Energy Debate Is Just So Much Straw

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


The data from a recent post at Today In Energy has been picked up by numerous media outlets and distorted the energy debate as to the role of renewables.

I love Today In Energy, the daily blog of the Energy Information Administration. It’s always fact-driven, unbiased and accompanied by great graphics. I check it every day, in fact, and am seldom disappointed with what I find. A recent post entitled “New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas,” is no exception. It lays out the facts in the same crisp fashion as usual. But, there is a problem, nonetheless. It is that too many are referring to it as evidence renewables are now somehow taking over. It isn’t true.

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Tioga Energy Partners Sues New York State DEC Over Propane Frack

James Leonard
President, National Association of Royalty Owners – New York Chapter


Tioga Energy Partners is suing New York State DEC over unconscionable delays in processing its application to do propane fracturing to recover natural gas.

The Snyder Farm Group consisting of five Tioga County landowners along with Tioga Energy Partners, LLC, (TEP) a New York based operator, announced in July, 2015, they had filed an application for a permit to drill a horizontal gas well into the Marcellus Shale and, instead of water, proposed to use liquefied propane to complete the well. Back in May, 2017, I wrote “Evidently, the Department of Environmental Conservation [DEC] has been reviewing the application very, very closely.” As it turns out, “very, very closely” was a gross understatement.

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The Green New Deal: Green Trappings for Garden Variety Socialism


The green new deal is such incredible nonsense; advanced by naive folks buying, yet again, into the false promises of collectivism, socialism and statism.

One by one we have seen the 2020 candidates for the Democratic nomination, both presumed and declared, voice support for a “Green New Deal.” While some of these candidates may simply be mouthing the words to assuage the more rabid elements of the environmental far left, the mere fact that this idea is being taken seriously should be of concern to every freedom loving American. The Green New Deal is truly a Greenist Manifesto, a call for reviving old socialist ideas but this time with green characteristics.

While there is not yet any actual legislative proposal to evaluate, we do have a list of proposed policies that a coalition of interests, fronted by newly elected Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, developed in the hopes of providing guidance to the newly created House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

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Heinz Invests $352,000 in Fake Damascus Citizens Group

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


Damascus Citizens for Sustainability is a group of mostly New Yorkers pretending to be members of a Pennsylvania community. Heinz has given them $352,000.

Damascus, Pennsylvania is where I grew up and where my family and I still own property. My ancestors in the area go back more than 200 years. They include some of the original loggers who represented the first major natural resource industry in the region. That industry survives to this day. Sadly, it and the economic livelihood of the area is threatened today, though, by groups such as the Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.

Damascus Citizens or “DCS,” as it likes to refer to itself, is a group of mostly New York City folks who prefer to think of Damascus as their home and nobody else’s. Call them the Undocumented Damascus Citizens. They oppose natural gas development needed by real Damascus citizens to pay the bills. And, the Heinz family is financing their opposition.

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Shale Gas News – January 12, 2019

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about LNG record highs, Rogersville Shale, offshore drilling 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.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.

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The Uneducated City People at the Heart of Fractivism

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


City people are invariably at the heart of all fractivist groups. They suppose, of course, we’re uneducated hillbillies but, in truth, they’re the ignorant.

Let me confess at the outset; my title and lede are intended to be provocative. I love my city friends and relatives. Moreover, I acknowledge the way so many of the city people who’ve moved to our area have enriched it in countless ways. Yet, I cannot ignore the sheer ignorance behind so much of what is fractivism and most of it comes from city people. That’s how we always referred to them when I was growing up. It’s not a term of endearment, but it’s not an insult either. It simply reflects the deep and wide abyss between city and country life.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – January 12, 2019

NaturalGasNOWTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Natural Gas NOW 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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The Road to Carbon Neutrality Is Long and Expensive Without Gas

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



Richard Downey explains how carbon neutrality is very hard to accomplish using expensive renewables, the best path is natural gas.

Two reports and a conference warn that climate is warming due to human activity, ie. greenhouse gases (GHG.) This warming will “disrupt many areas of life,” affecting trade and precipitating conflicts.

Let’s assume for the moment that the data warrants the conclusion, man-made GHGs are the cause of global warming. How do we solve this problem? What works?

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