American Oil and Gas Dominate the Global Energy Picture!

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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American oil and gas completely dominated the global energy market in 2018. We’re the king of the hill in oil and in gas with tremendous growth in 2018.

Another great article from the  Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides ever more proof green energy scammers have been lying to us. They’ve preached solar and wind like television evangelists for some new cult. They’ve conjured up hedge-fund dreams of ending oil and gas and replacing them with government rent-seeking. They’ve set Walmart roofs ablaze with green branding and real fire to boot. They’ve placed industrial wind machines rising higher than most of Manhattan’s tall buildings in rural faces. Meanwhile, American oil and gas has taken over the world.

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Is Wind Power, Having Inflated Electric Prices, Done in Germany?

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Wind power has successfully exploded electricity prices in Germany, turned its neighbors into enemies and cost a fortune. Has it, at last, run its course?

New onshore wind energy is in a steep decline in Germany. The expansion of onshore wind power in the first half of this year is at its lowest level since the introduction of Germany’s Renewable Energy Act in 2000. There were only 231 megawatts of new onshore wind capacity installed in Germany during the first half of 2019—an 82 percent decline compared to the first half of 2018. Wind Europe, the region’s wind energy trade association, is expecting Germany to install between 1 gigawatt and 2 gigawatts of wind energy in 2019, which is significantly below the 4.3 gigawatts per year installed on average over the past 5 years.

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Leadership: Toby Rice and EQT Plan to Make Money on $2.00 Gas

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

 

Toby Rice is not your typical corporate honcho. He tackles challenges in new and different ways. He’s truly leading EQT and aims to make money on $2 gas.

For years MDN has observed that Cabot Oil & Gas is one of the few Marcellus/Utica drilling companies that can “spin straw into gold” – meaning it makes money on selling natural gas even when the price of that gas is in the basement. The new management at EQT aims to turn their company into a spinning-straw-into-gold company too.

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Powerful Reality: More Solar Power Means More Air Pollution

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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It is undeniable; adding more solar power to the grid means decreases the environmental performance of baseload energy systems and grow air pollution.

A North State Journal article about power generation in North Carolina reveals the problem introduced by too much solar power being added to the grid. Solar power is intermittent and erratic. Add too much solar power to the grid and the power plants depended upon to supply electricity are constantly shutting down and starting up again, which both economically and environmentally inefficient. It increases air pollution.

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Howarth Methane Study Ignored Empirical Data Falsifying the Conclusion

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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A Bob Howarth methane study has gotten some traction here and there amongst the uneducated empathetic press but key data falsifying it has been ignored.

We have some really knowledgeable readers here at NaturalGasNOW and one of them, who apparently read our Bob Howarth post the other day, sent me a very compelling analysis of fractivist Bob’s recent work. It dispenses with the Howarth methane study like a beachcomber tossing a pebble into the ocean for fun. It turns out out Bob had to be aware, when he concluded “shale-gas production in North America over the past decade may have contributed more than half of all of the increased emissions from fossil fuels globally,” that it almost certainly could not be true.

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Federal Court Patience with Delaware Riverkeeper Antics Growing Thin?

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Delaware Riverkeeper antics in Federal court appear to exhausting the patience of some judges who are saying get out of here. One wonders if funders notice.

A decision released on Friday by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals raises the prospect the courts are tiring of Delaware Riverkeeper antics. This decision was made by a three-judge panel who sound exasperated. They use the word “despite” in a rational her unkind way if you read between the lines. They seem to wonder out loud what part of “no” the PovertyKeeper, as we like to accurately describe the organization, doesn’t understand.

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Shale Gas News – August 17, 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 the Shell Cracker Plant, Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, 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.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had Erica Rogler, Executive Director at the Dietrich Theater.

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NTIEC Energy Camp Sparks Interest Among Local Students

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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The Northern Tier Industrial & Education Consortium (NTIEC) just gave students from four counties some real life experience in natural gas development.

Students from four northern tier counties recently took part in the first Energy & Oilfield Career Summer Experience, learning about career opportunities in the natural gas industry and visiting active gas sites, in addition to participating in discussions held at the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (LC School of PNG) in New Milford. The three-day program was coordinated by the Northern Tier Industrial & Education Consortium (NTIEC) and sponsored by several industry partners.

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week, August 17, 2019

natural gas nowTom 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.

This week’s selection of Natural Gas Now picks begins and ends with climate issues; how to not to address global warming scientifically, how not to get it done and how to get it done without government help or coercion. The case for natural gas now couldn’t be stronger, in fact.

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EV Subsidies, Like Most Green Scams, Are “Robin-Hood-in-Reverse Policy”

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  
 

EV subsidies are disgusting because they principally benefit well-off trendy folks who can well afford electric vehicles without help from ordinary taxpayers.

When will EV proponents learn that attempting to manipulate consumer choice (and the free market) doesn’t end well? If California and Colorado are any indication, the answer is “not any time soon.”

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