The Shale Revolution Rolls Over Its Skeptics with New Natural Gas Record

CELDF - report on Mora countyTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

The shale revolution is just destroying its enemies, with record production of natural gas, growing exports and long desired energy security for the United States.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is out with stunning statistics on the impacts of the shale revolution. The data is simply overwhelming; the shale revolution has made the U.S. energy dominant, bringing life to rural communities, inexpensive energy to cities and lowering emissions everywhere it’s substituted for coal and heavy oil.

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Shale Gas News – March 16, 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 demand, new compressor stations, PTT cracker plant 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 we replayed a speech from Alex Epstein; Alex is an energy expert and the director of the Center for Industrial Progress (CIP).

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The Fatalism, Filth and Fascism of Fractivism and Its Apostles

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Fractivism is nihilism unleashed. It espouses destruction of any existing order with a view toward replacing it with a utopian society led by fractivists.

Nihilism is the denial of any meaningful aspects to life. Its adherents typically believe the only thing that matters in the least is power; the power to achieve their own will and to impose it on others. It respects no dignity in others. It respects no natural rights, courtesies or laws and is inclined toward fascism, which is to say the use of government, violence or whatever necessary to force others to do its bidding. We’re seeing fractivism taking on this face.

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Binghamton University Get A “Fracing” Spelling Lesson

Vic Furman - American PrideVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist

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Vic Furman and Frank Chernega visited with some Binghamton University students recently and offered them “fracing” spelling lesson and some other insights.

This week, Frank Chernega, another guest blogger here at NaturalGasNOW, and I were invited back a second year to talk with Binghamton University students on the subject of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing. Frank and I spent two days, in fact, addressing about 40 students for about two hours each day on the subject of gas drilling in New York. We also addressed the dismal refusal of Governor Cuomo to recognize the Southern Tier’s economic needs or understand how his policies are hurting rather than helping.

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Hey City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Are You Against This, Too?

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says he hates natural gas, the City needs no more of the stuff and it’s a step backward. Does he hate this, too?

A few days ago I did a post about about New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and his opposition to the NESE pipeline project. He seems determined to do the bidding of the city’s gentry class and ignore the needs of the poor for better heating systems and all New Yorkers for better air. He’s playing the green virtue signaling card. How far is he wiling to take it? Will he go backward and erase the progress made? Will he tell NYU, for example, to tear out its innovative co-generation plant?

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Shell Aims To Be World’s Biggest Electric Producer, Using Natural Gas?

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Jim Willis reports Shell aims to become the world’s biggest electric producer using natural gas, which demonstrates their commitment to the resource.

Here’s a mind-blower: Royal Dutch Shell is the world’s second largest oil producer (by market value). Yet, a Shell official recently said his company wants to be “the largest electricity power company in the world in the early 2030s.” Within 15 years Shell wants to be the world’s #1 electricity producer! And, they plan to do it by using natural gas as the fuel to create all that electricity.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – March 16, 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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Last Day to Speak Up for the NESE Pipeline Project Against Fractivists!

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Today is the last day to fight back against the uninformed, politically motivated fractivists and show your support for the NESE pipeline project!

Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement project, a $1 billion investment in the natural gas infrastructure network in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, faces a major regulatory hurdle in New York. This is our opportunity to fight back against the uniformed, politically motivated fractivists from New York City and special interests groups trying to stop this important project.

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Natural Gas Offers A Bridge to Future Farming in the Northeast

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Future farming in the Northeast; can it happen? Well, yes, with a bridge to the future provided by natural gas development that provides new equity to farm.

There is a strong connection between the agriculture and natural gas industries, they go together like peas and carrots.

Across the Appalachian Basin, the shale gas revolution has revitalized family farms. Responsible natural gas development has added $130,000 in wealth to the average Pennsylvania farm, according to a study by the National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center.

Natural gas development in rural areas, such as southwest and northeast Pennsylvania, has allowed countless family farms to continue their long tradition of multi-generational farming.

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Listening, NY? NJ? Court Slams Ohio for Ignoring FERC Water Rules

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Natural Gas NOW

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States such as Ohio and New York, have been playing political games with FERC water rules and others hope to do so but the courts are catching up with them.

When I say FERC water rules, what I’m referring to is Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, which governs how states are to carry out their water quality certification responsibilities. The law basically provides that any FERC pipeline project involving water discharges (and all do) must receive certification from the state in which the discharge will originate that it complies with the state’s water quality standards. Section 401 specifically states:

If the State, interstate agency, or Administrator, as the case may be, fails or refuses to act on a request for certification, within a reasonable period of time (which shall not exceed one year) after receipt of such request, the certification requirements of this subsection shall be waived with respect to such Federal application.”

If the states don’t act accordingly, FERC can declare waivers have occurred and essentially take over those responsibilities. Ohio, like New York, has been playing games with the one-year deadline by blackmailing applicants into withdrawing and resubmitting such that applicant can be delayed for a long, long time and delay kills projects. The Federal courts are onto this game, as I noted here and here, and now at least one state court in Ohio is as well.

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