Marcellus Women Showing the Way on Energy Issues

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Marcellus Shale region women working in the energy industry form the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network.

The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) is an international organization of professionals working together to develop programs which will provide networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industry. WEN also encourages knowledge sharing among members on energy issues to further women in the energy industry.

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Southwestern Energy Makes Local Community Support a Priority

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The commitment of support for the local community shown by Southwestern Energy is amazing; it’s making real differences in peoples lives.

The natural gas industry’s commitment to helping community programs, including those that support veterans and active military, has become so commonplace and ingrained in Northeast Pennsylvania that donations and volunteer work don’t often get the attention that one might expect – especially compared to the way minor opposition grabs so many headlines. But, community projects make a difference and deserve some recognition.

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Thanks to Marcellus Shale, I Now Want to Move to Susquehanna County!

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A natural gas drilling rig picture appeared in my Facebook news feed today and now I am ready to move to Susquehanna County!

I usually start my day with a quick look at what is new on Facebook. Today took me by surprise. In my Facebook news feed was a picture of a natural gas drilling rig.  Who posted it and why?

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New York Organizations Advocate for Northeast Supply Enhancement

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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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Washington County, Pennsylvania Really Knows How to Share the Energy

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Washington County, Pennsylvania is a regional leader in business growth, tourism and job creation, all thanks to the Marcellus Shale and natural gas development.

The Washington County, Pennsylvania website states “No matter what you want to do, you can do it right here. Shop until your heart’s content, or spend your days outdoors. Whether you like history, sports or entertaining, we are ready to share the energy.” They’re correct!

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UGI Energy Services Helps Those Who Have Served Our Country

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Employees of UGI Energy Services spent their Veterans Day providing and serving a catered lunch to residents, many of whom are veterans, of Opportunity House.

Opportunity House originally opened in 1984 as a place where homeless men could get a hot meal and a warm place to sleep. Over the years Opportunity House has become a multi-service facility improving the quality of life for those in need in Berks, Schuylkill and Lancaster Counties.

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Atlantic Sunrise Goes Live Tomorrow, Fractivists and Radical Nuns Weep

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The Atlantic Sunrise starts moving gas tomorrow despite many attempts by fractivists and radical nuns who use and promote the stuff to halt it.

Hallelujah! The Atlantic Sunrise is going online tomorrow. You can read all about it in this press release from Williams:

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams (NYSE: WMB) today reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the Company’s request to place its Atlantic Sunrise project into full service. The Company plans to place the project into full service on Oct. 6, 2018.

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Range Resources Explains PA Natural Gas Impact Fees

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Range Resources recently posted an informative new video on YouTube explaining the impact fee, Pennsylvania’s tax on natural gas producers.

Range Resources has been drilling Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale since 2014. They drilled their first successful well, called the Renz #1, in Washington County. As an energy producer in Pennsylvania, Range, as well as other producers, pay an annual fee on each and every well they drill, called an impact fee.

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Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Impact Fees Are Up; Don’t Mess with Them!

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The impact fees Pennsylvania receives from shale drilling have jumped up a whopping 21% and will be distributed to all counties across the Commonwealth.

We hear Governor Tom Wolf talk about Pennsylvania adopting a severance tax to ensure natural gas producers are paying their fair share. What he fails to say is, natural gas drillers are already paying their fair share through the existing Act 13 impact fee.  Since 2012, when the impact fee was enacted, nearly $1.5 billion has been generated from natural gas development and been distributed to every county in the Commonwealth.

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Let FERC Know Timely Decisions Are Needed for Pipelines

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Let FERC know you are in favor of revising their natural gas infrastructure review procedures to be more transparent, understandable and timely.

Natural gas has rapidly become the Untied State’s fuel of choice. It is really no surprise as it has become so abundant and affordable. Natural gas has taken over where coal left off for power-generation as it is more economical and cleaner for the environment.

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