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

Energy Alliance


[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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Mariner East Keeps Winning in Court As Opponents Play Politics

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus

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



[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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Polls, Polls, Everywhere Polls, But How Do You Get the Results You Want?

Decline Curves - Chris AckerChris Acker
Geological Engineer,
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania 

Chris Acker once again applies his knowledge and humor to a perplexing problem; how to do polls and get the result you so very much want.

Businesses, non-profits and political groups routinely seek information from target audiences.  To this end they can use polling, surveys and focus groups to gather data.  Results can be used objectively or used to promote an agenda.  Intentionally flawed methods will generate meaningless data that in turn can be used to lend an air of legitimacy to virtually any position.

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Carbon Free Energy Doesn’t Exist, Joe. Come on Man!


Editor’s Note: There is no such thing as carbon free energy but politicians such as Joe Biden can’t grasp it and “green energy” advocates won’t even try.

Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “Clean Energy Standard” is a push to get what Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris think are non-carbon sources onto the nation’s electricity system. While Biden’s plan considers existing nuclear and hydroelectric power as OK, the push is to remove the 63 percent of generation that comes from coal, oil, and natural gas by 2035—just 14 years from their entering office, if elected. But, what they do not tell you is that there is no such thing as 100 percent “carbon free” energy.  Their underlying assumption that this will somehow fix whatever climate change is occurring is just as off-base.

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Shale Gas News – October 17, 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 U.S. Shale Oil, LNG exports, Energy Marketers of America 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 Jim Bognet, candidate for Congress and PA State Representative Josh Kail representing the 15th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving parts of Beaver and Washington counties.

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SBA Program Helps Keep Linde Corporation Employees Employed

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The shale gas industry has helped Linde Corporation grow and the SBA has ensured its employees enjoy job security during the Chinese virus.

On October 8, we were proud to be part of another roundtable discussion when Jovita Carranza, administrator of the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), visited Linde Corporation in Pittston. Carranza served for three years as U.S. Treasurer after being appointed by President Trump and now advocates on behalf of 30 million small businesses in America. The key topic at the roundtable was the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Climate Justice They Say, But It’s All Just More Special Interest Politics

methaneDavid Kreutzer
Senior Economist at Institute for Energy Research


[Editor’s Note: Climate justice is no real thing; it’s but yet still another con designed to feed the needs of ravenous special interests from the swamp.]

The presidential and VP debates were hard to watch to put it politely. But then again, politics can be ugly.

Among their many statements, former Vice President Joe Biden and VP candidate Kamala Harris both promised to rescue us with multi-trillion-dollar climate justice policies.  While novel sounding, it’s just a sad rerun of the failed promises made the last time Biden was in office. Back then, a key component of the Obama-Biden $857 billion 2009 Stimulus Plan was to create five million new green jobs.

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Wheeler EPA Cost Benefit Reform A Bipartisan Success If Allowed to Be!

WheelerDoug McLinko
Vice-Chair, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Commissioners


Andrew Wheeler is bringing real cost-benefit analysis to the Environmental Protection Agency regulations and it’s long overdue.

The levers and wheels of government continue to turn despite layers of crises unfolding nationwide. In Washington, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler is making good on needed reforms to the agency’s benefit cost analysis strategy as part of a larger effort by the Trump Administration to fix our nation’s complex regulatory framework.

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