Lackawanna College to Provide Compressor/Engine Mechanic Certification

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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Lackawanna College continues to step up its program of lifting up our economy by providing students with opportunities in oil and natural gas technology.

The Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas (PNG) in New Milford will offer new courses in Fall 2020 designed specifically to certify a new league of compressor and engine mechanics to work in the gas- and oilfields. The courses are elective to degree-seeking students but can also be taken separately from the two-year program for the Petroleum & Natural Gas Technology degree.

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Shale Gas New – March 28, 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 Covid-19, the stimulus package, Williams 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 Tom Gellrich, Founder of Topline Analytics and Tom Pyle of the American Energy Alliance and Institute for Energy Research.

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Mariner East Pipeline Construction Now Back on Track!

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus
Spokesman

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

Mariner East pipeline construction was halted due to the Wuhan COVID virus but now a waiver has been granted to proceed again toward finishing the project.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development late Wednesday granted waiver requests that will allow construction work to resume on the Mariner East pipeline network. Work originally was halted March 19 after Gov. Tom Wolf issued his Emergency Order, which shut down several sectors of Pennsylvania’s economy, but provided a process for affected businesses to seek a waiver for essential operations. Some 10,000 other companies also applied for the waiver.

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Solar Capacity Low Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine? Who Could’ve Known?

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The idiocy quotient of government rises again as solar capacity falls to abysmal levels in Minnesota where the sun doesn’t shine all that much in winter.

Data show that solar panels do not work well during Minnesota winters. Solar panels generated nearly 30 percent of their potential output in July of 2018 in Minnesota, but electricity generation from the state’s solar plants dropped to 5.6 percent by December 2018. Reasons for the performance decline—which only politicians and interest groups could find surprising—include shorter days during winter, performance of solar panels lessened from snowfall because snow reflects light, and the expense to clear snow off of solar panels.

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Fairgrounds Are the Subject of Major Grandstanding by the Governor

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

Andrew Cuomo is a grandstanding governor to be sure, but who among us knew he would engage in grandstanding with the New York State Fairgrounds?

On March 11, 2020 Glenn Coin at the Syracuse Post Standard posted a paywalled article at Syracuse.com entitled Governor Cuomo’s big promise to free the state fairgrounds of fossil fuels: What’s the status?  This post addresses the prospects for a fossil-free State Fair.

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Democrats Hijacking National Emergency to Fund Green Eggs and Scam

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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Some of readers who happen to be Democrats may be offended by this post, but it must be said: your party is hijacking a health crisis to fund green scams!

Whatever your take on the federal stimulus bill, the Malthusian Left, hitching their wagon to the climate ‘crisis’ and the Green New Deal, is determined to fight until the end. And their anti-modernism crusade has hit a new low point in the current Senate debate over the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has had enough and spoke to the nation about where the radical wing of the Democratic Party wants to go in a time of emergency.

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COVID-19 Virus Being Fought with Methane Control Technology!

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

 

COVID-19 virus vaccine development, believe it or not, is being aided by methane control technology developed by an ever innovating oil and gas industry.

What happens when an oil driller has a well or two or dozen where they get great oil production, but there are no pipelines connected to cart away the associated natural gas that comes out of the borehole along with the oil? There are only a couple of options–venting (releasing methane into the air) and flaring (burning the methane, turning it into carbon dioxide).

There are a number of innovative companies that have a new solution: Go ahead and burn the methane, but burn it to produce electricity, and use the electricity (at the well site) to power computers. The computers are connected to a network of other computers and form a sort of supercomputer. Crusoe Energy Systems is one of those innovative companies, now using their distributed computing systems at oil wells to work on computations aimed at finding a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Shale Gas News – March 21, 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 99 cent gasoline, gas fired power plants, oil price war 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 a guest, we had Peter Wulfhorst, Extension Educator, Ag Entrepreneurship & Economic & Community Development Extension Team at Penn State Extension. We also replayed a speech from Representative Gerald Mullery of the 119th District of Luzerne County discussing the importance of HB 1100.

In this week’s Shale Directories meet a member segment we were joined by Pete Dandrea of MJ Painting Contractor Corp.

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Mariner East Helping Unfold Pennsylvania’s Energy Future and It’s Sweet

Earl Baker
Earl Baker Consulting and Former Pennsylvania State Senator

 

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Mariner East pipeline construction is pointing the way to Pennsylvania’s energy future and the sound of it is sweet to the ears of all our workers.

It’s not often that one gets to be a firsthand observer of Pennsylvania’s steady progress toward becoming one of the world’s leaders—perhaps ultimately the leader—in energy production. But that is exactly what is unfolding outside of my apartment on Boot Road, East Goshen Township, Chester County as I take in the sounds and sights of the Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline construction.

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Dinniman Attempts to Use COVID-19 for Political Leverage

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus
Spokesman

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

Senator Andy Dinniman has, incredibly enough, called for work on the Mariner East pipeline to stop due to the COVID-19 virus. It’s not going down well.

State Sen. Andy Dinniman is hoping COVID-19 will finally achieve what he has been unable to do: halt the construction of the legally permitted Mariner East pipeline network. He made the pitch in a letter sent to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chair Gladys Brown.

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