Lithium Batteries Ain’t No Solution If You’re Worried About Pollution

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[Editor’s Note: Lithium batteries are at the heart of renewable energy storage plans but they are dirty, dangerous and pollute far more than fracking.]

During the Obama-Biden administration, hydraulic fracturing was accused of causing a number of environmental problems—faucets on fire, contamination of drinking water, etc.—but the administration’s own Environmental Protection Agency could not validate those accusations.  Now Biden is planning to transition the transportation sector to electric vehicles that are powered by lithium batteries and require other critical metals where China dominates the market. Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.

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Restrooms, Fresh Water and Economic Opportunities

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

Opportunities abound in the shale region, including the providing of such critically important services as portable restrooms in the field.

The majority of activities involved with the natural gas industry occur outdoors. This means that access to modern conveniences for those who work the rigs and lay pipelines are often limited. Some of the unsung heroes in our industry are the people who provide clean portable restrooms for our employees. This week, we put the vendor spotlight on Montrose Septic. We have been doing business with them for more than a decade.

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Shale Gas News – November 7, 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 oil prices, the Paris Agreement, EQT 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 we played some clips from the most recent Think About Energy Briefing.

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Tom Wolf Wants Pennsylvania in RGGI and Higher Electric Bills

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[Editor’s Note: Tom Wolf arrogantly demands Pennsylvania join RGGI to pay 50% higher electric bills like the rest of the Northeast states in the suicide pact.]

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the state legislature’s bill that would prohibit new taxes without legislative approval and ordered his staff to continue with the implementation of the state joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in 2022.

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Cabot Plans to Spend $200K This Winter Helping Others

Camp FreedomNatalie DeCario
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

[Editor Comment: Cabot Oil & Gas has plans to donate some $200,000 to charitable causes this winter, monies being set aside to help others basic needs.]

This winter season, we’ve committed to donating more than $200,000 in order to help battle food insecurity across northeast Pennsylvania. In coordination with the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and our dedicated partners in the community, we hope to make a difference for families and households across the region. We’d like to share with you a few of the things we have planned for winter giving this holiday season:

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Wind Power Trap Threatens to Make the UK the New California

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Editor’s Note: Boris Johnson, who rejected fracking, now wants to take the United Kingdom right into the wind power trap just like the idiots in California.

Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, has, to get net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, pledged that offshore wind will power every home by 2030. Johnson got suckered into believing that offshore wind was cheaper than coal and natural gas and could power 100 percent of the U.K. grid. It is difficult to believe that the leader of the U.K. could expect that an intermittent technology such as wind could power the entire U.K. grid with electricity storage still being uneconomic.

Under a carbon free scenario, storage batteries will be in competition with batteries for electric vehicles. And, since China dominates the battery supply chain and the materials needed to produce them, it is unlikely that storage batteries will be economic any time soon. Western nations are also presented with the dilemma of becoming entirely dependent upon China for the provision of their energy futures.

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Pennsylvania Is Ready for Industry and Job Growth Thanks to Act 66

George Stark
Director, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

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Act 66 is paving the way to long-term jobs and economic development by providing tax credits to petrochemical production facilities in Pennsylvania.

Since House Bill 732 was signed into law, Pennsylvania state legislators have been meeting with labor and energy experts to figure out the details. Their focus is on how Act 66, as it is now called, will bring investments of at least $400 million and 800 family-sustaining jobs per project to northeast Pennsylvania.

“Act 66 is a game changer for Pennsylvania because it demonstrates that there is state support for this kind of project that’s done responsibly,” said Perry Babb, chairman and acting CEO of KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis, the first company stepping up. KeyState has begun development of a 7,000 acre, gas-ready site in Clinton County where low-carbon ammonia (urea) and a diesel exhaust treatment will be manufactured, and the process of carbon capture and storage will be perfected.

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Trump vs. Biden: There Is But One Choice on Energy Issues

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Energy Alliance

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[Editor’s Note: Donald Trump way surpasses Joe Biden on the energy issues as this comparison of their policies by AEA so vividly demonstrates.]

President Donald Trump’s mantra of energy dominance says it all. Trump views American energy resources as strategic and economic assets that will make us stronger at home and across the globe. His policies have matched his rhetoric and the market-driven American energy resurgence has blossomed during Trump’s first four years in the White House.

On issues across the energy spectrum, Trump has delivered on the promises of his renegade campaign of 2016. Bucking the Washington policy consensus, the president has instituted a common sense policy attitude that has let Americans produce, build, and thrive. Through the right-sizing of regulations, the canceling of the misbegotten executive actions of his predecessor, and by working with Congress, Trump has made energy a sure bet for Americans.

President Trump’s energy platform means affordable energy for all Americans and renewed strength for our industry.

Click here to read Trump’s responses to AEA’s candidate questionnaire.

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Shale Gas News – October 31, 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 a methanol plant, Diversified Oil & Gas, Gulfport Energy 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 Timothy DeFoor, Candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General.

In this week’s Shale Directories meet a member segment we were joined by Luke Diserio, President of American Energy Fabrications.

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UDRBC Candidate Night: Bognet Exposes Canadian Rich Kid Cartwright

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River Basin Citizens

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The UDRBC held another very successful candidate night last week and Jim Bognet exposed Cong. Cartwright as a rich Canadian interloper.

The Beach Lake Fire Hall was the location of a Meet the Candidates evening hosted by the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) on October 20, 2020.

The well-attended event gave local citizens the opportunity to meet and greet the people who are running for offices and representing the Wayne/Pike area.

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