Our Energy Future Demands We Pick the Right Side; Gas Is Right There

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association



Richard Downey rebuts the idea renewables are on the “right side” when it comes to our energy future. Natural gas is on the right side if emissions matter.

A proposed gas decompressor station in Oneonta, in my home county of Otsego, New York, has generated some controversy. Dan Buttermann recently wrote a letter to the editor titled  “On Energy Future, State Must Pick Right Side” addressing it and some of my own comments. He chose the right title, but the wrong side — renewables only, no new gas. Unfortunately, the State (Cuomo) shares Mr. Butterman’s view.

Now, the consequences are beginning to show. Con Ed announced no new gas hook-ups in Westchester County. A six acre urban renewal project in Yonkers – kaput. All new commercial/ residential development in Westchester — on hold. Incidentally, Westchester utility rates are going up; gas 11% and electricity 6%.

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A Case of Green Deja Vu: The Pie, Though, is Still in the Sky

green deja vugreen deja vuChris Kemble
Free-Lance Writer, Milwaukee, WI
Victor Selby
Ontario Residents

The Green New Deal isn’t new. It was tried in Ontario and was a colossal political failure for the politicians who imposed it. It’s a case of Green Deja Vu.

The Liberal Party of Ontario passed the Green Energy Act (GEA) in 2009, a limited version of the American Democrat’s Green New Deal. Energy prices, bankruptcies, taxes and debt exploded.

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Gentry Class Attacks Colorado Oil and Gas Industry and Rest of the State

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)


Legislators from Boulder who couldn’t care less about the rest of the state are on the attack against the job-creating Colorado oil and gas industry.

Both the substance and the handling of a new Colorado bill to overhaul oil and natural gas regulation is raising concerns amongst Colorado voters.

SB 181, introduced last Friday by Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, House Speaker KC Becker, and Governor Jared Polis—all Democrats from Boulder—would dramatically change the functioning of the oil and natural gas industry in Colorado.

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The Big-Time Battle Against New York Gas Shortages

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


Will the natural gas required to address New York gas shortages and prevent more gas connection moratoriums be allowed to reach the state or not?

Williams is in the fight of its life to get New York State to approve its Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. There are a number of components to the project, but the key component, the heart of the project, is a new 23-mile pipeline from the shore of New Jersey into (on the bottom of) the Raritan Bay in NY territorial waters–running parallel to the existing Transco pipeline, before connecting to the Transco offshore.

The project is meant to increase pipeline capacity and natural gas flows by another 400 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) heading into northeastern markets. Transco wants to provide more Marcellus natural gas to utility giant National Grid beginning with the 2019-2020 heating season, which says there’ll be a moratorium on new natgas customers.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Free Fallin’ Due to Shale Revolution


Net greenhouse gas emissions in the United States declined between 2005 and 2017 by an incredible 14%, as U.S. natural gas production increased by 54%.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its draft report on the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, 1990-2017, indicating that net U.S. greenhouse gas emissions declined between 2005 and 2017 by 14 percent. Greenhouse gases are made up of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, and several other fluorine-containing halogenated substances.

Only a handful of economies can make this reduction boast, as most have increased their greenhouse gas emissions despite programs and policies in many economies to reduce them. The United States accomplished this not by heavy regulation and mandates, but mainly by using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technology that lowered the price of natural gas, making natural gas combined cycle the technology of choice in the generating sector.

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Weinberg Food Bank and Natural Gas Industry Make Community Health A Priority

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com


The Weinberg Food Bank, together with Cabot Oil & Gas, has made a community health and nutrition a top priority in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Every family can use a little helping keeping healthy food on the table once in a while, which is why organizers of the CEO Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank began a pilot program in 2014 to provide services at locations that were already convenient to many families in need. In Susquehanna County, Blue Ridge and Choconut elementary schools were the flagship distribution points among nine schools in the food bank’s four-county service area to help initiate the Children’s Food Market program.

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Shale Gas News – March 2, 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 oil prices, Saudi Arabia, Cabot Ohio drilling 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, as a guest, we had George Stark, Director of external affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas.

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Mariner East Opponents Can’t Stop Demagoguing It

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

Is there no end to the demagoguery being employed against the Mariner East pipelines by Southeast Pennsylvania politicians? The short answer is no.

Just a few hours after terminating temporary easements and threatening legal action against the developers of the Mariner East pipeline projects in her official capacity as county commissioner, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone’s re-election campaign machine went into high gear, using the action to solicit donations with an email title, “Taking Action on the Pipeline.”

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Radical Environmentalists Tell South Jersey Residents to Just Drop Dead

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


Radical environmentalists have told South Jersey residents their energy needs don’t matter and to just drop dead. Green political correctness is what counts.

Anti fossil fuel freaks have scored a victory in reducing the amount of electricity available to New Jersey’s southern shore area (rolling blackouts anyone?). There was a plan to convert a now-closed coal-fired electric generating plant to use natural gas, fed to it by a new (very short) pipeline.

The Sierra Club and other radical groups have opposed the project for years, tying it up in an avalanche of frivolous lawsuits. The plant owner has finally thrown in the towel and no longer wants to do the project. Thanks, Sierra Club!

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PMA Perspective: Marcellus Brought Hope, Jobs and a Better Economy

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

The latest PMA Perspective episode focuses on the benefits of an energy enabled economy and how the Marcellus has brought hope and jobs back to the area.

The following is an episode of PMA Perspective, which is produced by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA). PMA is the nonprofit, statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania’s public policy process. You can follow PMA’s activities on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. PMA Perspective airs on PCN on Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

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