Shale Gas News – September 7, 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 methane emissions, offshore drilling, New York gas moratorium 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 Daniel B. Markind, Esq., shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC. Daniel also runs a blog called the Marcellus Shale Update.

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Plastic Straw Bans Are for the Unserious Among Us

Vic Furman - American PrideVictor Furman
Upstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist

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Plastic straw bans, based on school-kid “science,” accomplish nothing. They just ruin the taste of what we drink and illustrate the futility of fractivism.

I know plastic straw bans have already been talked up and ridiculed by those in the know, who point out they’re like trying to use an eye dropper to empty a lake. Still, I simply have to share my own views on the futility of these token feel good measures. Lunatic fringe environmentalists who imagine banning plastic straws will save the oceans of the world or even the sea turtles, should look around at their favorite eatery.

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Climate Change Hyperbole Changes the Landscape of New York

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

Climate change fever has apparently taken over on public service television in New York and facts shall not get in the way, nor shall debate be permitted.

On August 26,2019 Public Broadcasting Service WCNY Syracuse NY aired the Connect New York program “Climate Change in New York, a Changing Landscape”.   I stopped listening within the first two minutes because there were three gross mis-characterizations in that time and that was too much for me to swallow.  This post documents those three mis-characterizations.

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Lackawanna College Serves An Industry “Brimming with Opportunity”

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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Lackawanna College played host to regional high school students looking to a natural gas industry “brimming with opportunity” for their own future.

As new and returning students arrived at the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (School of PNG) in New Milford last week, administrators were getting a better idea of how their ongoing efforts are filling the classrooms, satisfying the needs of employers, and meeting the expectations of the students.

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Long Island Residents Suffer from State’s Environmental Zealotry

Joe BorelliJoe Borelli
New York City Council Minority Whip

 

Long Island and the New York metro area generally are starting to feel the pain of the environmental extremism taken up as policy by the State of New York.

Last month, my Uncle Joe thought he’d found his dream home in the village of Oceanside on Long Island’s south shore. It had the white picket fence, a breezy porch, and — most essentially — a short ride to his grandchildren. The one drawback was that the house lacked a natural gas connection, and as an amateur gourmand and the patriarch of a hungry family, an electric stove just wasn’t going to cut it; nor was he keen on home heating oil.

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Electric Power Generation from Natural Gas Due to Jump in PA

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

 

Electric power generation from natural gas in Pennsylvania is about to increase from 30% to 45% of the mix in three years, according to a new PUC report.

Believe it or not, dry and sterile reports from government agencies, like the “Electric Power Outlook for Pennsylvania” issued by the state Public Utility Commission, can be exciting! The latest edition of the EPO report predicts natural gas-fired electric generation in PA will go from a current 30% of all electricity produced in the state today, to 45% of all electricity produced in just three years–by 2023. That represents an enormous opportunity for drillers (and landowners) to sell locally produced gas to new, local customers.

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Pipeline Blockades in Mid-Atlantic Obscure Huge Progress Elsewhere

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.
Journalist and Author, Philadelphia

 

Garland Thompson tells us not to be distracted by pipeline blockades in the politically correct Northeast because shale gas is headed south in a big way.

News that a U.S. court upheld Maryland’s refusal to permit a planned 3.5-mile gas pipeline to cross state land to reach West Virginia cheered fossil-fuel opponents, but it’s mainly a meaningless victory.

The activists yelling “Keep-it-in-the-ground” outside facilities like Dominion Energy’s Chesapeake Bay gas terminal, like the 60 lawmakers who wrote Gov. Larry Hogan demanding that he block that line, needed for a new industrial plant, are sadly mistaken if they cheer.

That gas, pouring out of Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale wells, will get to market anyway.

For while activists across the Mid-Atlantic states celebrate blockades, the real nuts-and-bolts business of marketing America’s shale gas bounty to the world – winning business growth, jobs, profits and tax revenues processing and selling that gas – is getting done in other regions.

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Extinction Rebellion Suggests Climate Extremism Has Hit Peak Lunacy

natural gas industry

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

  
 

Extinction Rebellion is a climate extremist group focused principally on the UK. It suggests such extremism may be reaching peak lunacy levels, though.

The surprisingly successful Extinction Rebellion is running a con game on everyone, especially their own followers. Ostensibly the standard bearer of the “Keep It in the Ground” movement, Extinction Rebellion (XR) is actually on a mission to topple governments, destroy the global economy, and “replace representative democracy.” At least according to the architect of the XR movement, Roger Hallam.

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Warren Buffett Funds Minnesotan Pipeline Opposition

Mike Schoneberger
MinnesotansforLine3.com and Safety Consultant
Bemidji, MN

Warren Buffett may be the world’s most famous corporatist—manipulator of government to serve private special interests—and he’s funding pipeline opposition.

Pipeline activists like Winona LaDuke and Honor the Earth are, by definition, “professional,” as they get paid to be activists.

The bigger question has always been: who pays them? The simplistic answer is that it appears to include those who benefit from delaying pipelines.

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Shale Gas News – August 31, 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 a Dallas Fed study, Shale Revolution, gas prices 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. In this week’s Shale Directories meet a member segment we were joined by Angelo Milano, Vice President and Sales Manager of Ort Tool and Die.

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