Water Trucks, Safety and a Museum of Natural Gas?

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com


Local officials from across Susquehanna County discussed water trucks, traffic, safety and even a Museum of Natural Gas at a Cabot sponsored get-together.

Township supervisors and borough council representatives from across Susquehanna County were largely positive about the professionalism and good manners of drivers working for both Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Gassearch Drilling Corporation (GDS), the company that hauls most of Cabot’s production water. They are also satisfied that the natural gas giant has assumed most of the responsibility for rebuilding the roads that are heavily impacted by drilling activity.

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Ellen Gerhart Pipeline Obstruction Sentence Upheld by Appeals Court


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


Ellen Gerhart, in a quest for pipeline obstruction martyrdom, earned six months of jail and the Commonwealth Court just upheld her richly deserved sentence.

Huntingdon County, PA landowner Ellen Gerhart, adamantly opposed to the Mariner East 2 pipeline being constructed across her land, tried to block construction on her property. She had her day in court last August and was found guilty of violating a judge’s previous order to stop interfering with construction. Gerhart was sentenced to jail and a $2,000 fine. What did she do to deserve jail time?

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DEP’s McDonnell Nomination Advances: Dinniman and Leach Left in Dust

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

Patrick McDonnell isn’t my favorite DEP Secretary, due to his boss, but he’s courteous, professional and personally unbiased. And, Andy Dinimman opposes him. What’s not to like?

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today voted overwhelmingly in bipartisan fashion to advance the nomination to re-confirm Patrick McDonnell as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. His nomination still requires a full vote by the Senate, which reconvenes in June.

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The Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan Is All Cost and No Benefit

Climate ChangeGregory Wrightstone
Geologist and author of
“Inconvenient Facts”



Shutting down debate is no way to convince anyone, but Apple has killed Greg Wrightstone’s very successful Inconvenient Facts App. Was it to please Al Gore?

On April 29, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the latest version of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Climate Action Plan, announcing that Pennsylvania would join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 24 states committed to implementing policies that support the Paris Agreement — an international collaboration from which the U.S. has withdrawn.

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Dear Mr. Dinniman; You’re Full of It When It Comes to Pipeline Safety

Nicholas Romano
Chester County Landowner

Chester County resident Nick Romano challenges Senator Andy Dinniman’s pipeline safety assertions pointing out they’re short on facts and long on hyperbole.

Back in November and March I wrote two letters to Senator Dinniman challenging his demagoguery on the subject of pipeline safety. They were, of course, to no avail as Dinniman is on a political pandering mission and continues to attack pipelines. The pipeline safety record, however, is excellent compared to other modes of transportation, as any review of the facts will quickly reveal.

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Time for Some Smiles; The Return of Laughable Oil and Gas Lingo

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Let’s put aside the bitter, miserable opposition of fractivists for a moment and reflect again on the humorous nature of laughable oil and gas lingo, shall we?

We had previously posted a well-received blog post (also reposted here at NaturalGasNow) about the oil and gas lingo that often provides some good laughs for people who may not be familiar to the industry. Let’s revisit those examples from Well Said and Natural Gas Now.

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Shale Gas News – May 4, 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 Marcus Hook, emissions, Venezuela 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 guests, we had Representative Tarah C. Toohil, representing the 116th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Conrad Baut of Anthracite Trolleys Inc.

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Those Who Oppose Pipelines Will Get LNG by Rail


Pipelines remain the safest way to transport natural gas, but demands of consumers will force it to be delivered as LNG by rail if pipelines cannot be built.

Natural gas pipelines are having a hard time getting built in the United States despite the advantages that natural gas provides to the public in terms of cost, environmental benefits, and efficiency. Environmentalists and some state politicians, such as Governor Cuomo in New York, are effectively banning natural gas pipelines, which has resulted in moratoria on new gas hookups in parts of New York and Massachusetts.

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Sanity Restored: PA House Approves Environmental Regulations

Climate Witch Trials - Jim Willis reports

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


The full Pennsylvania House pass four out of five bills in a vote to restore sanity in how environmental regulations are made and paid for.

Two weeks ago MDN told you the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved a series of five bills that restore some sanity in how environmental regulations are made and paid for in the Keystone State (see PA House Committee Votes to Restore Sanity to Enviro Regulations).

The bills begin, in a small way, to take back control of our system of creating laws, returning authority for making laws to the PA legislature, instead of creating and forcing laws on citizens by unelected, nameless, faceless, swamp-dwelling bureaucrats in regulatory agencies–like the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP). Good news: The full House has passed four of the five bills.
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Philadelphia Trades Do Deal for 1,200 Jobs at Marcus Hook Complex

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

It doesn’t get better than 1,200 new jobs at the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex, one of the many benefits of projects such as the Mariner East pipelines.

Two days ago, members of the Philadelphia Building Trades publicly announced a two-year Project Labor Agreement for work on the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex totaling an estimated $200 million and is expected to employ up to 1,200 skilled labor tradesman. Among the trades that will benefit from this agreement are electricians, steamfitters, boilermakers, ironworkers, operating engineers, sheet metal workers, plumbers, and more.

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