Shale Gas News – July 6, 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 the PA Budget, LNG exports, impact fee distribution 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 James May, Regional Press Director at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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Pipeline Supporters Rally for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Against Enviro Elites

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

 

Pipelines supporters from affected North Carolina communities have had enough of environmental activists and political elites standing in their way.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), a $7 billion, 600-mile pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia into North Carolina, is facing an existential threat by leftist environmentalists. The project is stalled waiting on an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court, filed last week. If you bother to search through Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings on the project, you’ll notice a number of protests filed by Big Green groups and their well-organized supporters. What you don’t see nearly as much are passionate letters from pipeline supporters. We have one–a big one.

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Climateers: If You Mean It, You Should Love Natural Gas

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

 

 

Climateers, Richard Downey says, are not being truthful when they pretend anything other than natural gas is going to address what they say needs to happen.

Adrian Kuzminski’s June 13/14 column “If Facts Can’t Defuse Deniers, What Can?” opens with the passage from the New Testament where Pontius Pilate asks Christ, “What is Truth? (John 18:38). This is an eternal question, always relevant, especially today. The column devolves into an attack on “Climate Change Deniers,” people skeptical of the dogma and prophecies of “the Climateers.” Climateers would have us make a sharp U-turn off the fossil fuel highway to follow the Yellow Brick Road of renewables.

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Independence Day Is No Time for Stupid Carbon Guilt Trips

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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Independence Day is a day to reflect on American freedom and greatness, but some of authoritarian persuasion want to make it a day to atone for carbon guilt.

Fourth of July, the national celebration of combustion, presents an opportunity for atonement…. Maybe an Independence Day meal of pan-fried potatoes and grilled peaches seems un-American. But the tradition of backyard grilling isn’t exactly Jeffersonian in pedigree.

Brian Palmer, “Fire Up the Grill, Not the Atmosphere.” New York Times, June 29, 2011.

That was the New York Times then. Here is the latest:

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Divestment Scams Worry Public Pension Fund Managers in CA and NY

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

  
 

Divestment threatens public pensions funds that are underfunded, trying to catch up and worried disinvestment is going to destroy any chance of doing it.

Divestment advocates should take heed: the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers), one of the earliest and biggest proponents of divestment, is reconsidering its stance in the wake of a tremendous budget shortfall generated by their social activism investing strategy.

The Calpers board—facing a $139 billion shortfall—is planning a comprehensive review of its divestment decisions in 2021, but their resistance to divestment has been growing for the past several years.

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The Local Natural Gas Benefits of Local Natural Gas

Madison Weaver
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs Intern, Pittsburgh

Natural gas benefits are many to the environment, our energy security and the economies of both rural and urban areas, but local benefits stand out bigly.

Oil and natural gas production doesn’t happen in a bubble; aside from creating new jobs, natural gas production also provides new opportunities for local, established businesses.

We’re spotlighting a video showing how Susquehanna County, where Cabot has been operating for more than ten years, communities and businesses have benefited from the local production of natural gas.

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Shale Gas News – June 29, 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 impact fee distribution, EQT, PPT Cracker Plant 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, Charles A. Schleibs, Managing director of Stone Pier Capital Advisors, LP and Jim Willis of Marcellus Drilling News.

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Weymouth Compressor Station Gets Go-Ahead in Massachusetts!

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

 

The Weymouth Compressor Station, an integral part of the Spectra Energy/Enbridge Atlantic Bridge project that will deliver gas to New England gets go-ahead!

A compressor station planned for Weymouth, Massachusetts, part of the Spectra Energy/Enbridge Atlantic Bridge expansion project, has been stalled since 2017. The administration of MA Gov. Charlie Baker (RINO) finally issued an air permit for the project in January of this year (see Antis Outraged: Massachusetts Gov Approves Weymouth Compress Stn). Antis promptly challenged the Dept. of Environmental Protection permit, dragging out the process another six months. Yesterday a “hearing officer” (we’d call her a judge) for the DEP ruled the permit issued by the DEP “does not violate Massachusetts statutory and regulatory provisions.” The hearing officer recommends that the DEP issue a Final Decision affirming the air permit. Victory!

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Pennsylvania Impact Tax Is About the Best Severance Tax Imaginable

Johnny Williams
Bradford County Writer

 

Johnny Williams reports on the huge amounts of money Pennsylvania’s impact tax a/k/a impact fee has already generated, notwithstanding Gov. Wolf’s lies.

The impact tax, or Act 13, continues to pay millions of dollars forward to support rural communities hosting the natural gas industry, and this year is no different.
In fact, with a grand total of $252 million from 2018’s Act 13 collection, this latest round of distribution by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) marks the most money EVER distributed since the impact tax went into effect in 2012.

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Emissions Going Higher in New York Due to Green Political Correctness

Ken Girardin
Policy Analyst, Empire Center for Public Policy, Inc.

 

Emissions, especially CO2, are going to go up in New York because the state’s insane energy policies are forcing consumers into higher emissions choices.

In the name of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Cuomo administration has been doing everything it can to block construction of natural-gas pipelines in New York. But that policy is probably accomplishing just the reverse—increasing greenhouse gas emissions by boosting reliance on fuel oil, which results in even higher emissions.

The counterproductive impact of the governor’s anti-pipeline stance is among the key points made in a new Manhattan Institute reportOut of Gas: New York’s Blocked Pipelines Will Hurt Northeast Consumers.

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