American LNG Is Changing Everything Energy in Europe

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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American LNG is disrupting the Europe energy market, confronting Russian gas with competition, lowering prices there and bolstering economies here in the US.

Natural gas, via American LNG exports, is saving Europe money, boosting its energy security and sustaining rural economies in places such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas. The amount of American LNG going to Europe has increased in astounding fashion; much faster than many anticipated.

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Baltimore, America’s Most Dangerous City, Is Fighting Fossil Fuels?

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Baltimore was ranked America’s most dangerous city based on 2017 data but it is busy fighting fossil fuels. Is it a distraction, a shakedown or just stupid?

Our friends at Energy In Depth carried an interesting story the other about how how the City of Baltimore has been fighting fossil fuels and, it appears, using Michael Bloomberg’s special interest money, to do so. There’s a trial lawyer scam somewhere in the mix, too, with barristers looking to make it rain settlements like it’s never rained before. You can read about it here and here. What’s most interesting, though, is the sheer gall attaching to the Baltimore effort.

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American Oil and Gas Dominate the Global Energy Picture!

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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American oil and gas completely dominated the global energy market in 2018. We’re the king of the hill in oil and in gas with tremendous growth in 2018.

Another great article from the  Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides ever more proof green energy scammers have been lying to us. They’ve preached solar and wind like television evangelists for some new cult. They’ve conjured up hedge-fund dreams of ending oil and gas and replacing them with government rent-seeking. They’ve set Walmart roofs ablaze with green branding and real fire to boot. They’ve placed industrial wind machines rising higher than most of Manhattan’s tall buildings in rural faces. Meanwhile, American oil and gas has taken over the world.

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Powerful Reality: More Solar Power Means More Air Pollution

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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It is undeniable; adding more solar power to the grid means decreases the environmental performance of baseload energy systems and grow air pollution.

A North State Journal article about power generation in North Carolina reveals the problem introduced by too much solar power being added to the grid. Solar power is intermittent and erratic. Add too much solar power to the grid and the power plants depended upon to supply electricity are constantly shutting down and starting up again, which both economically and environmentally inefficient. It increases air pollution.

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Howarth Methane Study Ignored Empirical Data Falsifying the Conclusion

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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A Bob Howarth methane study has gotten some traction here and there amongst the uneducated empathetic press but key data falsifying it has been ignored.

We have some really knowledgeable readers here at NaturalGasNOW and one of them, who apparently read our Bob Howarth post the other day, sent me a very compelling analysis of fractivist Bob’s recent work. It dispenses with the Howarth methane study like a beachcomber tossing a pebble into the ocean for fun. It turns out out Bob had to be aware, when he concluded “shale-gas production in North America over the past decade may have contributed more than half of all of the increased emissions from fossil fuels globally,” that it almost certainly could not be true.

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Federal Court Patience with Delaware Riverkeeper Antics Growing Thin?

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Delaware Riverkeeper antics in Federal court appear to exhausting the patience of some judges who are saying get out of here. One wonders if funders notice.

A decision released on Friday by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals raises the prospect the courts are tiring of Delaware Riverkeeper antics. This decision was made by a three-judge panel who sound exasperated. They use the word “despite” in a rational her unkind way if you read between the lines. They seem to wonder out loud what part of “no” the PovertyKeeper, as we like to accurately describe the organization, doesn’t understand.

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week, August 17, 2019

natural gas nowTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added.

This week’s selection of Natural Gas Now picks begins and ends with climate issues; how to not to address global warming scientifically, how not to get it done and how to get it done without government help or coercion. The case for natural gas now couldn’t be stronger, in fact.

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Bob Howarth Seeks Relevance with Still More Pseudo-Science

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Bob Howarth, long forgotten by most, returns with yet another pseudo-science study attacking natural gas development based on totally bizarre methane claims.

I participated in a debate with Bob Howarth at Cornell several years ago. His star was already starting to fade then and he later mostly dropped from sight, after being panned by dozens of scientists for what were clearly outrageous claims. Now, he’s back with a piece of junk science published in a backwater European journal called Biogeosciences. His latest work is stuffed with the sort of thing you find with pseudo-science; lots of formulas combined with brash agenda-ridden statements. It appears to be a desperate attempt by Bob Howarth to regain relevance.

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New Natural Gas Record for Power Generation Set

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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A new natural gas record was recently set for use of this energy source in producing electric power that sustains our way of living in this nation, says EIA.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) put out a fascinating article last week that should make the hair go up on the back of fractivists and warm the hearts, not to mention the homes, of others. Of course, lately we’ve needed to cool our homes rather than warm them, but natural gas converted to electricity does that for us, too. We just set a new natural gas  record, in fact, for doing that.

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