Trump’s Pipeline Executive Order Here! It’s VERY Good!

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President Donald Trump delivered some great news to pipeliners yesterday with his pipeline executive order, Andrew Cuomo says it’s overreach, so it’s good!

The Trump pipeline executive order is here! And, Andrew Cuomo, the king of overreachers, says it’s “gross overreach.” We don’t need to know a lot more, do we? If Andrew Cuomo says he’s going to fight it “tooth and nail,” you know it has to be good for pipeliners, natural gas development, energy security and New Yorkers dealing with natural gas connection moratoriums. Those moratoriums are the consequence of the Governor’s blind pursuit of green political adherence and slavish dedication to pushing corporatist special interest agendas. The order, though, is also very good on the merits.

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Pipeliners Are the Real Deal, Real Americans Producing for All of Us

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I had an opportunity a few minutes ago to speak to Pipeliners Union 798 at their annual Steward School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here’s what I told them.

When Guy Williams asked me if I would come to speak with you, I jumped at the chance. I met Guy and several other pipeliners at a FERC hearing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

As an advocate for natural gas and the publisher of a blog called NaturalGasNOW.org, I was there to speak up for the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project that will help deliver gas to New York City. You never know to expect at those hearings. Generally, the closer they are to the city, the crazier they get. When I saw numerous welding trucks drive into the parking lot, though, I knew we’d do just fine.

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New Jersey Energy Prices Will Soar Without Pipelines

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New Jersey must not follow New York in stopping pipelines to secure the rewards of green political correctness. It will only yield higher energy prices.

NJ Spotlight, a news blog normally given to anti-gas drivel from the likes of the Delaware Riverkeeper and Jumpin’ Jeff Tittel at the Sierra Club, posted a great op-ed this week. It’s written by Greg Lalevee, a Business Manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825. They want to help build it and it was a succinct explanation of why the pipelines they build matter.

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Oil & Gas Industry Moves to Innovate Away CO2: What Will Fractivists Do?

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Green energy fans proclaim renewables are necessary to reduce CO2 emissions and will soon replace gas but the oil and gas industry keeps innovating CO2 away.

It’s always amusing to read every year how renewables are coming down in price and will soon compete with natural gas, while also eliminating CO2 emissions. What this perennial projection always fails to consider is that the oil and gas is also innovating and much faster than renewables. The latter, in fact, has progressed very little, relatively speaking. Moreover, an article in the New York Times suggests the industry is close to innovating away CO2 emissions as a problem.

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Trump Going to Houston to Announce Pipeline Executive Order!

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President Donald Trump is going to Houston on Wednesday and will announce the pipeline executive order he’s issuing. It’s more than pipelines; it’s justice!

UPDATE: The executive order and my explanation of why it’s very good may be found here!

We are two days away from an in-your-face Executive Order President Trump is issuing to deliver some justice to states such as New York where demagogic governors such as Andrew Cuomo have been gaming the water quality certification process. It’s not just about pipelines but, make no mistake, it was not for nothing that Trump has picked the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, Texas to make his announcement. It’s all about the working man and his interests contrasted with those of the juvenile AOCs of the world.

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Utica Shale Brings $70 Billion of Investment to Ohio and There’s More

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The Utica Shale has brought $70 billion of investment to Ohio and there’s more to be had. The Utica also underlies most of the Marcellus. Imagine that!

When we think Utica Shale, we tend to think Ohio because that’s where the oil and gas industry has put $70 billion to work in pursuit of the shale oil and gas to be had. It’s an incredible number and the Utica Shale is an incredibly large formation, extending from Ohio to the Hudson Valley and from Virginia to Canada.

Not all of is developable, of course, but we know Shell has developed successful wells just south of the New York border in the Tioga County and there is very thick Utica Shale there, in Southwestern Pennsylvania and to the Northeast of Hancock, New York. Imagine, if what has happened in Ohio could happen in those places.

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DC Circuit Court of Appeals Slams New York Public Service Commission

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First, FERC and now the D.C. Court of Appeals. Cuomo’s New York and his Public Service Commission are being slapped left and right by those onto his game.

There is still more good bad news for Andrew Cuomo and great news for the pipeline industry, adjoining states and New Yorkers who want gas service. Andrew Cuomo now has New York’s  DEC and its Public Service Commission, not to mention NY-ISO, firmly under his thumb. He’s forced them all to follow his mindless pursuit of a Green New Deal. It serves his purpose of rewarding corporatist donors pursuing green energy scams.

It also sets him up perfectly for a Presidential, especially if loses, gets the gas and also gets credit for opposing it. He sent out his Public Service Commission to do some dirty work in that regard and they just got slammed by the DC Circuit of Appeals, so the plan is coming together, but it’s still great news for pipelines.

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Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Just Keeps Producing Natural Gas for the Rest

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Some states just can’t get their energy acts together. Plagued by political correctness, urban states tilt at windmills while Pennsylvania heats their homes.

Pennsylvania is, sadly, bordered on three sides by hopeless urban states (Maryland, New Jersey and New York) that can’t shoot straight when it comes to energy. They’re sinking down into a morass of foolish but politically correct muck no one but poliltical pigs think is attractive. They’re pursuing the same stupid policies that have pushed California and Germany into a unique for of stagflation with no progress on reducing emissions, combined with rapidly inflating energy prices. But, our Commonwealth, together with the natural gas industry, just keeps plodding along, making the energy its prodigal neighbors need.

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CONFIRMED! A Trump Pipeline Executive Order Is Coming!

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President Donald Trump’s economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, has confirmed Trump pipeline executive order is, in fact, coming soon, which is great news indeed!

Yes, the great Larry Kudlow spoke at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast event yesterday. He confirmed a pipeline executive order from the President is, in fact, coming soon. Let’s hope it includes some of things I wrote about yesterday to correct water quality certification abuse by serial political abusers such as Andrew Cuomo.

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