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The Price of Cuomo’s Pipeline Political Correctness: “No Gas for You”

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


Andrew Cuomo is a mindless demagogue. His pipeline political correctness is making ConEd tell natural gas customers they may have to say “No Gas for You.”

A reader sent me a New York Post editorial yesterday entitled “Thanks to Cuomo, Con Ed may have to stop taking new customers.” It’s an excellent piece and right to the point; Andrew Cuomo’s demagogic pipeline political correctness is taking ConEd customers to the brink. ConEd has told the New York State Public Service Commission that it “forecasts that in the near term it may be unable to meet demand from new customers on extremely cold days.” That’s nice talk for “we may have to let you freeze.”

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Shale Gas News – October 6, 2018

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill 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 NAFTA, pipelines, new Ohio factories 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 Charlie Gerow of Quantum Communications.

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The Catskill Mountainkeeper Con Game Continues

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


The Catskill Mountainkeeper is a Rockefeller enterprise, an off-shoot of the Open Space Institute and the NRDC. It’s also an elitist tax-exempt con game.

The Catskill Mountainkeeper is the phoniest of phony anti-fracking groups. Created as ac spinoff of the Open Space Institute, which is itself a spinoff of the NRDC, it is a Rockefeller enterprise, through and through. It` is run by Ramsay Adams, son of Rockefeller champion John Adams, who helped found the NRDC and later create OSI as a vehicle for making a wilderness around Larry Rockefeller holdings in the Catskills and make money off the State of New York in the process so ever more of the Catskills can go into that wilderness playground for the rich.

Catskill Mountainkeeper directors interlock with those of OSI and the NRDC. It is largely political, but pretends to do little that is political, so as to maintain its status as a charitable organization and its ability to lobby with tax-exemption. It’s also part of a solar scam that allows Governor Corruptocrat to feed it money to oppose things such as pipelines; anything that would lift Upstate New York economically and make it’s land more valuable and less easily purchased.

Catskill Mountainkeeper is, too, taking big gobs of money from out-of-state funders and serving as a facilitator in pushing the anti-fracking gospel to other states, spreading Big Green wealth around.

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Atlantic Sunrise Goes Live Tomorrow, Fractivists and Radical Nuns Weep

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW


The Atlantic Sunrise starts moving gas tomorrow despite many attempts by fractivists and radical nuns who use and promote the stuff to halt it.

Hallelujah! The Atlantic Sunrise is going online tomorrow. You can read all about it in this press release from Williams:

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams (NYSE: WMB) today reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the Company’s request to place its Atlantic Sunrise project into full service. The Company plans to place the project into full service on Oct. 6, 2018.

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Demand Up, Supply Up, Shale Revolution Rapidly Advancing

DRBC fracking ban - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


The great shale revolution is rapidly advancing across the fields of fractivist and NIMBY opposition as natural gas demand increases along with production.

Yesterday’s Today In Energy from the EIA was a window on the rapid progress of the shale revolution, which itself is part of a much broader creative revolution. The reactionary forces of privileged old wealth who operate from the headquarters of elitist foundations can do nothing to stop it. Common sense combined with technology is taking the world forward despite them. Natural gas is the future. Demand and supply are both up despite the best efforts of big money to thwart the revolution.

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Natural Gas Spurs Manufacturing Renaissance

Madison Weaver
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs Intern, Pittsburgh

The shale revolution has brought America to a manufacturing renaissance where new and expanding factories are expected to create a multitude of new jobs.

As we celebrate Manufacturing Day tomorrow, we focus this blog post on America’s energy revolution that has ushered in a manufacturing renaissance.

The oil and natural gas shale boom has helped stimulate chemical manufacturing and spur new investments within the industry, which includes plastics manufacturing.

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Wind Power Dying As the Subsidies Blow Away in the Wind

environmental extremists.

Wind power, like many renewables, has been living off subsidies, artificially propped up by others people’s money as natural gas has produced without it.

Wind power’s federal subsidy, the production tax credit, is currently set to be phased out by 2020, at which point wind power will likely give way to solar and natural gas plant additions, which will replace retiring generating plants, mostly coal and nuclear, and satisfy slowly increasing electricity demand, according to EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook. The Energy Information Administration projects that wind additions between 2025 and 2040 will be a paltry 1.2 gigawatts, while solar power additions are expected to total 170 gigawatts and natural gas additions are expected to total 78 gigawatts. The investment tax credit for solar power phases down to a permanent 10 percent for commercial and utility investment in 2022 from 30 percent today.

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Cuomo Stymied, Fractivists Lose, Valley Energy Center Starts Up

delaware riverkeeper - Jim Willis reportsJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)


Fractivists protested and Andrew Cuomo tried to stop it but the CPV Valley Energy Center has started up and is making electricity with Marcellus Shale gas.

Finally! Competitive Power Ventures’ 680-megawatt CPV Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda (Orange County), New York is fully up and running and producing enough electricity to power 600,000 liberal New York homes. New York Gov. Cuomo tried his best to block the recently-completed (costing $900 million) Marcellus gas-fed plant from going online by instructing the Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to deny renewing a permit they previously issued, but a judge saw right through that one and overruled the DEC.

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Shale Revolution: Fueling the American Plastics Industry

Stephen Heins
Energy Consultant
“The Word Merchant”


The American plastics industry is booming thanks to the U.S. Shale Revolution and its abundant supply of ethane needed to make all things plastic.

Frankly, I think that more national reporters and environmental intellectuals should travel to see first hand North Dakota, Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, where the Bakken, the Permian, the Marcellus, Utica are powering the Shale Revolution. After all, the fracking done there is the best thing that has happened to American energy in a century: Natural gas, tight oil, feedstock for petrochemicals, liquid natural gas for the world.

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