Ocean City Demonstrates Off-Shore Wind Is No Easy Sell


Green new dealers always make it sound as if their projects face no obstacles, have no impacts and are widely desired but Ocean City shows that’s not true.

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved two offshore wind projects off the coast of Ocean City in 2017. But, Ocean City officials want the wind farms to be sited at least 26 nautical miles off the coast—a distance such that the wind turbines would not be visible from the shoreline. One developer, US Wind, agreed to place its turbines no closer than 17 miles from the coast and the other developer, Deepwater Wind, would locate its wind turbines about 17 to 21 miles offshore. Neither has agreed to the 26 miles requested by the local people.

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Courts Treat PennEast Fairly: PovertyKeeper Freaks Out

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


PennEast Pipeline is working its way through the usual morass of enviro lawsuits and the courts are treating it fairly, which is annoying the PovertyKeeper.

It’s hard to keep track of the multiple lawsuits filed against every single new natural gas pipeline project in the Marcellus/Utica. But we try! Take the PennEast Pipeline, for example. PennEast is a $1 billion (or $1.2 billion, depending on the source) new greenfield pipeline project from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ. PennEast will flow Pennsylvania Marcellus gas to markets in New Jersey. The project has faced numerous lawsuits and regulatory blockades, much of it in New Jersey. There are two different lawsuits of current interest, with one affecting the other.

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Energize PA Seeks to Build on Pennsylvania’s Natural Gas Abundance

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Energize PA is a proposal to move the Commonwealth to still higher ground in the competition for life-fulfilling jobs and truly sustainable communities.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, the Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association and the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Think About Energy” briefing on Wednesday, October 2 at the Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania. It was a first-class presentation centered on Energize PA.

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Shale Gas News – October 5, 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 property taxes, National Grid, Wolf’s climate plan 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 we replayed part of the audio from last week’s ribbon cutting at the GDS Lenox facility with Susquehanna County Commissioner Alan Hall and Chad Gorman, GDS operations manager.

In this week’s Shale Directories meet a member segment we were joined by Jamie Bailey, manager of West Virginia & Ohio operations with ACF Environmental.

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Penn Future and Friends Launch Political Attack on Southeast PA Reps

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW


A “strategic ally” of Penn Future, supported by two private foundations, has launched a dirty political attack on six Southeast Pennsylvania lawmakers.

Conservation Voters of PA just engaged in some very dirty politics, targeting six Republican lawmakers in Southeast PA, who they want to replace with Democrats, with a completely false message and appeal to action. They’re determined to derail the increasingly popular Energize PA initiative and have resorted to lies to do so. I’ll get to that in a moment but, first, I want to talk about who Conservation Voters of PA really is; Penn Future, an attack dog financed by two private foundations not supposed to be engaged in any politics.

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The Millennial War: Green and Red vs. Civil Society

Fuel for Freedom - Aaron PriceAaron Price
Director of Gas Odyssey and Silent No More

Aaron Price reflects on Russian history applied to the Green New Deal, with a poem about a future Millennial War where Green ideology destroys civil society.

Editor’s Note: Our friend Aaron Price, creator of Gas Odyssey, from Windsor, New York, has written another poem focusing at the underlying desires behind so much of what poses as the “Green New Deal,” which is more red than green. As someone who views Alexander Solzshenitsyn as having been one of the great chroniclers and prophets of our time, I found much to like about Aaron’s poem. He knows his Russian History; how the Red Russians co-opted a revolution started by the White Russians. He also knows the danger Green ideologues such as Roger Allam, Ruby Montoya and AOC, represent to civil society. Read it and think about what he’s saying.

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Natural Gas Supply in the United States Grows by 20%


The U.S. natural gas supply has grown by about 20% in just two years, according to the latest analysis of reserves, enough to supply us for 100+ years.

The Potential Gas Committee has announced the amount of producible natural gas in the United States, our natural gas supply, has increased by about 20 percent since its last assessment two years ago and is the highest assessment in the organization’s 54 year history. Total recoverable natural gas resources are 3,374 trillion cubic feet—enough to sustain current levels of U.S. natural gas consumption for over a century.

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Lackawanna College Shoots for the Skies in More Ways Than One

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com


Lackawanna College is creating sky-high opportunity in the shale region by training professionals for the industry and it has responded through a clay shoot.

Students and administrators from the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas completed their second full round as coordinators and managers of the annual Sporting Clay Tournament that bears their name and supports their efforts to move qualified students directly to the gas fields. Approximately 165 shooters took to the ranges at Houseman’s Hidden Hollow sporting club near Friendsville on Sept. 26.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Vandals Indicted by Federal Grand Jury!

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW


Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek have been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Dakota Access Pipeline vandalism. It’s about time the Fed gloves came off.

Two years ago I wrote about these two Dakota Access Pipeline vandals, noting they were stooges for a radical group known as Rising Tide North America, which was funded by the Levinson Foundation and the Tides Foundation. I later pointed out the largest single funder of the Tides Foundation was another foundation created by Warren Buffett’s family. Buffett, of course, is a railroad magnate who has been shipping Bakken oil by train, so fighting pipelines is very much in his economic interests. He is an enabler of these Dakota Access Pipeline vandals, who it appears, could really face some time in prison for their exploits on his behalf.

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