Shale Gas News – May 11, 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 U.S. Shale oil, coal, Antero Resources 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 Daniel B. Markind, Esq., a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC.

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DRBC Injustice: Time for Harrisburg to Get Woke and Stay Frosty!

DRBC InjusticeBetty Sutliff
Wayne County Landowner
UDRBC Secretary


Betty Sutliff, retired public school teacher and UDRBC secretary provides a lesson on the DRBC injustice, getting woke, staying frosty and other Millennial stuff.

According to Steven Pratt, B.A. English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, at the University of Utah, to be “woke” means you know what’s really going on, usually in the context of world affairs. A woke person knows the game and the score, and the cost of buying in to be a player as well as the cost of staying out and opposing the gamed system (In my words – injustice). To be woke is to know that the emperor has no clothes and to dare to be alone in speaking that truth.

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Global Warming Cause Gains Nothing from Scare Tactics

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research



The global warming cause is being destroyed by the irresponsible use of political scare tactics in the hands of the immature and greedy who can’t face facts.

Wise alecks on social media noted with amusement how Beto O’Rourke recently claimed humans had only ten years to act on climate change, thus one-upping Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who had previously gone out on a limb by putting the deadline at twelve years. Snark aside, it’s important to point out the “consensus science” as codified, for example, in the periodic reports from the United Nations do not support such a cliff-hanger mentality at all.

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Water Trucks, Safety and a Museum of Natural Gas?

think about energyRick Hiduk
Managing Editor of


Local officials from across Susquehanna County discussed water trucks, traffic, safety and even a Museum of Natural Gas at a Cabot sponsored get-together.

Township supervisors and borough council representatives from across Susquehanna County were largely positive about the professionalism and good manners of drivers working for both Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Gassearch Drilling Corporation (GDS), the company that hauls most of Cabot’s production water. They are also satisfied that the natural gas giant has assumed most of the responsibility for rebuilding the roads that are heavily impacted by drilling activity.

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Ellen Gerhart Pipeline Obstruction Sentence Upheld by Appeals Court


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


Ellen Gerhart, in a quest for pipeline obstruction martyrdom, earned six months of jail and the Commonwealth Court just upheld her richly deserved sentence.

Huntingdon County, PA landowner Ellen Gerhart, adamantly opposed to the Mariner East 2 pipeline being constructed across her land, tried to block construction on her property. She had her day in court last August and was found guilty of violating a judge’s previous order to stop interfering with construction. Gerhart was sentenced to jail and a $2,000 fine. What did she do to deserve jail time?

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The New York Islanders Hockey Team Needs the NESE Pipeline Project

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW


Andrew Cuomo recently bragged on creating a new home for the New York Islanders but it depends on natural gas the NESE pipeline project would deliver.

A news outlet called Spectrum News NY1 carried a fascinating story yesterday about the New York Islanders. Don’t stop reading because you’re not a hockey or New York Islanders fan; this is a natural gas story, too. And, it highlights what can only be one of three things:

  • Andrew Cuomo will, before next week’s deadline, have to issue a water quality certification for the NESE pipeline project,
  • Andrew Cuomo is the dumbest governor in these United States, or
  • Andrew Cuomo is the most duplicitous governor in these United States.

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DEP’s McDonnell Nomination Advances: Dinniman and Leach Left in Dust

Mariner East OpponentsKurt Knaus

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

Patrick McDonnell isn’t my favorite DEP Secretary, due to his boss, but he’s courteous, professional and personally unbiased. And, Andy Dinimman opposes him. What’s not to like?

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today voted overwhelmingly in bipartisan fashion to advance the nomination to re-confirm Patrick McDonnell as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. His nomination still requires a full vote by the Senate, which reconvenes in June.

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DRBC Lobbies A Member State to Oppose HB 827 Economic Justice Bill

UDRBCTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


The DRBC lost yesterday, as the Pennsylvania House advanced the HB 827 economic justice bill, but it sent in a lobbyist to influence the vote of its member.

Imagine your Borough Council or Township Board of Supervisors officially joins a Regional Council of Governments created to advance the interests of the combined municipalities involved, including your own. Imagine further the staff of this Regional Council of Governments then turns around and starts coming to your Borough Council or Board of Supervisors meetings to tell them what to do.

Well, that’s what just happened in Harrisburg as the Stacey Mulholland and another member of the DRBC staff apparently descended on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to lobby against HB 827, the economic justice for DRBC takings legislation. If anything proves what a rogue agency the DRBC really is, this is it.

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Andrew Cuomo Takes New Yorkers on A Stupid Steamboat Trip

UDRBCTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


Andrew Cuomo is repeating bad history from 1824 by trying to overrule Constitutional protection of free commerce. It’s a steamboat trip to the netherworld.

Andrew Cuomo, as I noted the other day, just isn’t that smart, although he’s got lots of street smarts. He also cares nothing for history. If he did he would know his pipeline stance is a steamboat trip to the legal netherworld. Why? Because he’s repeating some bad decisions by New York leaders from the past.

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