PA Supremes Say Drilling Allowed in ALL Districts of SWPA Town

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PA Supremes Say Drilling Allowed in ALL Districts of SWPA Town

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has just upheld a lower court opinion that allows shale drilling to happen *anywhere* in a township, so long as such drilling satisfies standards to protect public health, safety and welfare. This is the end of the road for a lawsuit funded by Big Green that began in 2015 in Westmoreland

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Silicon Valley firm touts new clear orthodontic material

May 15, 2019 Updated 5/15/2019 Email Print Bay Materials LLC Bay Materials LLC makes thermoformable material, branded Zendura FLX, that is appealing to mass manufacturers, orthodontists, orthodontic labs and consumers in the fast-growing, multi-billion-dollar industry known as clear aligner therapy. Fremont, Calif.-based Bay Materials LLC is more than doubling the size of its headquarters and

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National Grid and Williams Say Today Is the Day for Cuomo to Choose

Johnny WilliamsBradford County Writer   National Grid is facing record natural gas demand. It and Williams are telling Governor Corruptocrat today is the day for choosing reality or fantasy. Reality is often a loathsome foe misidentified and labeled as nothing more than an inconvenience for NIMBYs and anti-natural gas folks of the world, and Monday

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Free Speech and Energy Policy Threatened by Cyber Censors

Paul DriessenCommittee For A Constructive Tomorrow …. ….  Free speech on climate issues and a lot of other issues is increasingly threatened by our new media, which has a totalitarian impulse to control everything. Throughout history despots had effective ways of reducing dissension in the ranks. Inquisitors burned heretics. Nazi’s burned books – before taking

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Potential historic sites in NJ may stall PennEast pipeline

Nine properties along the PennEast Pipeline’s proposed route in New Jersey could qualify for historic designation, creating another hurdle for the project and raising the prospect of further delays, according to State Impact. According to Katherine Marcopul, deputy state historic preservation officer for New Jersey, the sites in question have structures dating from the early

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US on track to become world’s 3rd largest LNG exporter

As demand for natural gas grows rapidly around the world, the U.S is on track to become the third largest liquified natural gas (LNG) exporter in the world in 2019, behind Qatar and Australia, while U.S. exports will more than double by 2025. × Production at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG in Louisiana and Corpus

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Investment Interests Picking Up on the Ohio River

PTTGC’s Final Investment Decision (FID) to proceed with the building of a cracker plant in Belmont County Ohio will be coming in the next few months. Some say as early July and others not until September. Whatever the ultimate date, the smart money is starting to move now. Ohio River properties are generating considerable interests.

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Energy Related Projects Reach $74 Billion

Investment in the energy-rich shale sector in eastern Ohio continues to grow, reaching $74 billion since 2011, according to a report commissioned by JobsOhio. The quarterly report, done by Cleveland State University’s Energy Policy Center at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, shows that about two-thirds of that investment has been in drilling,

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Game Changer: US Shale Now Second Cheapest Source of New Oil Supply

Dramatic growth in American energy production has reshaped world energy markets over the past few years.  U.S. shale oil – which was the world’s most expensive oil resource a mere four years ago – is now the second most affordable source of new oil supply globally, trailing only the giant onshore oil fields of the

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de Blasio Opposes NESE Pipeline, Increasing Chances of Approval

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Bill de Blasio, New York City’s essentially communist Mayor just gave the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project a big boost by declaring opposition. Bill de Blasio just announced he’s opposing the Williams NESE pipeline project that would help alleviate New York’s gas shortage. He’s chosen the fractivist cause over

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What Will Mariner East and Energy Transfer Opponents Say About This?

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Energy Transfer, developer of the Mariner East pipelines, is the target of many a Southeast Pennsylvania demagogue, but how are they going to handle this? Energy Transfer owns Sunoco Logistics, which has developed the Mariner East pipelines. It has taken an incredible amount of abuse from Southeastern Pennsylvanian

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EQT agrees to pay more than $300K in civil penalties at Mon Valley drilling sites

EQT Production Co. has agreed to pay more than $300,000 in civil penalties for issues at Marcellus Shale drilling sites in Mon Valley, according to the Observer-Reporter. The violations involve sediment-laden water escaping the sites and the construction of a metering station without a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection permit in Forward Township, Allegheny County.

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New Advocacy Group Formed to Promote Commerce Along the Ohio River

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, a group of various stakeholders from industry, industry trade associations, Port Authorities, MPOs, RPOs and other Ohio River stakeholders met to form the Ohio River Coalition of Ohio (ORCO). A signing ceremony was held at ODOT’s office in Columbus, Ohio where members of the coalition in attendance executed a non-binding

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A Second Petrochemical Hub is Needed in the United States

A Second Petrochemical Hub is Needed in the United States: Logical Place is Here Rice University’s Baker Institute has just issued a study entitled “Houston-Area Surge Flooding” and its effects on regional and national security. Baker Institute issued the study to make local, state, and federal officials aware of the flooding threats as the result

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William Penn Foundation Funders Left Quite An Environmental Legacy

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  The William Penn Foundation was created by the Haas family of Rohm & Haas, which is now part of the DowDupont conglomerate and has left a chemical trail. No group has done more to undermine the welfare of Delaware River basin landowners and those who have to make a

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