Hydraulic Fracturing Equals Energy Security: A Ban Would Be Insane

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The Department of Energy just issued a comprehensive report about the dangers of banning hydraulic fracturing in this country. The Executive Summary follows: Abundant American oil and natural gas reserves are a strategic asset in driving sustained, long-term economic growth, achieving environmental goals, and enhancing the national security

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Key Takeaways from the SCOTUS Baltimore Climate Case Hearing

Today’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the City of Baltimore’s climate litigation case went as both parties expected –  focused on an arcane procedural rule. The Supreme Court justices raised an array of questions, delving into the procedural questions at hand as well as the broader questions of the underlying case. In the

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Natural Gas About to Get Even Cleaner; What Will Fractivists Do?

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: New research developments are coming that will make natural gas burn even cleaner than now, destroying fractivist arguments against it.] Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have developed a cutting edge catalyst made up of 10 different elements–each of which on its own has the ability

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Congressman Fred Keller Explains New Paycheck Protection Program

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … Congressman Fred Keller recently spoke with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce about the new version of the Paycheck Protection Program. In October, U.S. Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12th District) visited Linde Corporation in Pittston with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Jovita Carranza to gauge the effectiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that had been distributed

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China Is the Threat But Our Media and Politicians Have Been Bought

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: China threatens our security and environment but has bought off big business, big tech, media and our political establishment.] China is not only building coal-fired plants in its own country, but it is also building them around the world. As of 2019, China had 2,363 active coal-fired power plants and was building another

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Shale Gas News – January 16, 2021

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about U.S. oil exports, natural gas reserves, PA UGI deal and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to

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Peaking Plants Policy Is Trending Toward Peak Nonsense

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … [Editor’s Note: Peaking plants used in New York City are now in the gun sights of climate fanatics but shutting them all down is foolhardy nonsense.] On January 11, 2021 the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Power (CLCPA) Generation Advisory Panel met as part

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – January 16, 2021

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Defeated State Treasurer Talks Super-Pollutants? The office of Pennsylvania State Treasurer is typically just another row office in the Commonwealth. Not

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New AGF Study Shows Natural Gas’s Contribution to U.S. Energy Resiliency

A new study by the American Gas Foundation unpacks natural gas’ growing role in providing resilience to America’s energy and heating grids. The fuel has helped the grids perform under recent catastrophic events, and with increasing reliance on intermittent, renewable sources and increasing frequency of disruption, it’s important to understand how natural gas seals the

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Battery Costs in the Billions About to Be Tacked Onto NY Electric Bills

 ... … …[Editor’s Note: New Yorkers are about to see already high electricity bills go even higher thanks to Governor Cuomo’s battery storage plans.] New York will purchase a 100-megawatt battery system to back up its offshore wind fleet, which is expected to total 9 gigawatts of capacity by 2035. The battery will be supplied by South Korean

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Research Shows Natural Gas Is the Fuel of Choice in Much of the U.S.

Over the past 70 years, the percentage of Americans heating their homes with electricity has steadily increased – but when given the choice, consumers in much of the colder parts of the country prefer natural gas and would pay more to keep it. A recent from the Energy Institute at Haas investigated the causes behind

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PennEast Pipeline Takes Another Step Forward in PA

Kurt KnausSpokesmanPennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance … … [Editor’s Note: There was a Pennsylvania DEP virtual hearing on thee PennEast Pipeline project this week and the need for the project was demonstrated.] The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) tonight hosted a virtual public hearing on two permit applications for construction of Phase 1 of the

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State of American Energy 2021: Economic and Environmental Progress Go Hand-In-Hand

The American Petroleum Institute held its annual “State of American Energy” (SOAE) on Thursday, where the organization’s President and CEO Mike Sommers made it clear that the U.S. oil and natural gas sector is crucial to powering the economy, supporting local communities, boosting national security, addressing environmental challenges, and supporting the fight against COVID-19. As

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IEA On Energy Transition: Natural Gas Is Part of the Solution

Fatih Birol, director of the International Energy Agency, recently presented the organization’s key priorities and special projects for 2021. Unsurprisingly, energy transition dominated the IEA’s agenda, especially as the agency steps into a more prominent role amid the highly anticipated United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known COP26 at the end of the year. And

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