Scientists Disagree With Key Findings In New Univ. of Rochester Methane Study

A new University of Rochester study claiming methane emissions from fossil fuel activities are higher than previously estimated is encountering criticism from the scientific community because of significant limitations and the fact that it is at odds with existing research. Contrary to headlines that gave the impression the study’s findings are written in stone, even

Read More...

LNG Outlook: Robust Demand, Supply Driving a Lower Carbon Future

Global natural gas demand, increased supplies from U.S. producers, and investments in LNG capacity will continue to grow and generate additional environmental benefits, the recently released Shell LNG Outlook 2020 reports. The company’s fourth annual LNG outlook highlights key industry trends from the previous year and lays out LNG expectations spanning the next few decades.

Read More...

NESE, Thought Dead, Rises from the Depths of Loch Jersey

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … If you NESE was dead and all we’d ever see is a corpse on the New Jersey shore, you were wrong. The project is very much alive and again in front of NJ-DEP. NESE lives. Many thought it was dead and had sunk to the bottom of Raritan

Read More...

Environmentalism Today Is Infected with Urban Smugness

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … Environmentalism hasn’t been right, that is to say healthy, since Earth Day in 1970, when, shortly thereafter, it was infected with terminal urban smugness. As one of our guest bloggers and commenters noted recently, “the issues are really no longer Republican and Democrat in New York State, but

Read More...

Canadian Rail System and Premier Threatened by Pipeline Activists

Daniel B. Markind, Esq.Flaster Greenberg PC The Canadian rail system is in chaos thanks to pipeline activists and boy premier who hasn’t got a clue what to do it seems. Is the U.S. a target as well? People in the United States who wonder how far pipeline protests can go, and how disruptive they can be,

Read More...

Natural Gas Exports Set to Soar Thanks to Appalachian Shale

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … Appalachian shale production has been nothing short of phenomenal and has set the stage for natural gas exports to soar via both LNG ships and pipelines. Yesterday, chatting with a pro-gas friend, we both remarked on the fact the solution to low prices is low prices, just as

Read More...

Who’s Really Behind the Canadian Railroad Blockades?

Transportation and shipping have been massively disrupted in Canada due to protests that—in an attempt to halt the construction of a natural gas pipeline—are blocking among other things, railroads. Recently, activists against the Teck Frontier’s Coastal Gaslink Pipeline, a proposed project that would ship British Columbian natural gas to an LNG facility on the Pacific

Read More...

Chester County Commissioners Fail in Effort to Stop Mariner East

Kurt KnausSpokesmanPennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance … … Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has rejected a Chester County Commissioners request for an injunction to halt completion of the Mariner East pipeline. Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has ruled against Chester County Commissioners and their attempt to secure an injunction to stop construction of the Mariner East pipeline project. The petition

Read More...

Air Quality Is Improving Every Day, So Breathe A Little Easier, Please!

 ... … … Air quality keeps improving and natural gas is a large contributor, along with technology and the ability to innovate that comes with economic growth. Breathe a Little Easier is part of our ongoing effort to explain the role that energy has played in improving human living standards over the past two centuries. This

Read More...

Refinery Sale Suggests Philadelphia May Be More Rotten Than Denmark

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … The Philadelphia refinery sale proposed by the debtor makes no sense and unsecured creditors are calling out what may be some serious corruption. I wrote about the proposed bankruptcy sale of a Philadelphia refinery the other day noting things seemed awfully fishy. But, now the rot is becoming

Read More...

Carbon Emissions Flattening Out Globally, Thanks to Our Fracking

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … Carbon emissions have failed to grow, despite significant growth in the global economy. Natural gas, that is fracking, here in the U.S. was a huge help. The International Energy Agency is out with a new report demonstrating it is the growth in our natural gas use, brought about

Read More...

Energy Emissions Plateau, Pointing Towards the Benefits of Natural Gas

Global emissions plateaued to 33 billion tons in 2019, according to a new International Energy Agency report. This positive development—which came on the heels of two years of emission increases—was largely driven by a switch to natural gas in advanced economies. Meanwhile, the report also indicates the vast opportunities that still exist for natural gas

Read More...