Norwich Solar Farm Another Snake Oil Pitch at Our Expense

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist …. ….   “Norwich solar farm will benefit everyone” the pitch goes, but Vic Furman has a different view. It’s just more of the same energy con game he says. Yesterday, a post showed up on Facebook announcing a 76 acre 56,000 panel solar farm in Norwich,

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Fact Sheet: What Is Flaring?

Flaring is a temporary and necessary practice in oil and natural gas production that is used to ensure safety and mitigate emissions. Despite this, the practice has received negative media​ attention that is often lacking  important context. Production companies strive to find innovative ways to reduce the need to flare, and the results of these efforts are clear: U.S.

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Pipeline Vandalism Is A Crime; Stop Pretending It’s Your Civil Liberty!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Pipeline vandalism is both criminal and dangerous but apologists for it want us to believe it’s only protest and their right; that they’re victims. Shame! The EnviroPolitics blog included a headline yesterday that should infuriate anyone with the slightest respect for the law. “Protest a pipeline in these

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Out-of-Town Protesters, Funded by Billionaires, Used to Fight Pipelines

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Out-of-town protesters are the workhorses of the pipeline opposition. Financed by billionaires, they destroy and disrupt, leaving behind their dirt. A fellow by the name of Matt Cordio, who is President of Skills Pipeline, a technology talent-solutions company, and the founder of Startup Milwaukee, recently wrote an outstanding

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Enviros Reject NMOGA Plan to Reduce Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions

Reducing methane emissions has been a significant focus of both the U.S. oil and natural gas industry and environmentalists in recent years. Yet, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association’s recently proposed Methane Mitigation Roadmap for the state’s industry to significantly reduce these emissions has been rejected by these same environmental groups. The recommendations within

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Energy Realities for Confronting Crackpots and Frackpots

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Energy realities are the proper tools of rebuttal for cleaning up the green slime generated by crackpot and frackpot utopians with ideas that can’t work. Mark Mills is one of those experts at the Manhattan Institute who are so darned good at confront fantasy with facts. I previously

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Shale Gas News – July 6, 2019

Bill desRosiersExternal 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 the PA Budget, LNG exports, impact fee distribution and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH

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Lake Erie Wind Project Shows Green Political Correctness Is A Disease

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … A Lake Erie wind project demonstrates the sheer futility of so much of green political correctness as time and money are wasted on a really dumb project. Our friends at Master Resource posted an interesting article the other day about a project with a weird name I’d never

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Batteries Not Included; The True Levelized Cost of Renewables

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Batteries not included applies not to only the new toy you bought but also to the calculated levelized cost of renewables. The true cost is astronomical. A fascinating article by Roger Andrews at Energy Matters gets into a matter of the highest importance when it comes to renewables.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – July 6, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Natural Gas NOW 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. Oreos Deal Anything But Black and White The manufacturer of Oreos says it’s cut a deal to buy

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Delaware PovertyKeeper Loses in Commonwealth Court Yet Again

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Delaware PovertyKeeper attempts to tie up the shale gas industry in litigation continue apace, but also continuing are losses in Commonwealth Court. Remember Middlesex Township, Butler County, where the Delaware PovertyKeeper, ignoring its charter, hopped 200+ miles beyond the Delaware to fight natural gas development in Western Pennsylvania?

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Climateers: If You Mean It, You Should Love Natural Gas

Richard DowneyUnatego Area Landowners Association Climateers, Richard Downey says, are not being truthful when they pretend anything other than natural gas is going to address what they say needs to happen. Adrian Kuzminski’s June 13/14 column “If Facts Can’t Defuse Deniers, What Can?” opens with the passage from the New Testament where Pontius Pilate asks

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WSJ Misses the Mark in Permian ‘Cube’ Analysis

Experimental development has helped Encana increase its productivity in the Permian, contrary to WSJ narrative The story of the Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico in recent years is nothing short of incredible. We’ve known for a century that there’s good rock there, but did anyone ten years ago – or even

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