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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Philadelphia Has A Great Future, If We But Welcome It – Part III

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.Journalist and Author, Philadelphia [Editor’s Note: Garland Thompson and his associate John Linder lay out an extremely compelling case for the Philadelphia economy if only it will have it.] On the eve of a new presidential administration, my colleagues and I on the downstream end of the business decided to send out

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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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Philadelphia Has A Great Future, If We But Welcome It – Part II

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.Journalist and Author, Philadelphia [Editor’s Note: Garland Thompson and his associate John Linder lay out an extremely compelling case for the Philadelphia economy if only it will have it.] On the eve of a new presidential administration, my colleagues and I on the downstream end of the business decided to send out

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Philadelphia Has A Great Future, If We But Welcome It – Part I

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.Journalist and Author, Philadelphia [Editor’s Note: Garland Thompson and his associate John Linder lay out an extremely compelling case for the Philadelphia economy if only it will have it.] On the eve of a new presidential administration, my colleagues and I on the downstream end of the business decided to send out

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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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U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Showed Resilience in 2020

As we look back on 2020, there’s no denying it was a challenging year for everyone, including the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. Production decreased for the first time in years as a result of the pandemic and its impacts on global markets. But despite these unique and unexpected challenges, the industry continued to

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – December 19, 2020

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. California Wealthy Elites Imposing High Electricity Prices on the Poor Great insights from Energy In Depth on California’s energy problems; they

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Natural Resources Minister: LNG Is a Key Factor in Canada Achieving Net-Zero Goal

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan recently emphasized how significant British Columbia’s liquified natural gas (LNG) exports will be in achieving Canada’s net-zero goal by 2050, along with other sources of domestic energy production. Minister O’Regan, who gave a virtual presentation during an energy and climate conference in Vancouver, said oil and natural gas are integral

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UGI Energy Services Bethlehem LNG Facility Now Online

Connie MellinNatural Gas NOW“PAShaleAdvocate”   The UGI Bethlehem liquified natural gas facility is now online and ready to supply LNG to meet demands of power plants during peak times. UGI Energy Services, LLC held a ribbon cutting today to celebrate their new LNG facility coming online. The Bethlehem LNG Facility will be a great asset

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New Fortress Facility Is Keystone to Appalachian Gas Development

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  The New Fortress export facility is being fought by the Delaware PovertyKeeper because it’s key to so much regarding natural gas. Our buddy, Jim Willis, from Marcellus Drilling News, has an excellent piece explaining so much of why the Delaware PovertyKeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper is so adamantly opposed to

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Novatek’s Q3 natgas production up 4.5%

Russia’s largest independent gas producer, Novatek, saw its production rise 4.5% year-on-year during the third quarter of 2020, despite a slight decline in total sales volumes, Kallanish Energy reports. The company said in its Q3 results that total gas production reached 19.13 billion cubic meters (Bcm) in the July-September quarter, up from 18.31 Bcm a

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Shipping industry must not wait for ideal fuel solution: DNV-GL

The shipping industry’s “grand challenge” of decarbonization will have to rely on a mix of fuels, rather than wait for the ideal solution to arrive, according to DNV-GL. The consultancy said in its Maritime Forecast to 2050 report that currently there are at least 16 different fuel types and 10 fuel technology systems in the

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – September 19, 2020

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. Germany Just Can’t seem to Get It Right It seems Vladimir Putin keeps poisoning people but, as Dan Markind points out

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Canadian Energy Weekly Round-Up: September 14, 2020

Here are the top news stories covering Canada’s energy landscape: Poll: Quebecers Support Domestic Energy Production When it comes to developing national resources for energy consumption, Quebecers are all-in. According to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), Quebecers overwhelmingly prefer to import Western Canadian oil as opposed to

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