Weymouth Kill Bill Demonstrates Just How Bad Government Has Become

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) A bill introduced by Massachusetts Senator-Demagogues Markey and Warren for the purpose of killing the Weymouth Compressor Station provides a pitch-perfect illustration of how utterly dysfunctional our government has become. Talk about using a sledgehammer to kill a fly. The two U.S. Senators from Massachusetts, Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – April 4, 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. Nice Win…for Now This is great news. It’s the latest such win. But, the lawyers hired by the Rockefellers won’t be

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Policymakers, Executives at CERAWeek Agree: Natural Gas Remains Critical to Energy Transition

The consensus from CERAWeek is out: natural gas is a key component of the world’s energy transition. Throughout CERAWeek, which took place the first week of March and brings together political leaders, executives, and energy’s most prominent thought leaders, one topic remained top of mind: the energy transition. As climate change becomes an ever-pressing issue,

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IEA: Natural Gas is “Fastest-Growing” Fossil Fuel in India

India’s natural gas demand will more than double by 2030 as the fuel source replaces higher emitting resources, particularly in the industrial sector, according to the latest long-term special report by the International Energy Agency. The continued growth in natural gas, which IEA projects even in policy scenarios where renewables dominate the energy mix, will

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – February 20, 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. Some Folks Just Aren’t Trustworthy Joe Manchin, the Democrat Senator from West Virginia who wants the trades to suppose he is

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U.S. LNG Exports Are Part of the Solution To Cleaner Air Across the Globe

The shift to natural gas over the past decade has helped make the United States the global leader in emissions reductions, and U.S. LNG exports are key for developing nations seeking to transition from higher-emitting fuels to lower their own emissions and pollution mortality rate. It’s a clear reminder of the benefits of cleaner-burning natural

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EIA: U.S. Oil and Gas Will Remain Critical Through the Next Thirty Years

The EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) forecasts a long and steady future for the U.S. oil and natural gas industry and a positive picture for U.S. energy exports through 2050. While the report acknowledges that varying policies and regulations will shape this long-term forecast, it also suggests that pre-pandemic energy demand levels will return

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More pipelines needed to make Appalachian Basin a relevant supplier to new Gulf Coast LNG facilities

The outlook for the Marcellus and Utica shale plays is closely tied to demand for LNG exports, according to GlobalData analysts. However, additional pipeline capacity is needed to reach the Gulf Coast from the Appalachian Basin. Currently, the US has an export capacity of 9.17 bcfd. Planned projects and those under construction increase export capacity

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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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