Plant plans reason for encouragement

Residents of our region received some positive news Wednesday when it was learned that a local company has plans to build a gas-to-liquids facility in Saline Township in northern Jefferson County. Hammondsville-based Orin Holdings and county officials see a big potential for the facility, which would be located on 500 acres of ground that has

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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

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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

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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

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Montage Resources will cut capital spending by 44% in 2020

Montage Resources will cut capital spending by 44% this year in the Appalachian Basin, according to Kallanish Energy. The company plans on spending between $190 million and $210 million on capital spending. That estimate is down from the $357.5 million it recorded spending in the midpoint of 2019’s capital spending guidance. Montage Resources will be

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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

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Keller Hears How the Gas Industry Is Changing the Career Culture

Rick HidukManaging Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com … …  Congressman Fred Keller participated in an exposition, the other day, of how Marcellus Shale development has completely changed the career culture. Congressman Fred Keller (PA 12th District) and other elected officials got a first-hand look on Jan. 31 at the nearly completed CDL training facility at Susquehanna County

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Democrats and Trades Not Happy with Tom Wolf; No, Not Happy at All

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Democrats and trades have been supporters of HB 1100 and the Energize PA initiative to build on Pennsylvania’s shale and they’re not happy with Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 1100, aimed at attracting new petrochemical investment to the state, was previously passed by the PA House, and last

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Shale Gas News – December 28, 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 New England, Fair Shake Environmental, global warming and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station!

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – December 29, 2019

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. Fossil Fuels Essential to Middle Class Prosperity Joe Biden’s loose comment about being willing to destroy oil and gas jobs for

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Delaware Riverkeeper Losers Denied at Supreme Court: ERA Plan Dashed

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a PovertyKeeper plans to impose its ideology 200 miles from the Delaware using the Environmental Rights Amendment club are dead. The Delaware Riverkeeper, ignoring its charter and using money from the William Penn Foundation, traversed 200+ miles from the Delaware River to fight natural gas development

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Boston Gets More Gas and It’s Not the Beans! Really!

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Boston will get a lot lot more gas soon and not from those Boston beans. It will be as a result of a Kinder Morgan pipeline upgrade fought by its idiot pols. Among a flurry of new approvals, last Thursday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave final approval

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Cove Point Celebrates Sending Our Marcellus Shale Gas Across the Globe

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Cove Point celebrated loading its 100th container ship of Appalachian shale gas the other day. This facility is shipping our natural all over the globe. Seems like just yesterday that Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export plant opened for business–in April 2018 (see First-Ever Shipment of Marcellus LNG Leaves Cove

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RGGI for Pennsylvania? Are You Kidding, Governor?

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … …  RGGI for Pennsylvania? Well, that’s what Governor Tom Wolf wants, but it makes no sense at all when you look at the facts on and what we’ve done without it. Tom Wolf wants us in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state group designed to produce as

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Court Finds Tony “the Tiger” Ingraffea Clawless and Toothless

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … …  Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has found Tony “the Tiger” Ingraffea wasn’t a credible witness in a case ginned up by the Heinz Endowments. He’s clawless! Two and one-half years ago we ran a guest post from our buddy Jim Willis about how Heinz Endowments shills such as the Clean

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