Tree Stumps from Under the Ice Tell A Global Warming Story

tree stumps Ron SteinFounder, PTS Advance … … [Editor’s Note: Tree stumps revealed by melting glaciers point out an obvious truth; the world was a lot warmer once and climate is continually changing and never the same.] Ancient tree stumps found under glaciers in Southeast Iceland are confirmed to be roughly 3,000 years old, RUV reports.

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Pennsylvania Can and Should Be Northeast Energy Hub

Nonfossil Jim Willis on NGL PipelinesEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: Pennsylvania has the Northeast in its hands if it will develop its resources to become the energy hub needed. Pipelines are the key to realizing it all.] Charlie Melançon is a former U.S. Congressman (Democrat) from Louisiana who played an integral role in

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NGL Pipelines Now on the Way As Shale Revolution Continues!

Jim Willis on NGL PipelinesEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: Three NGL pipelines now in the works will make a big difference in the ability of the industry to move Marcellus-Utica shale gas products to the outside world.] We’re always jazzed when we unearth information related to the Marcellus/Utica nobody else has yet discovered

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Revolution Pipeline A Huge Success Story for Keystone State

Earl BakerEarl Baker Consulting and Former Pennsylvania State Senator … …. [Editor’s Note: The Revolution Pipeline, now online, will take natural gas through Butler, Beaver, Allegheny and Washington counties ensuring energy security.] In a momentous milestone for Pennsylvania, the Revolution Pipeline is now online. Over the past decade, energy has provided the Keystone State and

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – May 29, 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. What Goes Around Comes Around! Remember the story about Reagan and how the press called him an idiot for saying trees

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – May 15, 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. Biden Team Diving Headfirst Into Energy Sheol If you wanted any finer example of the Biden team’s preference for leftist political

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OH Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Overturn Nuke Bailout Law

There is finally movement in Ohio to repeal an odious law passed by Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature called House Bill 6, which funnels over $1 billion from Ohio ratepayers to FirstEnergy Corporation in order to keep the company’s unprofitable nuclear power plants running (while disadvantaging other power sources, like gas-fired plants). FirstEnergy is accused of bribing

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Annual U.S. NatGas Production Decreased by Tiny 1% in 2020

The pandemic did its best to shut the world down, and maybe it succeeded in shutting down other countries–but not here in the US of A. Against an onslaught of shutdowns (particularly in “blue” states), people staying home, businesses closing, anarchy and chaos in large Democrat cities…and against an onslaught against fossil fuels by environmental

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Mountaineer NGL Storage Hub Reapplies for Permits, Building Soon?

Last fall Mountaineer NGL Storage, a $500 million project in Monroe County, OH to build underground storage for ethane and other NGLs, asked Ohio regulators to cancel a key permit for the project (see Mountaineer Asks Ohio to Cancel NGL Storage Hub Permits). Our understanding was that until PTT Global Chemical makes a final investment

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Gas Industry Has A Great Story to Retell and It Must Be Retold Often!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … The natural gas industry has accomplished so very much, delivering economic and environmental benefits everywhere, but it must be retold. We talk a lot about how to keep the gas industry moving forward in a COVID economy, including the importance of legislation aimed at attracting new businesses to

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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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Ohio’s Utica Shale – An “Underappreciated Economic Machine”

Aubrey McClendon, the co-founder of Chesapeake Energy and the guy most responsible for discovering and commercializing the Ohio Utica Shale, once famously said the Utica “is the best thing to hit the state of Ohio economically since maybe the plow.” And indeed it has been. The Utica is often overshadowed by its larger and more

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Generation Now Pleads Guilty in $61M FirstEnergy OH Nuke Scandal

On Friday, representatives of a “dark money” political action committee called Generation Now signed a guilty plea admitting their part in the biggest bribery scandal to ever hit Ohio. Generation Now was set up as a social welfare nonprofit but in reality was a shell organization that received “tens of millions of dollars” from FirstEnergy

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How Biden’s Drilling Ban on Federal Lands Affects the M-U

On Joe Biden’s first day in occupying the White House, he signed an Executive Order (EO) suspending new oil and gas leasing while the Interior Department reviews existing leases and permitting practices for 60 days. The aim is to make the federal lease ban permanent. However, some permits on existing leases will continue to be

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Monroe County, OH Developing Ohio River Site to Help Utica Shale

Clarington, OH The Monroe County, OH Port Authority has scored close to $3 million in grants and loans to fund a development project located at a former CONSOL Energy coal mining site south of Clarington, OH. The money will be used to build an access road and repair eight of 12 existing barge cells on

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