Labor Day Reminder: Fossil Fuels Make Modern Life Possible

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Labor Day is a nice reminder of the dignity of real work, but also the role of fossil fuels in making it all possible and rewarding. Bob Bradley, over at the Master Resource blog, has out together a wonderful collection of images illustrating just how much fossil fuels,

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Ohio oil production totals increase

It grew 17 percent compared to the last quarter of 2018. Horizontal shale wells in the state produced 6.8 million barrels of oil and 685 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the fourth quarter of last year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. Oil production grew 17 percent compared to the last

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Ohio’s Utica Shale 4th Quarter Production Totals Released

COLUMBUS, Ohio – During the fourth quarter of 2019, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 6,803,057 barrels of oil and 684,771,042 Mcf (685 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, according to the figures released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Compared to a year ago, oil production increased by 17.08% and natural gas production

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Oil & gas industry responds to Rolling Stone article

As the organization in charge of providing the general public with fact-based, educational information about Ohio’s important natural gas and oil industry, we’re deeply disappointed a recent article (“Rolling Stone Article Highlights Area Fracking Concerns,” Feb. 15) irresponsibly omitted key facts and context that is critical for readers to understand. Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in

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Cheap shale gas attracts Thai petrochemical major to Ohio

PTT readies $5bn war chest to turn US into ‘second home base’   BANGKOK — PTT Global Chemical, an arm of Thai energy major PTT Group, has set aside $5 billion for its next five-year investment, of which around 80% will be spent on a petrochemical complex in the U.S. and acquisitions. Chief Executive Kongkrapan Intarajang said the company is

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Our time is now

by Tom Westfall WVONGA Board President The folks who make up West Virginia’s oil and natural gas industry are proud of their work. They’re moving West Virginia ahead, and economic numbers we see each year are a source of pride. We face challenges as commodity prices are decreasing. Prices will remain low for the foreseeable

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Industrial Valves Market in Oil And Gas Industry 2019-2023 – Resurge in Oil and Gas Exploration Activities to Boost Growth

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the industrial valves market in oil and gas industry and it is poised to grow by USD 4.44 billion during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market

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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez bill would outlaw fracking by 2025

A bill introduced last week by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) helped craft would ban fracking nationwide by 2025, according to its newly unveiled text. The legislation would immediately prevent federal agencies from issuing federal permits for expanded fracking, new fracking, new pipelines, new natural gas or oil export terminals and other gas and oil infrastructure. A House version

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Industry ReportOil From US Government Leases Tops 1 Billion Barrels in 2019

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, U.S. officials told The Associated Press, as shorter permitting times and technological advances helped drive new development. Critics charge that the gains being made by energy companies come at the expense

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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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Outside activists threatening energy industry: CEA

Well-funded, out-of-state activists are threatening Oklahoma’s oil and gas resources and pipeline network, a consumer energy group warned in a recent report, CNHI News Service reported. Consumer Energy Alliance officials said the Sierra Club, Earthjustice and Food & Water Watch have operations in Oklahoma or members who are working to halt production in the state.

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Oxy looking to sell Wyoming, Colorado assets: sources

Occidental Petroleum Corp is soliciting bids for oil and gas properties in Wyoming and Colorado acquired when it purchased Anadarko Petroleum, hoping the assets will bring up to $700 million, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Occidental offered roughly 200,000 acres in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Wyoming and Colorado that produce $66 million a

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – November 9, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. How NOT to Influence People and Win Friends This may be the tipping point for over-the-top, jump-the-shark, wolf crying by those trying

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Shale Support to expand Shale Rail partnership

Shale Support Global Holdings, a provider of frac-sand and logistics services to the oil and gas industry, has signed an extension to continue working with Shale Rail as the exclusive supply company for a Bradford County, Pennsylvania, frac sand storage facility. In an effort to better serve the Marcellus Shale play, Shale Rail released plans to

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Oil industry veteran Keenan resigns from Apache

Oil and gas industry veteran Steven Keenan, who is credited with the Alpine High shale discovery for Apache Corp, resigned from his position as senior vice president of Worldwide Exploration, the company said. Houston-based Apache told Reuters Keenan’s resignation is not connected to the well the company is currently drilling offshore in Suriname. The company said,

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