Chester DA Charges Against ME Pipe Security Chief Tossed by Judge

Former Chester County, PA District Attorney Tom Hogan (RINO), and his successor Deb Ryan (Democrat) are 100% humiliated after a Chester County Magisterial District Judge dismissed the entire case against the local head of security for Energy Transfer in what the DA’s office lyingly calls a “buy a badge scheme.” Judge John Bailey dismissed all

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Economic Reopening: Manufacturing Opportunities for Pennsylvania

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Cabot Oil & Gas, in cooperation with Penn’s Northeast and the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Think About Energy Briefing on economic reopening. The following is reposted from the Think About Energy site. The webinar featured U.S. Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09), Penn’s Northeast President and CEO John

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PA Gov. Wolf Gives DEP Extra Time to File Carbon Tax Plan

Last October PA Gov. Tom Wolf, in a naked power-grab, said he would try to force PA to join the so-called Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a group of northeastern states attempting to assassinate coal and gas-fired power generation by taxing it to death with an insane carbon tax (see Gov. Wolf Goes Bonkers: EO

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ME2 Pipe Inspector Admits Falsifying Welding Records 77 Times

In March a worker hired to x-ray welds on sections of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in southwestern Pennsylvania was charged with falsifying records–that he falsely claimed to have performed work when he didn’t (see ME2 Pipeline Worker Charged with Falsifying Welding Records). Yesterday the worker, via a video hearing, plead guilty to 77 counts

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PA AG Charges Cabot with Enviro Crimes for Long-Settled Dimock

The door has been closed on “Dimock” (in Susquehanna County, PA) for years. Dimock, you may recall, was made famous by Josh Fox’s so-called documentaries Gasland and Gasland 2, aired endlessly on HBO. His allegations about fracking malfeasance by Cabot Oil & Gas were completely debunked in a real documentary called FrackNation. After a long

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Pa. charges Cabot with 15 environmental violations

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced that a state grand jury has charged Cabot Oil & Gas in connection with 15 environmental crimes in northeast Pennsylvania, Kallanish Energy reports. The company was charged with seven counts of prohibition against discharge of industrial wastes, seven counts of prohibition against other pollutions, and one count

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – June 13, 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. Can The United States Senate Stop Germany’s GasPipeline From Russia In A Post-Coronavirus World? Dan Markind compares the self-imposed German energy

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – June 6, 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. Will Southeast PA Get Its Comeuppance? Southeast Pennsylvania might as well be another country as far as the rest of the

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Abundant Energy Seen as Pennsylvania’s Salvation from Recession

George StarkDirector, External AffairsCabot Oil & Gas      George Stark discusses a Think About Energy event he moderated and the perspectives of the two state senators and the business leader he interviewed. Two Pennsylvania state senators and the president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry (PCBI) met virtually on May 28 to

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Pa. House advances legislation to ensure oversight of conventional oil, gas industry

The Pennsylvania House recently advanced legislation that seeks to ensure responsible oversight of the conventional oil and gas industry, aiming to protect the environment and safeguard industry stability within the Commonwealth, according to the Pennsylvania Business Report. Senate Bill 790, sponsored by state Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati (R-25), would enact the Conventional Oil and Gas

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Pennsylvania seeks public comments on new rules regarding air pollution at natural gas wells

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public comment via three virtual public hearings on draft regulations that would reduce air pollution from existing natural gas wells and infrastructure, according to Kallanish Energy. The proposed regulations would restrict volatile organic compounds and would also reduce methane emissions. Additionally, they would require additional controls at

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Quarterly report shows natural gas production in Pa. is slowing

A new report from the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office has reported a 6.8% increase in quarterly natural gas production, according to Kallanish Energy. The report stated production increased to 1,766 billion cubic feet in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 1,654 billion cubic feet during the same period in 2019. The 6.8% growth rate

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Mariner East Pipeline Construction Yields Real Progress

Kurt KnausSpokesmanPennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance … … [Mariner East is moving ahead to complete construction with another 13 miles under the belt over the last several weeks. It’s a beautiful thing for sure!] Deemed an essential business and a vital energy asset for the commonwealth, construction on Mariner East resumed in March, putting skilled laborers

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – May 30, 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. Senator Yudichak Speaks His Thoughts on Energy Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, in cooperation with Penn’s Northeast, the Wyoming County Chamber

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Mama Bear Brigade: Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Greenies

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … A phony group called the Mama Bear Brigade did a very weird Mariner East pipeline protest yesterday in the middle of a pandemic in still red Delaware County. We love Waylon Jennings here at NaturalGasNOW. He and his Highwaymen pals did a beautiful rendering of “Mamas Don’t Let

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