Pro-Gas Senator Yudichak Drops Out of Democrat Party!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … …  Yudichak drops Democrats! He’s always been a pro-development, pro-gas and pro-labor state senator. He’s leaving because the party is none of those today. As I noted here, State Senator John Yudichak has always been a stand-up guy. He’s been a relentless advocate for labor, supports natural gas development

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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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PA One of Two Finalists for “Massive” Ethane Storage Hub

The Appalachia Development Group (ADG) is leading an effort to build a ~$3.3 billion NGL storage hub in Appalachia. From the start, the thinking has been the storage hub would be located somewhere in West Virginia (see WV’s US Senators Lead the Charge to Build $10B NGL Storage Hub). But what’s this? ADG Chairman and

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Anti Group Loses Yet Another Penn Twp (PA) Frack Ban Case

A leftist anti-fossil group calling itself Protect PT, in Penn Township (Westmoreland County), PA, backed with big money from Big Green groups, continues to sue in an effort to block shale drilling in the township. And they keep losing their lawsuits. Protect PT has launched multiple challenges to a local Penn Township ordinance which allows Apex

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Message to Long Island; “We’re Into This Natural Gas Crisis Together”

Ned LangPresident, Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens …. ….  Ned Lang, President of Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens, has a message for residents of Long Island suffering from the New York State’s anti-gas policies. Long Island homeowners and businesses are suffering from an artificial natural gas shortage brought on by short-sighted and, frankly, perfectly senseless

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Moxie Energy CEO Aaron Samson, Gas Industry Titan, Dies in Accident

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Moxie Energy CEO, Aaron Samson, an innovator, a natural gas leader and a communitarian and marvelous example of human kindness, dies in a tragic accident. This one really hurts. A true titan in our industry and all-around superb individual, Aaron T. Samson, died on Oct. 20 at age 59

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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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PA DEP Fines Equitrans $650K for SWPA Gas Storage Field Violation

Equitrans (nee EQT Midstream) owns a natural gas storage field in Greene County, PA, in the southwest corner of the state, called Swarts Field. Natural gas storage fields are an important, but often overlooked, part of the natgas ecosystem. Last December the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) threatened to shut down Swarts Field because

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Northeast PA Rail Yard Expanding to Handle More Miss. Frac Sand

Frac sand Good news for drillers in the Marcellus/Utica: You’re about to have access to even more frac sand than before. In May 2018 Shale Support Global Holdings signed a deal to become the exclusive provider of frac sand to the Shale Rail terminal located in Wysox (Bradford County), PA (see Shale Support Exclusive Frac

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West Side Career and Technology Center Receives $15,000 EITC Grant!

Rick HidukManaging Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com … …  West Side Career and Technology Center (WSCTC) was a recent recipient of a $15,000 grant from Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation to support their programs. A growing number of high school students are looking into the programs offered by their local technical schools and career centers to meet

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – October 26, 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. Natural Gas and Solar Power: Together at Last Our friend Dan Markind has a great piece in Forbes on the blending of

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Pittsburgh Airport Going Off the Grid, Producing Its Own Shale Gas

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) The Pittsburgh International Airport will soon be generating its own electricity with the shale gas produced from the wells on the property. In March 2018 MDN brought you the news that Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) was exploring the possibility of producing its own electricity. You may recall that CONSOL

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Eurkea Gets $1.5M Grant to Expand Lithium from Wastewater PA Plant

Eureka Resources, which owns and operates a centralized treatment/recycling facility in Bradford County, PA to process Marcellus watewater, is getting a $1.5 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Projects grant to help the plant launch a high tech solution to recover lithium from Marcellus wastewater. Yes, lithium, like that used to manufacture rechargeable batteries. This post

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