“I Fracking Voted” Campaign Gearing Up; Sign Up Now!

George StarkDirector, External AffairsCabot Oil & Gas      George Stark talks about the Shale Energy Alliance “I Fracking Voted” campaign and the need to get out the vote for energy development. As you already know, election day is right around the corner. In fact, today is National Voter Registration Day! What better time to share an exciting new initiative

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Grab the Paddles! PA Shale Gas Production Flatlined in June

S&P Global analysts have been looking at natural gas production numbers for Pennsylvania. The most recently available data is from June (numbers are always delayed a few months). S&P found that shale gas production in PA dropped 2% in June from May, to 18.48 Bcf/d. June’s numbers were essentially flat to the same time in

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Boilermakers, CNX Share Stage to Back Fracking, Pipelines and Trump

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Nick DeIuliis, the straight-talk CEO of CNX Resources and Shawn Steffee of Boilermakers Local 154 provide some great insight on energy politics! It’s impossible not to be impressed with Nick DeIuliis, the CEO of CNX Resources. He’s clearly not the typical corporate CEO, hiding behind a wall of

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Weekly Shale Drilling Permits for PA, OH, WV: Sep 14-18

Last week Ohio finally broke the drought of not issuing permits for new shale wells in the Buckeye State. Finally! Last week Pennsylvania issued 13 new permits for wells on three well pads. Ohio issued 4 new permits for wells on two well pads. And West Virginia issued 1 new permit.This post appeared first on

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PA Fines Atlantic Sunrise Pipe $836K for Years-Old Violations

Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, a 200-mile greenfield pipeline from northeastern to southeastern PA where it joins the Transco Pipeline, went online in October 2018 (see FERC Approves Atlantic Sunrise for Startup! Pipe Opens Sat. Oct. 6). Shippers on Atlantic Sunrise include Cabot Oil & Gas, Seneca Resources, and Range Resources. Yesterday the Pennsylvania Dept. of

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PA DEP Approves Mariner East 2 Pipe Changes in 3 SEPA Locations

Yesterday the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued modified permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project in three southeast PA locations (Delaware and Chester counties). Each location has faced problems with underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD). The modifications allow a different type of installation method to be used–open trench.This post appeared first on

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Snitz Creek Sniping by StateImpactPA Is A Case of Shilling for Snobs

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Snitz Creek is falsely reported by StateImpactPA as the site of pollution problems related to Mariner East but it’s all a matter of shilling. We don’t know if StateImpactPA “reporters” are just sloppy in their reporting, or if they intentionally lie. Either way, it doesn’t look good for StateImpactPA. PBS reporter

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Pa. gas drilling down, but production reaches record high

While the number of new wells drilled in Pennsylvania declined in 2019, more natural gas gas fracked within the state last year than any previous year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. According to the DEP’s 2019 Oil and Gas Annual Report, last year’s production totaled 6.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas

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Potential Exxon Interest in Building M-U Cracker Plant Goes Cold

Last year MDN shared with you the rumor that Exxon Mobil was sniffing around Pennsylvania, investigating the prospect of building a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker like the Shell cracker being built near Pittsburgh. Those rumors went on for a while and even included evaluation of the Philadelphia area, not just Pittsburgh. Last week Exxon said

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Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten Caught Trespassing in Mariner East Fight

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten is a radical Mariner East opponent and has, once again, stepped in it by trespassing on private property. Wikipedia is hardly a reliable source but does provide insights into the thinking or lack thereof behind trendy language; modern slang such as “Karen,” for example.

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – September 19, 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. Germany Just Can’t seem to Get It Right It seems Vladimir Putin keeps poisoning people but, as Dan Markind points out

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Biden Just Can’t Get His Story Straight on Fracking

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  An incoherent Joe Biden tried hard to have it both ways on fracking at a Pennsylvania town hall. And, that wasn’t even the worst of it. Joe Biden was against fracking. Then, he was for it. Now, he says he’s for and against it. That much became obvious

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Small Businesses Get $218,000 of Assistance from Gas Industry!

George StarkDirector, External AffairsCabot Oil & Gas      George Stark explains a financial assistance program set up by Cabot and others to help small businesses and how much it has given in help. Within weeks of the first “stay at home” orders, it became obvious that small businesses would suffer greatly, especially as the

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Pipelines Delayed Yield Some of Highest Energy Prices in the Nation

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Delays, obstruction and cancellations of pipelines in the Northeast for the sake of green virtue signaling are creating high energy prices. That Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) report illustrating the cost of the pipeline infrastructure war, which we covered a few days ago includes a wonderful section on New

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RGGI Carbon Tax on Pennsylvanians Advanced by Wolf Sycophants

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Tom Wolf’s cabinet members and other green signaling sycophants insist on imposing a RGGI carbon tax on all of us and just voted it forward. The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB), a powerful committee operating under the larger umbrella of the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), held a

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