Shale Gas News – April 10, 2021

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about FRAC Act, solar farms, Shell Cracker and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area

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Germany Plays Into Hands of Russia As Result of Its Energiewende

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Germany has, with its Energiewende, completely boxed itself into a corner where the big Russian Bear is able to relentlessly torment it. Our good friend, Dan Markind, has written a superb piece for Forbes that gets at everything that’s been wrong-headed about energy policy in Germany over the

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Weymouth Kill Bill Demonstrates Just How Bad Government Has Become

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) A bill introduced by Massachusetts Senator-Demagogues Markey and Warren for the purpose of killing the Weymouth Compressor Station provides a pitch-perfect illustration of how utterly dysfunctional our government has become. Talk about using a sledgehammer to kill a fly. The two U.S. Senators from Massachusetts, Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and

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Shale Gas News – April 3, 2021

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about infrastructure, American LNG, Wayne National Forest and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area

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Blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline Means Relying on Russian Oil

Three months after President Biden signed an executive order revoking construction permits for Keystone XL pipeline, more consequences of his decision are becoming clear. The revocation cheered by environmental activists removes a critical means for safely transporting the kind of Canadian crude oil that U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast are designed to process, leaving

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State, federal agencies investigating Shell’s Falcon pipeline

State and federal regulators are investigating Shell’s Falcon pipeline for reported issues with the construction of the pipeline, according to Farm and Dairy. A former Shell employee contacted the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in 2019 with allegations that the pipeline may have been built with a defective corrosion coating.  Although PHMSA decided through its investigation that

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First phase of PennEast in Pa. to be in service in 2022

The PennEast Pipeline Co. recently announced it still anticipates putting the first phase of its natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania in service in 2022 and completing the second phase, which stretches from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in 2024, according to Reuters. PennEast is still involved in a case before the Supreme Court with New Jersey

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Shale Gas News – March 6, 2021

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about President Biden, carbon tax, natural gas storage and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport

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Property Rights Are Our Mission at the UDRBC! Help Us!

Ned LangPresident, Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens …. ….  [Editor’s Note: Ned Lang, President of Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens, appeals for help in fighting for our natural gas and property rights!] The UDRBC was formed to advocate for the property rights of landowners across the Upper Delaware River region.  The actions of the Delaware

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Mariner East 2 violations cost Sunoco $497K

As part of a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection consent order and agreement issued Feb. 25, Sunoco Pipeline will have to pay $497,000 for violations connected to the Mariner East 2 pipeline project, according to Farm and Dairy. The company’s infractions include spills of drilling fluids into Snitz Creek in Lebanon County, Pa., and failure

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IHS Markit: No New Interstate Gas Pipelines Coming After MVP

This week is IHS Markit’s CERAWeek conference. Normally it’s a huge event with over 5,000 attendees gathered in Houston, TX. Because of the pandemic, this year’s event is virtual. But still just as relevant and important. During a session yesterday, Matthew Palmer, senior director at IHS Markit, expressed a sentiment and opinion we’ve seen expressed

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PennEast Pipe Files Supreme Court Brief; Timeline for Construction

On Monday PennEast Pipeline filed its opening brief in a case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in April. The case appeals a lower court ruling that disallows PennEast from using eminent domain to build across land owned or controlled by the State of New Jersey. PennEast calls the previous ruling by the

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Fossil Fuel Use and Lessons for Today from the Jewish Martyrology!

Attorney Daniel B. MarkindMarcellusShaleUpdate.com … . [Editor’s Note: The following post by our good friend Dan Markind makes some astute political observations about fossil fuel use, energy and the environment from the lessons of Jewish history. I’m pleased to be able to share it with his permission. Dan writes for Forbes and has a great

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Environuts Cause Summit to Cancel 90-Mile Pipe Project in Maine

Two weeks ago MDN brought you the news that Summit Natural Gas of Maine, a regional utility company, announced plans to extend their service territory into Maine’s Midcoast region with a $90 million pipeline project (see Summit Natural Gas of Maine Plans Small $90M Pipe in Midcoast). The company’s expansion into Knox and Waldo Counties

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Natural Gas Industry Notes Its Product Is the Solution, Not the Problem

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … Natural gas industry executives attending a global warming confab tell attendees natural gas is the solution, not the problem. Our friend and guest blogger, Mark Dye, has long been of the mind that the natural gas industry has been asleep at the switch in not aggressively pointing out

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