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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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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Pipeline Blockades in Mid-Atlantic Obscure Huge Progress Elsewhere

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.Journalist and Author, Philadelphia Garland Thompson tells us not to be distracted by pipeline blockades in the politically correct Northeast because shale gas is headed south in a big way. News that a U.S. court upheld Maryland’s refusal to permit a planned 3.5-mile gas pipeline to cross state land to reach West

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Federal court blocks pipeline construction in western Maryland

The U.S. District Court of Maryland this week blocked construction of a pipeline under state-owned land in western Maryland, agreeing with Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh that Columbia Gas Transmission should not be allowed to move forward with the project. Columbia Gas filed its lawsuit May 17 after the Maryland Board of Public Works

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Cuadrilla to restart fracking at British site

British shale gas producer Cuadrilla said Thursday it would restart fracking at its Preston New Road site in Britain in the third quarter of 2019, with plans to use a thicker fracking fluid to help reduce earth tremors, Kallanish Energy finds. Operations at the first well at the Preston New road site in Lancashire were

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Gibbstown LNG Deal Shows More New Jersey Duplicity Than DRBC

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.Journalist and Author, Philadelphia Garland Thompson explains what really happened with the Gibbstown LNG deal. It reveals New Jersey duplicity more so than it does DRBC double-dealing. Let’s think again about that DRBC unanimous vote supporting New Fortress Energy’s shipping pier for its truck-mounted LNG export plan. From this vantage, it’s more

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DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini Gets Snarky Over Lobbying Assertion

Betty SutliffWayne County LandownerUDRBC Secretary   DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini didn’t like being called out for lobbying the Pennsylvania legislature in opposition to Jonathan Fritz’s H.B. 827. On June 6, 2019, several members of the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens attended the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) meeting in Narrowsburg.  DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini

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Coal to Gas Switching Reduces CO2 Emissions by 15%

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Coal to gas switching in electric generation has averted 95 million tons of CO2 emissions and reduced them by 15% from what they would have been. Anyone worried about CO2 emissions ought to absolutely love natural gas. Coal to gas switching with respect to electric generation has had a

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State Senators Bartolotta and Stefano Flip the Severance Tax Script

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Pennsylvania State Senators Bartolotta and Stefano have taken on Governor Tom Wolf’s phony “Restore PA” severance tax gambit and turned it upside down. Last month, MDN told you Pennsylvania State Senators Camera Bartolotta (Washington County) and Pat Stefano (Fayette County) had beaten PA Gov. Tom Wolf at his own

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Range Resources Reducing Emissions and Impacts Everywhere

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Range Resources just put out a 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report that highlights just how fast and how far it has gone in reducing emissions and impacts. We have often noted here how the natural gas industry is always three steps ahead of its opposition with respect to technology and

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Panama Canal Activity Demonstrates American Energy Dominance

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  The Panama Canal is changing its rules to adapt to LNG, recognizing that American energy dominance is the foundation and future of the Canal itself. A recent article in The Panama Perspective demonstrates how the glorious shale revolution continues to change everything. It reports the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)

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Methane Emissions Going Down, Despite Cornell Hype from 5 Years Ago

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Remember when Cornell’s Bob Howarth proclaimed natural gas was worse than coal due to methane emissions? Well, the latest data says those emissions are down. Methane emissions, about five years ago, became a trendy subject among those desperate to stop natural gas development. They had previously hung their hat

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Air Pollution a No Show at School Near Range Resources Site

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) A study performed at the request of Range Resources near some of its drill sites and a Washington County school campus reveals no air pollution impacts. One of the false allegations made against shale drilling is that it somehow pollutes the air–of particular concern near schools. A new independent

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DRBC Injustice: Time for Harrisburg to Get Woke and Stay Frosty!

Betty SutliffWayne County LandownerUDRBC Secretary   Betty Sutliff, retired public school teacher and UDRBC secretary provides a lesson on the DRBC injustice, getting woke, staying frosty and other Millennial stuff. According to Steven Pratt, B.A. English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, at the University of Utah, to be “woke” means you know what’s

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Tom Wolf’s Severance Tax Threatens to Destroy, Not Restore, PA

Gina SuydamPresidentWyoming County Chamber of Commerce … … Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he wants to “Restore PA” with a severance tax that will only destroy what the Commonwealth has gained from natural gas. Natural gas is revitalizing Wyoming County. As a lifelong resident of Tunkhannock and now in my role representing the county’s business

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