Pennsylvania Can and Should Be Northeast Energy Hub

Nonfossil Jim Willis on NGL PipelinesEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: Pennsylvania has the Northeast in its hands if it will develop its resources to become the energy hub needed. Pipelines are the key to realizing it all.] Charlie Melançon is a former U.S. Congressman (Democrat) from Louisiana who played an integral role in

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NaturalGasNOW Passes 5,000 Posts to Fractivist Chagrin!

Bob Tomaine NaturalGasNOWContributing Writer   [Editor’s Note: NaturalGasNOW started eight years ago and now has published over 5,000 posts with no factual rebuttal worthy of the term as the shale revolution keeps rolling!] As a frequent reader of NaturalGasNow and an occasional contributor, it’s been fascinating to look at not only the content of some

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NGL Pipelines Now on the Way As Shale Revolution Continues!

Jim Willis on NGL PipelinesEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: Three NGL pipelines now in the works will make a big difference in the ability of the industry to move Marcellus-Utica shale gas products to the outside world.] We’re always jazzed when we unearth information related to the Marcellus/Utica nobody else has yet discovered

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – May 29, 2021

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. What Goes Around Comes Around! Remember the story about Reagan and how the press called him an idiot for saying trees

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Annual U.S. NatGas Production Decreased by Tiny 1% in 2020

The pandemic did its best to shut the world down, and maybe it succeeded in shutting down other countries–but not here in the US of A. Against an onslaught of shutdowns (particularly in “blue” states), people staying home, businesses closing, anarchy and chaos in large Democrat cities…and against an onslaught against fossil fuels by environmental

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Gas Industry Has A Great Story to Retell and It Must Be Retold Often!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … The natural gas industry has accomplished so very much, delivering economic and environmental benefits everywhere, but it must be retold. We talk a lot about how to keep the gas industry moving forward in a COVID economy, including the importance of legislation aimed at attracting new businesses to

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – February 20, 2021

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. Some Folks Just Aren’t Trustworthy Joe Manchin, the Democrat Senator from West Virginia who wants the trades to suppose he is

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Are WV’s Rugged Mountains Too Much for Mountain Valley Pipeline?

WV mountains Equitrans Midstream’s Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), which stretches 303 miles from Wetzel County, WV to Pittsylvania County, VA, is backed into a corner by anti-fossil fuelers. The project is 92% complete and in the ground, yet somehow antis have successfully blocked an Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12) that allows the

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EQT Update – Making Moves to Drill More in WV in 2021

Yesterday the country’s largest natural gas producer, EQT Corporation, released its 4Q and full-year 2020 update, holding a conference call with analysts to discuss the results. The update shows the company produced an average of 4.45 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas in 4Q. Although there was plenty of “free cash flow”

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WV Employs Just 11 Inspectors for 75K Active & Abandoned O&G Wells

The West Virginia Office of Oil and Gas (part of the Dept. of Environmental Protection) reports there are some 60,000 active and 15,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in the state. Staffers at Oil and Gas respond to complaints and do the inspection for all those wells. Currently, there are just 14 field staffers with

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How Biden’s Drilling Ban on Federal Lands Affects the M-U

On Joe Biden’s first day in occupying the White House, he signed an Executive Order (EO) suspending new oil and gas leasing while the Interior Department reviews existing leases and permitting practices for 60 days. The aim is to make the federal lease ban permanent. However, some permits on existing leases will continue to be

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Diversified Opens New NatGas Control Center in Charleston, WV

Diversified Gas & Oil (DGO) owns close to 8 million acres of leases with some 60,000 (mostly) conventional oil and gas wells. Their focus has been to acquire quality production and cash flow–regardless of the well or commodity type (gas or oil)–in the Appalachian Basin. DGO currently owns over 400 Marcellus/Utica shale wells in their

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Big Green Jobs Killer Mows Down Blue Collar Workers

Clean Energy Doesn’t Happen Without Natural Gas! Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The Biden Administration is a big green jobs killer intent upon on courting the special interests of blue blood elites. Blue collar workers in America now know who their friends are and they do not include the Biden Administration, which has

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Clean Energy Doesn’t Happen Without Natural Gas!

Clean Energy Doesn’t Happen Without Natural Gas! Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Clean energy is, to a large extent, in the eye of the beholder, but one thing is surely clear; natural gas is critical to any of it. As a new administration takes shape in Washington, D.C. we enter a period of

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