Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

Top 10 Natural Gas Producers in the U.S., Post-EQT/Rice Merger

As we were reading about yesterday’s big news of EQT buying Rice Energy, we came across a couple of lists (same list, different sources) listing the top 10 natural gas-producing companies in the United States. The list was reworked to show that the combination of EQT and Rice will create the #1 largest natural gas-producing…

Wayne County Landowner Files Brief in Case Against DRBC Frack Ban

Whatever happened to the lawsuit filed by a Wayne County, PA landowner against the egregious overreach by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) in its ongoing stall/delay/block of any shale drilling within the Basin? In March, MDN reported that U.S. District Judge Robert Mariani ruled against the Wayne landowner in a lawsuit that challenged the…

New Infrastructure Group Makes Gives Shale Industry Helping Hand

The TriState Infrastructure Council (TSIC) was founded in Pittsburgh in late 2016 to “serve a broad-based business community during the critical next few years by attracting and deploying investments in infrastructure projects in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.” With infrastructure upgrades, the region will be able to realize economic growth resulting from petrochemical manufacturing and…

Lying Letter from Anti Mayors in NJ Seeks to Stop PennEast Pipe

A total of 31 anti-drilling, leftist (almost all Democrat) mayors, council members and county freeholders (not freeloaders, but freeholders) from a dozen New Jersey townships begged and pleaded with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to kill the PennEast Pipeline project. The antis sent a letter to DEP Commissioner Robert Martin claiming PennEast will have…

WV Leads 11-State Group Supporting EPA’s Move to Delay Obama Rule

Kudos to West Virginia and its Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, for leading the charge (along with 10 other states) to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of the Obama methane rule. Earlier this month the Trump EPA filed paperwork to stop implementation of the egregious and illegal rule (see Beginning of the End: EPA Issues…

Trump White House Caves, Taps Establishment Insider for #2 Job @ EPA

We suppose it had to happen eventually. The Trump White House is backing a Washington insider, a swamp dweller, to become Deputy Administrator (#2 person) at the Environmental Protection Agency. Jeff Holmstead, a former top EPA official under President George W. Bush, is as inside Washington as inside gets. He’s a Washington lobbyist and a…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Powered by Oil, Not Renewables

Did you know that it is technologically impossible to create solar panels without using fossil fuels? The processing that takes place for the silicon at the heart of solar technology needs to be refined at temperatures of 1,500-2,000 degrees Celsius. The highest temps you can get from a solar-powered device is 1,380 C. That’s just…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: NY Supreme Court justice to AG Schneiderman: “You are wasting my time”; Rover pipeline fine will be used for work at Ashland County Courthouse; Bailout of 2 Ohio nuclear plants stalls in Statehouse; Shell project manager says…

Shale Gas News – June 17, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about methane rules, the export boom, a 4-well pad and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things…

Range Resources sets record lateral length in Pa.

Range Resources recently set a record for the longest laterals in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. The post Range Resources sets record lateral length in Pa. appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

Jacobson Renewables Plan Implausible, Invalid and Inadequate

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Mark Jacobson, fractivist oracle and author of bizarre plan to power New York and rest of US with renewables only, gets trashed in new scientific evaluation. Back in January, 2016, I wrote a post about fractivist Mark Jacobson, the author of a wacky plan to power New York…

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