Tagged Geology

Energy Industry Workers Share Compelling Stories at Legislative Hearing

Recently, the California State Assembly’s held a hearing on the economic impacts of energy policy and energy industry professionals took time away from the oil patch to share their personal stories with lawmakers. As it always has in California, the industry acknowledged the importance of mitigating climate change and general environmental stewardship but also reminded…

Monroeville, PA Passes Restrictive Seismic Testing Ordinance

Monroeville, PA (Allegheny County, suburb of Pittsburgh) voted last night to restrict seismic testing within municipal boundaries–a move meant to restrict future shale well drilling in the area by Huntley & Huntley. In a July story, MDN brought you the news that Cougar Land Services, a subcontractor working with Huntley & Huntley, is planning to…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Mountain Valley Pipe sidetracked, but still needed; ODNR issues 16 permits in OH Utica; Delco RINOs push severance tax; Okla. earthquakes blamed on fracking in new lawsuit; Gulf Coast energy hub “too important to fail”; Big Tech…

Oklahoma Geological Survey Director Calls Out Earthquake Misinformation

As misleading headlines claiming fracking is responsible for Oklahoma’s increased seismic activity continue to proliferate, perhaps the most succinct – and accurate – information on the issue was posted recently in the comments section of an obscure column from The Southern Illinoisan. In the column, Southern Illinoisan sports editor and outdoors writer Les Winkeler linked…

When It Comes to Fracking, Emotion Is No Substitute for Science

kNick Grealy Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog …. …. Nick Grealy reflects on what he expects from UK fracking, the roles of emotion and science and what he faces in the way of personal challenges right now. August is the traditional peak of the silly season when the UK media uses any number of tenuous, out dated or…

WVU Appalachia Ethane Storage Hub Final Report – We Need it Bad

A research team from West Virginia University spent the past year studying geologic regions in 50 counties in the Marcellus/Utica Shale region to see if our region would support a proposed $10 billion ethane storage hub. The conclusion was delivered last week at a meeting in Southpointe, PA: Heck yeah! Some 100 geologists, chemical engineers,…

Coming Solar Eclipse Further Proves that Renewables Need Natural Gas

Anti-fossil fuel activists like 350.org’s Bill McKibben often pretend the United States can run on 100 percent renewable energy without the use of any traditional fuel sources. McKibben recently wrote in Rolling Stone that “the sundown problem is being solved fast, as batteries are able to store the energy from the morning sun and the…

Dimock Fractivists Do Weapons Grade Deflection and Obfuscation

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Unbelievable as it may be, fractivists are trying to pull their Dimock tale out of the dustbin of history by defending a “weapons Grade” uranium charge. It’s time to do one of those “you can’t make this stuff up” stories. This one, predictably has to do with Dimock,…

Monroeville, PA Close to Passing Restrictive Seismic Testing Ord.

Monroeville, PA (suburb of Pittsburgh) is making moves to restrict seismic testing within municipal boundaries–a move meant to restrict future shale well drilling in the area by Huntley & Huntley. In a July story, MDN brought you the news that Cougar Land Services, a subcontractor working with Huntley & Huntley, is planning to conduct seismic…

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