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US Natural Gas Reserves Now at 52-Year High and Growing

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Estimates have been released that show our natural gas reserves are up by tens of trillions over 2014 estimates; enough to last 104 years.  Natural gas is changing the world. It is leading to a world-wide change in mentality as more and more countries are deciding to use it over…

WV Chemical Trade Group Hints Many New Downstream Projects Coming

We spotted an editorial in the Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail written by Kevin DiGregorio, executive director of the nonprofit Chemical Alliance Zone (CAZ). According to the CAZ website, the organization “works with partners across West Virginia to boost and maintain investments and jobs in the chemical industry and related industries, including natural gas, manufacturing, and technology…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Jul 21, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: MPLX’s expanded plan for piping Marcellus/Utica NGLs; Vermont clamps down on windmills; gas industry worried that Trump push for coal may affect gas-fired plants; US House votes to streamline pipeline reviews; why Millenials won’t work in the…

Pa.’s Impact Tax an Effective, Winning Policy

Summertime – it’s the season for baseball, cookouts, and, unfortunately, for some lawmakers to renew tired calls for a massive, job-crushing energy tax increase. Despite the clear fact that Pennsylvania’s impact fee – our tax on natural gas, which has generated $1.2 billion in new revenue – is working, some in Harrisburg continue to be…

Citizens, Legislators and Workers Rally for Atlantic Sunrise

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Several hundred citizens, legislators and natural gas industry workers turned out yesterday to support the critical Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. It was quite a turnout at the Shadowbrook Resort in Tunkhannock, yesterday. Was it the Ma Greenly’s Bar-B-Q? Was it the gigantic flag visible for almost a mile away?…

The Tourism and Petroleum Industries Thrive in America’s Gulf Coast

America’s Gulf Coast states attract people from all over the world to their beautiful beaches. And right alongside a flourishing tourism industry exists a robust oil and natural gas industry, as EID’s latest infographic shows. EID recently took a deeper look at the tourism industries of Florida and Texas, and in this report dives into…

Trial Date Set for Corruption re Wayawanda, NY CPV Power Plant

In September 2016, MDN brought you the sad news that the former head of external affairs and government relations for Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), Peter Kelly, was indicted for bribing New York Gov. Cuomo’s long-time top aide Joseph Percoco to get state approvals for CPV’s $900 million Valley Energy Center natural gas-fired electric generating plant…

O&G (Including Marcellus/Utica) Faces Big Hiring Challenge

A recent story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette points out the ups and downs of working in the oil and gas business. It is a cyclical business–with booms followed by busts. Always has been, always will be. When the shale industry took off some 10 years ago in PA, the industry couldn’t find enough people to…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Bringing jobs back to America’s “forgotten communities”; Lebanon County, PA zoning board denies anti challenge to Mariner East 1; WVNCC hosts oil & gas seminars next week; business and labor groups join hands to support Atlantic Coast…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Court case against nuke subsidies in NY still pending; 10 Utica permits issued last week in OH; oil & gas production goes up in the Utica; Gov. Wolf’s severance tax targets job creators; White House has ‘comforting’…

Stop the Insanity: Broome County Needs NG Advantage

Victor Furman Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist …. ….   Vic Furman talks about the price of obstruction when it comes to a NG Advantage project in Broome County and begs that leaders step up and stop the insanity. Whenever natural gas comes up in New York discussions, truth seems to be the…

To meet climate goals, California should produce more oil, not less

It is often forgotten that California has a robust, century-old oil and gas industry that has helped power the state’s rise into a cultural and economic superpower, all while operating under the strictest environmental regulations in the nation. This is why recent anti-industry attacks from activists suggesting California should curb its oil production are far…

New Marcellus-Fired Electric Plant Coming in Clinton County, PA

It seems like Marcellus gas-fired electric generating plants are popping up faster than early summer dandelions around Pennsylvania. However, appearances can be deceiving. Decisions and plans to build these vitally important energy infrastructure projects aren’t made at the drop of a hat. They take years. For example, we spotted an article about the groundbreaking for…

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