Tagged Methane

Lancashire For Shale and Cuadrilla Show Us How to Teach Shale

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   Lancashire for Shale and Cuadrilla produced a great video which does a fantastic job of explaining the geology involved in fracking. Our friends at Lancashire for Shale, along with the good people of Cuadrilla, have put together a marvelous video lesson in geology. This well done video does…

Is Tom Wolf Just Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Bobblehead?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Radical billionaire Tom Steyer threw money at Tom Wolf’s campaign for Pennsylvania Governor. Is he now treating the governor as his personal bobblehead? Ever since Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s trust-funder governor, suddenly decided to pursue a fracking ban within the jurisdiction of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) I’ve…

Conservancies Are for Conservation, Not Politics

George P. Ahearn, Phd Co-founder and Former President and CEO GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.   … The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is doing politics in opposing fracking, not conservation, and it has its facts all wrong, thanks to New York’s Tony Ingraffea. Is the Conservancy of Southwest Florida a real conservation entity or is it a…

Reflecting on 10 Years of Marcellus Shale Development

Pennsylvania Sen. Gene Yaw (R) recently took some time to reflect on the last decade of shale development in Pennsylvania as part of Lycoming College’s Center for Energy and the Future speaker series. While the first Marcellus Shale well may have been drilled in 2004, the shale revolution really didn’t kick off in Pennsylvania until…

Activist Group’s Misleading Map Exaggerates Spills on Public Lands

Anti-fracking activist group WildEarth Guardians (WEG) is out with another misleading public lands campaign, this time with the release of an interactive map that purports to illustrate “rampant” oil and gas related “major undesirable events” on public lands. You might recall that WEG’s public lands focus started earlier this year when it protested a Nevada…

2018 Shaping Up As Extraordinary Year for Pennsylvania

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Dan Markind looks back at the severance tax debate and ahead to elections, LNG exports, a recovering economy and an extraordinary 2018 for Pennsylvania. Last Monday, Governor Tom Wolf signed off on a funding plan for the 2018 Pennsylvania State Budget.  It does not contain a shale…

Fracking Is Killing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Technology

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The EPA is out with its latest greenhouse gas emissions from onshore petroleum and natural gas production data, showing emissions are way down. Thank fracking. The EPA has a neat website tracking greenhouse gas emissions from onshore petroleum and natural gas production. The data shows they’re way down over…

Earthjustice Continues to Spread Fake Facts and Junk Science

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Abigail Dillen, an Earthjustice VP, tries spread dirt by reciting junk science and debunked facts about natural gas and it clearly shows. Those in opposition to natural gas cling to ideas no matter how many times they are discredited. It is the same with anti-vaxers who would rather put…

Vanity Fair’s Accidental Eulogy to #ExxonKnew

Vanity Fair has published a lengthy overview of the #ExxonKnew investigations ahead of the second anniversary of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issuing his first subpoena to ExxonMobil. The article comes at an awkward time for the #ExxonKnew campaign, as the investigations have yet to uncover any evidence of fraud and the campaign in…

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