Tagged Methane

The Curious Case of Anti-Fracking Groups Activity in Nevada

The usual anti-fossil fuel suspects, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), are “searching for water in the desert” with a new lawsuit filed to challenge the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) June sale of oil and gas leases in Nevada, a state with barely any oil and gas activity to speak of. This…

Shale Gas News – September 16, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about severance tax, fracking ban, Utica Shale and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM….

Natural Gas Boats Are Here for Your Next Marine Adventure

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Natural gas vehicles, natural gas tractors and now natural gas boats. Is there nothing that can’t be powered by natural gas to reduce emissions? Seems so. Readers who took a great interest in that sleek new New Holland natural gas powered farm tractor will be thrilled to know…

Pennsylvania Methane Emissions Continue to Fall as Production Rises

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) recently released its “2015 Air Emissions Inventory for Unconventional Natural Gas Operations,” an annual report on emissions from unconventional production, processing operations and compressor stations. And despite some early alarmist reports from anti-fracking PennFuture, the overall news from the report is positive — particularly with regard to methane emissions….

Shale Gas News – September 9, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about severance tax, natural gas tractors, the DALP lawsuit and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting…

DRBC Not Only Corrupt, But Obviously Incompetent

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Strange chaotic things have been going on at the DRBC recently as members have been replaced, damaging info has been leaked and protests needlessly spurred. Yesterday, I noted the rumors I had earlier heard and my suppositions regarding the same appeared to be correct. DRBC folks and friends began leaking word…

PA DEP Report on Emissions Exposes Wolf’s Methane Plan as a Dud

In January 2016 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and his now-fired Secretary of the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), John Quigley, introduced an awful four-point plan to supposedly reduce methane emissions by 40% over the next five years (see PA Gov. Wolf’s Plan to Kill Drilling via Methane Emissions Regs). Even though the plan has not…

New Holland Develops NGT (Natural Gas Tractor)

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   New Holland, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of farm equipment, already has a propane farm tractor and has now developed one that uses methane fuel. It’s being marketed as a “sustainable” farm tractor that burns farm-generated methane, but it can just as easily work off conventional natural…

Methane Emissions Decline As DEP and Fractivist Hype Skyrocket

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Fake news and fake policy are the order of the day with Pennsylvania DEP methane emissions data and fractivist hyperbole surrounding the just released data. Articles at Philly.com (now controlled by the same anti-gas Haas family that is the William Penn Foundation and also funds PennFuture, the Delaware Riverkeeper, the…

Range & PA DEP Settle re Alleged Methane Leak at Lycoming Well

Range Resources and the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) have officially “settled” something we thought was already settled–alleged methane migration from a well Range drilled in 2011. In June 2015, then-Secretary of the DEP, John Quigley, slapped Range with an $8.9 million fine–the largest such fine ever levied by the DEP (see PA DEP…

WVU Study: How CNG/LNG Vehicles Can Lower Methane Emissions

Researchers at West Virginia University have just published a new study that looks at how to reduce methane emissions from LNG (liquefied natural gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas) fleet vehicles in coming years. Today’s heavy-duty natural gas fueled fleet is less than two percent of the total fleet. However, in the next 20 years,…

Taxes and Regulation: The Twin Banes of Natural Gas Development

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Natural gas development isn’t easy. Politicians want to tax it and regulate it. The pols are now in a bind, though, and offering to trade one for the other. Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives continues to struggle with the funding plan needed to balance the $32,000,000,000 state…

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