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Pittsburgh Suburb Moves to Regulate Seismic Testing by H&H

One of the first steps before a company decides to drill for shale gas (or oil), is to conduct a seismic survey–bouncing sound waves through the rock layers a mile or more down–to “see” what the geology looks like. It helps drillers target locations with the best possibility of success, which is a good thing…

Pro Oil & Gas “Recapitalizes” with PE Firm Intervale Capital

Pro Oil & Gas Services (formerly Pro Oilfield Services) is an oilfield services company (OFS) providing wireline, pumping services, flowback, frac stacks, wireline lubricators and pressure control, surface drilling and more. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX operating in a number of shale plays, including the Marcellus/Utica. We were unaware of the company until…

“Your Energy America” Hits A Nerve with Fake News Fractivists

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  The oil and gas industry dares to speak up for itself with “Your Energy America” and is labeled fake by fractivists; the major purveyors of really fake news.  The oil and gas industry has made technological advances in the past decade that have reduced risks, operational costs and environmental…

New Study Finds Fracking, Wastewater Injection Rarely Linked to Seismicity

A new University of Alberta study asks whether increased oil and gas production — specifically the hydraulic fracturing that made it possible and wastewater injection that is part of the day-to-day production process — leads to widespread increased induced seismicity rates. Contrary to the anti-fracking movement’s alarmist narrative, the answer is a resounding “no.” The…

‘Peak Gas’ Theories Now Relegated to Tinfoil Hat Brigade

Once upon a time, so-called smart people thought oil would run out at some point (“peak oil” theorists). Such theories have been around since the 1880s, the begging of oil! In the modern era those theories renewed again in the early 2000s. And since then, some have lumped natural gas in with it as well….

True Colors of Politicized NY DEC Evident on Agency Website

The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York (IOGANY), sent an email last Friday to members alerting them to the profound bias evident for all to see on the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website with respect to renewable vs. fossil fuel energy. It seems the DEC has been politicized by Gov. Andrew…

Shale Gas News – June 24, 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 top producers, oil prices, longest Marcellus well and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural…

Fractivists Use Pennsylvania Supreme Court As Weapon

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Fractivists have succeeded (barely) in employing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as a disruptive weapon against natural gas development in the Commonwealth. As they so often do, radical environmentalists are creating chaos and confusion; this time in Pennsylvania. As MDN reported, earlier this week the Pennsylvania Supreme…

Radical Enviro Groups Ask FERC for Full Investigation of ET Rover

Here is a short list of radical environmental groups that are despicable and loathsome in every sense of the word: Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks, Freshwater Accountability Project, Friends for Environmental Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous Iowa, Keep Wayne WILD, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Ohio River Citizens’ Alliance, and Oil Change International. They have…

RINOsaurs Enlist Help from Big Oil to Push Insane Carbon Tax

A group of creaking, tottering old RINO (Republican in Name Only) dinosaurs (i.e. RINOsaurs) left the golf course long enough to lobby President Trump on the insane idea of a so-called “carbon tax” back in February (see RINOsaurs Lobby Trump to Enact Socialist “Carbon Tax”). Two of them were from the Ronald Reagan Administration–George Shultz…

100% Renewable Energy Plan: Junk Science at Its Best

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  A new retort to a 100% renewable energy plan exposes all of the flaws with the assumptions the author made to prevent ill-advised legislation. Politicians, like all actors, thrive to be center stage and maintain their celebrity status on key issues. They’ll disregard the facts with abandon to secure an audience and hype up pretty…

Cabot Celebrates Decade of Milestones in Susquehanna County

George Stark Director, External Affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas . .. It’s been a decade of milestones since Marcellus Shale brought Cabot to Susquehanna County. WNEP’s Power to Save looks back at the benefits to the community. Earlier this month we announced something pretty incredible: since beginning operations in Susquehanna County, Cabot has paid…

Marcellus/Utica Region Could Support 4 More Crackers, but Will It?

In March of this year, the Team Pennsylvania Foundation released a report called “Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing” (see PA Study Finds Marcellus/Utica Can Support 4 More Ethane Crackers). The report is derived from a comprehensive study conducted by powerhouse oil & gas consulting firm IHS Markit. According to the report, Pennsylvania…

OH Supremes to Decide if Landowner Getting Free Gas can End Lease

Here’s a case in Ohio that has the potential to impact Utica Shale, as well as conventional, leases. According to OOGA (the Ohio Oil and Gas Association) it has the potential to affect “the validity and viability of thousands of oil and gas leases across the state.” In brief, a conventional gas well was drilled…

Anti-Fracking Activists Indoctrinating Kids in U.S. Schools

An ongoing effort by a prominent anti-fracking group to weave the narrative that oil and gas industry energy education programs are being used to push pro-industry propaganda got some media traction last week. This struck us as more than a bit ironic, considering that the media (not surprisingly) has largely ignored numerous examples of anti-fracking…

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