Tagged Oil

Stick to Music, Rolling Stone

A deeply biased Rolling Stone propaganda piece, which posted online this week, seeks to scare, instill fear and flatly misinform readers about an Indiana County community where anti-energy activists are waging an unconstitutional battle against a local company’s state- and federally approved proposed operations. The so-called “story” is long on inflammatory and provably false claims…

Fracker Keane Group Continues Expansion, Buys RockPile Energy

Keane Group is a Texas-based oilfield services company that provides fracking, wireline and top-hole air drilling services to oil and gas companies in the Marcellus/Utica as well as several other major basins. In January 2016, Keane announced they were buying out Canadian-based Trican Well Service for $247 million (see Oilfield Serv. Co. Keane Group Buys…

ExxonMobil & Employees Contribute More than $50M to Higher Ed

You know how money-grubbing, cheap, careless and in general no-good those Big Oil companies are, right? They only care about themselves. They seek to rape and pillage Mom Earth, keeping piles of gold in their coffers, killing humankind in the process. That’s the picture painted by anti-fossil fuel nuts. Here’s the real picture: In 2016,…

Shale Gas News – May 20, 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 OPEC, the Permian Basin, lateral wells and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas….

How to Battle Fractivists in One Easy Lesson

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     The oil and gas industry has always been focused on production and is rather poor at fighting but Texans for Natural Gas shows how to battle fractivists. The oil and gas industry is notoriously bad (pipeline companies being the worst) and very slow, by tradition, in doing…

New York’s Energy Double Standards: When Home Rule Is Out

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     New York’s energy double standards are on full display right now with a wind project off Lake Ontario. It’s home rule again but the rules have changed. Back in December I wrote a post here about Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo’s ridiculous plan to impose a poorly conceived renewable…

If Government Energy Were All We Had, We’d Be in Blackout Now

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     If government energy policies over the last four decades were all we had depended upon to heat and light our world we’d be living in blackout conditions now. Im not much of a fan of The Hill, whether we’re talking about Congress or the newspaper and blog, the latter…

Pennsylvanians Benefit from Record Natural Gas Production

Pennsylvania held its spot as the nation’s second largest natural gas producing state, with a record 5.1 Tcf of clean-burning natural gas produced in the Commonwealth last year, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Annual Oil & Gas Report. The agency’s report issued this week also shows that as production continues to…

Frack Crew Shortage Hits Nationwide, Including the Marcellus

Once upon a time (in 2013), the oil and gas industry was expanding so rapidly that in places like North Dakota workers at the local McDonalds were getting a singing bonus and making $20/hour. No lie. Workers on drilling rigs and frack crews were paid a premium to keep working. But we became victims of…

Heinz Endowments Attack on Shale Rebuffed by Court

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     The Heinz Endowments has led the attack of the gentry class on economic opportunity in Pennsylvania but was rebuffed by a recent Commonwealth Court decision. Good news! The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court slapped down the Heinz Endowments in a decision released yesterday. No, the Heinz Endowments isn’t mentioned…

Coos County Refuses to Coo for Fractivists

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Coos County voters do not back down to fractivists and reject a measure to ban to construction of the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal. Following what generally was a quiet two weeks for shale news, a major decision came a sparsely populated area of the West Coast…

MDN Guide to the PA DEP 2016 Annual Oil & Gas Report

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) yesterday published its 2016 Oil and Gas Annual Report. This year the DEP has published the report in an interactive, electronic (i.e.online) format ONLY, with a stated purpose “to improve public access to well information.” This is the first time the report has been published electronically. While it’s…

Ultra Petroleum 1Q17 – Holding on to 72K Marcellus Acres, for Now

Ultra Petroleum, based in Houston, TX, is an independent exploration and production (E&P) company mainly focused on drilling in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. Ultra also drills for oil in the Uinta Basin/Three Rivers area in Utah. In addition, Ultra maintains a “non-operated” (someone else does the drilling) position in the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale…

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