Tagged Safety

New Penn State Wastewater Study Focuses On a Long Corrected Issue

Penn State University recently released a study claiming to find evidence of “lasting environmental damage” in Conemaugh River Lake it claims is attributable to Marcellus Shale wastewater treated at two centralized waste treatment (CWT) facilities. The study concludes that “regulatory agencies should develop and apply more restrictive effluent discharge limits for CWT plants that protect…

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…

Who Else Finances the Delaware Riverkeeper and Why?

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  A loss in court this week raises serious questions of who else, beside elitist foundations opposed to oil and gas, finance the Delaware Riverkeeper and why. The Delaware Riverkeeper has lost another one in Federal Court but the real question is why it brought the case at all….

IEA: U.S. Could Be World’s Top LNG Exporter by 2022

Previous EID posts have noted how the rapid expansion of American shale gas production is making the U.S. a major player in the world of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Now, transnational organizations are taking notice and pointing to a new era of American LNG that will reduce emissions, increase energy security and remake energy markets….

Neutralize Opposition? It’s About Time the Pipeline Industry Fought Back!

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  The gentry class is upset if StateImpactPA’s article is any indication. The pipeline industry is finally getting smart and proposes to neutralize opposition. When StateImpactPA reports, the gentry class speaks. Funded by the elitist Haas and Heinz families, it virtually screamed Thursday with a story about Sunoco Logistics hiring…

3 MarkWest Utica “Build-Out” Pipeline Projects Now Up & Running

In February MDN reported that Marathon Petroleum had begun to build a 49-mile condensate pipeline, called HALI–the Harpster to Lima Pipeline (see Marathon Begins to Build New 49-Mile Utica Pipeline in Ohio). The purpose of the project is a pipeline “for efficient and safe delivery of condensate from the Utica Shale to refineries where it…

Banning Fracking Puts PC Politics Before Local Benefits

American Energy Alliance …. ….   States which ban fracking, such as Maryland and New York, are denying their citizens the rewards and local benefits that come with shale development. The economy-wide, macro-scale benefits of hydraulic fracturing have been well-documented and are indeed palpable in our everyday experiences in the form of noticeably more affordable energy….

Evicted Anti-Fracking Protest Goes Underground – Literally

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  When an anti-fracking protest camp is evicted from the premises of an English drill site, they chose to dig in and build tunnels.  Digging a hole is hard work. Last summer, I needed to dig out some old, never identified object from my back yard that had collapsed and…

Those Who Would “Protect the Children” Endanger Them

Keep It Grounded In Fact (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)    There are none more threatening to the lives of children than the voices of extremism who would destroy life as we know it to “protect the children.” Anti-pipeline activist Cherri Foytlin—state director of Bold Louisiana and one of the organizers of a new “resistance camp” protesting construction of…

Marathon Completes 49-Mile Utica Condensate Pipeline in Ohio

In February MDN reported that Marathon Petroleum had begun to build a 49-mile condensate pipeline, called HALI–the Harpster to Lima Pipeline (see Marathon Begins to Build New 49-Mile Utica Pipeline in Ohio). The purpose of the project is a pipeline “for efficient and safe delivery of condensate from the Utica Shale to refineries where it…

Stanford Geophysicist Obliterates Sierra Club Lies re Fracking

Last week Stanford University held their annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit debate. Mark Zoback, head of Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative (after teaching geophysics at Stanford for 30 years) said of course fracking is safe, and beneficial. On the other side of the debate was a loopy anti-fracker from the abominable Sierra Club. Zoback verbally spanked…

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…

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