Tagged Safety

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…

Impact Fee Funded Grants Benefit More Pa. Communities

This week, communities throughout the Commonwealth received natural gas impact fee – Pennsylvania’s natural gas tax – funded grants for key environmental and infrastructure projects. Through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, 115 projects, totaling more than $15.7 million were awarded to counties throughout the state. These funds are in addition to the impact fee dollars that…

The Ugly Truth Behind Truthout, the CELDF and Grant Township

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  The truth behind the Grant Township injection well controversy is ugly. The parties taking advantage of the Township are totalitarian wannabes out for power. We previously reported on the story of two Pennsylvania townships that were either hoodwinked, or perhaps willing led astray, by the radical…

What Shale Drilling Has Done for World Peace and Security

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Shale drilling, whether for oil or gas, has made a huge contribution to world peace and security and it’s time we all recognized it and operated accordingly. The importance of shale to world peace and security never was more in evidence than during the last two…

Here’s What Marketplace Missed on Natural Gas Development

Taking a hard turn away from business and economics, NPR’s Marketplace – which claims to focus on “raising the economic intelligence of the country” – ran a one-sided attack on natural gas development last night that does more to scare listeners than inform them of science and facts. The story relies on information from environmental…

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…

No Shame: “Climate Youth Intervenors” a NRDC Gang Gimmick

Keep It Grounded In Fact (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)    There’s no limit to how low the NRDC gang and friends will stoop to oppose oil and gas development but “Youth Climate Intervenors” is a new and really low. On day three of the evidentiary hearings to determine whether Enbridge Energy can construct a…

New Technologies are Transforming the Digital Oil Field

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  New and emerging technologies are continuously expanding boundaries and improving efficiency and safety in today’s oil field.  This past week, I was given a stack of DVDs filled with client videos that needed to be reviewed. Each DVD contained about 2 gigabytes worth of data and was, at the…

Food and Water Watch Is Conning Taxpayers in Every Way

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Food and Water Watch is a completely radical organization that is conning taxpayers by using loopholes in the tax code to operate politically as a charity. Yesterday, one of our readers sent me a news story about Chester County, Pennsylvania election results. The Philadelphia Inquirer article, written by Andrew…

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…

Great Pennsylvania Pipeline News from Both Sides of the State

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Fractivists have delayed and killed some pipelines to the Northeast but they’ve failed to stop Marcellus Shale gas from reaching Maine and Nova Scotia. MDN recently received an email from a subscriber who lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Her land is leased to Range Resources, and she…

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