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Shell Lines Up 3K+ Parking Spaces for Cracker Construction Workers

Believe it or not, Shell previously hired a third-party consultant to perform a traffic study in the area where Shell plans to build a $6 billion ethane cracker in Beaver County, PA. Based on the findings and recommendations of that study, Shell has begun to secure parking spots for construction workers that will descend on…

Study: Appalachia New Gulf Coast for Petchem, WITH Storage Hub

An economic report released yesterday by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that the Appalachian region could become a second center of U.S. petrochemical and plastic resin manufacturing, similar to the Gulf Coast. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley presented the findings at a Capitol Hill press event with lawmakers including Senator Shelley Moore Capito…

New Study: 1 Million New Jobs Coming in Gas/Oil Thru 2035

A couple of weeks ago the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a new study that shows private investment in U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could (and likely will) create over 1 million new U.S. jobs. That is an incredible number! The study also shows that private investment may exceed $1.3 trillion for new oil…

WV/OH Senators Intro Bill to Study Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub

Both West Virginia U.S. Senators, Shelley Moore Capito (Republican) and Joe Manchin (Democrat), along with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, have introduced and co-sponsored a bill to study if and how an ethane storage hub can be constructed in the Marcellus/Utica region. According to Brian Anderson, director of WVU’s Energy Institute, without ethane storage (and pipelines)…

Study Finds Fugitive Methane from O&G 97% Less than EPA Estimates

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Obama/McCarthy reign of terror, far overstepped its charter by seizing power that doesn’t belong to it. Last May the EPA issued new methane rules in a back-door way to try and regulate the oil and gas industry (see EPA Does it Again: Tries to Destroy O&G with…

What’s the Matter with New York?

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  New York State has long passed the tipping point where rational public policy is possible. The reason? The state is hopelessly urban with no grasp of land. I’m often asked by Upstate New Yorkers and residents of other states why New York does such inexplicable things. My answer,…

New EPA Study Indicates Agency Is Greatly Exaggerating Methane Emissions

A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study released last week indicates the agency may be greatly exaggerating oil and natural gas system methane emissions. By using a combination of extractive air sampling and remote optical gas imaging (OGI) tools to analyze 80 pneumatic control systems across eight well pads, the study found oil and…

Blocking Pipelines Destroys Jobs and Raises Energy Prices

Institute for Energy Research …. ….   A Chamber of Commerce study confirms the northeast states fighting against pipelines are losing good-paying jobs and paying extremely high energy prices. In a new report, the Chamber of Commerce quantified the economic and job losses arising from limiting natural gas infrastructure development in the U.S. Northeast where…

Union Leader: Pipelines Are “Asset to Region”

Private investment in U.S. energy infrastructure can create more than 1 million new American jobs by 2035, according to an ICF report released this week. The study, conducted for the American Petroleum Institute, finds that natural gas development will continue to drive significant energy infrastructure investments – and related jobs – for a “prolonged period…

Message to Chesapeake Energy: You’re Not Helping

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Sadly, the failure of Chesapeake Energy to properly resolve disputes with landowners is not helping the natural gas industry; in fact, it’s hurting things. Chesapeake Energy found itself in hot water again last week when allegedly it continued to deduct prior losses from royalty payments due…

Big Pittsburgh Foundation Funds Education for Shale Industry

Seems like every time we talk about Big Money foundations, those foundations (which are tax exempt) are far-left in philosophy and when they fund anything to do with the environment or education or business, it’s always with strings attached that said activity will have an anti-drilling bias. Need money for a new “study” to bash…

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