Horizontal Drilling and Fracking are Dominant in the Oil & Gas Industry

June 9, 2019

Horizontally drilled wells dominate U.S. O&G production From an Article by Kallanish Energy News, June 7, 2019 Wells drilled horizontally into tight oil and shale gas plays continue to account for an increasing share of crude oil and natural gas production in the U.S., the Energy Information Administration said Thursday. In 2004, horizontal wells accounted [...]

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Natural Gas Industry Pipelines are Not Safe Unfortunately

June 8, 2019

Landslides and explosions spark fear in pipeline country From an Article by Mike Soraghan, E&E News — Energywire, June 4, 2019 MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — TransCanada Corp. CEO Russ Girling pledged “years of safe, reliable and efficient operation” last year when his company launched the Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline. Five months later, it blew up, [...]

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WV Supreme Court Decides Drillers Need Approval of Surface Owners to Reach Adjoining Properties

June 7, 2019

Supreme Court sides with property owners; companies have no right to get natural gas without permission From an Article by David Beard, Morgantown Dominion Post, June 5, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Surface owners scored a victory over natural gas developers in a ruling handed down by the state Supreme Court on Wednesday. The court unanimously [...]

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Divesting of Fossil Fuel Investments is Rational Behavior Now

June 6, 2019

The case for divestment for your consideration Essay by Carl Bucholt, Manchester Journal, May 31, 2019 The word “divestment” appears frequently in the news, often in the context of climate change. I’d like to explain what divestment means and make a case for why it’s important. To “divest” is to get rid of something. The [...]

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Residents Near Well Pads Prevail in PA Supreme Court

June 5, 2019

State Supreme Court: Washington County residents’ testimony was proper for well pad denial From an Article by Gideon Bradshaw & Scott Beveridge, Washington PA Observer Reporter, June 4, 2019 Mickey Gniadek said he left his house in Union Township and spotted a white cloud hovering a little more than a yard above an EQT frack [...]

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Proposal for LNG Export Terminal Shocking to Delaware & South Jersey

June 4, 2019

Plans for LNG Terminal in South Jersey Kept Under Wraps, Enviro Group Says From an Article by Jon Hurdle, NJ Spotlight, June 3, 2019 Plans to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at Gibbstown in Greenwich Township, Gloucester County have not been fully disclosed to the public by regulatory agencies or by the developer [...]

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Trump is Putting our Longer Term Future At Great Risk

June 3, 2019

Future of earth’s climate put at risk by Trump’s administration Letter to Editor by Larry Harris, Morgantown Dominion Post, June 2, 2019 The news has been full of stories of disastrous weather events of late: Heavy rainfall followed by floods in the Midwest; increased numbers of tornados, high temperatures, melting ice packs and so on. [...]

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Can Federal Programs be Twisted to Guarantee the Ethane Storage Hub?

June 2, 2019

Appalachian gas storage hub seeks federal clean energy loan guarantee From an Article by Kathiann M. Kowalski, The Conversation, May 31, 2019 A proposed petrochemical feedstock hub could expand markets for natural gas liquids in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. Several environmental groups are considering legal options if the Trump administration approves $1.9 billion [...]

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“Climate Change” is Becoming the “Climate Apocalypse” Around the World

June 1, 2019

Climate ‘apocalypse’ to leave Scotland with abandoned villages, doomed forests and no birdsong within decade From an Article by Harry Cockburn, The Independent (UK), May 30, 2019 Warming world and commercial pressures are putting country at risk of severe degradation, Scottish Natural Heritage warns. Scotland faces numerous catastrophic impacts from the climate crisis which could [...]

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Another Ill Concieved Marcellus Mission to China by WV Bureaucrats

May 31, 2019

China Energy requests meeting with state officials in China From an Article by Jeff Jenkins in MetroNews, May 29, 2019. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A delegation made up of mostly state government officials will travel to China and Japan later this week for what’s being called a business development mission. State Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch will [...]

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