Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1

Thought Piece CASTLE DALE, UT - OCTOBER 9: Emissions rise out of three large smoke stacks at Pacificorp's 1440 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 in Castle Dale, Utah. It was announced today that the Trump administration's EPA will repeal then Clean Power Plan,that was put in place by the Obama administration. [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:36:48+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

America’s Oil And Gas Boom Is Spreading Through The Country

Thought Piece As we watch the slow, tortuous process of England approving its first hydro-fracking well, it is worth mentioning that “America’s Oil and Gas Boom is Spreading Through the Country.” There is a very understandable reason for this economic boom: As Simon Lack has pointed out: “The US is virtually the only shale producer because [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:54:45+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Oil’s New Technology Spells End of Boom for Roughnecks

Thought Piece Technology has undermined one of the last high-paying blue-collar jobs: “You can’t just start out swinging and hauling iron anymore.” Natural gas is a long, long, wide, clean, and ample bridge fuel, because it has continued to innovate by employing advanced technology and what is being called “digital data twin.” Also, there is the [...]

By |2018-07-20T16:11:29+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Five Things To Know About New EDF Methane Study

Thought Piece "It’s final. The EDF has revealed itself to have totally lost its objectivity, if not its media credibility: Even the Wall Street Journal has taken the new EDF report at face value. In fact, I wrote the author of the Journal piece, Tim Puko, an email last night protesting the lack of critical review [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:52:08+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

LNG Projects Happening Across World Equal Opportunity Here at Home

Thought Piece This is a thoughtful, informed piece about LNG growth internationally. As usual, writing with clarity and research depth, Tom Shepstone has reported on NG, LNG, economics, economic development and legal issues related to the Marcellus and beyond. Tom looks at LNG development in places like Croatian and already announced agreements with Japan, China, and [...]

By |2018-06-25T22:57:27+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The Pope’s Misguided War On Fossil Fuels

Thought Piece A humble Pope is a worldly Pope. Just like a humble scientist is a wise scientist. Let's admit that there are many, many people in the world (including the Pope) who haven't accepted the fact that the planet will always face an uncertain future, with imperfect measurements, and with imperfect knowledge, humans, and politics. [...]

By |2018-06-25T22:50:13+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

FERC Denies Rehearing Request for Mountain Valley Pipe 3-2

Thought Piece Thinking like the majority of FERC Commissioners ruled, I disagree with the Blue Virginia’s editorial response to the ruling, but I am quite impressed by the Marcellus Drilling News publisher, Jim Willis: He included the “Blue Virginia” response in his FERC approval piece and gave Lowell Feld the last word. There is something civil [...]

By |2018-06-25T22:41:59+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The Undermining Role and Unfair Influence of Tax-Exempt Foundations

Thought Piece Thanks to Tom Shepstone for this piece about the large Foundations and their path to political and environmental activism. “Tax-exempt foundations, especially supposed charities, are undermining our energy security and exercising completely unfair influence over government policy. A new study, financed by a foundation itself, is out from Northeastern University that provides some much [...]

By |2018-06-25T22:21:19+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The Climate-Change Tort Racket

Thought Piece The Climate-Change Tort Racket: Liberal cities join the contingency-fee bar to shake down oil firms. I had another nightmare last night about Global Warming (aka Climate Change), that US cities started suing national and international energy companies on the thinnest of legal precedent. Then, I woke up and remembered that San Francisco, Oakland, New [...]

By |2018-06-25T21:48:24+00:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Southpointe Event Focuses on M-U NGL Storage Hub

Thought piece Today in Marcellus Drilling News, Jim Willis published a great piece on ethane crackers, storage hubs, and economic development for Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In particular, Jim does a great job connecting the dots between the technological and economic complexity of shale production and its distribution. The Appalachian Basin is starting to provide [...]

By |2018-06-25T21:41:17+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments