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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Scientists debate human involvement in climate change during panel

Thought Piece For Judith Curry, one of the two climate science skeptics on the panel, the idea that an increase in carbon automatically increases the earth’s temperature is too simplistic. She said earth has many complex systems and there could be other factors playing into climate change that we don’t yet understand, wrote Jake Jarvis. “The [...]

By | 2018-06-25T22:14:05+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

FCC Chairman Still Receiving Threats Over ‘Net Neutrality’

Thought Piece FCC Chairman Still Receiving Threats Over ‘Net Neutrality’ This is a very troubling story, especially for a democracy like the US. How dare any group harass and threaten the family of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai? As a veteran of the Open Access battles of 1999-2001, I freely admit I think that the whole “Net [...]

By | 2018-06-25T22:06:56+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Communication, 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Cost-Benefit Reform at the EPA

Thought Piece Cost-Benefit Reform at the EPA: Under Obama, the EPA juked the numbers to justify costly regulation. It is about time that the EPA returns to the fiscal discipline of cost and benefit analysis, after 8 years of torturing the numbers and changing basic definitions while choosing its preferred reports, studies, University, and scientific authors. [...]

By | 2018-06-25T21:42:27+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments