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  • What Laws Empower Biden and AOC to Ban Fracking?

    01/31/2023 3:31:58 PM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 29, 2023 | Ben Stein
    As you kind people know, I have been writing about the moronic ban on fracking that Mr. Biden promised to impose on our nation almost the moment he was inaugurated. This measure would have cut domestic oil and gas production by more than 35 percent since early 2021. It has caused oil and gas prices to skyrocket as oil and gas became in short supply. We would have to beg countries that hate us for oil. We are already draining our strategic petroleum reserve — a life/or/death military asset — at an alarming rate. As it happened, Mr. Biden “walked...
  • That Was Quick… PA Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro Vows to Crackdown on Fracking and Energy Sector in State – Affecting Thousands of PA Jobs

    11/10/2022 5:02:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 133 replies
    GP ^ | November 10,2022 | Jim Hoft
    According to Jeff Flock there are 500,000 jobs in Pennsylvania linked to the oil sector producing $800 billion to the economy. (That number seems a high) The U.S. fracking revolution has caused natural gas prices to drop 47 percent compared to what the price would have been prior to the fracking revolution in 2013. A 2020 study found that a fracking ban would increase annual household energy costs by over $600 per year.
  • Fetterman again refuses to answer whether doctor will take questions, stumbles through CNN interview

    11/01/2022 11:45:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2022 | Nikolas Lanum
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman would not commit to having his doctor brief the press on his medical records ahead of the upcoming midterm election in a recent interview that saw him frequently stumble over his words. [cut] Fetterman replied that he feels his campaign has been "pretty transparent," [cut] Later in the interview, Fetterman was also asked about his flip-flop on fracking. Pressed on the issue and how to "square" his previous comments against fracking with his current position, Fetterman said during last week’s debate, "I do support fracking, and I don’t, I don’t — I support fracking,...
  • Editorial: Better bet: Despite turbulent Senate race, Oz better prepared to lead

    10/30/2022 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 29, 2022 | The Editorial Board
    Despite deep ideological differences between Mehmet Oz, a right-leaning Republican, and John Fetterman, a left-leaning Democrat, the U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania has mostly skirted the issues. It has been a slugfest, marked by relentless attacks and counter-attacks that generated more heat than light. Mr. Oz hammered on — and sometimes misrepresented — Mr. Fetterman’s criminal justice policies, even though a U.S. senator has nothing to do with state criminal justice and sentencing policies. Mr. Fetterman, in turn, characterized Mr. Oz’s legitimate calls for Mr. Fetterman to release his medical records as mean-spirited and insensitive. His campaign huffed and puffed...
  • Mark Ruffalo Stumps for Kathy Hochul: ‘Doing a Great Job’ Blocking Fracking, Gas Power Plants

    10/30/2022 7:00:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/2022 | Simon Kent
    Disney-Marvel movie star and anti-fossil fuel activist Mark Ruffalo warned Republican candidate for New York governor, Lee Zeldin, to get out of the way of Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul. He based his support on Hochul’s declared opposition to fracking and the construction of new gas power plants, urging Democrats to get the vote out in her name while calling Zeldin “a far right extremist wacko.”
  • General Assembly sends governor legislation that would provide tax credits on hydrogen, natural gas

    10/28/2022 6:34:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 27, 2022 |
    HARRISBURG – The General Assembly has sent the governor legislation that will create a new program to encourage the development of technology to convert fracked gas into hydrogen through $141.6 million a year in tax credits. The approval of House Bill 1059 came over the objections of environmental groups and some Democrats who said that the plan will keep Pennsylvania invested in fossil fuel production for decades even as much of the world turns toward renewable energy. “State lawmakers have clearly not learned from example after example of broken promises,” said former Secretary of Environmental Protection Patrick McDonnell, now the...
  • No Fracking Way: UK Flip-Flops Back To 'Green' Religion Under "Conservative" Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

    10/26/2022 10:27:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 10/26/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Almost as quickly as UK Prime Minister Liz Truss was ousted from office, so too was her (now-temporary) order to resume gas shale fracking - a plan which included offering UK households £1,000 each for allowing the practice in their neighborhoods.According to the Financial Times, her successor - the WEF-sponsored (of "great reset, eat bugs, own nothing and be happy" fame) Rishi Sunak is reversing Truss's order, and reinstating the fracking ban.During his first prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, the new UK prime minister told MPs that he “stands by” the Conservative party’s 2019 manifesto...
  • Fetterman stumbles during debate when questioned about flip-flop on support for fracking

    10/25/2022 8:45:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 25, 2022 8:53pm EDT | Kyle Morros
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman stumbled during Tuesday’s debate with his GOP challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz, after he was asked about prior statements he made in opposition to fracking, a process he now says he has “always supported.” “I’ve always supported fracking and I always believe that independence with our energy is critical, and we can’t be held, you know, ransom to somebody like Russia,” Fetterman said. “I’ve always believed that energy independence is critical and I’ve always believed that — and I do support fracking, never taken any money from their industry, but I support how critical it...
  • My lord, This may be the saddest moment I've ever seen on a debate stage

    10/25/2022 7:01:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 25, 2022
    My lord, this may be the saddest moment I've ever seen on a debate stage.— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) October 25, 2022
  • John Fetterman said he’s ‘always supported’ fracking – he previously said ‘I don’t’ and ‘never have’

    10/18/2022 10:36:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Published 11:05 AM EDT, Tue October 18, 2022 | Andrew Kaczynski and Olivia Alafriz, CNN
    CNN — Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Candidate John Fetterman said in a national television interview last week that he has always supported fracking in his state, but in 2018 Fetterman said he never supported the industry and “never” will. The comments are part of a long and often contradictory series of positions from the Senate candidate on the industry, which provides tens of thousands of jobs and contributes millions to Pennsylvania’s economy. [cut] Said he did not support fracking and never has in 2018 [cut] Called it a “stain” in 2016..
  • With Nord Stream gone, where will Europe get its gas?

    10/02/2022 5:36:16 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 91 replies
    ... Russia supplied around 40% of all the gas consumed in the EU in 2021. Germany is especially reliant on this supply of cheap gas. Gas only generates about 15% of the country’s electricity but many rely on it for heating and it is vital to heavy industries such as petrochemicals that use a lot of energy. Drastic measures are now necessary to secure alternative supplies, reduce gas demand and prepare for the possibility of shortages this winter. The EU’s Save Gas for a Safe Winter program aims to reduce overall gas demand by 15% across the bloc this winter...
  • UK PM Truss introduces energy plan, ends fracking ban

    09/18/2022 10:02:56 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 30 replies
    DW ^ | September 2022 | DW
    British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday unveiled plans to freeze domestic energy bills for two years. Truss also lifted a moratorium on fracking in a bid to secure increased energy supply. The government said it would also review progress towards its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Truss became Britain's prime minister on Tuesday, replacing Boris Johnson. ===== SNIP ===== What is Truss' energy plan? Truss announced a cap on consumer energy bills for two years in a package that could cost around 150 billion pounds ($173 billion, €173 billion). The plan will be funded by government borrowing....
  • Liz Truss vows ‘never again’ on exorbitant energy bills

    09/07/2022 7:45:32 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 59 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/08/2022 | By Ben Riley-Smith
    Liz Truss vows ‘never again’ on exorbitant energy bills Prime Minister pledges to ‘revolutionise’ supply as she takes action to ease household fuel crisis. Britons must never again be forced to pay exorbitant energy bills, Liz Truss will declare on Thursday as she promises more North Sea drilling and ditches the fracking ban.
  • ‘Obsessed with doom’: Greta Thunberg has ‘gone bust’

    08/22/2022 1:18:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Sky News Australia ^ | Aug 22, 2022 | Andrew Bolt
    Sky News host Andrew Bolt says the Greta Thunberg cult has “gone bust”. “A mere child, full of rage, obsessed with doom, totally devoid of any practical solutions – but here she was lecturing the world on how to fuel their 21st century economies,” Mr Bolt said. “Thunberg is now a victim of her own success in scaring people into doing very, very stupid things that we're now paying for.”
  • Will fracking make a comeback in Germany in face of gas crunch?

    08/18/2022 5:41:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | August 18, 2022 | By Stuart Braun
    As the Ukraine war continues, Germany is scrambling to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. Could fracked gas, long taboo in the country, creep into the energy mix? Temperatures might be soaring across Germany but staying warm this winter without Russian gas — which until the start of the Ukraine war supplied over 50% of annual demand — is already a pressing concern. Plans to make up the shortfall, if Russian supplies run dry, are already in place: Higher liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, restarting dormant coal plants, and even delaying the nuclear power phaseout. But most surprising is talk...
  • US Frack Growth Constrained In “Perfect Storm”: Problems of Frac sand and labor shortages, elevated inflation, and limited frac fleets won't be resolved this year.

    07/31/2022 9:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    ZUBU Brothers: Market Knowledge Services ^ | 07/31/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Last week, Halliburton Co.'s CEO Jeff Miller warned hydraulic fracturing equipment is in short supply and could hamper fracking growth. Another oil/gas executive echoed the same warning this week and said bottlenecks could persist through 2023. "Availability of frac fleets is one of main bottlenecks impeding oil and natural as production growth for the next 18 months," Robert Drummond, chief executive officer of fracking firm NexTier Oilfield Solutions, told Reuters. Besides supply chain snarls, Drummond warned that capital constraints would make adding equipment to fields challenging. He said this imbalance could take several years to correct, adding that NexTier has...
  • FLASHBACK: Here's why gas is up $2 since Biden took office (NOT pootski!)

    05/22/2022 6:47:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 5/21/2022 1759 hrs edt | Art Moore
    While the Biden administration continues to insist the record high prices at the gas pump are largely due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a video montage of the president's vows during the 2020 campaign to crush the industry that provides the vast majority of energy, along with his actions on his first day in office, suggest there are other factors in play. In a July 2019 primary debate with his Democratic Party opponents hosted by CNN, Biden was asked, "Would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?" No," he replied. "We would...
  • Putin’s Useful Idiots: How U.S. Climate Extremists Are Funding Russia’s Agenda

    05/19/2022 11:21:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The ^ | May 19 2022 | Victoria Coates and Jennifer Stefano
    The desolation of U.S. energy security has bolstered Vladimir Putin’s dangerous geopolitical aims.Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is illuminating an ugly truth: the anti-fracking war on America’s energy security is being waged by well-funded, radical U.S. environmental groups, as well as interests tied directly to Vladimir Putin. For years, the U.S. government has investigated Russian financial ties to environmental groups that push for ending U.S. fossil fuel production and have successfully shut down fracking sites and pipelines, to the detriment of U.S. workers and consumers. Who benefits? Putin, because the desolation of U.S. energy security has bolstered state-owned Gazprom and his...
  • Oil Prices Top $100, Yet Some Big U.S. Frackers Let Their Production Fall

    05/08/2022 12:10:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Techilive ^ | On May 7, 2022 | Nick J Adam
    Much of the U.S. shale industry recently reported higher profits than in the same quarter a year earlier, but companies aren’t reinvesting more in production—indeed, some have let U.S. output slip as they focus on paying investors. Nine of the largest U.S. oil producers this week said they shelled out a combined $9.4 billion to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases in the first quarter, about 54% more than they invested in new oil developments. Limited spending, supply-chain constraints and harsh winter weather in some regions, analysts said, took a toll on shale production, which has increased only modestly so...
  • Will Iranian Oil Extinguish the Fire in Ukraine?

    04/16/2022 4:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 16, 2022 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Ever since the international community aimed to punish the Iranian regime for its illicit nuclear activities and its support of global terrorism and regional warmongering, Tehran has tried to find ways to sidestep the sanctions regime through money laundering, smuggling and hostage taking. In March 2021, in his new year’s address and three months before installing Ebrahim Raisi as the new president, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave instructions about how to steer the regime away from being vulnerable to sanctions. “Our emphatic advice to the officials of our country, whether those who are now in office or...