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  • Biden: You Can Frack For Natural Gas But You Can’t Burn It

    10/26/2020 9:15:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/26/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    In one of the rare instances where the media has bothered to ask Joe Biden about anything of substance, he was forced to give an answer during the last presidential debate about whether or not he was planning on banning fracking. He flip-flopped on that issue yet again, saying that he would not be banning fracking, likely because he’s aware that the polls in Pennsylvania are hanging by a thread at the moment. But as C. Boyden Gray points out this week at Real Clear Politics, Joe Biden’s answer wasn’t just at odds with previous statements by both he...
  • How Biden Will End Fracking Without a Ban. Like Obama, he’d kill the energy industry by a thousand regulatory and legislative cuts.

    10/21/2020 4:19:35 AM PDT · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2020 | Steve Milloy
    Joe Biden is probably telling the truth when he says he won’t “ban” fracking. A president can’t do that by executive order. And even if Democrats seize the Senate, a legislative ban would be politically risky. Far more likely is that a Biden administration would end fracking via indirect means, by taking a regulatory nibble here and a legislative bite there. While Mr. Biden has flip-flopped on fracking, he has consistently pledged to outlaw drilling on federal lands. That would affect 8% of all U.S. oil production, 9% of gas production, and 6% of natural gas liquids production. He has...
  • Companies Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline After Years of Delays. Duke Energy and Dominion Energy said the prospects of a natural gas conduit under the Appalachian Trail remained too uncertain

    07/05/2020 1:30:16 PM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2020 | Katherine Blunt
    The builders of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are pulling the plug on the project as companies continue to meet mounting environmental opposition to new fossil fuel conduits in the U.S. Duke Energy Corp. and Dominion Energy Inc. said Sunday that they were abandoning the proposed $8 billion pipeline—which aimed to carry natural gas 600 miles through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina and underneath the Appalachian Trail—citing continued regulatory delays and uncertainty, even after a favorable Supreme Court ruling last month. Dominion meanwhile said it was selling the rest of its natural gas transmission and storage network to Warren Buffett’s...
  • In Pennsylvania, natural gas industry prepares for battle...(in defense of their industry against a cabal elites)

    03/07/2020 8:50:16 PM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/7/2020 | Salena Zito
    After years of ideologues and elites using the natural gas industry as a punching bag for politics and climate change activism, Nick DeIuliis, the CEO of CNX Resources, one of the largest natural gas producers in Western Pa., has had enough. At a Rotary Club speech in downtown Pittsburgh the blue-collar man who earned degrees in engineering and law, and his job at the top, decided to speak out 'to defend an industry' that has become a regional economic game-changer. ........“Natural gas and manufacturing have been demonized and ridiculed on a consistent and regular basis 'by a cabal of misguided,...
  • Emissions Accomplished -- Trump Wins on Fracking

    02/15/2020 6:42:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American ^ | February 15, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    After three years of apocalyptic wailing and gnashing of environmentalist teeth over President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the job and economy killing Paris Climate Accord, it is ironic that the one country that faces the brunt of criticism from climate change zealots such as Greta Thunberg is leading the world and the European Union in lowering emissions and promoting cleaner energy, such as natural gas, all the while not hurting the economy: Despite shrieks of terror from the left about how President Donald Trump’s presidency threatens the existence of Earth and thus mankind, the fact is that under his...
  • Merkel opposes U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    12/18/2019 9:47:35 AM PST · by NorseViking · 30 replies
    Reuters by Investing ^ | December 18, 2019
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she opposed U.S. sanctions on companies building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because they have extraterritorial effect. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to slap sanctions on companies building the massive underwater pipeline to bring Russian natural gas to Germany, but it was uncertain whether the measures would slow completion of the project.
  • US Congress approves Russia-Europe gas pipeline sanctions

    12/17/2019 11:36:16 AM PST · by NorseViking · 35 replies
    AFP ^ | December 17, 2019
    Washington (AFP) - The US Senate voted Tuesday to slap sanctions on companies working on Russia's Nord Stream pipeline, sending a bill to President Donald Trump that is sure to antagonize European nations counting on the project's natural gas. The measure, inserted into a huge annual defense spending bill, passed 86 to eight after easily clearing the House of Representatives last week. It aims to halt further construction of the $10.6 billion pipeline being built under the Baltic Sea and is set to double shipments of Russian natural gas to Germany. The German-Russian Chamber of Commerce said last week the...
  • Germany tells US to ‘mind its own business’ over Nord Stream 2

    12/13/2019 10:21:59 AM PST · by NorseViking · 27 replies
    Euractiv ^ | December 12, 2019
    Germany on Thursday (12 December) warned Washington to mind its own business after US lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would sanction contractors working on a Russian pipeline to Germany. The EU also opposed sanctions against ‘companies doing legitimate business’. “European energy policy is decided in Europe, not in the US,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter. “We reject external interference,” he said. The €9.5 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline will run under the Baltic Sea and is set to double shipments of Russian natural gas to Germany. The German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK) said the pipeline...
  • With new gas pipeline, Russia's exports flow east

    12/03/2019 2:01:19 AM PST · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2019
    Smiles and waves between Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping on Monday (December 2). Though this isn't just a casual video chat between two of the world's most powerful men, but the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport natural gas from Siberia to north east China - a boost to economic and political ties between Moscow and Beijing and part of Russia's attempt to pivot East, away from the pain of Western financial sanctions imposed over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea. (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "This is a remarkable, genuinely historical event not only for...
  • National Grid Relents in Gas Standoff That Hurt Real Estate

    11/25/2019 10:26:36 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2019 | Michael Gold
    For months, the utility that provides gas to Long Island and parts of New York City refused to activate gas hookups for both new and returning customers, casting some real estate developments into limbo. The utility’s moratorium triggered a political standoff that intensified this month, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a threat: either the company, National Grid, turn the gas on for all its potential customers, or the state would pull its license to operate in southern New York. The threat apparently worked. On Monday, the governor and National Grid announced an agreement that would restore gas service to...
  • California Restaurants Warn Natural-Gas Ban Takes Seared Steak Off the Table

    11/22/2019 5:24:41 AM PST · by karpov · 45 replies
    Bloomberg | November 21, 2019 | Mark Chediak
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here.
  • Cuomo Threatens National Grid: Provide Gas or Lose Your License

    11/14/2019 6:37:48 AM PST · by karpov · 96 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2019 | Michael Gold
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and a utility that provides gas to New York City and Long Island have been locked in a standoff since May, when New York regulators blocked the construction of a $1 billion natural gas pipeline that would have run from Pennsylvania to New Jersey and New York. The utility, National Grid, says the pipeline is crucial to meeting the rising energy demand in the region and has imposed a moratorium, refusing to activate gas hookups for both new and returning customers. On Tuesday, the fight took a sharp turn after Mr. Cuomo threatened to revoke National...
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • EXCLUSIVE-Russia wants short-term gas deal with Ukraine before bypass routes complete

    07/26/2019 8:16:25 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 18 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | July 26, 2019 | Maria Grabar, Vladimir Soldatkin and Alissa de Carbonnel
    * Kiev, allies want Ukraine to remain gas transit route for Europe * Current deal lapses at year-end * Europe stockpiling gas to guard against winter disruption * Russia previously halted transit, accused Ukraine of "siphoning" (Adds Novak quotes in paragraphs 11-12) MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, July 26 (Reuters) - Russia wants to strike a short-term deal with Kiev on gas transit to Europe when the current 10-year agreement expires in order to buy time to complete pipelines that will bypass Ukraine, four sources familiar with Russian thinking said. The current deal with Ukraine lapses at the end of this year. Moscow's stance...
  • Russia looks for Asia LNG buyers to blunt Western sanctions' bite

    07/15/2019 9:51:34 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    Nikkei Asia Review ^ | July 13, 2019 | Tomoyo Ogawa
    MOSCOW -- Russia is boosting Arctic production of liquefied natural gas to counter growing competition from the U.S. while looking to Asia's major energy importers to buffer projects against Washington's ire. Russian gas producer Novatek agreed on June 29 to sell a 10% stake in its Arctic LNG 2 terminal to Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. and state-owned Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. Two Chinese companies -- China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corp. and China National Offshore Oil Corp. -- have a 20% stake in the facility. The terminal is scheduled to go online...
  • Russia forges on with Europe gas project despite US sanctions threat

    05/22/2019 11:25:42 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | May 23, 2019 | Andrea PALASCIANO
    Bovanenkovo (Russie) (AFP) - Deep in the Russian Arctic anticipation runs high ahead of the launch of a natural gas pipeline that has emerged as a source of tensions pitting Moscow and Berlin against Washington. Gas sourced from the giant Bovanenkovo field on the remote Yamal Peninsula far above the Arctic Circle will feed the Nord Stream 2, a multi-billion-euro energy link between Russia and Germany. Critics of the Gazprom-led project -- in particular Washington and Kiev -- say the pipeline aims to increase Europe's reliance on Russian gas and isolate Ukraine, which it bypasses. US Secretary of Energy Rick...
  • US sets world record natural gas production as prices plunge

    04/22/2019 7:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2019 | Chriss Street
    U.S. natural gas production set an all-time world record last week despite prices hitting a new annual low and down 85 percent over the last 14 years. After dominating world natural gas production for 50 years, American production peaked in 1972 at about 21.7 trillion cubic feet.  As annual production slumped to about 18 trillion cubic feet for the next 33 years, prices rose from about $0.59 per thousand cubic feet (tcf) to a record high of $18.95 per tcf in September 2005. But thanks to 80-year-old George Mitchell, who pioneered modern hydraulic fracking techniques in the suburbs of Fort Worth...
  • Greece-Israel-Cyprus agree on East-Med pipeline at 5th Trilateral Meeting

    12/28/2018 1:29:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies ^ | December 20, 2018 | Source: CNA
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Turkey to respect International Law at the Press Conference following the 5th trilateral meeting in Israel with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday... “We have emphasised the need for respect of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. Respecting, in particular, the right of Cyprus to exercise its sovereign rights in its EEZ “. Mr Tsipras went on to underline the need for a just and viable solution of the Cypriot problem with the scrapping of the guarantees on the occupied part of the island and...
  • Feds Discover Largest Oil, Natural-Gas Reserve in History

    12/06/2018 2:26:32 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | December 6, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    The federal government has discovered a massive new reserve of oil and natural gas in Texas and New Mexico that it says has the “largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed.” “Christmas came a few weeks early this year,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said of the new reserve, which is believed to have enough energy to fuel the U.S. for nearly seven years. In all, the new reserve is said to contain 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 46.3 billion barrels of oil, and 20 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids, the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological...
  • Trump to promote U.S. natgas exports in Russia's backyard

    07/06/2017 2:39:06 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 18 replies
    RUETERS ^ | 7/4/17 | Roberta Rampton
    President Donald Trump will use fast-growing supplies of U.S. natural gas as a political tool when he meets in Warsaw on Thursday with leaders of a dozen countries that are captive to Russia for their energy needs.