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  • Democrats’ War on Fracking Will Cost Them in Battleground States. Ohio and Michigan have more than 400,000 shale workers, and Pennsylvania alone has 320,000.

    01/23/2020 4:12:29 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 22, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    Most presidential campaigns feature a familiar refrain: Each candidate promises to create millions of new jobs. The 2020 primaries are unusual in that nearly all the Democratic candidates, including Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg, are solemnly pledging to destroy millions of jobs by ending the shale oil and gas revolution. The Democrats’ war on fossil fuels was on full display at the debate in Los Angeles last month, where Joe Biden, the supposed moderate, was asked if he would rein in America’s shale oil and gas production even if it meant “thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands”...
  • How Europe Made Itself Dependent on Nefarious Oil Powers

    01/20/2020 8:26:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Victor David Hanson
    Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can find it. Europe itself is naturally rich in fossil fuels. It likely has more reserves of shale gas than the United States, currently the world’s largest producer of both oil and natural gas. Yet in most European countries, horizontal drilling and fracking to extract gas and oil are...
  • Tone-Deaf Democrats Risk Handing Western Pennsylvania to Trump

    01/07/2020 4:25:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | January 7, 2020 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- Darrin Kelly, president of the powerful Allegheny-Fayette County Central Labor Council, says that not one of the Democratic candidates running for president has reached out to him to ask about or listen to what union families in western Pennsylvania are looking for in a nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November. "Not one," he says abruptly. That omission is obvious in just about every proclamation about the energy sector coming from the mouths of most Democratic candidates, whether it is Sens. Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's pledging to ban fracking, or former Vice President Joe Biden's recent...
  • North America's Influential Energy Diplomacy

    12/18/2019 4:32:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 18, 2019 | Austin Bay
    Since 2010, the North American fracking revolution has radically affected global energy markets for the better, to the benefit of human beings who prefer prosperity to poverty. Price-setting energy production capability by two politically free and stable economic power houses -- the U.S. and Canada -- has given both nations strategic freedom to maneuver and created an influential diplomatic tool. However, if used wisely, the energy edge that fracking and other enhanced recovery technologies have given Washington and Ottawa is a tool that can benefit human beings in regions threatened by aggressive, dictatorial regimes -- regimes that create instability and...
  • Fuel-guzzling California threatens Trump administration over fracking plan

    12/13/2019 11:58:33 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13,2019 | By William La Jeunesse
    California leads the nation in the consumption of gasoline and jet fuel. The oil and gas industry provides more than 360,000 jobs and fracking helps the sector to pump annually into the state economy more than $55 billion in tax revenues. Yet, today, state officials are threatening legal action after the Trump administration opened 1.2 million acres of federal land to drilling after a six-year moratorium. “The Trump Administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to expose more than a million acres of public land in Central California to drilling and fracking using a patently deficient environment impact study,” said...
  • When Actors Play Scientist on Capitol Hill

    11/22/2019 5:34:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 22, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Celebrity testimony is an age-old political stunt on Capitol Hill. If you want the press at your hearing, you lunge at the chance to have a star athlete, or a famous singer or actor, bring some zing to your issue. Democrats do this better because they have a lot more friends in Hollywood and they're always more willing to push the envelope with silliness. When you want to push your agenda on agriculture to the left and you need attention, you get Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek to testify. Their credentials? They all starred in movies about agriculture....
  • U.S. Shale To Break Records Despite Bearish Rhetoric

    11/19/2019 8:50:04 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 11-19-2019 | Irina
    Crude oil production in the U.S. shale patch is seen rising by 49,000 bpd next month to a record-high daily average of 9.133 million barrels. That’s according to the latest edition of the Energy Information Administration’s Drilling Productivity Report. A month earlier, the EIA estimated that total shale oil production will rise by 58,000 bpd in November from October, to 8.971 million bpd. The latest report, however, pegged the November average at more than that: 9.048 million barrels daily.
  • Earthquake Conspiracy Theorists Are Wreaking Havoc During Emergencies

    11/15/2019 5:56:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    vice/motherboard ^ | Nov 14 2019 | Anna Merlan
    Correct information about possible aftershocks was being conveyed inaccurately, or someone at Homeland Security was getting truly bad information and relaying it. Either way, it was a problem. An earthquake conspiracy theory forum was—or perhaps several of them were—clearly pushing out false and misleading information about what was going to happen next. Earthquake conspiracy theorists aren’t a huge group, but they do exist and have an immense amount of sway over their dedicated fans. They would say they are rogue scientists, unfairly reviled by their more mainstream colleagues for having mastered prediction, the ultimate goal of seismology. They say they’re...
  • New Mexico works ‘proactively’ with oil and gas after earthquakes tied to fracking in West Texas

    10/24/2019 4:25:32 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 23, 2019 | Adrian Hedden
    Hydraulic fracturing could be responsible for an increase in earthquakes in the Permian Basin in West Texas, as oil and gas operations increase during a boom in the region. A study published Tuesday by the University of Texas at Austin suggested the practice, known as fracking, could be linked to earthquakes in the region just across the state border to southeast New Mexico where oil and gas operations also increased dramatically in recent years. Research targeted the Delaware Basin, on the western side of the Permian in Texas and New Mexico which now produces more than 5 million barrels of...
  • Pennsylvania’s gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

    10/23/2019 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2019 | Marc Levy
    For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state. As some of his leading Democratic opponents are calling for a fracking ban, Trump has been eager to cut a contrast, touting his support for a sector he says brings economic benefits to rural pockets and jobs to construction union workers. But pipeline politics might not be so clear-cut. In the suburbs that might be key to his...
  • Prospect of President Warren Spooks Energy Investors

    10/21/2019 3:30:08 PM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 21, 2019 | Ryan Dezember
    Of all the market-moving tweets these days, one in particular from Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren is sending shivers through the oil industry. “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands,” she tweeted on Sept. 6. “And I will ban fracking—everywhere.” Outlawing a technique that energy producers use to blast oil and gas from shale formations would require legislation and spur a torrent of opposition from companies, investors and probably even state governments. Substantial as those hurdles...
  • Company aims to make petroleum brine-based lithium in region (from fracking)

    10/20/2019 11:32:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 22 replies
    The Williamsport Sun-Gazette ^ | 20 October 2019 | Mark Maroney
    For every soldier on the battlefield, electric car battery or guts of a smartphone or solar panel, there is lithium to help power them. Now, a Williamsport-based company has been able to extract the mineral right beneath the region’s feet. Through a patented process, Eureka Resources, headquartered at 454 Pine St., has developed a technique at its Bradford County plant to extract the rare earth mineral — in high demand and short supply in the United States — from wastewater flowback used in the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale. “We’re excited our company that purifies water, salt and...
  • Corrupt Senators Took Ukraine Cash

    10/15/2019 6:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    a group of Democratic senators took cash from a Ukraine lobbyist to push Ukrainian gas interests at the same time the Democrats are pushing the Trump-Ukraine yarn. ... Remember Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner? .. previously been a top fundraiser for John Kerry, who was Secretary of State at the time. And soon after Devon and Hunter joined the Burisma Board, the company channeled $90,000 to a lobbying firm called ML Strategies, which was headed by none other than David Leiter, John Kerry's former chief of staff. That's handy because then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself has visited Ukraine...
  • 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...
  • Cuomo Orders Utility To Pump Imaginary Natural Gas

    10/12/2019 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 12, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Now the Governor has come up with a unique plan to end the stalemate. Using an obscure state law regulating utility companies through the power of the Public Service Commission, Andrew Cuomo (who helped kill the pipeline project) is simply ordering the utility to hook up the gas lines anyway. But there isn’t enough natural gas in the existing pipeline to keep adding more service points. If they continue to hook up new customers, you’re going to see the backpressure in the lines start dropping during peak demand hours. If you look at the configuration of a typical gas furnace...
  • Fracking fan

    10/01/2019 7:39:37 AM PDT · by finnsheep · 11 replies
    EIA ^ | 10/1/2019 | finnsheep
    Article estimates from 2016: " EIA estimates that natural gas production from hydraulically fractured wells now makes up about two-thirds of total U.S. marketed gas production. This share of production is even greater than the share of crude oil produced using that method, where hydraulic fracturing accounts for about half of current U.S. crude oil production."
  • Fracking Ban Rhetoric Might Appeal to Woke Left But It's A Loser For America

    09/26/2019 6:12:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 23, 2019 | Dan Eberhart
    With the 2020 presidential election around the corner, Democrat candidates are laying out what they hope is a winning platform on energy. Climate change is playing a leading role with both MSNBC and CNN hosting major climate forums. In their zeal to cater to the radical wing of the party’s base, many candidates – Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris among them – are calling for a total ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production on public and private lands. While a fracking ban might win some votes among environmental activists, it’s a...
  • The Electability Myth of Joe Biden

    09/15/2019 6:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2019 | Fletch Daniels
    The leftstream media characterization of Joe Biden is that he is moderate, likable, and the most electable Democrat candidate.  He is affable Uncle Joe, the self-made lunchbox-toting common man of the people. In truth, he is none of the above. Joe the Moderate The "Biden as moderate" canard is getting increasingly hard to defend.  On the economy-, car-, and cow-killing $93-trillion Green New Deal, Biden was asked if it goes too far or is unrealistically promising too much. He answered, "No, no it's not." When previously asked if there would be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in his administration, Biden answered,...
  • Elizabeth Warren Promises Day One Executive Order on Fossil Fuel Leases, Pledges to Ban Fracking

    09/06/2019 6:40:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Friday promised to sign an executive order on her first day in office, putting a moratorium on new fossil fuel leases and pledged to ban fracking “everywhere.” Warren promised in a tweet Friday to “sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands” and vowed to “ban fracking — everywhere”:
  • Russians are bit players, especially in North America

    08/05/2019 9:00:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/05/19 | William Kay
    Steve Allan's 'Public Inquiry into anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns' dives down a rabbit hole At the July 4, 2019 launch of Alberta’s Public Inquiry into anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns, Premier Jason Kenney defined the menace as: “...foreign special interests secretively spending tens of millions of dollars to thwart Alberta’s economic development by land locking our energy.”