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  • Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal

    02/17/2019 1:53:26 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    New York now imports nearly all of its gas even though part of the Marcellus Shale, one of the biggest and most prolific sources of natural gas in the country, extends into the state’s Southern Tier region. To get an idea of how much gas the state might have been able to produce from the Marcellus, New Yorkers can look across the state line to Pennsylvania, which now supplies about two-thirds of the gas consumed in New York. At the end of 2018, Pennsylvania drillers were producing about 18 billion cubic feet of gas a day. That’s more gas than...
  • Bill calls for carbon-free electricity in NM by 2045 (Power by sun, wind, rainbows & unicorn farts)

    02/08/2019 2:34:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 51 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 7, 2019 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham threw her support behind a comprehensive energy bill Thursday that could pave the way to a 100 percent carbon-free electric grid in New Mexico by 2045. Senate Bill 489, co-sponsored by Democratic lawmakers Mimi Stewart and Jacob Candelaria in the Senate and Nathan Small in the House, sets aggressive requirements for public utilities to acquire renewable resources over the next 20 years while eliminating all carbon-emitting generation. It also authorizes the use of bonds for Public Service Co. of New Mexico to pay for costs associated with closing the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington...
  • Bill would freeze fracking permits during impact study(NM Environuts find way to pluck Golden Goose)

    02/05/2019 10:16:28 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    While driving at night through Counselor, on U.S. 550, the horizon takes on a dusky illumination, almost like daylight, said Samuel Sage, a member of the Navajo Nation’s Counselor Chapter House, at a news conference. Bright light flares from natural gas being burned off as part of oil and gas production have become increasingly common in northwestern New Mexico, particularly since 2013 said Sage. Sage was among several environmental advocates who gathered at the state Capitol in support of a bill that, if passed, would create a four-year moratorium on any new state permits for hydraulic fracturing — a type...
  • With deep freeze still on, MN utility asks customers to turn down thermostats

    02/01/2019 5:40:32 AM PST · by finnsheep · 75 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | Jan 31, 2019 | Smith, Hughlett, and Reinan
    "The brutal cold gripping Minnesota made itself felt in tens of thousands of living rooms Wednesday as Xcel Energy resorted to asking customers to turn their thermostats down to 63 degrees to conserve natural gas. The request to Xcel’s more than 400,000 customers came as the utility strained in the sub-zero temperatures to keep up with heating demand. And a few Minnesotans dealt with the nightmare of having no heat at all. About 150 homes in the Princeton area, about an hour north of Minneapolis, lost natural gas service about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. In response, Xcel asked about 12,000 customers...
  • Michigan Natural Gas Shortage Closes Auto Plants

    02/01/2019 5:34:18 AM PST · by finnsheep · 33 replies
    the drive.com ^ | Jan 31, 2019 | Chris Tsui
    temperatures as well as a fire at a compressor station in Macomb County. "As of Wednesday evening, GM employees were told to stay home from its assembly plants in Orion, Flint, Lansing Delta Township, Lansing Grand River, and a number of other stamping and transmission plants. Warren Tech Center employees are also taking the day off. The automaker has not announced when work would resume but Consumers Energy is asking Michiganers to cut back on the natural gas use until at least the end of the workweek."
  • Trump Looks To Neutralize Pipeline Opponents

    01/28/2019 4:15:51 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-28-2019 | Irina
    The White House is preparing measures that will reduce states’ powers over the approval or ban of new energy projects, notably oil and gas pipelines, Bloomberg reported last week, citing three unnamed sources in the know. The implications of such measures would be bad news for a state such as New York, which has already put the brakes on a natural gas pipeline, but they could be good news for consumers. Last week, FreightWaves.com reported that residents of the Northeastern states are being increasingly burdened by high electricity bills coupled with unreliable supplies, the root cause of which is the...
  • Can You Run A Car On What Comes Out Of Your Butt?

    01/27/2019 6:01:57 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    jalopnik.com ^ | 1/10/14 | Jason Torchinsky
    Good news, ass-havers! The answer is yes. Even better news is that the vast majority of what's likely to be expelled from your butt has potential to run a car, which is likely the best use for anything that comes out of any butt anywhere. So let's see how this ass-power works. ….... two of the most common forms of ass ejecta, flatus and feces. From these two human exhaust products, there's two primary elements that can be harvested to use to run a car: methane and hydrogen. 100ml isn't a hell of a lot— in fact, it's about 0.026...
  • Oil and gas industry on edge (NM radical green Dems plan to rein in industry)

    01/22/2019 10:33:27 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 21, 2019 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    New Mexico’s oil and gas industry is facing significant regulatory reforms under the state’s new Democratic-dominated government, and it’s got producers on edge. That includes potential legislative amendments to New Mexico’s Oil and Gas Act to let the state Oil Conservation Division directly impose penalties and fines on operators who violate environmental laws, plus statutory changes in leasing policies to allow royalty rates for production on state lands to rise from 20 percent to 25 percent. The state’s first rules and regulations to control methane emissions in oil and gas operations are also on the horizon. “Folks down here are...
  • Greece-Israel-Cyprus agree on East-Med pipeline at 5th Trilateral Meeting

    12/28/2018 1:29:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    TornosNews.gr ^ | 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...
  • Poland's goal of ditching Russian natural gas bolsters American LNG and Trump's energy agenda

    12/24/2018 11:14:36 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | Dec 19, 2018 | Tom Dichristopher
    Poland took another step towards weening itself off Russian energy supplies on Wednesday by signing a 20-year agreement with San Diego-based Sempra Energy to import U.S. liquefied natural gas. In the coming years, Warsaw plans to replace Russian gas with pipeline supplies from Norway and shipments of LNG, or gas super-chilled to liquid from for transport by sea. This is a big deal," said Assistant Secretary Francis Fannon, who heads the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Energy Resources. Fannon told CNBC's "Power Lunch" that Poland is "stepping up and answering the call on energy security" for Europe.
  • 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...
  • Why Putin’s Game Of Russian Roulette With Ukraine Is A Big Deal

    11/29/2018 4:07:00 AM PST · by tlozo · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 27 2018 | Douglas V. Mastriano
    In a stunning sequence of events, the Russian military opened fire then seized three Ukrainian navy vessels in an unprovoked attack on the Black Sea last Sunday. In the melee, several Ukrainian sailors were wounded and 24 captured. Moscow followed up this flagrant act of war by parading the sailors on Russian television to give clearly coerced confessions of guilt. This attack is but the latest escalation in the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine that has been churning since 2014. It’s also the first great test for the Trump administration regarding Russia and one that will have lasting consequences on...
  • Memo to environmentalists: Natural gas fracking helps LOWER U.S. carbon emissions

    11/23/2018 12:44:14 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/23/18 | USA Features
    Fact Check: Left-wing extremists in the American environmental movement have never met a carbon-based fuel they like, despite the fact that were it not for carbon-based fuels, we would all still be living in the 19th-century. Their narrative, of course, is that all carbon-based energy is bad, and that the United States in particular, with our outsized economy and radically improved quality of life, is destroying the planet with our carbon emissions. Except that we’re not.
  • Ryan Zinke: Naval blockade is an option for dealing with Russia

    09/29/2018 2:16:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | John Siciliano
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the U.S. Navy can blockade Russia if needed to keep it from controlling energy supplies in the Middle East as it does in Europe. "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open..." Zinke said on Friday at an industry event in Pittsburgh hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance. He was there to explain why hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the shale energy boom has given the U.S. an edge over its rivals Russia and Iran, by making the U.S. less dependent on foreign sources of energy....
  • Police: Gas emergency ignites fires across Andover, North Andover, Lawrence MA

    09/13/2018 2:35:39 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 221 replies
    Eagle Tribune ^ | 9/13/2018 | Kiera Blessing
    Multiple explosions in the Lawrence, MA area.
  • Rick Perry cheers first natural gas export terminal on East Coast

    09/05/2018 6:48:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07.26.18 | John Siciliano
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday christened the first natural gas export terminal on the East Coast, at the Cove Point facility in Maryland outside of Washington. “We can become a reliable competitive alternative anywhere in the world, and we will,” Perry said in remarks opening the second natural gas export terminal in the country. Energy exports are key to Trump’s “energy dominance” agenda, and Perry said the president fully supports the new terminal. “This president understands the power of energy and he is eager to unleash our bounty to the world, which is why he is so supportive of...
  • NM revenue levels soar; $1.2 billion in ‘new’ money projected (from O&G and fracking)

    08/22/2018 4:49:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 22, 2018 | Dan Boyd
    After several cash-lean budget years that prompted spending cuts and other austerity measures, a big revenue boom has hit New Mexico. State lawmakers will have an estimated $1.2 billion in “new” money available in the coming budget year due to unprecedented oil production levels and overall economic growth, according to new revenue figures released today by legislative and executive economists. “This spike is unprecedented,” Legislative Finance Committee chief economist Jon Clark told members of a key legislative panel during a meeting in Taos. “We’re relying on the oil industry more than we ever have before.” The eye-opening revenue figure —...
  • Federal ruling affects Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through national forest

    07/27/2018 6:53:37 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | July 27, 2018 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal appeals judges ruled two key federal approvals don’t provide adequate protection on the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through the Jefferson National Forest, which includes Monroe County. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups had challenged approvals by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management over a 3.6-mile segment of the pipeline’s route through the national forest. The Mountain Valley Pipeline gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in mid-October. The $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline would extend 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline over 303 miles to transport West Virginia natural gas into...
  • Energy Group: Highest-Ever U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Liquids Production

    07/22/2018 11:18:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21,2018 | Penny Starr
    The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its monthly statistical report on Thursday, revealing the highest-ever production of U.S. crude oil and natural gas liquids in June. During that month, production of crude oil hit 10.7 million barrels per day (mb/d), and production of natural gas liquids hit 4.2 million barrels per day, . “Record production of U.S. crude oil and natural gas liquids last month highlighted the strength of our nation’s energy renaissance,” Dean Foreman, API chief economist, said in the announcement of the report. “U.S. oil production has supplied all of the growth in global oil demand so far...
  • Trump opposes Nord Stream II Gas Pipeline, questions Germany

    06/13/2018 1:57:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Anadolu Energy Agency ^ | Apr 2018 | Murat Temizer
    The U.S. President Donald Trump objected to the Nord Stream II natural gas pipeline to carry Russian gas to Germany through the Baltic Sea prior to a working lunch with the heads of the Baltic States. In April, Trump met with the presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in the White House to discuss energy and security issues. "Germany hooks up a pipeline into Russia, where Germany is going to be paying billions of dollars for energy into Russia," said Trump and added, "And I’m saying, “What’s going on with that? How come Germany is paying vast amounts of money...