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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

“Shale Gas Development is a Game-Changer of Huge Proportions”

What They’re Saying: “Shale Gas Development is a Game-Changer of Huge Proportions” | NorthCentralPA.com:

“Shale-Gas Boom Spurs Race”: The boom in low-cost natural gas obtained from shale is driving investment in plants that use gas for fuel or as a raw material, setting off a race by states to attract such factories and the jobs they create. Shale-gas production is spurring construction of plants that make chemicals, plastics, fertilizer, steel and other products. A report issued earlier this month by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC estimated that such investments could create a million U.S. manufacturing jobs over the next 15 years. … “This shale gas development is a game-changer of huge proportions,” said Dan DiMicco, chief executive officer of Nucor Corp., a steelmaker based in Charlotte, N.C. … Because electric utilities often burn gas, that price drop has helped bring down average electricity costs. (Wall Street Journal, 12/27/11)

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The EPA - A ROGUE Federal Agency? - Say it Isn't So!

"That the EPA would blame oil and gas drilling as the reason for including Hood County in the nonattainment area when drilling in this county has declined significantly is just one example where EPA's rhetoric doesn't match reality." - Quote from state Rep Bill Keffer of Eastland.

Read the entire article by Star-Telegram writer Jack Z. Smith by clicking on the following link:
Legislators representing Hood, Wise counties challenge EPA findings | Barnett Shale | Da...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Lights Adorn Chesapeake Plaza in Ft. Worth, TX

Chesapeake Energy's N. Texas facility is adorned with thousands of lights reflecting the Christmas spirit to all who visit it's Cowtown headquarters.


The brightly decorated Chesapeake tower is highly visible to observers approaching
the downtown area of Fort Worth in Tarrant County - the Barnett Shale's largest shale gas producing county.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tainted Water Pushes EPA to Act on Fracking

If it smells bad and tastes strange - it must be tainted, right? Residents of Pavillion, Wyoming; along with Encana Corp and the EPA weigh in on the issues surrounding possible ground water contamination in that area. Click the link below for the complete article.

Tainted water pushes EPA to act on fracking | Barnett Shale | Dallas Business, Texas Bus...

Sunday, December 04, 2011

U.S. Becomes a Net Energy Exporter, Green-Energy Push on Last Legs

Could the push for "Green Energy" possibly be on it's last legs? The following is an interesting article about the U.S. becoming much less dependent on foreign oil and gas. This scenario comes as the result of the latest methods of developing abundant natural shale gas and oil from formations throughout the country.
Read the complete article by Daniel Nestlerode by clicking the link below.

State College, PA - Daniel Nestlerode: As U.S. Becomes a Net Energy Exporter, Green-Energy Push on Last Legs