Tag: hydraulic fracturing

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas: Permits/Compliance Record/PA Bulletin

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | January 20, 2023 PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment – Jan. 21 The following DEP notices were published in the January 21 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Oil & Gas: Permits/Compliance Record/PA Bulletin”

The Sky is Falling (actually commodity prices for methane gas)

Matthew Fox of Business Insider writes in a story on January 22, 2023, Natural gas prices have crashed 50% in less than a month, and now an energy CEO is ringing the alarm Natural gas prices have plunged over the past month as an… Continue Reading “The Sky is Falling (actually commodity prices for methane gas)”

SHALEFIELD STORIES | Revisiting Our Fracking Past

Has anything really improved in the nine years since this was printed? “What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.” Warren Buffett Thanks to Mike Stout of Steel Valley Printers for granting permission to post this PDF copy of “Shalefield… Continue Reading “SHALEFIELD STORIES | Revisiting Our Fracking Past”

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas: Permits/Compliance Record/PA Bulletin

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment The following DEP notices were published in the January 7 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities.  Many of the notices offer the… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Oil & Gas: Permits/Compliance Record/PA Bulletin”

PA HAZARD MITIGATION PLANS: Comments due by January 7, 2023

Counties, PEMA Need to Include a Complete Vulnerability Assessment of all Natural Gas Facilities in Pennsylvania, County Hazard Mitigation Emergency Plans By Cat Lodge, Washington County, Pennsylvania ResidentJanuary 2, 2023 My family’s home is in Washington County and we have more Marcellus and Utica… Continue Reading “PA HAZARD MITIGATION PLANS: Comments due by January 7, 2023”

Pennsylvania Bulletin | Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance | Conventional Oil & Gas Report

DEP Posted 50 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Dec. 31, 2022 PA Bulletin By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | December 30, 2022 Highlights of the environmental and energy notices in the December 31 PA Bulletin—  — Pennsylvania Oil & Gas… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Bulletin | Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance | Conventional Oil & Gas Report”

2022: Disastrous Year for Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania

David Hess offers a sobering recap of the oil and gas industry’s disastrous year in Pennsylvania. PA Oil & Gas Industry Has Record Year: Cost, Criminal Convictions Up; $3.1 Million In Penalties Collected; Record Number Of Violations Issued; Major Compliance Issues Uncovered; Evidence Of… Continue Reading “2022: Disastrous Year for Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania”

Thou Shalt Frac Thy Forests, Parks & Universities!

Ohio lawmakers passed a bill to accelerate drilling and fracking in state parks, and on other state-owned land. The Bill is headed to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk! On December 22, 2022, Julie Grant of The Allegheny Front writes, Ohio bill to spur fracking in… Continue Reading “Thou Shalt Frac Thy Forests, Parks & Universities!”

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Compliance | Permit Notices-Opportunities To Comment

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard – Dec. 10 to 16, 2022 By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | December 17, 2022 Overview The Department of Environmental Protection reported collecting over $1,044,000 in civil penalties for environmental violations related to… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Compliance | Permit Notices-Opportunities To Comment”

UPDATED: Christmas Carols about Fracking

Some of your favorite songs with fracking lyrics for the holidays! Sung to “Jingle Bells” (celebrating the fracking ban in Pittsburgh, Pa) Sung to “Twelve Days of Christmas” (12 days of Marcellus shale deja vu) Sung to “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” (holiday… Continue Reading “UPDATED: Christmas Carols about Fracking”