Tag: natural gas

GUEST POST: Widespread Natural Gas Electric Generation Failures – Christmas ’22

“During the emergency, wind produced more than double what PJM had planned on.” Tom Rutigliano, Natural Resources Defense Council Image: Climate Reality Project PJM’s Preliminary Review of Christmas Storm Electric Generation Failures Shows Natural Gas Units Failed to Provide Power at Over Triple the… Continue Reading “GUEST POST: Widespread Natural Gas Electric Generation Failures – Christmas ’22”

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”

CHRISTMAS GIFT: Solar Shined While Gas Froze Up Again

On January 9, 2023, reporter Anya Litvak wrote about the latest energy crisis during brutal winter weather over the Christmas weekend: A perfect (winter) storm brings lessons for gas producers and the electric grid The brutal, unrelenting cold that lasted for several days over… Continue Reading “CHRISTMAS GIFT: Solar Shined While Gas Froze Up Again”

Natural Gas Prices Crashing

The natural gas commodity price dropped to $4.48 on January 1st, 2023, forecasting good news for US gas consumers! Source: https://www.cnn.com/business/markets/commodities No Fireworks for Natural Gas Futures as February Slips Further; Permian Cash at Record Lows December 30, 2022 – Natural gas winter futures… Continue Reading “Natural Gas Prices Crashing”

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”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Tale of Two Townships and a Decade of Fracking Issues in America 2011-2022

Southwestern PennsylvaniaIn the Spring of 2011, Chesapeake Appalachia LLC was the first oil and gas producer to drill an unconventional Marcellus Shale well in Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Yet, while large drilling sites are multiplying in Union Township, there are still no unconventional… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Tale of Two Townships and a Decade of Fracking Issues in America 2011-2022”

Massive Leak at Gas Storage Area in Western PA

The Rager Mountain Gas Storage Area leak in Cambria County is proving difficult to stop, while bringing worrisome comparisons to the Aliso Canyon and Powhatan Point incidents, where huge volumes of methane reached the atmosphere. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas that contributes… Continue Reading “Massive Leak at Gas Storage Area in Western PA”

Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV

Our home electric and gas utility bills arrived in late October. Total: $38.67 Image: Electric bills for 12 month period = $290.44$24.20 average per month includes EV charging It’s been over a year since we upgraded our home heating and cooling system from an… Continue Reading “Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV”

PA Senate, House Pass Massive, 20-Year Taxpayer Subsidies for Fracked Gas, Hydrogen & Petrochemicals

Passed in Hours with No Public Accountability or Environmental Safeguards By David E. Hess | PA Environment Blog | October 27, 2022 On October 26, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported out House Bill 1059 (Hickernell-R-Lancaster) after amending it to provide $106.6 million in annual… Continue Reading “PA Senate, House Pass Massive, 20-Year Taxpayer Subsidies for Fracked Gas, Hydrogen & Petrochemicals”

Explainer: Why US Natural Gas Prices Have Soared

There are four things to take into consideration. “The primary reason natural gas was at $2/MMBtu two years ago is that the 2019-2020 winter was one of the warmest on record. That meant that we exited the winter with natural gas storage levels at… Continue Reading “Explainer: Why US Natural Gas Prices Have Soared”