Tag: oil and gas

UPDATES: Major Train Derailment Causes 50-Alarm Fire in Eastern Ohio

A Norfolk Southern train with 3 locomotives pulling 150 cars derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, 20 miles west of Zelienople, PA and 15 miles south of Youngstown, Ohio. The train was 9,300 feet (1.76 miles) long. Twenty out of the… Continue Reading “UPDATES: Major Train Derailment Causes 50-Alarm Fire in Eastern Ohio”

Chevron: “War Profiteering”

Jake Johnson writes on Common Dreams January 27, 2023: ‘The Definition of War Profiteering’: Chevron Posts Record $35.5 Billion in Profit for 2022 Chevron announced Friday that it brought in a record-shattering $35.5 billion in profits in 2022, a sum that campaigners said highlights… Continue Reading “Chevron: “War Profiteering””

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)”

Roadmap for Shapiro-Davis Administration in PA

UPDATE: Governor Shapiro made two brief references to the environment during his inaugural address: Full text of his inaugural address: GUEST POST: 60 Years Of Fracking, 20 Years Of Shale Gas: Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Infrastructure Is Hiding In Plain Sight By David E.… Continue Reading “Roadmap for Shapiro-Davis Administration in PA”

ExxonMobil and Global Warming

A story in the Los Angeles Times on January 12, 2023, “ExxonMobil publicly denied global warming for years but quietly predicted it” shares details on a new story in SCIENCE… “Emphasize the uncertainty.” public relations manager in an internal draft memo from August 1988 titled… Continue Reading “ExxonMobil and Global Warming”

ORVI: Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells Report

Ohio River Valley Institute Report Shows Diversified Energy, Owner of Over 22,500 Conventional Oil & Gas Wells in PA, May Be Financially Insolvent By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | January 12, 2023 On January 12, the Ohio River Valley Institute… Continue Reading “ORVI: Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells Report”

LTE: DEP Needs More Resources

Rep. Greg Vitali is chairman of the Environmental Resource and Energy Committee January 15, 2023 – Letter to the Editor The article “Pa. gas drilling report criticizes industry for failing to report abandoned gas wells” (Jan. 5, TribLIVE) outlines a recent Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)… Continue Reading “LTE: DEP Needs More Resources”

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”

UPDATE: Revolution Gas Plant Fire Christmas Day

David E. Hess provides a detailed update on the Christmas Day ’22 event at Energy Transfer’s Revolution Cryogenic Gas Plant in Smith Township, Washington County, PA: DEP Ongoing Explosion/Fire Investigation: Energy Transfer Reported An Uncontrolled Release Of Ethane For 9.5 Hours From Its Revolution… Continue Reading “UPDATE: Revolution Gas Plant Fire Christmas Day”