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Cheap Natural Gas Hits New York City

This is a wake up notice for all of those out there who ask "whats in it for me" about natural gas in New York. This moratorium lunacy is costing you and all New York residents, welfare funders through taxation, and politicians who seem to only be able to reconize reelection funds in their accounts , real money. Do the math folks, we could all be paying lower prices and cutting carbon emissions if there was not so much star gazing and day dreaming going on around us.JLCpulseBy Matthew Philips November 05, 2013 in BloombergBusinessWeek Of all the weird stuff that must have happened in New York City on Halloween, perhaps the strangest thing occurred in the energy markets. On Oct. 31, natural gas prices in Manhattan were nearly 40¢ cheaper than in Louisiana. That hasn’t happened in eight years.Consumers in the Northeast and New England typically pay some of the country’s highest prices for natural gas, especially in the winter, when heating demand spikes. During a cold spell last January, the price of natural gas delivered to New York City hit a record high; it cost more than gas delivered across most of Asia, where prices are often triple what they are in the U.S.A pipeline that opened on Nov. 1 has effectively doubled the amount of natural gas flowing into Manhattan and steadily pulled down the island’s delivery price. In anticipation of the pipeline opening, traders on Oct. 31 drove down the price of gas delivered to New York, to $3.18 per million British Thermal Units, knocking 66¢ off the price in just 10 days. That compares to the Henry Hub benchmark price of $3.58 that’s set in Erath, La.STORY: The Battle Over Who Gets U.S. Natural GasSpectra Energy’s (SE) 15-mile pipeline extension...

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Landowner Rights Lawsuits Status

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,The JLCNY continues to support landowners and their rights to have their natural gas safely and responsibly developed. Last week a brief was filed in regards to the Dryden and Middlefield cases where landowners are standing up against town bans on natural gas development. This was an important step in the landowners appeal to the state's highest court.Attached is the final version of the brief. The remaining schedule for the appeal is:Respondent's...
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Fracking Cuts Costs, Adds Jobs, But Public Skeptical

By CIARAN McEVOY, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY on 10/31/2013 Sparking an energy revolution that has been extolled as the savior of America's decaying industrial heartland as well as the provider of jobs and lower natural gas prices, perhaps the most striking thing about fracking is that the public is still — at best — conflicted about it.Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a technique in which water is mixed with chemicals and sand and is injected at high pressure to allow...

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New Study Finds Low Health Risk from Shale

9:09am EST November 1, 2013 by Katie Brown \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Washington, D.C. A new draft report published this week by Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the UK’s Department of Health, has concluded that the public health risks from shale development are low.Ironically PHE’s report comes just months after anti-fracking activists in...

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Gambling with NY’s Fracking Future

Many Coalition members have asked how to vote on the upcoming Six State Propositions (Proposals).  Here's a perspective on Proposal Number One.  Christopher Denton is an attorney that represents several of our coalitions.Posted on October 25, 2013 by Natural Gas Now Guest BloggerChris DentonOil and gas lease attorney, Elmira, New YorkNew York Southern Tier residents are gambling with their future if they support the gambling question on the ballot in November, which, if passed...

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A Sucker Bet | National Review Online

If New York State needs an economic boost, it could, if it were so inclined, join in the natural-gas renaissance that is buoying the economies of states such as Texas and Pennsylvania — creating high-paying jobs across the skills spectrum and producing real wealth that benefits the gas-producing regions and the nation as a whole. But Governor Andrew Cuomo, skittish about fracking, will have none of that. Instead, he is pinning the state’s hopes of economic development on what may...

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Fracking alert: New York switches to shale gas

The midtown New York City skyline (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb) The US shale revolution has reached the Big Apple, where on Nov. 1 the first gas pipeline in 40 years will be completed in its meatpacking district. While politicians and firms are hungry for cheap gas, residents fear fracking and eco-damage.The cheaper gas will run from the Marcellus shale field in Pennsylvania to about 2 million homes in Manhattan.The $1.2 billion pipeline, built by Houston-based Spectra Energy, will supply...

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US carbon dioxide pollution down 3.8 percent

By SETH BORENSTEIN of Associated Press October 21, 2013 6:03 PM on Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States cut its energy-related carbon dioxide pollution by 3.8 percent last year, the second biggest drop since 1990, the Department of Energy said Monday.The only recent year with a bigger percentage drop was in 2009, when America was in a large recession. American cars and factories spewed 5.83 billion tons of carbon dioxide in 2012, down from 6.06 billion in 2011. It is the...

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Marcellus Shale gas growing faster than expected

By Kevin Begos, Associated Press | Associated Press – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 7:17 PM EDT on Yahoo Finance PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale region is growing faster than expected, according to a new federal report issued Tuesday.Marcellus production has now reached 12 billion cubic feet a day, the Energy Information Administration report found. That's the energy equivalent of about 2 million barrels of oil a day, and more than six times the 2009 production...

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Fractivist barred from Cabot sites

BY STACI WILSON (Staff writer) published: October 22, 2013 in TheTimes-Tribune.comA natural gas driller gained a preliminary injunction Monday barring a local anti-fracking activist from trespassing onto its leased well sites and access roads.Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. filed the petition for injunction in Susquehanna County Court against natural gas opponent Vera Scroggins. A hearing date for a permanent injunction has not yet been set by the court.In court documents filed...

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Al Gore Invests in Fracking Company

This is old news to some, however I just became aware of it. Does anyone ever wonder what the investments of our state leaders, politicians and legislators are? If you are a landowner and hold a local office you are frequently denied the right to vote on issues in your town, city or county related to natural gas. How many of those in state office possess items (such as land that just happens to be in the right place, or stocks that coincidentally climbed sky high in value) that truely are in...

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Home › Gas Industry › Safe Shale Development is a “Total Game Changer” For Our Region

By Feed: Marcellus Shale Coalition in Gas Industry October 18, 2013Safe Shale Development is a “Total Game Changer” For Our Region“As the U.S. economy continues its sluggish recovery from the recession,” according to a new Gallup survey, and job creation and economic growth remains in flux, several bright spots nonetheless certainly exist, especially across Pennsylvania.In fact, Bruce Katz, a Brookings Institution economic expert, spoke in Pittsburgh this week, underscoring the fact that...

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You shouldn't fear fracking — here's why

By: William J. Anaya , October 14, 2013 on ChicagoBusiness.comFear has become the principal means of directing public opinion away from the facts, and in this case, it is occurring with a well-known and historically accepted process associated with recovering energy from the Earth — hydraulic fracturing.Fear of the unknown is primal and instinctive, and has served our species well — even if fear of the unknown has sometimes led to poor decisions. In the energy world, with the advent...

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Take Action to Show Support for Natural Gas Use and Development

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters, Even as I write this the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is transforming America! LNG is being used in more places and more often than ever before all across our nation to reduce pollution, power homes, vehicles, and businesses more affordably, and take advantage of America's abundant Natural Gas reserves. Here is just one of many articles I've read lately that illustrates these welcome trends......

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Fracking panel member wants stronger NY health review

Written by Jon Campbell in Stargazette.com 10/9/13  Albany BureauALBANY — A Southern Tier assemblywoman is asking the state to put an immediate pause on the Health Department’s review of hydraulic fracturing, instead calling for a more-comprehensive analysis that is “transparent and thorough.”In a letter this week to state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell, Broome County, knocked the state’s current review of fracking’s health...

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The “sky-is-falling, earth-is-warming” crowd likely is in mourning.

By:Boston Herald editorial staff in Bostonherald.com 10/6/13 It’s no surprise. The United States, according to The Wall Street Journal’s calculations, may now be the world’s biggest producer in the world of oil and natural gas combined and if not soon will be.It should be enough to make consumers want to dance in the streets.The “sky-is-falling, earth-is-warming” crowd likely is in mourning. Its secular religion takes as an article of faith that hydrocarbon fuels are seriously...

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Some Anti-Fracking Activists Change Tactics, Tone

Since day one of this anti drilling malstrum I have understood that those making the most noise could not and would not prevail. This is a mighty river that will flow safely and rapidly if there are banks to keep it from becoming a swamp. One can only applaud those who understand that simply making the operation safe is a win win for all involved. Park Foundation will ultimately be seen as the selfish self interested pawn it is of those who will be advantaged by delay and deception...

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What a gas! U.S. on top, but N.Y. behind

New York Post, Opinion, Monday October 7 2013Amazing news from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: Thanks to the boom in oil and gas drilling made possible by hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, the U.S. will surpass Russia as the world’s biggest energy producer in 2013.Take that, Vladimir.Beyond bragging rights, America’s fossil-fuel bonanza is doing wonders for the economy — narrowing the trade deficit, lowering energy costs, stimulating investment in manufacturing and...

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Two Important Reminders, Delaware River Basin and Deposit FrackNation Showing!

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,Please remember that there will be a free showing of FrackNation at the Deposit State Theater Saturday 10-05-13 at 2:00! Please read the attached "depositNY_poster" files to learn more about this event in Deposit NY. Please enjoy this information and be sure to share it with any other supporters you know! In fact, share it with any anti-Gas protestors you know of so they can attend and learn the facts about how safe and beneficial Natural Gas...

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As other states move ahead, New York remains still on fracking As New York awaits decision, other states are moving forward

Written by Jon Campbell  Albany Bureau in the democratandchronicle.com 9/20/2013ALBANY — New York has a public that’s split, a Legislature with more critics than supporters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who hasn’t signaled a position but whose administration has repeatedly delayed a decision. When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, New York is one of the last states to make a decision. With California and Illinois the latest to move toward installing regulations for fracking for oil and...

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Editorial: Fracking decision needs a timeframe

Perhaps one day our governor will wake up from his long snooze and discover that he is way behind the curve and falling rapidly.JLCpulseSept. 23, 2013 11:16 PM Editorial published by Poughkeepsiejournal.comNew York has moved judiciously on the question of whether hydrofracking will be allowed within its borders, but the state still owes the public an answer — or at least a better sense of when one might be forthcoming.The state has had a moratorium in place against hydrofracking for five...

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University Of Texas-Environmental Defense Fund Shale Gas Study Unmasks Politics Of Anti-Fracking Activist Cornell Scientists

By Jon Entine, contributor in Forbes OpEd on 9/18/2013One of the central tenets of anti-shale gas activists—claims that carbon pollution from methane leaked during the hydraulic fracturing extraction process makes natural gas more polluting than coal—took another, likely fatal, hit this week.A University of Texas-Austin study released Monday found that methane emissions from new wells being prepared for production, a process known as completion, captured 99% of the escaping...

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