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Written by G. Jeffrey Aaron in  3/21/14

Southern Tier Economic Growth, Chemung County’s lead economic development agency, has joined forces with a Binghamton-based coalition that is pushing for responsible natural gas drilling in New York State.

The new coalition, Southern Tier Residents for Economic Independence, represents union workers, local businesses, farmers and landowners. According to the coalition’s mission statement, the group favors “carefully regulated, responsible development of natural gas resourcesalt.”

George Miner, president of STEG, said there are four reasons why his agency is joining the coalition —


The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 37, March 17, 2014 by David Blackmon in Forbes 

In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.

 We begin this week’s Follies with News the Peak Oil Cult Will Hate :   Fracking efficiently: Government changes how it calculates future oil and gas production because wells are producing more than before – Companies drilling in the Marcellus and other shale formations across the country are getting better at what they do, according to a report released today by the federal Energy Information Administration.  “Increasing precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing” has resulted in each well producing more natural gas, on average, than seven years ago, according to the report.  And that is changing the way production estimates for the United States are being calculated. According to the government data, the report says: “a Marcellus Shale well completed by a rig in April 2014 can be expected to yield over 6 million cubic feet of natural gas per day more than a well completed by that rig in that formation in 2007.”

Oil Patch Photo of the Week, Courtesy of  The Story Sloane Gallery in Houston:


An oldie but goody revisited. Folks we should not forget or forgive the hypocracy of those obstructing landownwer rights!! JLCpulse

By Jon Entine  12/14/11 in The Global Warming Policy Foundation,  Energy News

An anti-fracking philanthropist has turned environmentalists into precautionary conservatives. How did this happen?

Environmentalists are not playing it straight on natural gas. Until recently, they have been amongst its most aggressive promoters, even coining the phrase “bridge to the future.” 

“Natural gas is inherently cleaner than coal or oil,” 


Folks this is a great site to enhance your knowledge of geology and gas deposits. Seems you may be sitting on dual financial opportunities. History will tell you that gas landowner coalitions serve their members very well. You should be in one , involved and being protected by the resources best assembled by a group with shared interests. JLCpulse

Published in Geology.Com  

Stacked plays in the Appalachian Basin produce multiple natural gas pay zones.


What is the Utica Shale?

The Utica Shale is a black, calcareous, organic-rich shale of Middle Ordovician age that underlies significant portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Quebec and other parts of eastern North America (see Figure 1). In the subsurface, the Utica Shale is located a few thousand feet below the Marcellus Shale, which has become widely known as a source of natural gas (see Figure 2).

The Utica Shale is currently receiving a lot of attention because it is yielding large amounts of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil to wells drilled in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The United States Geological Survey's mean estimates of undiscovered, technically recoverable unconventional resources indicate that the Utica...


By Michelle Breidenbach | [email protected] in

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Without announcing his role in it, Donald Trump gave the New York Republican Party a pep talk Tuesday about taking back the state from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrats.

"The Republicans really do have a chance," Trump said at a Carrier Circle hotel. "I think that it's a state that could absolutely be won. And it could almost, it's so important, it could almost turn around the whole psyche of the country if that happened."

Trump appeared in DeWitt to raise money for the Onondaga County Republican Committee, which had about $6,000 to start 2014. About 300 people paid between $75 and $500 for various levels of access to dinner and a photo op with the famous New Yorker.

Trump was both serious and funny in a 35-minute talk about wealthy New Yorkers fleeing New York's high taxes and about global warming, New York's new gun laws and hydrofracking.

He praised Doral, his new Florida golf course, as a model of getting things done on time. He got in a shoutout for the Syracuse University Men's Basketball coach, saying the Coach Jim Boeheim is solid and the team is...


Folks this assortment is a wonderful read that is put on our site when available. Very insightfull assemblage of articles. Great insights into the anti fantasy. One comment on anti growth seems to very much relate to our governors position. No jobs for the poor and down trodden only for the elite on universities. JLCpulse

By Bavid Blackmon in Forbes Energy Section 3/10/14

The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 36, March 10, 2014

In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.

This week’s Follies begin with the last-gasp effort of the anti-Keystone XL lobby to put lipstick on their piggish arguments against the project, in light of the ABC-Washington Post poll released last week showing overwhelming public support for it:  Public Comments End With Poll Surprise – As for “long-term energy independence,” what’s “long-term” is in the eye of the beholder. Using readily available numbers, in 2006 Canada’s Energy Department estimated that at the “rate of production projected for 2015, about 3 million barrels per day (480×103 m3/d), the Athabasca tar sands reserves would last over 170 years.” That’s for Canada. On a worldwide scale, they’re talking about less than seven and a half years per person.

The Oil Patch Photo of the Week...


By The NY Post Editorial Board  3/9/2014

For years, Gov. Cuomo has played Hamlet on the Hudson, using his environmental and health agencies as cover to delay making a decision on fracking.

For years, too, we’ve taken him to task for it. We’ve pointed out the jobs fracking would bring to an economically strapped upstate. We’ve argued for the tax revenues that would flow to Albany. We’ve even noted that President Obama and other Democrats regard fracking as a blessing.

Maybe this year’s race will do the trick. Because a campaign can force incumbents to address issues they’d otherwise ignore.

Plainly, Rob Astorino — the Westchester county executive who is seeking the GOP nomination — intends to drive home the costs of Cuomo’s lack of action on hydraulic fracking to New York’s voting public. Astorino also seems determined to move the debate beyond the usual argument about jobs and tax revenues.

In announcing his candidacy, he put it this way: “We needed a decision on clean natural-gas exploration to lower electric rates, improve air quality, create tens of thousands of new jobs and billions in new revenue. But Gov. Cuomo sat on his hands for four years and refused to make a decision.”

In one swoop, Astorino illustrated how fracking benefits the economy, consumers and the environment. He happens to be right on all counts. We would add that threats by Russia to shut off Ukraine’s natural gas only make the need to increase our supply at home more urgent.

We may not get a decision from Cuomo anytime soon. But an Astorino candidacy promises an honest debate.


Seems they are playing the NIMBY theme song. JLCpulse

Kyle Slaby bounds up the slope behind his house, stopping at the sandstone outcrop he hopes will save his family's farm. The Slabys grow corn and soybeans on the ridgeline above. But these days there's more money – a lot more – in mining the sand below.

 "A lot of people look on it as an extension of farming," Mr. Slaby says. "It's another crop you're harvesting."

Sand has become a valuable – and deeply divisive – commodity in the upper Midwest. Hydraulic fracturing, a method of extraction also known as fracking that has boosted oil and natural gas production across the United States, requires sand, and there's plenty of it here. And so in dozens of small towns and rural townships in Minnesota,


A must read to understand the level of low that those against "everything drilling"  will go. The blogs and anti drilling news sources certianly do not sync with the facts in Bobtown Pa. JLCpulse
Written by Kevin Begos of Associated Press on Pressconnects. 3/7/14

BOBTOWN, PA. — Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.

News stories, TV shows and blogs — many sarcastic or outright scornful — spread the word far and wide. “Shame on you,” one person wrote about the offer by Chevron Corp. “How insulting!” said another. Comedy Central’s satirical “The Colbert Report” skewered it.

But the 750 or so residents of the hamlet of Bobtown? Not one has signed an online petition demanding an apology for the pizza offer. In fact, during a recent visit, The Associated Press found the talk of the town is more the furious response by outsiders.

“We feel it was something outside groups generated,” said Pete Novak, a co-director of the Polish American Club, a local gathering spot. None of the patrons has voiced outrage, he said, and residents laughed about how people who have never set foot in Bobtown claim to speak for its citizens.

Several people noted that Chevron’s pizza offer was made to apologize for traffic after the fire, not to downplay the loss of life.

“I thought it was pretty decent of them,” said Ray Elli, 54, who noted that...


Must be our liberal press and its elite did not  like the outcome so reopened the poll quietly. Time to vote folks !!! lets keep the margin we deserve. JLCpulse
Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners, and Natural Gas Supporters,
The poll I told you about last week is still open. If we can get another 4,000 votes we'll be at about 75%. Please pass the word to vote in this poll...
I'm sure that there are still a lot of us who intended to vote but haven't yet. Now is your chance! Please vote now before the poll closes.
It's free, no personal information is required, and it takes less than 30 seconds, so please follow through with this action right now and then forward it to all of your friends, family, and acquaintances so they can show their support as well.
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.

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