Exclusive: Breakthrough Tech Cleans Frack Wastewater <30 Minutes

AOP Reactor - Keystone Pure Water TechWhat if you were convinced an invention IS the greatest thing since sliced bread–at least as it applies to the world of shale drilling? And what if that invention could clean thousands of gallons of frack wastewater right on site and turn it into DRINKABLE water–in less than 30 minutes? And what if this process uses no chemicals, and even eliminates radioactivity, producing inert minerals (like iron) that can be sold for profit? Oh, and what if your cost, as the driller, was only $3 per barrel to work this magic? Would you believe such a tall tale? You would if you were me…
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New LNG Plant in Nova Scotia Will Use Marcellus Gas

Earlier today Australian company Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (LNGL) announced they’re purchasing a 255-acre site from Anadarko Petroleum located in Richmond County, Nova Scotia (Canada) that was previously going to be an LNG import facility BSGR (Before the Shale Gas Revolution). Anadarko’s plans have evaporated and LNGL now plans to convert the site, where a lot of work has already been done, into an LNG export facility. To finish site prep and install the necessary equipment will set them back around $2.2 billion, about the same amount of money they’re already spending on a similar project in Lake Charles, Louisiana–the Magnolia LNG export facility. LNGL plans to use Canadian on- and off-shore natural gas supplies to feed the new export facility. However, also key to their plan is using Marcellus Shale gas. Get this: LNGL figures their Nova Scotia project, called Bear Head LNG, will go online before the U.S. project (even though the U.S. project has had a years head-start) because regulations in the U.S. are so onerous…
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ecorpStim Says New Manufacturing Process Lowers Non-Water Frack Cost

Every now and again eCORP Stimulation Technologies, or “ecorpStim” as they are known, pokes its head up to say, “Hey, we’re still here and we still have a great non-water-based fracking solution!” To which we always say, “Great!” However, non-water-based solutions have a common problem: they’re really expensive. ecorpStim’s technology uses non-flammable liquefied propane as the fluid for fracking. It has the benefit of turning back into a gas and coming back out of the hole–captured and sold at a profit (or captured and re-used). ecorpStim poked their head up again today with their latest press release to say they’ve figured out how to lower the cost of their technology…
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What’s Really in the Crosshairs in New England?

The headline for a story in the Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette blares, “Natural gas pipeline expansion has Worcester and surrounding communities in crosshairs.” Yes, bet you didn’t know that those dastardly pipelines, like the Tennessee Gas Pipeline with its plan to deliver much-needed natural gas to New England, “targets” communities. You know, like a gun? Bang bang. That’s how environmentalist wacko editors write headlines. If you read far enough down in the Worcester story you’ll find a sad bit of news: comedian Bill Cosby is against the pipeline expansion (comes too close to his multi-million dollar estate, apparently). It’s not shocking that a celebrity is completely ignorant about such an issue–happens all the time (a la Susan Sarandon and Yoko Ono’s infamous fossil-fuel belching bus tour of Susquehanna County, PA, see Looney Toons Anti-Fracking Celebrities Visit Montrose, PA). What is shocking, however, is the massive willful ignorance of a former member of the Bolton Conservation Commission who says he doesn’t think natural gas is any cleaner than coal for generating electricity. Looks like he’s been “Howarthed” into believing a fairly tale…
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EPA Inspector General: Bring Out the Jackboots on Methane

What do you call it when the U.S. Attorney General won’t do his job to police an out-of-control president who tramples the Constitution? We’d call it political incest. What do you call it when a so-called independent division within the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Inspector General for the EPA, “criticizes” the EPA and says they aren’t doing enough to stop leaky methane? We’d call it regulatory incest. If it weren’t so tragic and serious, we’d be laughing. But we’re not. Because a report issued by the IG of the EPA last Friday calls on the EPA to start bringing out the jackboots to force compliance with cockamamie and unrealistic standards for what they say is too much methane leaking from pipelines. They couch it in terms of how much money is lost every year, but of course their real motivation is to address “fugitive” methane’s contribution to mythical man-made global warming (that isn’t happening)…
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Researchers Look at Coming Changes to Electric Power Generation

On June 2 the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it’s “kill coal” campaign which they dubbed the Clean Power Plan or CPP (see Obama’s Climate Madness Metastasizes – EPA Kills Coal Electricity). As we said then and still say today–when that abomination actually starts to take effect, you can expect rolling blackouts because there won’t be enough electricity generated due to coal-fired plants shutting down. The brainiacs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Rhodium Group, both research organizations, combined forces to take a close look at how they believe the CPP will fundamentally change American power generation. Their preliminary findings are embedded below…
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Fracking Policy Monitor – 2nd Issue

A few weeks ago the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) released their second quarterly issue of what they call the Fracking Policy Monitor. IPAA in partnership with PIRA Energy Group author this quarterly pub that provides analysis and information on the latest legislative, regulatory and litigation developments on hydraulic fracturing. According to the IPAA, it showcases some of the battles being fought by the industry (and why and how your dollars go to good use in supporting the IPAA). Here’s the latest rundown on what’s happening, including an excellent summary for both Pennsylvania and New York…
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