The Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), every now and again, will lease state-owned land for gas drilling. The DCNR has just leased land under the Youghiogheny River in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. We have the full lease, and lease terms, below… Continue reading
NOTE: This story and the headline have been updated to correct an earlier error from the source we used. It is not FirstEnergy but PennEnergy that is proposing to drill under the park.
We spotted a second story today about a new lease, in this case proposed lease terms, for land in southwestern Pennsylvania. This time the driller, PennEnergy, wants to drill under (not on) a town park that sits on the border of Allegheny and Beaver counties. Continue reading
Score a minor victory for the odious Philadelphia Clean Air Council in their fight to block any/all fossil fuel projects any/everywhere. They’ve convinced the PA Environmental Hearing Board to question a previously issued air quality permit for the Marcus Hook refinery in Delaware County, near Philadelphia. Continue reading
Ole Andrew Cuomo (pronounced Coo-moh by many people we know) is facing a classic Catch-22 situation. He has long promoted and earnestly wants a new arena as the home for the New York Islanders hockey team, but unless he allows a new natural gas pipeline under New York bay, he’s not going to get it. Continue reading
Here’s an interesting factoid: Even with our improved fracking technology, the amount of oil and gas that stays in the ground after a well is fracked is around 90%! Yes, even on our best days we’re only extracting maybe 10% of the fossil fuels down there. Can that ratio be improved? Continue reading
MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Anniversay of de Blasio’s divestment announcement; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Baker urged to reject natural gas air permits; New Canaan natural gas project could move downtown a year early; Vermont Gas ordered to show whether engineer OK’d pipeline plans; NATIONAL: Fossil generators ask Supreme Court to review state nuclear subsidies; Americas target petrochemicals; 626 groups urge congress to phase out fossil fuels, build green economy; INTERNATIONAL: For energy markets, geopolitical risk is the new normal. Continue reading