API Vows to Fight Biden’s Promised Federal Land Frack Ban

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has finally grown a backbone. Maybe. Back on Nov. 7, the API welcomed, with open arms, dithering old Joe Biden and Kamala “Commie” Harris–long before the outcome of the race was even determined. Now that the catastrophic (to oil & gas) reality of a Biden administration has started to sink in, API is changing its tune.
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Some in Oil & Gas Industry Look Forward to a Biden Presidency

Every now and again we hear from MDN readers who mildly (or strongly) disagree with our politics and view of the leftwing Democrat Party and the frail, mentally-challenged Joe Biden (who won’t last two years in office before he’s pushed out for medical and/or mental reasons). They tell us a Biden presidency isn’t the end of oil and gas, and maybe he will even help our industry! (Even though Biden promised to “transition away from oil” in his last debate appearance.) We’re mystified that anyone can hold the view that Biden will be good for O&G, but there are people (in our audience) who do hold that view. The article below does a good job of capturing their viewpoint and thinking about the incoming Biden administration.
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DOE Marcellus Research Finds High Frack Pressure Keeps Gas Trapped

Here’s a little known fact: Fracking for natural gas in shale only extracts about 20% of the methane gas that’s trapped in shale rock, meaning (of course) that 80% of the gas gets left behind. Researchers with the Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory have made what we consider an astonishing breakthrough discovery: Too much pressure used during fracking actually locks some of the methane away tighter in the shale, instead of loosening it. In a published paper revealing their results (full copy below), researchers recommend a range of pressures to use to optimize (increase) recovery rates for methane in the Marcellus.
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The 2020 Election All Comes Down to Fracking in Pennsylvania

There is a reason why President Trump and sleepy/creepy Uncle Joe Biden are visiting Pennsylvania so much. It is one of the “battleground” states, likely THE state, that will determine who wins the presidential race next week. The key issue both candidates talk about is fracking. Joe Biden (says Donald Trump) will take away the right to frack in PA, and along with it thousands of jobs. Biden insists he won’t ban fracking, but in the next breath says he will “transition” the country away from using oil (and gas, all fossil fuels) over the next 15 years. Which is, in essence, a ban on fracking.
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Patterson-UTI Energy Says Fracking Biz has Stabilized, Improving

Patterson-UTI Energy released its third-quarter 2020 update yesterday. The company operates a number of rigs in the Marcellus/Utica region. According to its website, Patterson has 12 active rigs in the M-U (which is more than one-third of all active M-U rigs). CEO Andy Hendricks said yesterday that fracking activity across a number of shale plays is coming back and will continue to grow in 2021.
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PA, OH, WV: Watch Biden in His Own Words on Fracking, Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump is NOT lying about Joe Biden and the words Biden has used about his desire to ban fracking *and* eliminate the use of fossil fuels. We have the video (below) showing clips from various Biden events where he unequivocally states he will ban fracking, and (in time) eliminate the use of all fossil fuels. This is Biden in his own words. So was Biden lying then? Or is he lying now?
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Penn State Study Finds PA a Model for Shale Law in Other States

The results of a new study conducted by Penn State researchers surprised them. The study looked at who and how much influence happens with state regulations adopted for fracking. The operating assumption, based on an incessantly biased media, is that states are in the dark and beholden to the oil and gas industry. That “frackers” ride roughshod over state regulators. The researchers found that’s simply not the case.
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Another Big Green Research “Study” Smears PA Fracking

It’s like the coming and going of the four seasons (or two seasons if you live in Binghamton, NY, summer for two months, winter the rest of the time). On a regular schedule, anti-fossil fuel organizations fund “studies” that supposedly show links between fracking and harmful effects to humans who live near fracking. The latest junk science study (in a long line of such studies) claims to show there have been harmful effects from air emissions from gas well sites in southwest Pennsylvania.
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Evolution Intends to “Push the Limits” on E-Fracking with Digital

Evolution Well Services, headquartered in Houston with a regional office in Pittsburgh, specializes in “electric” fracking–using natural gas from the well pad (instead of diesel fuel) to power turbines to create electricity that drives fracking pumps. Evolution fracks for at least one Marcellus/Utica E&P (see Another Marcellus Driller Converts to Electric Fracking). Evolution announced yesterday a “first of its kind digital partnership” with Arundo Analytics to advance the science of hydraulic fracturing.
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Poll: Majority of U.S. Voters (Even Dems) Support NatGas Energy

Bad news for leftists Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: A majority of registered voters in their own party support using natural gas as an energy source, according to a new independent, national poll. No wonder both Biden AND Harris are furiously backpedaling (i.e. lying) about their views on fracking. They risk losing PA, OH, and other states where fracking is a big deal.
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PA Shale Fracking Becomes Major Issue in Presidential Campaign

Most political analysts believe this year’s presidential election may come down to one or two states–namely Pennsylvania and Ohio. If Biden can win in those two states, he stands a good chance of winning the election (an absolute nightmare!). But here’s what you don’t hear from mainstream media: the election may well turn on the issue of shale fracking. Counties in PA and OH, like Washington County in southwestern PA, are likely where the race will be won or lost. It’s not looking good for old ban-fracking Joe.
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Ohio Grange: Fatal Blow for OH Farmers if Biden Bans Fracking

Although Joe Biden is protesting (the lefty doth protest too much, methinks) that he would not ban “all” fracking if he’s elected president, his own words and the words of his pick for VP (Kamala Harris) say otherwise. Biden has endorsed most of the Green New Deal platform pushed by crazy Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Occasional-Cortex (AOC). So yes, if Biden is elected, fracking is pretty much done. Over. Fini. If fracking is banned, according to the Ohio State Grange it will be a catastrophe for farmers in the Buckeye State. Some farmers (many) will simply go out of business.
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Joe Biden Briefly Appears in Pittsburgh, Lies About No New Fracking

Joe Biden in Pittsburgh (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Joe Biden is not well, that much was obvious yesterday as he made a brief appearance in Pittsburgh to falsely claim he never said he would ban fracking, and to falsely claim President Trump is to blame for ongoing riots and crimes in Democrat-blue cities across the country (like Portland).
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Marcellus E-Fracking Company Evolution Well Sued for Overtime

Evolution Well Services, headquartered in Houston with a regional office in Pittsburgh, specializes in “electric” fracking–using natural gas from the well pad (instead of diesel fuel) to power turbines to create electricity that drives fracking pumps. Evolution fracks for at least one Marcellus/Utica E&P (see Another Marcellus Driller Converts to Electric Fracking). Earlier this week an Evolution worker filed a lawsuit against Evolution in Allegheny County court claiming the company owes him (and others, if he can turn it into a class action) back pay for overtime the company forced them to work.
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PA AG Colludes with Big Green to Double Down re Anti-Fracking

Pennsylvania’s hard-left Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, is doubling down on the fraudulent so-called grand jury report that bashes the state’s Marcellus Shale industry. Yesterday afternoon Shapiro spoke on a webinar sponsored by leftist fringe group PennEnvironment. Shapiro once again lied about fracking chemical transparency and threatened he will indict more shale companies. Shapiro is off the reservation and out of control.
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Biden Speaks from Both Sides of Mouth on Fracking to Buy Votes

Joe Biden is not only corrupt and senile, he’s now trying the same old ruse politicians always pull when trying to get elected: He’s outright lying in order to buy votes. All through the primary Biden has promised to kill off fracking and eliminate the use of oil and natural gas in the United States. Those are his words (see Biden Promises to End All U.S. Oil Drilling, Fracking in CNN Debate). It’s crazy. It’s the utterings of a lunatic. But that’s what the irrational left demands from its candidate. And yet in an interview with a northeastern PA TV station last week, Biden said: “Fracking is not going to be on the chopping block.” If you believe that, we have a great deal on a bridge we’d like to sell ya…
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