Questerre Still Trying to Convince Quebec to Let Them Drill Utica

You have to admire Canadian driller Questerre Energy–they never give up. Questerre has patiently waited for years to begin drilling on their extensive Utica Shale acreage in the St. Lawrence Lowlands of Quebec, Canada. Quebec is like New York–completely closed to the oil and gas industry, particularly shale and fracking (see Quebec to Ban Utica Shale Drilling, Most Other Drilling Too). And yet Questerre keeps trying. Now the company is touting hydrogen (from natural gas) as the reason they should be allowed to drill in the Utica. Will this new argument work?
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Blue vs. Green vs. Gray Hydrogen – Differences, NatGas Connection

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An important issue we’ve been tracking lately is hydrogen and how the most abundant element in the universe is beginning to make inroads into the natural gas energy space (see our previous hydrogen stories here). We’ve seen the terms “blue hydrogen” and “green hydrogen” and even “gray hydrogen” bandied about, without a clear comprehension of what each term really means. Now we know, thanks to an excellent article on the Forbes website.
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Is the Future of Natural Gas Hydrogen & Carbon Capture?

You can’t miss it if you look at energy headlines. The word “hydrogen” is everywhere, being touted as THE energy fuel of the future. Right behind it is “carbon capture.” The two work together in many cases. Our friend Joe Barone is dedicating an entire conference to these topics. The First Annual Appalachian Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference will be held April 8 in Pittsburgh. It’s a timely conference worthy of your consideration. Below we bring you more background on both hydrogen and carbon capture.
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Clean Energy’s Next Big Thing – Hydrogen – Requires LOTS of NatGas

Anti-fossil fuel nutters increasingly realize that solar and wind will never, EVER, be able to provide all the energy needs of the world. There will always be a need for some sort of liquid fuel for airplanes, heavy equipment, ships, etc. So antis are now embracing hydrogen as the next Big Thing to save Mom Earth. Just one tiny thing they overlook: Some 75% of hydrogen produced comes from natural gas! Doh…
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