Friday, March 16, 2018

The Changing Mix Of Energy

The global demand for energy will continue to increase, according to a veteran investor and founder of private equity firm Pine Brook. Howard Newman shares his outlook on commodity prices, the prominence of wind and solar generation.
Source: Daily Dose of News

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ExxonMobil's Mark Albers To Retire As Senior Vice President

ExxonMobil Corp.’s (NYSE: XOM) senior vice president Mark W. Albers intends to retire, effective April 1, 2018, after more than 38 years of service.
Source: Daily Dose of News

Wild Goose Chase Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Chicago Ridge, IL (January 11, 2018): Wild Goose Chase, Inc. (WGC), a nuisance wildlife management company, celebrated their 20th year of canine handling for commercial service contracts this week.

Wild-Goose-Chase.jpg Likewise, Canine Detection and Inspection Services (CDIS), a canine scent detection company which is managed by WGC, celebrated their 10th year of specialized canine scent detection services this week. In 1998, WGC started by servicing one golf course in the Chicago suburbs--in 2017, WGC and its sister companies serviced over 400 clients across the Midwest, South, Southwest, and the Northeast, including a number of Fortune 500 companies, major universities, city/ county/ state/ federal government agencies, small businesses, multi-unit residential properties, park districts, and public beaches. WGC's latest venture, CDIS K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection (CDIS K9 Pipes), is a canine scent detection company which assists clients in the Oil and Gas industry to efficiently and accurately pinpoint pipeline leaks by detecting the industry standard odorant. About WGC: Wild Goose Chase protects people and property from the hazards of pest birds, such as Canada geese, gulls, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, and other nuisance birds. About CDIS: Canine Detection and Inspection Services offers effective pest management to hotels, apartment complexes, nursing homes, hospitals, dormitories and residences in bed bug detection and inspection. About CDIS K9 Pipes: CDIS K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection assists clients in the Oil and Gas industry to efficiently and accurately detect and pinpoint oil pipeline leaks.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Report: Trump Considering Energy Secretary Rick Perry For VA Secretary

President Donald Trump is considering whether to fire his secretary of veterans affairs and replace him with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a New York Times report said on March 13, citing two sources close to the White House.
Source: Daily Dose of News

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In Climate Lawsuits, Cities Present Evidence that Differs from Source Documents

U.S. cities suing energy companies over climate change may have mischaracterized their own evidence, casting more doubt on the validity of the litigation and putting an additional spotlight on the environmental activists who are steering the broader campaign.

Continue reading at EID Climate.

Source: Daily Dose of News

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mexico Front-Runner Must Respect Oil, Airport Contracts: Business Lobby

Mexico's powerful CCE business lobby on March 12 urged the leftist front-runner for a July 1 presidential election to stop questioning major planks of the government's economic agenda lest it damage investment.
Source: Daily Dose of News

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pa. DEP Secretary Tells Sen. Baker Fracking ‘Has Been Fine on the SRBC Side’

Pennsylvania State Sen. Lisa Baker (R) questioned Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell at the Senate budget hearings this week, and his answers were a major blow to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) proposed fracking ban. Not only did Sec. McDonnell admit that he is the representative for both the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) and the DRBC, but that in regard to fracking, “what we’ve seen in the studies that we’ve seen are; it has been fine on the SRBC side.”

You can watch the entire exchange in the following video courtesy of Natural Gas Now:

After landowners, elected officials and others repeatedly testified at the recent Waymart DRBC hearing about the SRBC’s 2017 study that found “no discernable impacts” from fracking in the basin, activists tried to discredit the findings. During the final phone hearing this week, Delaware Riverkeeper Tracy Carluccio even went as far as to say she had spoken to someone at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and that USGS discredited the study. That’s a direct contradiction to what Sec. McDonnell told Sen. Baker this week.

And he’s not the only one saying so. One of the authors of that research, hydrogeologist Blayne Diacont, testified in Schnecksville that as someone intimately familiar with the monitoring that has occurred in the Susquehanna River Basin,

“I am in a unique position to state that I strongly believe that concerns are grossly overemphasized, misrepresented, and that each one of them can be addressed through appropriate regulation.  You only need to look at your adjacent basin and sister agency for guidance in this regard.”

You can read his entire testimony here.

Sec. McDonnell also emphasized that here in the Commonwealth, “we have very good oil and gas regulations.” Those same regulations that have safely allowed for the Marcellus Shale to drive U.S. natural gas development, and in turn brought major economic and environmental benefits to Pennsylvania, would also be in place in the Delaware River Basin.

As such, the question remains: What is the DRBC really basing its proposed ban on, because it certainly isn’t the scientific evidence coming out of its neighboring basin.


Source: Daily Dose of News