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Earthworks Report Chooses Old Data Over New Data

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

by Joe Massaro, Pittsburgh, Pa. This week, the anti-oil and gas group Earthworks released a report on water use in the Marcellus region, exhausting nearly 90 pages to eventually arrive at the conclusion that hydraulic fracturing, in its view, uses too much water. In so many ways, the paper is classic Earthworks. Like other extended press [...]

New methane study is encouraging for fracking backers

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

By Timothy Puko Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 10:45 p.m. Updated 9 hours ago A nationwide study has made what may be a big first step in settling important questions over the gas boom’s impact on climate change, suggesting that natural gas wells probably don’t leak as much air pollution as previous worst-case estimates indicated. [...]

MSN Money…Right on the Money

Posted on: June 10th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

MSN summarizes the economic surge being experienced in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania, thanks to the development of natural gas reserves, calling the city a “boomtown.” Why Pittsburgh is becoming a boomtown Proximity to new oil and natural gas sites is drawing interest from abroad and fueling the city’s economic and population growth The Primanti Bros. [...]

The Truth About Taxes on Oil and Natural Gas Taxes

Posted on: April 4th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

An op-ed by PIOGA’s Lou D’Amico, published here in the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, digs into the U.S. Tax Code to show the oil and gas industry does not get any “tax breaks,” as claimed by many politicians:  Read more: The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA March 27, 2013 Louis D’Amico | Stop the drumbeat for higher taxes [...]

It’s All Here

Posted on: March 28th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

NBC’s ‘Economy Watch” captures what is taking place in the United States thanks to new sources of affordable domestic energy:  Investment in manufacturing, good jobs, long-term economic growth and reduced utility costs for businesses and consumers.  America’s oil and natural gas producers say, “you’re welcome.”  Read more… The boom in new oil and natural gas [...]

The Little Bank That Could

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

Peoples Neighborhood Bank from Susquehanna County, flush with deposits from royalty owners and businesses engaged in all aspects of Marcellus development in the county, is moving up to compete with bigger banks in the cities of Binghamton and Scranton.  Read more here: Susquehanna County bank pushes into downtown Scranton BY DAVID FALCHEK (STAFF WRITER) Published: [...]

As usual, Stossel is on target

Posted on: March 19th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

Whether reporting for ABC or FOX News, reporter John Stossel has been cutting for years through all kinds of slime.  He does it here as well, on a number of issues related to natural gas development in the U.S.: Read more:   Frack to the future By John Stossel Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9:00 [...]

Here’s the real story, told in three chapters on a single day.

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

The Pittsburgh Technical Institute breaks ground on a new $3.5 oil and gas technology center to train the future workforce, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce (looking a 73 new economic development projects totaling $364 million) is opening a second office, and a family-owned Washington County natural gas service company has experienced a 10 percent [...]

PA Ranked Number One in the Northeast, Third in the Nation

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

Natural gas is behind Pennsylvania’s spectacular ranking by Site Selection Magazine for the total number of new or expanded corporate facilities in the country during 2012, with 430 new facilities added during the year, along with jobs, taxes and economic growth. Read more from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:   The booming gas drilling industry may [...]

Celebrity ‘fractivists’: True advocates or NIMBYs?

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by NoGreenSlime No Comments

The Associated Press exposes the celebrity-fracktivist crowd centered in New York for what they really are:  truth-bending, energy-consuming hypocrites. Read more:   NEW YORK — The scene: a Manhattan art-house theater. The cause: a campaign against the gas drilling process known as fracking that’s being led by more than 100 celebrities, including Yoko Ono, Sean [...]