This is a narrated online overview of the Power Point presentations made at Cornell on October 30th on New York Shale Gas Potential on BrainShark (click reload if necessary). Non-narrated version online here on Scribd. It gives a summary explanation of the key variables that both drive and constrain shale gas potential in New York - geology, economics and regulations - that can be used to arrive at an estimate of the area effected. Lou Allstadt's presentation will go up shortly, followed by … [Read more...] about New York Shale Gas: Frack What ? Frack Where ? Frack When ?
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The Front Lines of Fracking is a Buffalo News special report that looks at the potential for fracking in New York’s Southern Tier and the benefits and pitfalls that come with it. The three-part series examines how fracking is changing communities in neighboring states and how residents are trying to adapt. Part One (May 11): Fracking has been a boon for Pennsylvania , but its economic benefits aren’t as big as claimed. While the gas rush appears to be receding, fracking has led to a boom … [Read more...] about If Fracking is Allowed, What Will Happen in New York ?
Tompkins County Council Event to Address Economic Potential for Shale Gas in NY Story Tompkins County Council Event to Address Economic Potential for ... Comments Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:02 am By Staff Reports | 0 comments ITHACA — Lou Allstadt and Chip Northrup, analysts of drilling technologies and the economics of the gas industry, along with Jerry Acton, a systems engineer, and geologist Brian Brock, will give a free presentation on … [Read more...] about Shale Gas Forum 7 PM October 30th at Hollister Hall at Cornell
Wherein reality interferes with New York Shale Hype. First there's the geology as the primary indicator of where shale gas might be productive in New York State. Then economics intervene - not just as a function of the price of gas, but the underlying financings of the Shale Game itself. And lastly, the regulatory considerations - which can reduce the productive area substantially. The Shale Gas Myth Busters are planning repeats of the Cornell forum for NYC, Syracuse and Oneonta. Watch this … [Read more...] about New York Shale Gas Potential – Economic and Regulatory Considerations
Jerry Acton has modeled shale gas productivity in Pennsylvania and projected the likely outcome of drilling the extension of those formations into New York. Jerry presented this model at a forum held at Cornell on October 30th. A narrated slide show of his work is on BrainShark, here. Click "reload" webpage if it does not load on first try. My overview of the 4 presentations is here. Well worth a listen. The Oil & Gas industry's behavior prior to the de facto moratorium on shale gas … [Read more...] about New York Shale Gas Potential – Jerry Acton Model
History is written by the winners, but history is made by the doers. So with that in mind, here's my take on how the town ban movement started in New York, as told by the winners, those relatively few men and women that were instrumental in actually making it happen, first as a legal strategy and then as a political accomplishment - one town at a time. The history to date of the Middlefield and Dryden defenses of Home Rule has been chronicled in legal journals, such as Charles Gottlieb's … [Read more...] about History of New York Fracking Bans
Over 200,000 comments were delivered to the DEC's bunker in Albany courtesy of the Yoko, Sandra & Sean Delivery Service. (See story below) Bravo to all concerned ! Now time to sue the DEC for trying to turn the Empire State into a fracking banana republic. Here is the breakdown of who helped gather the 200,000 responses. Plus thousands more from individuals, organizations and elected officials. To put this in perspective - this is over 300 times the number of responses the DEC got on … [Read more...] about 200,000 Fracking Comments !
For those that missed the NYC and Oneonta presentations on "Shale Gas Potential in New York", a highlight was hearing Lou Allstadt, retired VP for Mobil Oil Corporation clearly call for a statewide ban on fracking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-32pZUoEcHQ … [Read more...] about Not Fracking Worth It
Now is the time to file a response to the proposed fracking regulations directly to the DEC either online or via snail mail and tell them what you really think. They are a comprehensive argument for banning fracking town by town, if not in the state. This may be your last opportunity to comment on how shale gas wells are permitted in New York. If your area does not have a political carve-out in the SGEIS, and if your town or city does not have a land use plan and ordinance that addresses shale … [Read more...] about New York’s Fracking Regulations
Great questions from the audience at the New York City shale gas show. Great video by Team Owen. Check it out. Then come to the Senate Forum on the (un)Economics of Shale Gas in New York, Tuesday, Feb 4th, Hearing Room A at noon. Smart questions by an attentive audience close out this series of presentations on New York State's shale gas potential. Watch the whole thing — it is riveting. But if you want to skip to a particular topic of interest, here are the … [Read more...] about Frack Busters Questions & Answers