If anyone knows where to find oil and gas in economic quantities, it's Exxon Mobil. So to get an idea of where the shale gas might be in New York, you don't have to look much further than where they have leased and where they have applied for horizontal well permits. That's where the shale gas is most likely to be. Anything outside of that area is probably pretty iffy - as bankrupt Norse Energy found out. Shale basins are productive in a small fraction of their total area, as Art Berman … [Read more...] about More Hot Air Than Gas In New York ?
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And vice versa. New York and Colorado have more in common than shale and second rate wine. In most shale gas states, the state regulatory agency takes a hands-off approach on land use ordinances - zoning. Meaning, if a city, town or county has a zoning ordinance that addresses gas wells, the state permitting agency defers to it. The reason is simple: most states do not have land use regulations regarding drilling permits - meaning, if there is no local land use ordinance - the well can be … [Read more...] about How New York Imitates Colorado
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
At the time it was published, economist Jannette M. Barth, Phd. took issue with the "socioeconomic" study that fracknomists Ecology and Environment Incorporated (E&E) did for the DEC as an addendum to the dSGEIS. The E&E report was transparently warmed-over fracking propaganda. Perhaps because E&E is a fracking lobbyist, that, when tagged as a member of a fracking lobbying group, flat out lied about their membership in the group. Ms. Barth's take on the matter now: Fracking is … [Read more...] about A Real Economist Addresses A Frackonomist