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Just the Facts: The Collision of Energy Poverty, Hypocrisy and Reality

March 9th, 2023|

Taking a broader look at the intersection of several forces shaping energy development choices in underserved nations, including a lack of financing being driven by a reluctance to support needed electric generation facilities in those countries. Geopolitical factors, the most prominent being Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are also at the heart of some decisions being made by countries dealing with energy poverty or the need for additional generating capacity.

News Release: PIOGA Issues Formal Response to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Portrayal of Industry Operations, 2017-2023

February 22nd, 2023|

PIOGA released its formal response to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP) 2021 Oil and Gas Annual Report and HB 2644 Lapsing Statement Report, issued December 29, 2022, which purport to provide an accurate snapshot of the conventional industry’s recent operations.

PIOGA’s Response to PADEP’s 2021 Oil and Gas Annual and HB 2644 Lapsing Statement Reports

February 21st, 2023|

In January 2023, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued two reports that include statistics and information about the oil and gas industry between 2017 and 2021, which purport to provide a snapshot of the industry. The 2021 Oil and Gas Annual Report and the report generated in response to Governor Wolf’s lapsing statement for House Bill 2644 (Act 96 of 2022) (Recommendation Report), however, fail to provide a complete or accurate picture of the industry, in part because they do not explain the realities behind the numbers or include descriptions of the good work of the conventional oil and gas industry to address environmental issues collaboratively.

Multi-Year Test of Range Well in SWPA Proves No Air Pollution

February 17th, 2023|

Range Resources Corp. touted a long-term monitoring of air around a Cecil Township well pad that it said showed no elevated concentration of pollution in the area. Range said the findings showed that the 24-hour concentrations of PM2.5, a pollutant, were under the EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Just the Facts: Natural Gas Moratoriums in the U.S. – What Could Go Wrong?

February 7th, 2023|

The drumbeat of ill-advised efforts by governments at different levels to take away consumers’ rights to choose energy sources is continuing, with the most recent count being about 80 local governments – most in California – passing ordinances that require or urge property owners to use electric rather than natural gas appliances, with a primary focus on new construction or renovations.

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