Saturday, May 23, 2009

Advertising Campaign Should Be Stopped

A recent article, published by the Marcellus Shale Committee, highlights three primary messages which are part of an advertising campaign begun last February: “Energy Independence,” “Jobs and Economic Prosperity,” and “Environmental Stewardship.” Joanne Fiorito, a concerned citizen and regular contributor to the Susquehanna County Gas Forum, is taking exception to these misleading or false phrases, saying that use of them should not be allowed. She writes:
...at least two of these three claims are false and our
government should force them to stop such advertising.
1) Energy Independence - would only be true if, WE KEEP THE GAS HERE IN THE US, currently it's liquefied and then shipped overseas. How does that make us Energy Independent? The answer is: IT DOES NOT.....but it does make the investors in that product RICH, without giving a thought to our FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS.

2)Environmental Stewardship - would only be true if our land water and air weren't impacted.....but alas we have plenty of documentation to prove that this harms our environment. Yet the government fails to act.

3) Jobs & Economic Prosperity- we still have plenty of folks who are unemployed. The only folks working the rigs and trucks in this area (PA) are from other parts of the US, many from Texas. Job opportunity for local folks is still NON-EXISTENT.

Read the article, "Marcellus Shale Committee Continues Advertising Campaign," here. Since the PA Marcellus Shale Committee provides all state, county, and local government or regulatory bodies with information pertaining to the oil and gas industry, it is incumbent upon it to use accurate words and phrases, free of misleading or false claims.

For a related article from Bucks County Courier Times, click here.

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your are uninformed-the US does not export LNG, they import it. The gas produced in PA is used within a few hundred miles of the well head.

Peacegirl said...

Yes, the US imports LNG. However, the US is engaged in or planning to export LNG. One export terminal is located in Kenai, Alaska. There are more export terminals in the works. I think the US gas industry is poised to sell on the global scene. Profits are the primary criterion, of course.

See:
http://www.pacificenvironment.org/article.php?id=2841

Also the US may soon be engaged in re-exporting LNG in order to sell to other higher-paying markets in Europe and Asia. Gas companies in the US buy foreign LNG, store it in the summer and then sell it overseas in the winter for a profit.

See:
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssEnergyNews/idUSN1453570620090514

Of course, a majority of the world's LNG supply comes from countries with large natural gas reserves. These countries include Algeria, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago. So when the US mines the last drop of its tight shale gas, we will be looking abroad for more. Eventually there will be no more natural gas to be had on the planet, and we will have destroyed the environment in the process of trying to convince ourselves that we have an endless supply.

Currently, there are 58 locations at which natural gas can be exported or imported into the United States, including 9 LNG (liquefied natural gas) facilities in the continental United States and Alaska (There is a tenth U.S. LNG import facility located in Puerto Rico). At 28 of these locations natural gas or LNG currently can only be imported; while at 17 they may only be exported (1 LNG export facility is located in Alaska). At 13 of the 58 locations natural gas may, and sometimes does, flow in both directions, although at each of these sites the flow is primarily either import or export. The following states currently export: MT, MN, TX, AZ, CA, and AK.

See:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/natural_gas/analysis_publications/ngpipeline/impex_list.html

While this is by no means a complete response to Anonymous, nevertheless, the term uninformed is perhaps something we all have to admit to from time to time. The natural gas industry has some surprises in store for all Americans, and it is not going to be good.

supersnooper58 said...

Exxon Mobil’s Plan for LNG in 2009

http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/news_pub_fo_2008.pdf

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play an increasing role in our activities in the United States. The Golden Pass regasification terminal in Texas is scheduled to start up in 2010, and we continue to seek regulatory approvals for a new LNG terminal offshore New Jersey [page 36 (38 of 104)]

though I suggest you keep reading on because pages 37 - 39 have much more to offer, info-wise....


and here's another lil ditty....

btw, I betcha you know little about the Piceance Phase 1 operation by Exxon Mobil, eh....

here's a lil psssssssssssst in your ear......
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKL872773720090309

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities

and this ditty:

The business of change

August 25, 2008

http://www.fwbusinesspress.com/display.php?id=8266

[...]

Recently, Freeport LNG, which operates a South Texas liquefied natural gas terminal that imports LNG from overseas, filed a request to export natural gas. And the reason? With the increased availability of shale gas and lower prices in the U.S., it makes more sense to export than to import. In other words, we’re starting to produce enough natural gas for our own consumption.

supersnooper58 said...

http://dearsusquehanna.blogspot.com/2009/05/advertising-campaign-should-be-stopped.html?showComment=1243256079869#c1817844143760834017

btw, my name is Joanne Fiorito, Anonymouse........who are you that hides behind a mask hoping that no one will ask who you are?......

now, based on your comment:

"The gas produced in PA is used within a few hundred miles of the well head."

provide your proof.......you can't just come on here presenting airy assertions without pointing to FACTS......

oh, and btw.....I do hope that you noticed that our GAS BARONS now feel that they have enough gas to meet our US needs, and are willing to ship it out to the world market.....

so, since our auto industry is thinking about switching to gas powered cars, what effect do you think this shall have on the COST OF GAS....let alone knowing we're placing bombs on our roads (with this braindead conversion) just waiting to make the nightly news....

supersnooper58 said...

btw, Anon......let me know when they've completed the pipeline, until then the TAINT, isn't going anywhere.....at least up in these here parts it isn't.....

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=109081933932637779023.0004625ed46747fee9053&t=h&ll=41.7964,-75.923767&spn=0.213977,0.4422&z=11

note the blue line in the map link above....Currently, it attaches to nothing.....so tell us, how does this pipeline as you say:

"The gas produced in PA is used within a few hundred miles of the well head."

When the damn thing isn't even fully completed yet????!!!!!....

and by the time they do complete it, you can damn well bet Dick-the-Gasbag Cheney will be EXPORTING the crap out of it....

On another note:

Peacegirl, I think the lil shill got spooked, and ran away....