Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

Garrett County Montage

General

These are links of a general nature, supporting the gas development industry.

- 1638 - [September 23, 2014] - Morningstar, Mark P. Hanson - "Shale Shock - How the Marcellus Shale Transformed the Domestic Natural Gas Landscape and What It Means for Supply in the Years Ahead"
"Over the course of just a few years, the Marcellus Shale has gone from being a promising upstart to the undisputed champion of U.S. natural gas production. The speed with which it accomplished this feat has been nothing short of astounding—growing from 2% of domestic supply in 2007 to a little less than 20% by the end of 2013—and has kept forecasters on their toes trying to keep pace with ever-improving well results and production rates that continue to climb despite a sharp pullback in rig activity."
- 1916 - [October 11, 2013] - CleanTechnica, Sandy Dechert - "Reflections From Below The Fossil Subsidy Iceberg"
"As close observers have long suspected, governments historically underestimate the cost subsidies for fossil fuel exploration, development, and production. By far. The International Monetary Fund has just calculated far in a study distributed by its Fiscal Affairs department: How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? (IMF working paper 15/105).
Here’s IMF’s basic reasoning. If you incorporate what governments have to pay to clean up after companies burn oil, coal, and natural gas for power, you see that this factor has not been counted in the economic equation of using fossil fuels."
- 1943 - [June 8, 2015] - EcoWatch, Briana Kerensky, Food & Water Watch - "Mapping the Dangers of Fracking"
"It feels like spring only just arrived, but as of tomorrow we’re less than a month away from the official start of summer: Memorial Day. National parks and forests across the country will welcome millions of hikers, campers, photographers “picnic-ers,” and others this summer: people looking to leave home for a while and enjoy America’s natural beauty.
But oil and gas corporations want to visit U.S. public lands for a very different reason: to profit off their oil and gas reserves via fracking."
- 1989 - [October 11, 2013] - CleanTechnica, Sandy Dechert - "Reflections From Below The Fossil Subsidy Iceberg"
"As close observers have long suspected, governments historically underestimate the cost subsidies for fossil fuel exploration, development, and production. By far. The International Monetary Fund has just calculated far in a study distributed by its Fiscal Affairs department: How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? (IMF working paper 15/105).
Here’s IMF’s basic reasoning. If you incorporate what governments have to pay to clean up after companies burn oil, coal, and natural gas for power, you see that this factor has not been counted in the economic equation of using fossil fuels."