August 23, 2014

Why the Gas Industry Fought For the 2005 Energy Policy Act

This is an industry document – Halliburton from 1998 – D R I L L I N G CONTRACTOR Nov./Dec. 1998

They have known all along that gas migration occurs and why – that is the functional reason the industry fought so hard to get the exemptions in the 2005 Continue reading

Penn State’s Academic Integrity Tested by Complaint

The Responsible Drilling Alliance has filed formal complaints with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that cite “unethical practices and abuse of public trust” for three papers published by Penn State professors.
By Tara Zrinski and Rachel Morgan, Shalereporter.com, Sept. 22, 2012

Penn State University is under fire again. … Continue reading

Complaint Filed Against Penn State

The Responsible Drilling Alliance has filed a complaint with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education against Pennsylvania State University

The Responsible Drilling Alliance, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has filed a complaint against Pennsylvania State University. We are asking the Middle States Commission on Higher … Continue reading

New Josh Fox Video: The Sky Is Pink

New Josh Fox Video: Gas Industry Documents Show Wells Leak and Gas Can Migrate

Another industry document on gas migration

The following introduction to “The Sky is Pink” was made at a celebration of short films at the Black Bear Film Festival in October, 2012, in  Milford, PA:

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Fracking is Hardly Leakproof

Safe fracking is an impossibility, and the industry’s claims for it are knowingly based on false premises.
By Josh Fox and Barbara Arrindell, TimesUnion.com, June 20, 2012

Recently, politicians and publications have conditionally endorsed so-called “safe fracking” as a part of the nation’s energy mix. But safe fracking is an … Continue reading

Chesapeake Shows the Real Decline Curve to the SEC and Investors

Chesapeake Spring 2010 Stockholders Report Filed with the SEC

Arthur Berman first calculated the decline rates in 2009 – once public,  the companies could not lie to their stockholders – they sort of tried to hide it on page 10, but… we noticed!

Chesapeake spring 2010 stockholders report - see Continue reading

Chesapeake CEO’s Open Letter to Shareholders

Chesapeake Energy 2010 Annual Report

Dear Fellow Shareholders,

2010 was a very important year of transition and achievement for Chesapeake, a year in which we initiated three very important strategic shifts: from asset gathering to asset harvesting, from focusing exclusively on natural gas to a balanced focus on natural gas … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court Rules Big Gas Mafia Royalty Payment Fraud Okay

By TX Sharon, Blue Daze: Drilling Reform

If that headline is hard to believe, go stick your head back in the sand or where ever you’ve had your head stuck.

COURT FINDS FOR BIG OIL COMPANY OVER SMALL ROYALTY OWNER IN PRECEDENT SETTING CASE Attorney: ‘You can’t really believe anything … Continue reading

Oil Executive Recommends Counterinsurgency Manual

By Eamon Javers, CNBC Washington

Last week’s oil industry conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston was supposed to be an industry confab just like any other — a series of panel discussions, light refreshments and an exchange of ideas.

It was a gathering of professionals to discuss “media … Continue reading

CEO Aubry McClendon speaks at the Marcellus Shale Insights Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Keynote Address of Aubrey K. McClendon
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Marcellus Shale Insights Conference, Philadelphia, PA

It’s great to be in the City of Brotherly Love. From the greeting I received outside, I can see how the city earned its nickname!

And I must say it made … Continue reading