“Keep It In the Ground” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) admitted this week that she’d rather import natural gas from Russia (because climate) than build new pipelines to deliver the abundant supply of Marcellus Shale gas to New Englanders. As E&E News reported on Wednesday:

“Yet many policymakers in the deep-blue region are dead-set against any new gas pipelines, saying that the priority needs to be scaling up renewable energy and phasing out fossil fuels. Buying occasional shipments of LNG in the winter, they argue, is the better way to go.

’LNG is a more efficient and economical way to meet energy needs during instances of high winter demand than building high-risk and costly pipelines that are not needed to maintain reliability,’ Chloe Gotsis, a spokeswoman for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D), said by email. ‘Continuing to rely on pipelines is too risky for ratepayers and our climate.’” (emphasis added)

Healey, who is also one of the AGs spearheading the #ExxonKnew litigation, has been so vocally opposed to adding needed pipeline infrastructure in New England that the Boston Globe recently said she and other policy makers have “leaned heavily on righteous-sounding stands against local fossil fuel projects, with scant consideration of the global impacts of their actions and a tacit expectation that some other country will build the infrastructure that we’re too good for.”  As the Daily Caller reports,

“Healey has used her office to block pipeline projects energy experts say are needed to relieve supply constraints in New England. The region’s grid operator recently warned that shuttering coal and nuclear power plants will only exacerbate energy security woes.

“A recent ISO New England study found the region ‘could be headed for significant levels of emergency actions, particularly during major fuel or resource outages.’ Recent cold snaps have sent electricity prices surging and forced power plants to burn more oil and coal.” (emphasis added)

As for Healey’s claim that importing LNG is “more efficient and economical” and that using pipelines is “too risky” for both consumers and the climate – well, as the Daily Caller explained, that’s just flat wrong.

  • FACT: New England had the highest energy costs in the world this winter. Meanwhile, the rest of America is experiencing record low electricity and natural gas costs.
  • FACT: The climate benefits of natural gas are undeniable. Methane leakage rates are far below the threshold for natural gas to maintain its climate benefits over other major fuels, and the switch to natural gas has helped the United States lead the world in decreasing carbon emissions to decades-low levels.
  • FACT: During the cold snap, ISO New England not only had to import LNG that included gas from Russia, but had to re-activate higher emitting power plants to maintain grid reliability.
  • FACT: Pipelines are a safe, efficient way to transport natural gas. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) credits the fact that most Americans are not even aware of their proximity to the more than 2.5 million miles of U.S. pipelines to the “strong safety record of pipelines.” PHMSA explains that the “the most feasible, most reliable and safest way” to transport oil and natural gas is through pipelines.

This “Keep It In The Ground” strategy in New England has resulted in a very real energy infrastructure problem, no matter what folks like AG Healey say. The Massachusetts Congressional delegation tried to blame this infrastructure problem on the White House, but the reality is it’s been an ongoing issue that Healey and fellow policy makers have been at the center of thwarting efforts by elected officials like Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker. As E&E News reports:

“But the Baker administration also wanted to include measures to expand natural gas capacity, seeing gas as a way to support renewables and keep overall energy costs down.

“‘When you look at the overall dynamic, the overwhelming majority opinion that states we are in desperate need of more natural gas capacity on some level, to address our baseline needs,’ Matthew Beaton, Baker’s energy and environmental affairs secretary, said in a May 2016 hearing. He warned against reliance on LNG. ‘To become reliant on that international market to balance our energy needs is an economically irresponsible approach to do it solely in that regard.’”

As the facts show, it is a completely contradictory agenda to push KIITG policy in the name of saving the climate or keeping rates low. New England is the prime example of this, as EID’s latest infographic shows.


Source: Daily Dose of ShaleDirectories.com News



The United States has roughly 1.4 M miles of oil and gas pipelines, with more than 60 percent of these pipelines were built before 1970.

And while pipelines remain the safest way to transport crude and other refined petroleum fuels – oil, natural gas, biofuels – across long distances significant pipeline accidents have increased by nearly 60 percent, totaling more than 1,300 spill incidents across the United States since 2010.

The combination of increasing pipeline age and increasing spill accidents has resulted in additional regulatory and compliance scrutiny. When such an accident does occur it is important to act expediently to mitigate the regulatory, financial, and environmental impacts.

When periodic integrity assessments indicate a flaw within the pipeline, canines can be deployed to quickly pinpoint the exact leak location, reducing the overall costs of repair and downtime of the system.

The K9 Advantage

CDIS-K9-Demonstrates-1.jpgCDIS K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection assists clients in the Oil and Gas industry to efficiently and accurately detect and pinpoint leaks.

CDIS canines are specifically trained to detect the industry standard specialized odorant quickly and accurately. The use of specially trained canines is a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to accurately locate a pipeline leak.

With 20 years’ experience in canine handling for commercial and industrial service contracts and 10 years’ experience in specialized canine scent detection services, CDIS has the expertise to address your pipeline detection and inspection needs.

CDIS maintains multiple canine teams on standby and monitors a 24-hour hotline to enable rapid mobilization swiftly and respond in a timely manner.

To learn more about our canine inspection services, please contact us at:

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Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) recently made headway on its goal of becoming a Permian pure-play with an agreement to sell a portion of its Eagle Ford assets to Sundance Energy Australia Ltd. (NASDAQ: SNDE).

Sundance said March 15 it had agreed to acquire Eagle Ford assets in the volatile oil window from Pioneer and its joint venture partner, Reliance Industries Ltd., for $221.5 million. The deal included 21,900 net acres in McMullen, Live Oak, Atascosa and La Salle counties, Texas, and current production of 1,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

The sale is Pioneer’s first move in a strategy announced in early February to sell all assets outside of the Permian, where the E&P plans to focus its entire $2.9 billion capex in 2018.

Source: Daily Dose of ShaleDirectories.com News


Cenovus Energy Inc. is seeking a partner to fund C$1.3 billion (US$993.1 million) in costs to build the supporting infrastructure at its Narrows Lake oil sands project in Alberta, two people familiar with the matter said on March 16.

The Canadian energy firm has been seeking to raise billions to reduce its debt burden after it spent C$17 billion on acquiring oil sands and natural gas assets from ConocoPhillips last year.

To counter shareholder concern about that deal, which doubled the company’s size but strained its financial position, Cenovus has been cutting jobs and costs and selling assets. It raised nearly C$4 billion from divestments in 2017 and is eyeing further sales from its Deep Basin position this year.

To avoid placing further stress on its balance sheet, Cenovus hopes to secure the funds to build infrastructure supporting the first phase of Narrows Lake from an outside partner, which would finance construction in exchange for a long-term agreement with Cenovus to utilize the assets.

Source: Daily Dose of ShaleDirectories.com News


Chicago Ridge, IL (January 11, 2018): Wild Goose Chase, Inc. (WGC), a nuisance wildlife management company, celebrated their 20th year of canine handling for commercial service contracts this week.


Likewise, Canine Detection and Inspection Services (CDIS), a canine scent detection company which is managed by WGC, celebrated their 10th year of specialized canine scent detection services this week.

In 1998, WGC started by servicing one golf course in the Chicago suburbs–in 2017, WGC and its sister companies serviced over 400 clients across the Midwest, South, Southwest, and the Northeast, including a number of Fortune 500 companies, major universities, city/ county/ state/ federal government agencies, small businesses, multi-unit residential properties, park districts, and public beaches.

WGC’s latest venture, CDIS K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection (CDIS K9 Pipes), is a canine scent detection company which assists clients in the Oil and Gas industry to efficiently and accurately pinpoint pipeline leaks by detecting the industry standard odorant.

About WGC:
Wild Goose Chase protects people and property from the hazards of pest birds, such as Canada geese, gulls, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, and other nuisance birds.

About CDIS:
Canine Detection and Inspection Services offers effective pest management to hotels, apartment complexes, nursing homes, hospitals, dormitories and residences in bed bug detection and inspection.

About CDIS K9 Pipes:
CDIS K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection assists clients in the Oil and Gas industry to efficiently and accurately detect and pinpoint oil pipeline leaks.