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The future of energy

Sixth Annual Chautauqua County Energy Conference & Expo

November 2, 2013

MAYVILLE — National Fuel officials believe natural gas will be a viable future energy source for America....

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Nov-02-13 5:30 AM

Excuse me, but didn't this same company just announce that higher rates would be in play this winter due to higher usage? So, what will happen when everyone is using more ngas, industry as well as private users? I'd say that at that time, once the Gas industry has hooked more people up, our rates will be unaffordable for heat for our most vulnerable, and the cost of everything will climb dramatically.

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Nov-02-13 7:52 AM

"where natural gas industry jobs are paying an average of $81,000 per year "

Know anyone who works directly in the natural gas industry that makes any where near that amount around here? Didn't think so. The workers who work in the supply..drilling the wells and maintaining not even make half that amount in our area. Do not get fooled.

Why if this was an expo on ENERGY..that but for a short sentence there is no mention of alternative sources of energy such as solar, wind, biomass, etc?? Should we not be focusing on the alternative sources as we look the future? Where was the panel discussion? Who represented the dangers of 'unconventional drilling' known as 'fracking' on the panel with the natural gas?

Sounds like this was a Gas Industry expo...not an all inclusive, open for discussion, expo on energy...the pros and cons of each type. Wonder how much they paid for this gas industry cheerleading?

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Nov-02-13 7:57 AM

poor little christopher, goofs up again. blaming corporations ! Hey Paul, say your worst case scenario happens. Which business model is the gas company following, can you guess Paul, it may be hard for you ! i will tell you. The democratic teacher union model for schools ! yep paul, it is OK dor the libs, but not anyone else, right Paul ? Paul, you are so fair . It is good only for dumbacrats.Paul cherry picks again. This natural gas thing is a good place for our local activist women to really mess up american life. get fracking banned in NY. Go green, but first go senile. Fears over CO2, unfounded by analytical science. But conversion disorder drives the gals. Proof. The numerous anti science, anti tech,. anti energy articles etc by the gals.I m proud of you gals ! Ida Tarbell and Carrie nation live on ! Both goofed up american life.preserve your heritage !

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Nov-02-13 8:06 AM

judeye, unscientific as she is posting more of judeye nonsense, facts to her. hey , you miss again and again, like christopher cherry picks facts about almost anything these following facts. Natural gas is thought to be renewable now. No longer considered a fossil fuel.Esspecially for judeye, who has missed this again and again and again. we were wood based until civil war. Forests disappearing. We CANNOT grow enough biomass or go green to meet our demand for energy. Even PBS says this, you miss it. Why is that judeye, dont fit your alleged facts? Wind operates on average 30% of th time. Thermal is doing the rest. there are no good battery designs and batteries are inefficient any ways.If we converted our entire corn crop to fuel it would not be enough. Plus as an added benefit we would starve for the likes of Judeye . judeye , i have said an you ignore, learn some science, real science. You dont know anything. Energy jobs pay well, better than most. Even libs in DC had to say this

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Nov-02-13 8:24 AM

hey judeye, more facts for you. The gas industry has lowered CO2 emissions, a sacrament to you liberals by switching from coal to natural gas ! Yes !You get more co2 from those "belching " coal plants vs natural gas. Of course more water vapor is emmited, warming the earth even ,more than co2 does ! facts judeye, so you can ignore them. Proof, local weatherman say over and over, dry air, low dew point, no clouds , temperatures will plummet.Ever boil water ! thats why its used as steam ! where is your co2 now green heads.We need it to keep the plants from freezing.facts from the world of science, all ignored by the likes of judeye ! LWV where are you ? Like Car 54 where are you ?

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Nov-02-13 9:57 AM

Steinerdzzz...thanks to Obamacare, you now have no excuse not to take your daily meds like a good boy.

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Nov-02-13 10:22 AM

the only unlimited supply of gas is right here in this blog.

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Nov-02-13 12:07 PM

chat Co will stand by and watch the world go by them. The 18.9 vacant house marker will tise too.

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Nov-02-13 12:59 PM

The current future of energy is natural gas. They are poised to take the next step better than any other alternative. Wind Power is inefficient, expensive, and it kills golden and bald eagles. Solar Energies are inefficient, create toxic hazards, and well they tend to go into foreclosure right after a big fat gubment check is cut.

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Nov-02-13 3:32 PM

The most dependable and cleanest power in the world is hydro-electric. In fact, it's so clean and so dependable that most Corporations can't play the supply and demand game to justify excessive profits, therefore it won't ever replace the non-renewable and dirtier forms of energy in control of the energy industry. Wind, solar, etc. are Hippy era jokes, unless of course one could figure out how to capture the gas spewed by Steiner.

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Nov-02-13 5:11 PM

Stiener you are so Stone Age it is sad. Type in 95 percent of scientists, and see what comes up. CO2 gas and its effects on earth are real. here is a Quote for you .....Jeff Severinghaus, a geoscientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, said that through the use of radioactive isotopes, scientists are more than 99 percent sure that much of the carbon in the air has human fingerprints on it. And because of basic physics, scientists are 99 percent certain that carbon traps heat in what is called the greenhouse effect.

But the role of nature and all sorts of other factors bring the number down to 95 percent when you want to say that the majority of the warming is human-caused, he said.

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Nov-02-13 8:02 PM

I am curious judeye where did you get your info on the wages earned in the natural gas drilling industry? Just wondering cause I know people who are making over the stated amount. As a matter of fact many of the hydro fracking and drilling crews working in Pennsylvania come from Texas they don't travel that far and stay away from family for peanuts.

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Nov-03-13 6:06 AM

concerned...from people I know personally who have worked in gas drilling/producing industry in this County for over the past few decades.

Do you know anyone working LOCALLY? Ask them what they make. Ask them how many times the companies have been sold..with each time the workers rehired..but at starting wages again and a loss of most of their benefits. Ask them when the wells were drilled how many of the high paying jobs were given to people the company brought in from out of state.

Look at any of the local (they are all owned by out of state companies..and one, if not more are owned by FOREIGN companies) gas supplier companies wages. who is making all the money? Surely NOT the workers who are producing the gas. Ask them...

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Nov-03-13 8:18 AM

I wonder why those working the oil/gas fields in Chautauqua County aren’t being paid well; something isn’t right? Those working those fields out West and those constructing the pipeline through Missouri right now are making well into six figures. Certified welders are making upwards of $250,000 per year. Oh, you’ll work six days a week with 12 hour shifts but you’ll make a lot of money. If you only want to work M-F, 8:00 – 5:00, no wonder you’re not making good money. Concerned is right. Those crews are mostly from Texas and Oklahoma and they’re not leaving their family behind for peanuts.

Just think about it. When the coal industry is just about shut down and all plants are converted to natural gas, the price of gas will skyrocket. You think you pay a lot now to heat your homes in haven’t seen anything yet.

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