Ohio Inaugurates a New Natural Gas Plant

The Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) opened for business in Ohio on August 21, 2017. Governor John Kasich of Ohio visited OCEC to join the ceremonial ribbon-cutting as the facility came to life, adding 870 megawatts of power to the grid. The combined-cycle natural gas fired plant is officially the most environmentally friendly power plant…

Shale’s Next Battle: Fair Treatment Under the Tax Code

Politicians are once again demagoguing and attempting to demonize “Big Oil & Gas” over the taxation issue. No, we’re not talking about severance taxes. We’re talking about accounting deductions that oil and gas companies take to reflect depletion of assets. Flying under the banner of “eliminating tax loopholes,” some politicians want to strip away deductions…

Shale Gas News – August 19, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about pipelines, Utica wells, Cabot Oil & Gas and much more last week. Great news, the Shale Gas News is growing to THREE stations! We will…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Did Gov. Wolf’s natgas tax scare away a huge manufacturer from Taiwan; fracking jobs for coal miners ‘elusive’; NC ninny nannies come out to dis Atlantic Coast Pipeline; FERC chairman wants to “properly” compensate coal & nuclear;…

Why Are Fractivists Ignoring Solar Panel Wastes?

Institute for Energy Research …. ….   As government massively subsidizes solar energy, no one, especially not fractivists, is paying any attention to solar panel waste issues, which are serious. Solar panel waste will become a major issue in the coming decades as old solar panels reach the ends of their useful lifespans and require…

New Group Aims to Counteract Big Green’s Paid Protesters

The Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) announced last week they have launched “Energy Builders,” a new community-based coalition of workers, families and businesses dedicated to educating friends, neighbors and elected officials about the importance and benefits of energy infrastructure and its ongoing development. Energy Builders came together in reaction to paid Big Green protesters…

Goldman Lost $100M On Marcellus Natural Gas Bet

When construction on a key pipeline to transport Marcellus shale natural gas was delayed, Goldman Sachs lost more than US$100 million on a bet that Marcellus gas prices in the Marcellus shale would rise as takeaway pipeline capacity increased, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the trade. In the second quarter, Goldman…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Aug 21 – Nov 20

Events related (or of interest) to the Marcellus and Utica Shale, primarily pro-drilling events. To have your event included (or if you are aware of a worthy event you believe should be on this page), please send the details and/or a link to have it included to the calendar@marcellusdrilling.com email address. Thank you! Ohio Aug 25 | Southeastern Ohio Oil & Gas Assoc. Fall Golf Outing | Beverly…

PA Gov. Wolf’s Non-Response Response on Atlantic Sunrise Delays

Over the past year or more MDN editor Jim Willis has signed numerous petitions supporting the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project–but it wasn’t until he signed one at a recent Williams event that the got a response from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. Atlantic Sunrise is a $3 billion, 198-mile natural gas pipeline project, most of which…

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