Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

Williams Files with FERC to Expand Transco Pipeline to NYC, NE

In May 2016, Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (Transco) pre-filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a project called the Northeast Supply Enhancement project (see Williams Pre-Files with FERC to Expand Transco Pipeline in PA, NY). The new project is meant to increase pipeline capacity and flows heading into northeastern markets. In…

FERC Gives Columbia WB XPress Enviro Thumbs Up

In Jan. 2016, Columbia Pipeline Group (now owned by TransCanada) filed their full, official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval of the $850 million WB XPress Project (see Columbia Pipeline Files to Build $850M WB XPress Project in WV/VA). WB XPress consists of two new compressor stations, 26 miles of pipeline…

Constitution Pipeline Still Waiting on “Biggie” Court Decision

Last week MDN brought you the news that a federal judge had dismissed a case brought by the Constitution Pipeline against the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) over the issue of denying water crossing permits for the project (see Federal Judge Rejects Constitution Pipe Request to Bypass NY DEC). What we have since…

Gun Loaded & Cocked, Maryland About to Commit Fracking Suicide

Several weeks ago the Maryland House of Delegates put the bullet in the chamber of gun when they voted to ban fracking (see Maryland House overwhelmingly approves fracking ban). Yesterday the Maryland Senate cocked the hammer of the gun by voting 35-10 in favor of a frack ban. Now the legislation goes to Republican Gov….

Antero Ramps Up Growth, Owns 40% of Undeveloped M-U NGL Acreage

We have commented and observed a number of times that Antero Resources, one of the biggest drillers in the Marcellus/Utica, is perhaps the best company in our region at hedging. As we wrote in January 2016: “What’s Antero’s secret to making money in arguably the worst time for our industry in a generation? In a…

EQT Raises Estimates of Methane, NGL Production for 2017

In December 2016 EQT, one of the largest Marcellus/Utica drillers with its headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, released a forecast for 2017 (see EQT 2017 Forecast: Drilling 119 Marcellus, 81 UD, 7 Utica Wells). At that time, EQT said they would spend $1.5 billion to drill a total of 200 Marcellus and Upper Devonian wells,…

Schlumberger Throws Weatherford a Lifeline, Challenges Halliburton

Schlumberger is the world’s largest oilfield services (OFS) company. Weatherford International is the world’s fourth largest OFS company. They both have operations in the Marcellus/Utica region. We’ve posted a number of stories about Weatherford’s financial troubles–and seemingly inevitable march toward bankruptcy (see our stories here). However, Weatherford may have just gotten a reprieve from its…

Coal King Robert Murray Still Spoiling for a Fight with NatGas

Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray is an interesting character. We’ve reported on him a number of times over the years. Murray went after Aubrey McClendon when Aubrey named is new company American Energy Partners. Murray claimed a subsidiary company he owns already had that name. Eventually a court told Aubrey he could keep the name…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: LNG storage tanks arrive in Jacksonville Port; oil now flowing under Missouri River via Dakota Access Pipeline; vapid actress Shailene Woodley pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charge related to Dakota Access “protest”; tech still the key in…

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