Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Hogan Signs Fracking Ban, Silences Western Maryland Voices

As expected, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Tuesday that officially bans fracking in Maryland. This development became an inevitable after Hogan’s March 17 announcement that he would support such a measure — a complete reversal of the pro-fracking stance he communicated on the campaign trail when he said Maryland is “sitting on a gold…

Overraction by Antis to Unfelt Earthquake in Monroe County, OH

Early Sunday morning there was a low-level earthquake in Monroe County, OH–that literally nobody felt–but was picked up on seismic monitors by the U.S. Geological Survey. There was, according to the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR) one fracking operation “near” the earthquake that ODNR shut down within an hour after the event–out of an…

Judge Certifies Royalty Class Action Against EQT, CONSOL in VA

This is a story we have not previously covered on MDN. It goes back to 2010 and involves two of the biggest Marcellus/Utica drillers–although in this case the issue is not related to the Marcellus/Utica. Landowners in southwestern Virginia previously sued both EQT and CONSOL Energy’s CNX subsidiary over charges that EQT and CNX shorted…

More on Gas-Fired Elec Plant Coming to Center Port Terminal

A few weeks ago MDN reported on an upcoming meeting (to be held March 27) in Monroe County, OH to announce a new project to build a 485-megawatt Utica gas-fired electric plant (see Gas-Fired Plant (& Cracker?) Coming to Center Port Terminal in OH). The rumors circulating were that this plant may get built to power…

The 411 on the 9 Proposed Pipeline Projects in WV

West Virginia has become a hotbed of pipeline projects. You don’t realize it until you stand back and consider all of the proposed projects for major interstate natural gas (or gas liquids) pipelines. There are, in fact, nine such major projects on the board. Some of them either are, or soon will be, under construction….

Antero WV Focus: Recycle Wastewater, More Pipes for Better Prices

Antero Resources is one of the biggest drillers in the Marcellus/Utica. Antero can’t seem to buy enough Marcellus acreage, mostly in West Virginia. Last year the company snapped up close to 80,000 Marcellus acres, mostly in WV (see Antero Takes Southwestern to Cleaners in Deal for 55K Marc. Acres; Antero Resources Picks Up Another 13K…

EXCO Resources Adds Dealmaker to Board – What Does it Mean?

EXCO Resources was once a sizable player in the Marcellus. They still have 145,000 net acres in the Marcellus, with 124 horizontal Marcellus wells drilled and in production. However, EXCO, as we pointed out a year ago, has abandoned the Marcellus at this point (see EXCO: No Marcellus Drilling in 2015/2016, NYSE Threatens Delisting). The…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Apr 4, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: The implications of the Dimock verdict; Maryland Gov. Hogan’s “flexibility” on fracking; Gov. Cuomo pressures PSC to cover up clean energy costs; Supreme Court denies Trump effort to halt EPA water rule; Cheniere LNG export milestone; US…

Constitution Pipeline on hold, despite approval in Pa.

The permits that were denied by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation would allow the pipeline to cross more than 80 acres of wetlands. The post Constitution Pipeline on hold, despite approval in Pa. appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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