Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

Speculative Testimony Doesn’t Cut It in Dimock Case

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Judge in Dimock case orders new trial; plaintiff’s evidence was based on speculative testimony and unable to support the conclusion of the jury. Last week, Judge Martin Carlson of the Middle District of Pennsylvania kicked asunder one of the pillars of the “Fracking Is Evil” movement…

Help Wanted: 15,000 Workers Needed for Rover Pipeline, STAT!

Some really big news coming from the Utica Upstream conference held Wednesday at Walsh University (in North Canton, OH). As we previously reported, Rover Pipeline got permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin construction on March 3rd (see FERC Green Lights Rover Pipeline Construction). And construction began, immediately. A local TV station…

WV Force Pooling Lite Goes Down in Flames – Lawmakers Blame Pot

We find this news somewhat surprising. The West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) has been pushing hard to get legislation passed in WV’s short legislative session on an issue we call “forced pooling lite”–WV Senate Bill 576 which addresses the issues of co-tenancy and joint development (see Analysis of New WV Bill SB…

Eclipse Resources Touts Big ROI on Long Horizontal Shale Wells

Pardon me, but may I ask, How long is your lateral? We don’t mean to ask such a personal question, but in this case, size matters. You see, the longer the lateral, the more return on investment (ROI) you get–according to top officials from Eclipse Resources. Eclipse Resources, a Marcellus/Utica pure play driller headquartered in…

More Details on Marcellus Power Plant Coming to Greene County, PA

In March MDN brought you the news that APV Renaissance Partners (a subsidiary of American Power Ventures) will submit a permit to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) “within the next month” for a combined-cycle power plant at the old Hatfield’s Ferry site in Greene County, PA–to be powered with Marcellus Shale gas (see…

5 Big & Small Marcellus-Powered Electric Plants Coming in SWPA

It’s hard to keep track of all the Marcellus and Utica Shale-fired electric plants being planned, built and going online. We recently highlighted a list of 11 such projects getting built in Ohio (see List of 11 Utica Shale Electric Plants Coming Soon to Ohio). We’ve covered many projects in Pennsylvania, and in other states…

Japanese Co Buys 1/3 of Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant in SEPA

Speaking of Pennsylvania Marcellus gas-fired projects, here’s an update on a power plant we first told you about last October, coming to the Philadelphia area (see New NatGas-Fired Electric Plant Coming Near Philadelphia). In 2015, EmberClear filed an application to build a new 488-megawatt natural gas-fired electric plant in Birdsboro (Berks County). The new plant…

Anti Rover Pipe Leader Admits True Motive: Fossil Fuel Hatred

Isn’t it refreshing when those who oppose something, like fracking, or pipelines, are just honest about their true “heart of hearts” motivation? We’ve made the case for years that charlatans like Josh Fox (of Gasland infamy) attempt to manipulate public opinion through the use of lies–like “fracking pollutes water” and “pipelines explode.” They attempt to…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Apr 6, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Energy analysts call Maryland frack ban “symbolic”; are Atlantic Sunrise opponents just bullies; Vermont Supreme Court considering gas pipeline case; Trump’s failure to appoint FERC posts is hurting key pipeline projects; US energy consumption went up in…

Pennsylvania House Does “From Here to Sanity” with No Severance Tax

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  The Pennsylvania House passes its budget bill insisting on no new taxes, including the insane severance tax being pushed by Governor Tom Wolf. On Monday Pennsylvania House Republicans released their version of a state budget, and yesterday (Tuesday) they voted to pass it. Ba-boom! The budget…

© 2014 RenewaNews