Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

FERC Issues Final EIS to PennEast Pipeline Project

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   The PennEast Pipeline project is moving swiftly ahead with FERC’s issuance of their final EIS confirming there will be minimal environmental impacts. Another hurdle cleared for the PennEast pipeline project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the final EIS for the 120 mile long pipeline project after determining…

IMG Midstream: Army of Tiny PA Marcellus-Powered Electric Plants

MDN first told you about IMG Midstream in August 2014 (see 7 Small Marcellus-Powered Electric Plants Coming to NEPA). At the time, IMG was proposing to build seven “tiny” natural gas-fired electric plants–each plant producing on the order of 20-22 megawatts of electricity (enough to power 13,000 homes). IMG added a couple of more to…

Are We Building Too Many NatGas-Fired Electric Plants?

MDN has been highlighting Marcellus/Utica gas-fired electric plant projects from some time. Our lead story today is about IMG Midstream’s “tiny” power plants–a contrarian strategy of building small rather than large. We cover these projects because (a) they use a lot of natural gas, and therefore are an important new market/demand for our oversupply of…

PA Independent Fiscal Office: Wolf Severance Tax Highest in U.S.

Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) provides revenue projections for use in the state budget process along with impartial and timely analysis of fiscal, economic and budgetary issues to assist Commonwealth residents and the General Assembly in their evaluation of policy decisions. It’s only been around since 2010 and in the past we’ve wondered if it’s…

Virginia DEQ Plans to Give 2 Pipeline Projects Detailed Exam

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced yesterday that it would require water quality certifications under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act for each segment of both the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project (Dominion) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline project (EQT & NextEra Energy). Apparently the DEQ considered using the U.S. Army Corps…

Bipartisan Support from WV, VA, NC for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In what has to be a major blow to the morale of anti-pipeline crusaders in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, the top elected state officials in the legislatures of all three states, both Republicans AND Democrats (16 of them in all), sent a letter on Tuesday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting…

PennEast Files for Water Crossing Permits in NJ – Antis All Atwitter

Today is, hopefully, a joyous day for the PennEast Pipeline. Today is the day that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is supposed to, after three delays, issue the project a final Environmental Impact Statement. If/when that final EIS is issued, the only step remaining, from the federal perspective, is a certification of the project….

New Analysis Shows Johns Hopkins Asthma “Study” was Junk Science

Last July anti-frackers at the Johns Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health expelled another bought-and-paid-for (by anti-drillers) “study” that implies the presence of fracking in Pennsylvania leads to causing, or making worse, asthma attacks (see Sham “Study” from Johns Hopkins Says Fracking Makes Athsma Worse). The study, “Association Between Unconventional Natural Gas Development in the Marcellus…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Apr 7, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Why PA energy industry has not time to waste; cracker generating excitement in Beaver County; small ND town looks to create virtual natgas pipeline; ExxonKnew campaign tries to pedal more fake news; Cheniere will take all the…

American LNG May Help Protect Poland’s Future Freedom

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc. … …   American LNG from gas drawn from beneath rural America and chilled in urban America while creating jobs on both ends will now also protect Poland’s freedom. Back in September, 2014, I did an interview with Dr. Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist with the American…

Judge tosses challenge to DRBC gas drilling ban

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit, challenging the Delaware River Basin Commission’s right to regulate oil and gas development in the region. The post Judge tosses challenge to DRBC gas drilling ban appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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