Daily Archives: April 10, 2017

Shale Gas News – April 8, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about the Dimock verdict, asthma, Maryland fracking and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas….

FERC Issues Favorable Final EIS for PennEast Pipeline Project

On Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finally, after delaying a decision three times adding an extra eight months, issued a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the PennEast Pipeline project. We should add, it was a favorable EIS. While FERC found (as they always do) that there would be “some adverse environmental impacts”…

Cuomo’s Corrupt NY DEC Blocks NFG Northern Access Pipeline Permit

On Feb. 3, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a long-delayed project–National Fuel Gas Company’s (NFG) Northern Access 2016 pipeline project (see NFG’s Northern Access Pipe in NY/PA Gets FERC Approval). The $455 million project includes building 97 miles of new pipeline along a power line corridor from northwestern Pennsylvania up to Erie County,…

UTOPIA East Pipe Re-Routes Around OH Antis, Drops Eminent Domain

In January 2016, Kinder Morgan committed to building the UTOPIA (Utica To Ontario Pipeline Access) pipeline, a 12-inch ethane pipeline that will run ~240 miles across the state of Ohio where it will connect with another pipeline and (eventually) flow ethane all the way to a cracker plant in Canada (see Kinder Morgan Ready to…

WV Severance Tax Higher than Projected – But Maybe Not for Long

There’s some good news and, depending on your perspective, bad news when it comes to severance tax collections from natural gas (and coal) in West Virginia. According to West Virginia Department of Revenue in a report released last week, severance tax collections on oil, gas and coal in the Mountain State exceeded revenue projections by…

Delco School “Extraordinarily Satisfied” with ME2 Pipeline Safety

School officials at a school district in Delaware County, PA (Philadelphia suburb) were, understandably, concerned about plans that would bring the Mariner East 2 pipeline “near” the school. What happens if, in the extremely unlikely event, the pipeline leaks? Or explodes? What kind of measure are in place to protect the kiddies? Sunoco Logistics personnel…

Delco Antis Threaten Lawsuits to Stop ME2 Pipeline

Even though a companion story today reveals that a local school district in Middletown Township, PA (near Philadelphia) is completely satisfied that the Mariner East 2 pipeline is safe (see Delco School “Extraordinarily Satisfied” with ME2 Pipeline Safety), there are still a few hardened anti-fossil fuelers in Middletown who refuse to consider reason. They are…

Expensive Nuke Plants in OH, PA Launch Attack on Cheaper NatGas

Nuclear power plants, which are heavily regulated, can no longer compete in the free and open market–so they’ve decided to seek new laws to protect their revenue stream. That is, they hope to use laws to do what they can’t do in the free marketplace–force electric ratepayers to fund their more expensive source of electricity,…

Dominion Widens Its Economic Competitive Advantage, i.e. “Moat”

Last July we were introduced to the concept of a “wide economic moat” (see Marcellus Shale Gives Dominion Unstoppable Competitive Advantage). What is it? According to Investopedia, a wide economic moat is, “A type of sustainable competitive advantage that a business possesses that makes it difficult for rivals to wear down its market share and…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Apr 10 – Jul 9

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 Apr 20…

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