Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Setting the Record Straight on Activist Efforts to Scare Public ‘Aquifer Exemptions’

Clean Water Action (CWA) recently came out with a “report” that claims Oklahoma regulators are allowing oil and gas companies to inject wastewater directly into drinking water aquifers. This is just the latest examples of anti-fracking activists’ efforts to mislead the public regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Underground Injection Control (UIC) program’s “aquifer exemptions”…

How to Apply for one of the 15K Jobs Building the Rover Pipeline

Last week MDN brought you the news that Energy Transfer’s $3.7 billion, 711-mile Rover Pipeline needs up to 15,000 workers to build it. They currently have ~4,500 workers. And they want to complete the first stage of the pipeline by July (see Help Wanted: 15,000 Workers Needed for Rover Pipeline, STAT!). MDN’s story went viral….

US Forest Serv OKs Atlantic Coast Pipe Crossing Appalachian Trail

Last Thursday was the last day for people, agencies, nutjobs, supporters–for anyone–to file an official comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the agency’s draft environmental impact statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. Dominion has proposed building the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project from West Virginia through Virginia and into…

NFG Calls Cuomo DEC Denial of Northern Access Pipe “Troubling”

Yesterday we brought you the sad (and angering) news that once again Gov. Andrew Cuomo has caved to political pressure from environmental Nazis and instructed the now-corrupted Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to deny stream crossing permits for National Fuel Gas Company’s Northern Access Pipeline project (see Cuomo’s Corrupt NY DEC Blocks NFG Northern Access…

Grant Twp Antis Threaten to Break Law, Block Legal Injection Well

Two weeks ago MDN brought you the news that not only has the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued final permits for two new injection wells in the state, they also sued the two townships where those permits were granted because the towns had adopted home rule laws that are illegal, in contravention to…

OFS Co. Danos Moves Pittsburgh Office to Ohio, Expands in Utica

Some 70 years ago Allen Danos Sr., a descendant of south Louisiana farmers, borrowed $2,000 to start a small tugboat company with his brother-in-law. The small business grew and expanded into the oil and gas business, attracting customers like Gulf Oil (which later became Chevron). Over the years Danos has continued to grow. Today it…

How the Marcellus/Utica Saved Compressor Engineering Corp.

Compressor Engineering Corp. (CECO) popped the cork on completing 50 years of business in 2014 when it discovered it had a huge problem. The company had expanded into the pipeline business–laying pipelines–and the people the company had hired to manage that part of the business were dishonest, according to CECO. Money the company thought it…

ALLARMing – Volunteer Water Samplers Find No Impacts from Fracking

An MDN reader and friend recently forwarded along an email newsletter from the ALLARM Shale Gas Program. ALLARM stands for Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring. With the rapid growth of the Marcellus industry in Pennsylvania shale drilling in neighboring states, “concerned citizens” wanted ways to collect data on water quality impacts from shale gas activities….

U.S. CO2 Emissions Dropped Another 1.7% in 2016, Thx to Shale Gas

The main reason anti-drillers are hellbent on preventing any new drilling, and indeed the use of natural gas, is because it’s a “fossil fuel” and when burned, it creates carbon dioxide (CO2). However, what many non-thinking antis often overlook is that the use of natural gas instead of coal, oil and other fossil fuels leads…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Natgas prices heading lower post-2017 due to Marcellus/Utica; board turnover at Rice Energy; Dominion Cove Point introduces fuel gas into power block; Columbiana County tax revenues skyrocket thx to Utica; ODNR issues 23 Utica permits; PA Senate…

Halliburton adds 2,000 U.S. oil-field jobs

The additional jobs and increased activity are part of Halliburton’s overall effort to build a better position for the future. The post Halliburton adds 2,000 U.S. oil-field jobs appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

Fracking Is the Energy Sector Environmental Miracle Drug

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc. … …   Energy related CO2 emissions just keep dropping thanks to natural gas use made possible by fracking. It’s the environmental miracle drug of the energy sector. Today in Energy, one of the few governmental programs that actually delivers, is the dispensary of everything worth knowing about the energy industry. Yesterday’s…

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