Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

PA ‘Environmental Justice’ Session Brings Out Handful of Activists

Last December the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it would go on a “listening tour” in early 2017, to focus on so-called environmental justice–whatever that is (see PA DEP to Conduct ‘Listening Tour’ for ‘Environmental Justice’). The DEP finally set up a schedule for its listening tour, which began yesterday in Greene County…

Ultra Petroleum Does Bankruptcy Right, Exits with Higher Value

Ultra Petroleum, based in Houston, TX, is an independent exploration and production (E&P) company mainly focused on drilling in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. Ultra also drills for oil in the Uinta Basin/Three Rivers area in Utah. In addition, Ultra maintains a position in the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale with leases on 184,000 gross (91,000…

FERC Wants More Info, Route Tweaks from Atlantic Coast Pipeline

One of the oft-repeated lies we hear from anti-fossil fuelers against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is that the agency “never” rejects a pipeline proposal, and “hasn’t in 20 years.” The conclusion, according to liemeisters like THE Delaware Riverkeeper, is that FERC is simply a “rubber stamp” for “big oil and gas”–not to be…

Texas Gas Asks FERC for Extra 2 Yrs on Northern Supply Access Proj

Texas Gas Transmission (TGT) is a big pipeline network owned and operated by Boardwalk Pipeline Partners. Originally built from the Louisiana Gulf Coast to the upper Midwest, the purpose of the pipeline system was to supply Illinois, Indiana and Ohio with natural gas. Then the Marcellus/Utica Shale happened and TGT needed to change strategies. Through…

Small Utica-Fired Electric Plant Coming to Ohio State U Campus

A bit of good news which is sure to drive insane snowflakes on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus over the edge of the cliff. Engie, a multinational electric utility company headquartered in France, recently won a contract to provide energy to Ohio State University for the next 50 (!) years. On the…

OH Lawsuit Tries, Fails to Stop Mariner East 2 Pipeline

The Mariner East 2 (ME2) Pipeline has always been a story about Pennsylvania. Almost always. ME2 is actually two pipelines, laid side by side, that are meant to carry natural gas liquids (propane and butane) from southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio all the way across PA to the Philadelphia area–terminating at the Marcus Hook refinery/terminal….

Rover Works w/Farmers to Ensure Field Access During Construction

We previously highlighted a video that shows the massive project underway to construct the Rover Pipeline (see Video of Rover Pipeline’s Massive & Complex Construction in OH). Truly impressive feat of engineering. Rover cuts through a lot of farm land–as evidenced on that video. So what happens when the pipeline is cutting through a farmer’s…

PA DEP Fines Butler County Gathering Pipeline $185K for Erosion

MDN spotted an announcement issue by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) stating they’ve assessed a $185,000 fine on the Constellation Pipeline and its builder EM Energy (i.e. EdgeMarc) for a series of violations when building the pipeline in 2014-2015. That sent us digging. We don’t recall a Constellation Pipeline (and we’ve been writing…

Voice Support for Atlantic Sunrise @ PA DEP Event Apr 19

For months MDN has encouraged its readers to get behind and support Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project–a $3 billion, 198-mile pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County. In February the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave its…

MDN Will Not Publish on Good Friday

As we have in previous years, MDN will not publish tomorrow (Friday) in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday. We hope you enjoy this blessed time of year! We’ll be back on Monday to catch you up on any stories breaking on Friday. – Jim Willis, Editor Continue Reading: Marcellus Drilling News

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Jefferson County, OH natgas production grows 587%; Ohio DNR issues 15 permits for southern Utica; anti group PennEnvironment fined by PA ethics commission; natgas moratorium in Mass. nears resolution; US shale back on the upswing; the de-electrification…

Let Your Voice Be Heard at the Atlantic Sunrise DEP Public Meeting

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   Join Williams at a DEP public meeting to learn about the proposed plan and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and comments in person. The PA Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing on Atlantic Sunrise related to a proposed Air Quality Plan…

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