Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

Japanese Now Own 2/3 of Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant in SEPA

Two weeks ago MDN brought you the news that Japanese company Sojitz Corporation had purchased a one-third (1/3) interest in the 488-megawatt Marcellus gas-fired electric plant being built in Birdsboro, near Philadelphia (see Japanese Co Buys 1/3 of Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant in SEPA). EmberClear plans to begin construction on the Birdsboro Power project in 2018,…

Thoroughbred Cabot O&G Ready to Bolt When Pipeline Gate Opens

Cabot Oil & Gas had the highest production in the county with the highest amount of production (Susquehanna County) in 2016 in Pennsylvania. Cabot had the second highest amount of production (coming from that single county) in PA for all of 2016, not far behind Chesapeake Energy. Last year using their “Gen 4” completions in…

Marcellus/Utica Gas Soon Heading to Florida Penninsula via Sabal Trail

Spectra Energy (and partners NextEra Energy and Duke Energy) are building a $3.2 billion, 515-mile interstate natural gas pipeline in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to deliver Marcellus gas to the southeast. The project, called Sabal Trail Transmission, has been underway for the past three+ years and is due to be completed and online in June–two…

The Key to Unlocking PA’s NatGas Reserves: Pipelines

Once the slew of approved and under-construction pipeline projects in the Marcellus/Utica region are done, the M-U region will likely go from providing 20-25% of the nation’s total natural gas production to providing one-third of the country’s total natgas production. This astonishing story of production and pipelines in the northeast is really, at its core,…

PA Teen Sues Trump Over Mythical Man-Made Global Warming

Eighteen-year-old Sophie Kivlehan has been brainwashed by her parents and grandparents, big believers in the myth of man-made global warming, since she was a tot. Her grandpa, Jim Hansen (astro-physicist at Columbia University) is a smart guy–“perhaps one of the worlds’ most well-known climate scientists.” Grandpa Jim did a good job of making sure young…

Former MarkWest Chief John Mollenkopf Joins Board of Antero Midstream

In December of 2015, one of the biggest and brightest stars in the midstream firmament for the Marcellus/Utica, MarkWest Energy, sold itself to Marathon Petroleum (see MarkWest Energy Investors/Unitholders Approve Merger with Marathon). As we pointed out at the time, the sale lined the pockets of investors and MarkWest’s top management (see Golden Parachutes Pop…

NARUC Creates Group to Spread NatGas Use Far and Wide

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has just established a new Presidential Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force. Its purpose? To figure out how to get cheap, abundant, clean-burning natural gas to people that don’t have it now–those in poor and rural communities. According to NARUC, many rural communities (which comprise residential, industrial…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Lordstown OH project sparks nearly $1B investment in Mahoning Valley; putting Shell cracker project in perspective; EIA says natgas #1 source of electricity this summer; big oil embraces Silicon Valley; 60% of US LNG supplies will go…

Natural Gas Earth Day Facts

Earth Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the important environmental progress that we continue to make – together – thanks to clean-burning American natural gas. Share these key facts across Twitter and Facebook to show your support for a healthy environment and a strong economy. Continue Reading: Marcellus Shale Coalition

City vs. Countryside: Can Upstate New York Ever Get Well?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc. … …   Political observers say the great divide in the US is city vs. countryside. They’re correct and Upstate New York faces a grim future unless things change. One of our readers brought an interesting article to my attention yesterday that hit upon a great point and, yet,…

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