Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Rover Pipeline Accident Spills ~2M Gal. Drilling Mud in OH Swamp

We suppose it was bound to happen, but fervently wish it hadn’t. In the process of drilling underneath the Tuscarawas River (in Stark County) one week ago, on April 13, Rover workers experienced an “inadvertent return” of “horizontal directional drilling fluid.” That is, they sprung a leak and spilled nearly 2 million gallons of drilling…

PA Lib Dem Introducing Bill to “Fix” Strippers Once and for All

The kerfuffle over strippers in PA continues–stripper wells, that is. In brief, in 2012 Pennsylvania passed the Act 13 law that includes a fee on wells targeting shale layers, including the Marcellus. Snyder Brothers, headquartered in Kittanning, PA, drills mostly conventional (vertical only) wells in southwestern PA. In 2011-2012 they drilled 45 vertical-only wells, but…

India Complete’s World’s Biggest Cracker; M-U Gas to Feed It

India’s largest private sector company, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), said yesterday the company has just commissioned the world’s largest and most complex ethane cracker plant, in India. And they did built it in record time–less than three years. MDN has covered RIL in the past–the company invests in Marcellus drilling (see our RIL stories here)….

Gulfport Energy 1Q17 – Production Up 23%, Gas Sold Avg $3.98/Mcf

Sheesh, it seems like we just got done yesterday with reporting quarterly earnings/operations updates. And here we are again. Like the old Dunkin Donuts commercial where the guy who makes the donuts runs into himself coming and going making the donuts. First out of the gate in the Marcellus/Utica is Gulfport Energy, reporting their first…

Elizabeth Twp Hearing re Alternate Location for Gas Power Plant

In January 2016, Invenergy announced their intention to build a natgas-powered electric plant in Elizabeth Township, in Allegheny County (see Invenergy Eyes SWPA for Second Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant). The proposed Elizabeth plant, modestly sized at 550 megawatts, would be built on a brownfield site near Pittsburgh. Even though the site is a former landfill where…

Penn State Researchers Claim Too Many Pipelines Threaten Forests

Researchers from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State have just published a new study/paper in the Journal of Environmental Management titled, “Linear infrastructure drives habitat conversion and forest fragmentation associated with Marcellus shale gas development in a forested landscape” (abstract below). Their thesis: “Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the…

PennFuture Radicals Want to Deny Rural Folks Access to NatGas

Yesterday MDN reported that NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners), under the watch care of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) member Rob Powelson, currently the president of NARUC, has launched an effort that tries to help rural (and poor) folks without access to cheap, clean-burning natural gas, get access (see NARUC Creates Group to…

Homeland Security Report Warns of Eco-Terrorism Against Pipeline

A report compiled and written by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (unclassified) has turned up in the public. The report, titled “Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project” (full copy below), warns about eco-terrorism and the potential for “mass casualties” from radicalized environmentalists who are now targeting the Diamond Pipeline Construction…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Fracking generates $200 million for Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; 8 more permits for OH Utica wells issued last week; Three Mile Island on the brink; most locals support compressor upgrades in Lycoming County; $36M natgas pipeline coming…

U.S. government sues Sunoco for pipeline spill

The federal government has filed suit against Sunoco for a pipeline rupture that caused the 2012 spill in Lorain County. The post U.S. government sues Sunoco for pipeline spill appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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