Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

New PA Bill an Overreaction to Court Ruling on Strippers

As previously reported, liberal Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democrat Pam Synder has now introduced a bill (HB 1283, copy below) to “clear up” what the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) is a loophole in the Act 13 law that may allow some drillers to avoid paying impact fees (i.e. drilling taxes) on some Marcellus Shale…

Seneca Resources Fined $375K by PA DEP for “Multiple Violations”

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection has just fined driller Seneca Resources $325,000 for a series of violations that occurred between 2013 and 2015. It seems in moving dirt around when building drill pads, Seneca caused erosion to occur. They also spilled ~100 barrels of crude oil in one location, and ~500 barrels of wastewater…

Anti-Govt Radicals Begin 24/7 Tree Sit in PA to Block ME2 Pipe

A group of radical (we’d call them criminal) environmentalists–some of the same ones who broke the law in North Dakota while “protesting” the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)–are now trying to replicate the DAPL “protest” (i.e. illegal action) against Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 pipeline in Pennsylvania. The radical group Earth First! recently issued a “call…

PR Campaign Gets Atlantic Sunrise Pipe to Change Course in PA

If you’re a landowner and want to dissuade a pipeline, like, say, the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, from crossing your property–what can you do? It helps if your property belongs to one of the local dynasties (i.e. BIG money) and if you can hire high-priced lawyers and issue a blizzard of press releases via Business Wire…

New 3.5 Mile Pipeline Project to Drill Under the Potomac River

Columbia Pipeline, now owned by TransCanada, recently (in March) filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build a 3.5 mile, 8-inch pipeline that will carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to connect the Mountaineer Gas system in West Virginia with the Columbia Gas Pipeline in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Eastern Panhandle…

OH Gov. Kasich’s Severance Tax Hike is Dead, Again

As in previous years when Ohio’s RINO Gov. Kasich has proposed a super-high boost to the state’s severance tax, calm-headed Republicans (people from his own party!) have come to the rescue. Ohio House Republicans have removed Kasich’s boost in the severance tax rate from the budget. Meaning, it’s dead… Please Login to view this content….

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Golden Pass LNG gets DOE clearance to export; LNG is all the rage in the Trump administration; the era of LNG oversupply; report shows pipelines still safest mode of transport; US Supreme Court won’t hear Chesapeake Energy…

Where Have All the Solar Jobs Gone?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   A recent article in the New York Times extolled the growth in renewables jobs, suggesting solar jobs were booming but the data is very misleading at best. A great friend from New York with no axe to grind on energy issues recently pointed me to an article in…

Cheated and Deprived by Cuomo, JLCNY Asks Trump to Intervene

Dan Fitzsimmons President, Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc. …. ….   The JLCNY asks President Trump to intervene on projects already federally approved and not let Cuomo deprive Upstate New York for his own political gain. Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on your victory. We are confident that your presidency will restore common sense to…

Utica shale industry needs workers

In the next 18 months, workforce demand will skyrocket with companies like Ascent, Halliburton, Marathon Petroleum and Momentum hiring workers. The post Utica shale industry needs workers appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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