Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

Ohio EPA Slaps Rover Pipe with $431K Fine for Spills, Other Issues

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) is frustrated with Energy Transfer and its management of constructing the ~$4 billion Rover Pipeline through the state. As MDN reported in April, Rover spilled some 2 million gallons of non-toxic drilling mud (i.e. bentonite) in three separate incidents (see Rover Pipeline Accident Spills ~2M Gal. Drilling Mud in…

Trump Nominates 2 New FERC Commissioners – Powelson & Chatterjee

Finally! President Trump has proffered two candidates to fill the (soon to be) four empty slots as commissioners for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The FERC board is supposed to have five commissioners. It currently has two, and soon to be one. Three commissioners are needed to fulfill a quorum, allowing votes to be…

IOGAWV Opposed to Tiered Severance Tax – Proposal Now Dead?

The West Virginia legislature only meets for 60 calendar days each year and move quickly when the do meet. Unless the governor calls for a special session. Which has happened–to consider and pass a budget for the state. During the regular session earlier this year, newly-minted Gov. Jim Justice wanted and got a bill, Senate…

Carrizo O&G Puts Up ‘For Sale’ Sign on Marcellus/Utica Assets

Carrizo Oil & Gas, a Houston-based driller, actively drills in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Delaware Basin in West Texas, the Niobrara Formation in Colorado, and until mid-year in 2015, they did have an active drilling program in the Ohio Utica and Pennsylvania Marcellus. No more. They haven’t drilled in Appalachia since…

MAX Environmental Walks Away from Marcellus/Utica

In 2014 MDN reported that MAX Environmental, operator of the Bulger hazardous waste landfill in Smith Township (Washington County), PA since 1958, planned to expand the landfill by 21 acres in order to handle an increase of drill cuttings and even liquid waste (which they will turn to solid waste) coming from Marcellus Shale drilling…

6 Middletown Antis Sue Sunoco LP to Stop Mariner East 2 Pipe

As we reported last week, six anti-pipeline residents living near where the Mariner East 2 pipeline will pass asked the Middletown (Delaware County, PA) town council to reject the path of the pipeline near their property because it would, supposedly, pass closer than town code allows. At a meeting earlier in the week, town council…

PA DEP Acting Secretary McDonnell Will Soon Drop “Acting” from Title

It won’t be long now and Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection won’t have to “act” any more. In May 2016, DEP Secretary John Quigley was fired for using a PRIVATE email account to collude with his Big Green friends to try and bully PA’s legislators into supporting his onerous proposed regulations…

Study Finds Fugitive Methane from O&G 97% Less than EPA Estimates

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Obama/McCarthy reign of terror, far overstepped its charter by seizing power that doesn’t belong to it. Last May the EPA issued new methane rules in a back-door way to try and regulate the oil and gas industry (see EPA Does it Again: Tries to Destroy O&G with…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, May 10, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Cove Point and the Atlantic Seaboard – in search of gas; Rice Energy considers selling part of midstream unit; legal battles continue in OH over oil & gas rights; five pipe projects in the mix in southeast…

Heinz Endowment Shills Launch Attack on Penn Township

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Anti’s will hold a workshop in Penn Township to teach the pubic to navigate DEP’s website and look for any new or changed permits for shale drilling, but why? This is a heads-up to drillers and landowners in Westmoreland County, PA (essentially a Pittsburgh suburb). A group…

Diversified Gas & Oil keeps expanding

Diversified Gas & Oil recently acquired 8,400 Marcellus oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The post Diversified Gas & Oil keeps expanding appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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