Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

FERC Slaps Rover Pipeline with Stop Drilling Order

You can’t see we didn’t warn Rover Pipeline. In our story yesterday about the Ohio EPA’s frustration with Rover over regular spills of drilling mud (and other violations), we pointed out that the OEPA’s language is “Not good news for Rover, when one of the main state regulators (that can stop the project) is leveling…

Williams Tries an End-Run Around NY DEC for Constitution Permit

Does Williams have an “ace in the hole” with respect to the Constitution Pipeline? The Constitution, a ~$900 million, 124-mile pipeline planned to run from Susquehanna County, PA into Upstate New York, was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in December 2014 (see FERC Issues Final Approval for Constitution Pipeline in PA/NY). After…

Crestwood Drops Seneca Lake Natgas Storage Plan, Keeps LPG Plan

MDN has extensively covered the fight to get the Seneca Lake Storage Project permissioned. In 2009 Inergy filed a request to convert a depleted salt cavern along the shore of Seneca Lake (in Schuyler County, NY, near Watkins Glen) into a propane/natural gas storage facility. Inergy was later bought by and merged into Crestwood Midstream,…

Rex Energy 1Q17 Full Update – Swings to Black, Drilling Picks Up

In April, Rex Energy, a driller focused mainly on the Marcellus/Utica (headquartered in State College, PA), issued an operational update (see Rex Energy 1Q17: Production Drops 8.5%). Earlier this week the company issued a full 1Q17 update. What does it show? Rex swung from losing $62 million in 1Q16 to making $2.1 million in 1Q17–quite…

Gulfport Energy 1Q17 – Spud 26, Completed 5 Utica Wells

Gulfport Energy turned in their first quarter 2017 update earlier this week–a very impressive report. Gulfport reports producing an average 849.6 million cubic feet equivalent (MMcfe) per day in 1Q17–8% higher than 4Q16 and 23% higher than 1Q16. They scored an average price of $2.68 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) for the gas they sold….

Report: Marcellus Shale Gas “Wreaks Havoc” on PJM Power Market

Moody’s Investors Service issued a report earlier this week saying an abundance of cheap, clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas threatens to “wreak havoc” in the electric generation market in the PJM area, which covers all or parts of DE, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NJ, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, and Washington, DC. According to…

Update on Goldboro LNG – Labor Agreement Signed to Build

We’ve kept an eye on several LNG export projects along the Eastern shore of Canada (most of them in Nova Scotia) for some time. Why? Because they’re a huge potential market for Marcellus and Utica Shale gas. One of those projects, in Nova Scotia, is the Goldboro LNG project from Pieridae Energy. The U.S. Dept….

Turn So/So Shale Wells into High Performers with Refracking

Hold that decline curve! Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have done “extensive data mining” and analysis of 20,000 shale gas wells. In a paper published in the journal Applied Energy titled “The shale gas revolution: Barriers, sustainability, and emerging opportunities” (full copy below), Los Alamos researchers say that refracking existing wells with new technology…

Dominion Gets a Name Change, New Logo

As of yesterday, midstream and utility giant Dominion and all of its various subsidiaries has changed its name–adding “Energy” to the end. No longer is the website dom.com (a catchy URL that’s easy to remember). As of today, the URL is dominionenergy.com (we need to talk to someone in their branding department–all those extra keystrokes…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, May 11, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: NY banned fracking, then spends $95M to buy natgas buses; Wayne Natl Forest lawsuit prime example of “litigious battles to drive regulation”; Johnson Controls goes after o&g market with new testing lab; PA Dems now want severance…

The 11th Hour Connection: The Dark Side of Fractivism

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  An Energy In Depth expose reveals the 11th Hour connection; how special interests on the dark side manipulate things behind the scene to get their way. My friend Steve Everley over at Energy In Depth has written another of his classic expose pieces where he dissects and explains how…

Eclipse drills 19,300-foot lateral in Utica shale

The Great Scott 3H stretches 27,400 feet from the surface to endpoint in Ohio’s Utica shale with a lateral measuring 19,300 feet. The post Eclipse drills 19,300-foot lateral in Utica shale appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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