Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

MSC in Times-Tribune: Pa. Must Remain Competitive

By David Spigelmyer After a challenging 2016, we’re beginning to see signs of a fragile energy market recovery. With efforts at the federal level to reform taxes and reduce bureaucratic red tape, states are engaged in a fierce competition for capital and job-creating investment resources. Energy-producing states have an advantage if they have the right…

ET Disputes Ohio EPA Action on Rover, Says there Is No $431K Fine

Somebody somewhere isn’t telling the truth. Earlier this week MDN brought you the news that Energy Transfer’s Rover Pipeline project has been fined by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) for $431,000 for “18 incidents involving mud spills from drilling, stormwater pollution and open burning at Rover pipeline construction sites have been reported between late…

WV/OH Senators Intro Bill to Study Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub

Both West Virginia U.S. Senators, Shelley Moore Capito (Republican) and Joe Manchin (Democrat), along with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, have introduced and co-sponsored a bill to study if and how an ethane storage hub can be constructed in the Marcellus/Utica region. According to Brian Anderson, director of WVU’s Energy Institute, without ethane storage (and pipelines)…

The Coming Clash Between DC and NY re Pipeline Approvals

Yesterday MDN brought you the news that Williams is talking with White House officials about federal intervention into the illegal refusal by the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to issue water crossing permits for their Constitution Pipeline project (see Williams Tries an End-Run Around NY DEC for Constitution Permit). As we explained in…

PA Roars Its Approval of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline with Petition, Comments

While Williams is battling New York State in court, and in Washington, to get its Constitution Pipeline approved, another Williams project in neighboring Pennsylvania is much closer to construction–the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project. Atlantic Sunrise is a $3 billion, 198-mile pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern…

EV Energy Partners 1Q17 – $51M Loss, Borrowing Base Reduced $75M

In March 2016, MDN reported that EV Energy Partners (EVEP)–an upstream master limited partnership (MLP) created by EnerVest that holds enormous acreage in the Ohio Utica Shale play–was in survival mode (see EV Energy Partners: No New Utica Wells in 2016, in Survival Mode). In April 2016 the company quit paying unit holders (see Problem:…

Williams is Done Buying & Selling Assets – For Now

Williams CEO Alan Armstrong sat down with a Reuters reporter earlier this week to discuss the company and its deal making over the past few years, and what lies ahead. And boy oh boy, what a ride it has been! In June 2014, Williams cut a deal to buy out (and merge in) Access Midstream…

Natgas Replaced Coal in Northeast Powergen in Last 10 Yrs

To say that how electricity in the Northeast gets generated has shifted dramatically over the past 10 years is an understatement. In the nine Northeast states, natural gas doubled its share of the region’s total generation to 41% in 2016, up from 23% in 2006. Coal-fired generation fell from 31% to 11% of generation over…

New England May Experience Electricity Shortage – This Summer

New England, with its opposition to new natural gas pipelines, is shooting itself in the head when it comes to electricity supplies. A recent announcement from ISO New England, charged with maintaining electric reliability for New England’s power grid, says everything should be fine this summer when it comes to electric generation–BUT “forecasts show possibility…

Unhinged Left Attacks One of its Own on Issue of ‘Climate Change’

Bret Stephens, until recently, was a writer for the Wall Street Journal. He’s your typical liberal–Democrat and big believer in man-made global warming hysteria. Stephens recently left the WSJ and joined the New York Times. His very first column in the Times, published at the end of April, tackles the issue of “the science is…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, May 12, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Can Southeast infrastructure handle Southeast demand growth?; why more coal, oil and natgas investments are needed; coal and nuke plants think Trump just saved their bacon; energy revolutions hidden in plain sight; Senate GOP defections sink effort…

Burn Wood? This Is Environmentalism?

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Is it environmentalism to suggest we burn wood? The Alliance for Green Heat seems to think so, as it ignores the obvious CO2 benefits of using natural gas. Earlier this week I was forwarded an e-mail suggesting I burn wood because it was “low carbon, renewable and local.” It…

Pennsylvanians Tell Wolf It’s Time for an Atlantic Sunrise

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   Over 3,000 signed petitions were delivered to Governor Wolf urging him to swiftly approve the Atlantic Sunrise expansion project. Williams Partners’ announced, in a press release, they have delivered over 3,000 signed petitions to Governor Wolf from Pennsylvanians wanting a swift approval on the Atlantic Sunrise project. The…

Groups challenge Wayne National Forest drilling leases

According to the plaintiffs, the federal agencies didn’t consider threats to public health, endangered species and the climate before auctioning leasing rights. The post Groups challenge Wayne National Forest drilling leases appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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