Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Top 5 (of Many) Reasons It’s #TimeToBuild Energy Infrastructure

As national Infrastructure Week kicks off, we’re reminded of the importance of expanding Pennsylvania’s energy infrastructure, which connect consumers, manufacturers, small businesses as well as power producers with our region’s abundant and clean-burning natural gas resources. Creating good-paying local jobs in the energy infrastructure space is something Pennsylvania voters overwhelming support, too. In fact, 85%…

Utica Shale adds another rig while Marcellus remains steady

Drilling activity is building in the Utica Shale, with another rig starting work last week even as the Marcellus drilling remained at the same level as it has since the beginning of the year. Baker Hughes’ latest rig count shows the same number of rigs running in the Marcellus, 43, as in recent weeks while…

Young Professionals Invited to EIConnect

Charles A. Schliebs Managing Director, Stone Pier Capital Advisors, LP   …. … The Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center invites young professionals to the first meeting of EIConnect and learn from the experts in the energy industry. The Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center (EIC) has established EIConnect, an educational and networking organization for young professionals, mostly in but also…

VA Landowner Uses State Police to Eject Pipeline Surveyors

Increasingly landowners (and anti-fossil fuelers, sometimes one and the same) are attempting to employ the use of local law enforcement to prohibit pipeline companies from surveying their land–especially in Virginia. Survey crews for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a $3.5 billion, 301-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania…

Why Rover Pipe is a Big Deal & How it Affects Natl NatGas Prices

As MDN began reporting last week, Energy Transfer’s Rover Pipeline, a $4 billion, 711-mile Marcellus/Utica natural gas pipeline that will run from PA, WV and eastern OH through OH into Michigan and eventually into Canada, has quickly become a soap opera. MDN brought you the news that Energy Transfer’s Rover Pipeline project has been fined…

CORNballs Strike Again, File Lawsuit to Stop NEXUS Pipeline

A group of landowners in Ohio calling themselves the Coalition to Reroute Nexus (CORN), whom we affectionately call CORNballs, have filed a lawsuit in court against the NEXUS pipeline project. Not to actually reroute NEXUS, but to kill it. To stop it. The landowners are asking a federal court to block the Federal Energy Regulatory…

PA State Senator Introducing Law to Send Protesters Cleanup Bill

Here’s a story we LOVE! As we previously reported, anti-fossil fuel “protesters” (i.e. paid thugs) in North Dakota, there to try and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from being completed (which didn’t work), left a major mess behind when they finally moved on (see Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Turn Violent; Coming Here Next?). The protesters,…

Slight Delay: New Date for FERC Approval of Atlantic Coast Pipe

There has been a slight delay from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the approval process for Dominion’s $5 billion, 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline–a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. On Friday, FERC issued an official update to Dominion to say that instead of issuing…

Delmarva Pipeline Expansion Gets Positive FERC Enviro Review

In July 2016 MDN told you about a smallish, but important pipeline project in the Delmarva Peninsula area, which includes most of Delaware and portions of Maryland and Virginia. Eastern Shore Natural Gas’ 2017 System Expansion project will bring new sources of natgas from an interconnection Eastern Shore has with the mighty TETCo (Texas Eastern…

Downtown Cleveland Now Heated with 100% Utica/Marcellus Gas

Sometimes mainstream media gives the Marcellus/Utica industry a gift–and doesn’t even realize it. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story in today’s edition about the change in fuel source for downtown Cleveland. Cleveland Thermal began supplying steam to heat buildings in downtown Cleveland in 1894. The first fuel they burned? Wood. Later came coal. And…

81% of 2016 Ohio Valley Investment Came from One Natgas Project

We spotted a story that seemed to us like the Ohio Valley was doing some justified bragging about investment in the region during 2016. Recently, the “Youngstown/Warren, Ohio Economic Development 2016 Report Card” was released. The Report Card was a joint effort of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, OhioMeans-Jobs, the cities of Warren and…

High Elec Rates Coming in CT After Natgas Electric Plant Rejected

“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump. New England needs more natural gas. Why? Because they heat with it, but more importantly, because the produce electricity with it. New England has the highest electric rates in the country–up to four times higher than other regions. These are indisputable facts. In early 2014 all of…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for May 15 – Aug 14

Events related (or of interest) to the Marcellus and Utica Shale, primarily pro-drilling events. To have your event included (or if you are aware of a worthy event you believe should be on this page), please send the details and/or a link to have it included to the calendar@marcellusdrilling.com email address. Thank you! New York Jul…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, May 15, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Marcellus/Utica takeaway capacity to the East; Antero donates money to Monroe County, OH EMA; fracking topic of May 16 forum in Cleveland; Scranton rail trail closed while pipeline gets installed; conventional o&g production bigger than you may…

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