Daily Archives: June 5, 2017

Clean, Abundant, American Natural Gas ‘a True Win-Win for Everyone’

State and national leaders continue to recognize the opportunities that our abundant supply of domestic natural gas can provide as more critical infrastructure is built to deliver those benefits to communities here in Pennsylvania and around the world. “Investing in American natural gas not only helps our economy and our jobs, but also helps our…

OH EPA Says Diesel Fuel Found in Rover 2M Gal Drilling Mud Spill

Rover is Energy Transfer’s $3.7 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. On April 13, Rover workers experienced an “inadvertent return” of “horizontal directional drilling fluid”. That is, they sprung a leak and spilled nearly 2 million gallons of…

NFG’s Northern Access Pipeline Wins Eminent Domain Case…in NY!

Talk about mixed signals. In April, MDN brought you the sad (and angering) news that once again Gov. Andrew Cuomo has caved to political pressure and instructed the Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to deny stream crossing permits for National Fuel Gas Company’s (NFG) Northern Access Pipeline project (see Cuomo’s Corrupt NY DEC Blocks NFG…

Plethora of Pipelines Means New Jobs at OH Construction Firm

Bolt Construction builds compressor, dehydration and metering stations for pipelines that serve the oil and gas industry. According to Bold VP Todd Miller, this year the company has experienced its biggest surge in construction activity since the shale boom first started. Since November, Bolt has been “bidding nonstop” on pipeline jobs. And in fact, the…

Pittsburgh Mayor Embarrasses Himself Following Trump Paris Speech

Last Thursday when President Trump committed to pulling the U.S. out of the horrible Paris climate treaty, he said this: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” What do you think he meant by that statement? We watched the speech, and we immediately burst with pride that Trump was putting our…

NatGas Grudge Match: Marcellus vs Haynesville

One of the important new markets Marcellus/Utica drillers have been eagerly awaiting is the southeast–and the Gulf Coast. Once the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline ($3 billion, 198-mile pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County) is built, more gas…

OH Sen. Portman Tours Rice Energy Well in Belmont, Voices Support

Last Thursday Rice Energy President Toby Rice gave Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman a tour of the “Son Uva Digger” well pad in Belmont County, OH. Cool name. Although no doubt Portman thought of the trip as a photo-op, from his comments following the visit, it sounds like Portman actually learned something. Portman now “gets…

NY Building Not Just One, but Eleven (!) NatGas-Fired Micogrids

In May MDN told you that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had announced plans to construct a new “state-of-the-art, locally-sourced mini-power grid” that will connect to the statewide electric grid but will also be able to operate independently, to power the Empire State Plaza in Albany–a complex of buildings in downtown Albany housing much of…

Europe Approves GE Takeover of Baker Hughes, Co Gets a New Name

Last October, MDN brought you the news that Baker Hughes, the world’s third largest oilfield services company, had struck a deal to combine/merge with/sell itself to GE’s oil and gas business (see Breaking: Who Needs Halliburton? Baker Hughes Merging with GE O&G). The deal, according to the Wall Street Journal, will result in a new…

Saudis, Others Cuts All Ties with Qatar – LNG Opportunity?

The following story intrigued us, not the least of which because it has the potential to affect the Marcellus/Utica region. Out of the blue, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have all “cut ties” with the country of Qatar. That includes shutting down pipelines that flow LNG and natural gas out of…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Jun 5 – Sep 4

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, Jun 5, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Robert Mead named president of Appalachian chapter of NARO; WV leaders praise withdrawal from bad Paris climate deal; are “super rigs” the driver behind the new shale boom?; Sabine Pass LNG exports hit record high in May;…

We Do Not Need the Paris Accord to Reduce Emissions: We Already Are

Richard Downey Unatego Area Landowners Association           Thanks to fracking, the US is already reducing CO2 emissions faster than any other nation; we don’t need a feel-good treaty like the Paris Accord. The weather may be cool but expect heat at the Otsego County Legislature meeting this week. The arrival of compressed…

Sierra Club Once Again Denies Science on Fracking and Groundwater

In a not-so-surprising move, Sierra Club issued a statement last week disregarding the findings of a recent United States Geological Survey (USGS) study that found fracking is NOT impacting groundwater in three major U.S. shale plays. And just what was Sierra Club’s issue with the report’s findings? Sierra Club claims USGS “failed to include in…

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