Daily Archives: June 12, 2017

Burgeoning U.S. LNG Export Renaissance Directly Attributable to Fracking

Americans have been enjoying the benefits of the shale gas revolution for years, most notably the unprecedented coupling of economic growth and significant greenhouse gas reductions. Now, the rest of the world is starting to see the benefits of the U.S. natural gas revolution, thanks to another once unimaginable phenomenon that WOULD NOT be happening…

Ohio Utica Production 1Q17 – Oil Down Again, NatGas Up Again

The Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR) has just issued production numbers for the first quarter of 2017. The bad news is that oil production continued to slide in 1Q18, down 29% from the same quarter in 2016. However, that’s an improvement from 4Q16 when oil production was down 44% (see Ohio Utica Production 4Q16…

Details on New Marcellus-Fired Electric Plant Coming to Robinson Twp

In delicious irony, Robinson Township (Washington County), PA, one of the original seven selfish towns that sued Pennsylvania and eventually won at the PA Supreme Court, overturning a portion of the state’s 2012 Act 13 shale drilling law (granting towns the right to self-regulate some aspects of oil and gas drilling by using onerous zoning…

NEPA Landowners Fight to Sue Chesapeake’s Partners

We’re going to take a stab at this, and we are not confident we will get it 100% right. With that as a warning, we recently reported that a case brought by landowners in northeastern PA against Chesapeake Energy over unwarranted royalty deductions suffered a bit of a setback (see Chesapeake Scores Court Victory to…

Sabal Trail Pipeline Begins Service Connecting M-U Gas to Florida

In April MDN provided an update on the Sabal Train Transmission pipeline project (see Marcellus/Utica Gas Soon Heading to Florida Penninsula via Sabal Trail). Spectra Energy (and partners NextEra Energy and Duke Energy) are building Sabal Trail, a $3.2 billion, 515-mile interstate natural gas pipeline in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to deliver Marcellus gas to…

Mountaineer NGL Storage Facility in OH Not (Yet) Under Construction

In May MDN conveyed the news that it appears Mountaineer NGL Storage, which wants to build a new underground NGL storage facility in Monroe County, Ohio, near Clarington, along the Ohio River (see New Company Announces Open Season for NGL Storage in Ohio Utica), had, according to the story we read, begun construction (see Mountaineer…

Radicals File Lawsuit Against WV DEP for Approving MV Pipeline

A group of profoundly radical “environmental” organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last Friday against the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection–for doing their job. Sierra Club, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Indian Creek Watershed Association, Appalachian Voices and Chesapeake Climate Action Network has sued the DEP because…

MSC Tells PA DEP What it Thinks of Onerous New Methane Regs

In December 2016, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) unveiled new regulations to clamp down on methane emissions and other other air pollution that allegedly comes from shale drilling sites (see PA DEP Releases New Regs re Methane & Air Pollution at Drill Sites). The onerous new regulations, not in effect yet, were originally…

Exxon Takes Aim at NY AG’s “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” Witch Hunt

On Friday, Exxon Mobil took the gloves off and went after the out-of-control New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Last year Schneiderman decided he would try to shake down Exxon for billions of dollars, claiming the company wasn’t being honest with shareholders about the threat of man-made global warming, which doesn’t actually exist. He said…

Reminder: Public Hearings This Week for Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Just a quick reminder that the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection is conducting four public hearings, beginning today and running through Wednesday, for the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project. If there is any way you can make it to one of the hearings to show your support for the project, do it! Below is the…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Jun 12 – Sep 11

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 12-13…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Stonewall Group receives Telly Award for Shale Crescent ad; Overheated anti-fossil fuel rhetoric fooling young people, says Blacklight researcher; Rick Perry: ‘First-ever’ natural gas exports offer hedge against Russia; The tyranny of the administrative state; Working gas…

Shale Gas News – June 10, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about Cabot royalties, Paris Climate Treaty, rig counts and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural…

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