Daily Archives: June 27, 2017

New Study Finds Fracking, Wastewater Injection Rarely Linked to Seismicity

A new University of Alberta study asks whether increased oil and gas production — specifically the hydraulic fracturing that made it possible and wastewater injection that is part of the day-to-day production process — leads to widespread increased induced seismicity rates. Contrary to the anti-fracking movement’s alarmist narrative, the answer is a resounding “no.” The…

New study projects 2 million more natural gas related jobs by 2040

A new study released Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute predicted two million new jobs coming from the natural gas industry by 2040. The natural gas industry, along with other related economic activity, now employs four million Americans from drilling to pipeline construction. The report, based on projections from the Energy Information Administration, also predicted…

Shell Gets Important Wastewater Permit for Beaver Cracker Plant

It was more than six months in the making, but finally the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection has granted Shell a permit that allows the facility to discharge wastewater and storm water into the Ohio River. Which may sound like Shell just got a permit to pollute the Ohio River–but that’s not what is happening….

Son of NED: Tennessee Gas Considers Another New England Pipeline

Is Kinder Morgan’s NED pipeline project getting reincarnated?! You may recall that over a year ago, in April 2016, anti-fossil fuel nuts in Massachusetts and other northeastern states were orgasmic that Kinder Morgan announced the company had suspended (not necessarily canceled) any further spending/time/effort on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion from NY through MA, otherwise…

Church Asks NY Court to Stop Broome County CNG Virtual Pipeline

NG Advantage is building a new compressor station to tap into the Millennium Pipeline where it crosses the Chenango River near Port Dickinson, a suburb of Binghamton, in Broome County, NY (see NG Advantage Virtual Pipeline May be Coming to MDN’s Backyard). NG already has three businesses lined up to buy CNG (compressed natural gas)…

Lancaster Anti-Pipeliners Reach New Low with Fake Graveyard

Just when you thought you’ve seen how low some anti-pipeline fanatics will go, they surprise you and go even lower. Antis set up a fake graveyard with a half dozen authentic, 19th century tombstones, right next to a pipeline right of way for the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Lancaster County, PA. Williams is hypersensitive…

Indian Tribe Fights FERC Over Tiny Pipeline in Mass.

In March 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) Connecticut Expansion project (see FERC Approves TGP Connecticut Expansion Pipeline Project). The project includes building 13.42 miles of new pipeline loops in three states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. When completed, the new looping will serve an additional 72,100 dekatherms of…

Will the Merged EQT/Rice Energy be Too Big for Investors?

A week ago yesterday, EQT and Rice Energy announced some of the biggest news we’ve every reported: EQT is buying out and merging in Rice Energy, to create the largest natural gas producing company in the United States (see EQT Buys Rice Energy in $8.2B Deal, Becomes #1 Gas Producer in US). The combined company…

PA DCED Sec Davin Visits Shell Cracker Site, Pushes Severance Tax

Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) took a field trip to visit the Shell ethane cracker site in Beaver County, PA last Friday. Davin was there to do some justified bragging about the facility and what it will mean for the Keystone State over the next 10 years….

‘Peak Gas’ Theories Now Relegated to Tinfoil Hat Brigade

Once upon a time, so-called smart people thought oil would run out at some point (“peak oil” theorists). Such theories have been around since the 1880s, the begging of oil! In the modern era those theories renewed again in the early 2000s. And since then, some have lumped natural gas in with it as well….

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Rice brothers make a billion; Southwestern Energy debt trap; Youngstown jobs come back; PA rig count rear record ytd; Shell CEO shows up in Beaver County; EPA punishes PDC Energy; BP doubles down on offshore; new dawn…

Has New York DEC Pipeline Obstruction Finally Backfired?

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Did Andrew Cuomo, by giving the NRDC gang everything it wanted, cleverly remove his own DEC from any future role in pipeline obstruction or did he simply receive his just desserts? An Appeals Court decision issued Friday has (in our opinion) huge ramifications for New York State…

Indoctrinated Children Say the Darndest Things

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Indoctrinated children are being taught at an early age to believe fracking is polluting the water and air, overlooking the actual facts of the matter.  Children can say the darndest things. We all have had the pleasure of hearing a child say or explain something that was funny, unbeknownst to…

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