Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

Marathon Completes 49-Mile Utica Condensate Pipeline in Ohio

In February MDN reported that Marathon Petroleum had begun to build a 49-mile condensate pipeline, called HALI–the Harpster to Lima Pipeline (see Marathon Begins to Build New 49-Mile Utica Pipeline in Ohio). The purpose of the project is a pipeline “for efficient and safe delivery of condensate from the Utica Shale to refineries where it…

NG Advantage Meets with Virtual Pipe Neighbors in Broome County

NG Advantage is making a concerted effort to dispel false rumors and misunderstanding on the part of neighbors who live near a proposed “virtual pipeline” site that is a series of compressor stations grabbing gas from the Millennium Pipeline in a Binghamton suburb, compressing it and loading onto tanker trucks. As MDN reported yesterday, two…

PA Anti Strategy: Weaponize Recent Court Ruling Against Shale Dev

It’s clear that radical environmentalists who (irrationally) oppose the use of fossil fuels believe the recent decision by Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a gift from Gaia (Mother Earth goddess). As MDN previously reported, last week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of Appeals, in a sharply divided 3-2 decision, sided with a virulent anti-drilling group, the Pennsylvania…

Pittsburgh Suburb Moves to Regulate Seismic Testing by H&H

One of the first steps before a company decides to drill for shale gas (or oil), is to conduct a seismic survey–bouncing sound waves through the rock layers a mile or more down–to “see” what the geology looks like. It helps drillers target locations with the best possibility of success, which is a good thing…

Free at Last! EPA, US Army Corps Rescind Obama WOTUS Rule

In May 2015 the Obama rogue Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the Obama U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a finalized rule clarifying what “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) means vis a vis what can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act (see EPA Power Grab: Redefines Waters of the U.S….

Pro Oil & Gas “Recapitalizes” with PE Firm Intervale Capital

Pro Oil & Gas Services (formerly Pro Oilfield Services) is an oilfield services company (OFS) providing wireline, pumping services, flowback, frac stacks, wireline lubricators and pressure control, surface drilling and more. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX operating in a number of shale plays, including the Marcellus/Utica. We were unaware of the company until…

New Study: Domestic NatGas Generated $550 BILLION Benefit in 2015

A new study from ICF International (commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute) reveals some truly mind-blowing numbers. The natural gas supply chain–those companies involved in providing goods and services to the industry–generated $550 billion in economic activity in 2015. More than half a trillion dollars! That’s almost 3% of the country’s GDP. From a single…

Stanford Geophysicist Obliterates Sierra Club Lies re Fracking

Last week Stanford University held their annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit debate. Mark Zoback, head of Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative (after teaching geophysics at Stanford for 30 years) said of course fracking is safe, and beneficial. On the other side of the debate was a loopy anti-fracker from the abominable Sierra Club. Zoback verbally spanked…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Utopia (pipeline) one step closer to reality; public hearing for Trumbull Energy Center; pipeline security training; community college students get a thrill from visit by Shell CEO; PA severance tax a jobs killer; MVP will help build…

Natural gas fee revenue drops in Pennsylvania again

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said impact fee revenue from Marcellus Shale wells dropped by almost $15 million to about $173 million in 2016. The post Natural gas fee revenue drops in Pennsylvania again appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

“Your Energy America” Hits A Nerve with Fake News Fractivists

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  The oil and gas industry dares to speak up for itself with “Your Energy America” and is labeled fake by fractivists; the major purveyors of really fake news.  The oil and gas industry has made technological advances in the past decade that have reduced risks, operational costs and environmental…

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