Daily Archives: July 10, 2017

New York DEC 401 Certification Authority on the Precipice?

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  New York DEC has, once again, been put on notice from a federal court, ruling FERC has the right to issue 401 certifications regardless of their denials. A new threat against the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s authority over pipeline projects is coming from yet…

ETP Says Much (Not All) of Rover Phase I Will Go Online in July

Last Friday MDN brought you the news that Energy Transfer is changing some of its previously planned underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to trenching in order to keep the 711-mile Rover Pipeline project that will run from PA, WV and eastern OH through OH into Michigan and eventually into Canada, on schedule (see Rover Pipeline…

NG Asks Judge to Toss Case Blocking Virtual Pipeline in NY

NG Advantage wants to build a “virtual pipeline” operation in ultra-liberal Broome County, NY, in a suburb of Binghamton. The location NG picked, after considering up to six locations in the region, was selected because of it’s proximity to major highways, proximity to the Millennium Pipeline, and availability of high-power electric lines. A virtual pipeline…

Northern Access Pipeline Court Case Further Threatens NY DEC

A new threat against the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s authority over pipeline projects is coming from yet another federal court. Last month MDN brought you the huge news that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Millennium Pipeline against the NY DEC for…

JKLM Drilling 12 Utica Wells in Potter County, PA This Year

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on a little-known (but rapidly becoming better known) company called JKLM Energy. In May 2016, the last time we wrote about JKLM, we told you the company had successfully drilled and was flowing gas from Potter County, PA’s first Utica Shale well (see Potter County, PA’s First…

ME2 Pipe Workers Make Positive Impression in Lebanon County, PA

Here’s not something you read every day, especially in Lebanon County, PA where local media seems only too interested in covering negative stories about pipelines: “What I have heard has all been positive – that the workers were willing to go beyond anything that might be expected of them and do little special things for…

ME2 Pipe Work in Chester County Creates Water Well Issue for Some

While the construction of the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines in Lebanon and Lancaster Counties appears to be sailing along with very few issues (see today’s companion story), the project did hit a small bump in the road in nearby Chester County, PA. A dozen families reported their water wells became cloudy–or…

VA DEQ Schedules Public Hearings for MVP, Atlantic Coast Pipes

In April MDN told you that the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) had succumbed to political pressure from the MANY lib Dems in the state that oppose benign pipeline projects, like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), and changed their minds about the process they will use in issuing water…

York, PA Elec Plant Dropping Coal for Now, Burning Marcellus Gas

The Brunner Island Power Plant is located in York County, PA, but straddles Lancaster County. It is a huge 1,490 megawatt coal-fired electric generating plant, and has been the target of environmentalists for years. In February, MDN told you that the new owners of the plant are investing $100 million to retrofit the plant so…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Jul 10 – Oct 9

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 | IOGA-NY 2017 Annual Summer…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Jul 10, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: CONSOL CEO says Trump Admin wants to facilitate Marcellus/Utica; the recent surge in northeast gas production; 11 more Utica permits in Ohio; Mountaineer NGL looking for NGL storage customers; US will speed up approvals for o&g exploration…

European Idiocy Creating New Market for American LNG

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Childless European leaders more interested in legacy than children are creating the biggest opportunity ever for American LNG from Pennsylvania and Texas. My friend Nick Grealy sent me a copy of an article he wrote last about something he views as only slightly than awful; the scheduled arrival in…

Shale Gas News – July 8, 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 gas prices, tourism, commodity prices and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This…

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