Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Fracking Brings Relief for Struggling Farmers

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   Struggling farmers in the Marcellus region are often a thing of the past because of fracking. Natural gas has reinvigorated communities and saved countless farms. Farming has always been a labor of love and profits were not necessarily the outcome. In recent years, as the economy took a…

Va. Supreme Court Rules Against Granny in Pipeline Survey Case

Last September MDN told you about an 83-year old granny who didn’t want surveyors working for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline to enter her property to conduct a survey for a possible pipeline route (see A Supreme Court to Hear Atlantic Coast Pipe Survey Case). The Virginia Supreme Court accepted the case and as we said…

Second NY NatGas-Fired Elec Plant Breaks Ground in Hudson Valley

In January MDN told you about a second new natural gas-fired electric plant project in the Hudson Valley–in Dutchess County–an 1,100 megawatt plant to be built by Advance Power (see Japanese Company Building NatGas Power Plant in (Yes) New York). As we pointed out at the time, the Cricket Valley Energy project is 44% owned…

Sunoco Stops ME2 Drilling in Chester County Following Water Issue

The on-again, off-again, on-again construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Chester County, PA (near Philly)…is now off again. At least in West Whiteland Township. Sunoco Logistics Partners was using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to install pipeline through an area where digging a trench would not work. The HDD work hit a water aquifer…

Battle Heats Up for NJ-NY Raritan Bay NatGas Pipeline

In March of this year, Williams filed a full, official application for the Northeast Supply Enhancement project (see Williams Files with FERC to Expand Transco Pipeline to NYC, NE). The new project is meant to increase pipeline capacity and flows heading into northeastern markets. In particular, Transco wants to provide more Marcellus natural gas to…

H&H: Seismic Testing Coming to Monroeville, Not to Oakmont

In June MDN brought you news about a move by the Borough of Oakmont (suburb close to Pittsburgh, northeast side of the city) to regulate seismic testing in the Borough, essentially to prevent it from happening by Huntley & Huntley (see Pittsburgh Suburb Moves to Regulate Seismic Testing by H&H). Not long after that story…

Broome “Titanic” County Desperately Needs NGA Virtual Pipeline

Recently Broome County (NY) Executive Jason Garner sounded the alarm about county finances. He compared Broome County’s economic situation to the Titanic. The New York State Comptroller’s office issued a report in September 2016 that said Broome County has been in fiscal stress over the past three years. Thank you Gov. Cuomo for banning fracking–the…

Pres. Trump Finally Nominates Kevin McIntyre to FERC, as Chairman

Last week the White House made official what has been rumored for months: President Trump will nominate Kevin McIntyre, co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the Jones Day law firm, as the fifth (and final) FERC commissioner. He will also make McIntyre chairman of the commission, transferring that role from placeholder Cheryl LaFleur. Trump…

Paradise Comes to Kentucky: TVA NatGas Elec Plant Fires Up

Last week the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) held a dedication ceremony for the Paradise Combined Cycle Gas Plant in Drakesboro, Kentucky. The Paradise plant is a natural gas-fired plant that replaces two now-closed coal plants at the site. The new plant is capable of producing 1,100 megawatts of electricity (really big plant). The cool part,…

Trump Forces G20 to Acknowledge Role of Fossil Fuels Worldwide

At the G20 summit of industrialized nations in Germany last week, something pretty incredible happened. All of the European nations part of the G20 are attempting to bully the United States into dumping fossil fuels. Donald Trump stood up to them last week and got them to add language to the official communique that Washington…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Jul 17 – Oct 16

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! Ohio Aug 7-8 | Ohio Oil & Gas Association Summer…

Nobel Energy unloads West Virginia, Pennsylvania assets

Nobel Energy, Inc. recently announced it closed the sale of upstream oil and natural gas assets in northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania. The post Nobel Energy unloads West Virginia, Pennsylvania assets appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

DRBC Invested in Oil and Gas? Talk About Fracking Hypocrisy!

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  The stark hypocrisy of the DRBC, which supposes it has the authority to prevent fracking in the basin, while its cash is invested in oil and gas is amazing. A review of the most recent audit of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) reveals the disingenuous nature of the…

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