Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

NOAA: Methane Emissions ‘Being Driven by Natural and Agricultural Emissions, Not Fossil Fuels’

Last year, EID highlighted the fact that several recent peer-reviewed studies have concluded microbial sources of methane such as wetlands, agriculture and rice paddies are responsible for the increase in global emissions since 2007 — not oil and natural gas production. And now, recent updates to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) website further debunks…

Lancaster Nuns Sue FERC to Stop Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

A group of Catholic nuns who prefer to worship Mother Nature rather than Jesus Christ (the Person they pledged to serve) is suing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approving the $3 billion, 198-mile Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project–because it will run through their cornfield. Perhaps the sisters consider themselves Sisters of the Corn? We…

Thailand’s Banpu Investing Another $293M in Northeast PA Shale

From May 2016 to May 2017, Banpu Pcl, Thailand’s largest coal producer, has invested in no less than four deals to grab ownership of Marcellus Shale wells and leases in northeast Pennsylvania (see Thai Company Banpu Invests in Another 34 Marcellus Wells in NEPA). So far Banpu’s total investment has been $207 million. The wells…

Car Seat Maker Threatens 2nd Lordstown Electric Plant, $30B @ Risk

Last June, Clean Energy Future broke ground on the Lordstown (Trumbull County, OH) Energy Center, a Utica Shale-powered electric generating plant that is projected to contribute nearly $1 billion to the local economy (see Lordstown Energy Center Breaks Ground on $890M Electric Plant). Clean Energy Future has also committed to building a second billion-dollar plant…

Bizarre Complaints to Water Authority re Shell’s Ethane Pipeline

An article published in the anti-drilling Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is quite bizarre–even by Post-Gazette standards. The article reports concerns expressed by residents in Beaver County, PA at a recent meeting of the Ambridge Water Authority. The opener quotes one resident this way: “‘No one knows what’s going to happen when the explosions are set off,’ said…

WV Northern Panhandle Sees Econ Revival with Nearby Cracker Proj

It seems the northern panhandle area of West Virginia is sitting in the catbird seat. The geography of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marshall counties sits in between Shell’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, PA on one side, and the proposed PTT Global Chemical cracker plant in Belmont County, OH on the other side. The…

NY DEC Tells Williams NE Supply Water Permit App is “Incomplete”

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…

Court Tells Munroe Falls to Reimburse Beck Energy $45K Legal Fees

In June 2016, MDN shared with you the news that Munroe Falls (Summit County), OH had filed yet another frivolous lawsuit against Beck Energy to prevent drilling–after already losing a similar case before the Ohio Supreme Court (see Munroe Falls Won’t Let it Go: Files New Lawsuit Against Beck Energy). MDN received a statement from…

Mass. RINO Gov. Baker Orders “Review” of Compressor Station

[begin political rant] Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is a RINO–Republican in Name Only–and not all that different from another RINO who was once governor of the Bay State: Mitt Romney. We personally find RINOs disgusting. Why don’t they just switch parties and be done with it? Join the Democrats, or if the lib Dems are…

“Privileged White” Actor Cromwell Serves < Half of Jail Sentence

Being famous (and “privileged” and “white”) has its perks. Actor James Cromwell, as we noted yesterday, reported to jail last Friday for refusing to pay a fine and do community service following his illegal activities in blocking construction at the $900 million CPV Valley Energy Center project in Wawayanda, NY (see “Privileged White” Actor James…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Court case against nuke subsidies in NY still pending; 10 Utica permits issued last week in OH; oil & gas production goes up in the Utica; Gov. Wolf’s severance tax targets job creators; White House has ‘comforting’…

Shale Gas News – July 15, 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 fractivist funding, Utica wells, climate data and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas….

New Penn State Wastewater Study Focuses On a Long Corrected Issue

Penn State University recently released a study claiming to find evidence of “lasting environmental damage” in Conemaugh River Lake it claims is attributable to Marcellus Shale wastewater treated at two centralized waste treatment (CWT) facilities. The study concludes that “regulatory agencies should develop and apply more restrictive effluent discharge limits for CWT plants that protect…

Stop the Insanity: Broome County Needs NG Advantage

Victor Furman Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist …. ….   Vic Furman talks about the price of obstruction when it comes to a NG Advantage project in Broome County and begs that leaders step up and stop the insanity. Whenever natural gas comes up in New York discussions, truth seems to be the…

EQT, Pennsylvania DEP appeal pollution fine

EQT Corp. and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are appealing a water pollution fine imposed by the Environmental Hearing Board in May. The post EQT, Pennsylvania DEP appeal pollution fine appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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