Daily Archives: July 25, 2017

EIA Forecasts Record U.S. Oil Production of 9.9 Barrels Per Day Next Year

In a report released today, the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) predicts that expanded shale production in Texas’ Permian Basin and new discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico will push U.S. crude oil production to unprecedented levels next year. The EIA’s July Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts average production of 9.3 million barrels per…

LOLA Energy Sells Out to Rice Energy, Deal Kept Hush-Hush

NGI’s Shale Daily has done it again. Ace reporter Jamison Cocklin has unearthed news that (so far) no one else has: Rice Energy has quietly, confidentially, hush-hush purchased all of the assets of LOLA Energy. The sale raises a lot of questions. But first, who is LOLA? No, not the show girl in Barry Manilow’s…

WV DEP Orders Rover to Stop Pipe Construction in 2 of 4 Counties

Rover Pipeline has had trouble with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). The OEPA has jumped on Rover’s back and hasn’t gotten off–over spills of drilling mud and mishandling (according to OEPA) torrential rainwater that ended up in Rover trenches, which Rover pumped out, flooding local farmers’ fields (see OEPA & Rover at Odds Over…

Harrison County, WV NatGas Electric Plant Close to Final Approval

In June the West Virginia Public Service Commission held a public hearing in Clarksburg, WV on the proposed ESC Harrison County Power Plant project (see Public Hearing Held for Harrison County, WV NatGas Electric Plant). ESC (Energy Solutions Consortium ) was founded by father and son team Andrew and Matthew Dorn, based in Buffalo, NY….

Anti Groups Panic, Demand Govs Ban Fracking in Dela. River Basin

Radical anti-fossil fuelers with THE Delaware Riverkeeper and New Jersey Sierra Club, along with a mish mash of other fringe “environmental” groups, are becoming shrill in their demand that fracking be permanently banned in the Delaware River Basin. Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and other nutjob groups are this week delivering a petition they claim has over…

Report: New York City Needs More NatGas Pipelines, STAT

New York City needs more natural gas pipelines–and it needs them BAD. That’s the upshot of a newly released report from the New York Building Congress, a trade group representing some 450 other building-related trade groups with 250,000+ members. The report, titled “Electricity Outlook: Powering New York City’s Future” (full copy below) says NYC needs…

Judge Temporarily Stops ME2 Valve Station in West Goshen

West Goshen Township, in Philadelphia suburb of Chester County, has won a short-lived, temporary victory in their efforts to stop Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 NGL pipeline in its community. Last March MDN told you about the desperate last stand taken by liberal anti-pipeliners in West Goshen (see West Goshen’s Last Stand to Stop Mariner…

“Frack” No Longer a Naughty Word, Loses its Sex Appeal

For years anti-drillers have used the word “frack” and “fracking” as a pejorative, to try and smear the oil and gas industry. The word is shortened from “hydraulic fracturing” and meant to connote a “naughty” word of similar sound. The supremely untalented Julian Lennon (son of Beatle legend John Lennon) and his stepmom, Yoko Ono,…

MSC in PennLive: Say No to a Severance Tax – It’s a Job-Crusher

By David Spigelmyer This budget season, we’ve seen encouraging signs of true leadership from some who are committed to creating new, long-term job and economic growth opportunities for the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, we’ve also heard from some lawmakers whose only “solutions” are massive, job-crushing energy tax increases. It’s time for a fresh look at the real…

Ugly Is As Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (TribLive) Does

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, in yet another journalism fail, apparently thinks publishing emotional appeals to violence is fine if fracking is the subject. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, just published a letter on its TribLive website that will take your breath away; so outrageous are the claims made and the none too subtle…

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