Daily Archives: July 27, 2017

Did The Onion Predict the #ExxonKnew Campaign?

“We’re actually looking at a situation where a select group of individuals…are singlehandedly responsible for global warming and are refusing to do anything about it.” Does this sound familiar? It’s not a quote from the latest environmentalist report blaming energy companies for global warming, nor is it an anti-fossil fuel activist blaming “Big Oil” for…

MSC Statement on Senate Energy Tax Increases

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement follow the Senate’s action to increase energy taxes. “Our industry remains opposed to additional energy taxes. This proposal – which creates new and even higher energy taxes for consumers and energy producers alike in addition to the impact tax that’s generated $1.2…

PA Senate GOP Leaders Stab Gas Industry with Severance Tax Plan

Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati have betrayed the Marcellus gas industry and should be tossed out on their rear-ends in the next election. Corman, Scarnati and other so-called Republicans in the PA Senate leadership have signed on to promote a severance tax plan to “close” the budget…

Some Components for Shell’s PA Cracker Plant Coming from Mexico

One would hope a $6 billion ethane cracker project like the one being built by Shell in Beaver County, PA would consist of 100% American-made parts. But alas, such is not the case. The biggest story to hit Beaver County, likely ever, keeps reporters at the Beaver County Times busy (“busy beavers”–groan). The ace reporting…

Investment Firm Opposing Trumbull Energy Center Slinks Out of Mtg

Last week MDN told you about opposition from a neighbor in an industrial park in Lordstown (Trumbull County, OH) to a proposal by Clean Energy Future to build a second natural gas-fired electric plant next door to one already under construction now (see Investment Firm Threatens 2nd Lordstown Electric Plant, $30B @ Risk). The two…

Corrupt NY DEC Fires Back at Millennium, Claims Deadline is Aug 30

Yesterday MDN brought you the exciting news that Millennium Pipeline has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to overrule the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation–politicized and corrupted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo–and issue permission to commence construction of a very small 7.8 mile pipeline that will connect Millennium to a natural gas-fired power plant…

Bent Mtn Money Talks – VA DEQ Adds ‘Informal’ Hearings on MVP

For some time we’ve covered opposition to the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a $3.5 billion, 301-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, VA. One of the hotbeds of opposition is in the Bent Mountain area of Roanoke County, VA (see our Bent Mountain stories here)….

Maryland County Near DC Attracts Cluster of Gas-Fired Power Plants

Two natural gas-fired electric generating plants (and one coal-fired plant) are already up and running in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In 2012 Maryland put out a call for energy companies to produce more power in the state, and three more projects popped up for Prince George’s County (which borders Washington, DC). The areas where the…

NEXUS Pipeline Startup Slips to 2018 Due to Quromless FERC

NEXUS Pipeline is a $2 billion, 255-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that will run from Ohio through Michigan and eventually to the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada. NEXUS was one of the large pipeline projects left out of a list of pipelines that received final Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval back in early February,…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Can Marcellus continue to fuel big profits for drillers in 2Q17; update on natgas pipelines into New York City; rig count rises to 26 in OH Utica; enough of the nunsense; compressor station saga in Rehoboth, MA;…

Millennium Calls Foul on DEC, Asks FERC to Curb NY

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Millennium Pipeline asks FERC to intervene and issue them a Notice to Proceed after Gov. Cuomo and NY DEC refuse to approve the necessary permits. This is it folks. This is the case that will crush New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s blockade of important pipeline projects…

New report shows 2Q largest for Marcellus deals since 2015

According to a new industry report, there was more than $10 billion in mergers and acquisitions in the Marcellus region in Q2 2017. The report, from PwC, noted a total of $10.2 billion in deals in the Marcellus region, part of $37 billion in total oil and gas deals during the same period. In the…

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