Daily Archives: July 31, 2017

New Report Highlights Reliability and Resilience of US Natural Gas Systems

A new Natural Gas Council (NGC) report released today highlights the exceptional reliability of U.S. natural gas systems. Examining various aspects of domestic natural gas systems, the report concludes that the robust safeguards and security protocols in place ensure that natural gas continues to be an abundant, highly reliable source of fuel in the U.S….

MPLX/MarkWest 2Q17: Utica Descending, Marcellus Ascending

MPLX, which is the midstream subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum (essentially MarkWest renamed, since the merger), issued its second quarter 2017 update last week–and wow what an update! MPLX’s profit in 2Q17 is up 10x from 2Q16–to $190 million. Revenue is up 31% in 2Q17 from a year earlier–to $916 million. It pays to be in…

Bunch of Old Hippies Arrested in Mass. for Blocking Pipeline Work

Very early on when MDN editor Jim Willis began to write Marcellus Drilling News and he attended local meetings where fracking (and later pipelines) were discussed, he noticed a strange phenomenon: Many in the audience appeared to be old hippies–men with no hair on top, but long (gray) hair on the sides, still braided in…

FERC Issues Favorable Final EIS for Mountaineer/Gulf XPress Pipes

In February the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a draft final environmental impact statement (DEIS) for two important pipeline upgrades to carry more Marcellus/Utica gas to southern markets–Mountaineer XPress and Gulf XPress (see FERC Issues Favorable Enviro Report for Mountaineer & Gulf XPress). It’s always a good sign when you get a favorable DEIS,…

Canadian Mainline Pipeline to Flow More Canadian, Marcellus Gas

Last Friday TransCanada Corporation announced a plan to expand capacity along their Canadian Mainline System through its Maple Compressor Station near Vaughan, Ontario. The $160 million project is supported by 15-year contracts and will increase capacity to the southern Ontario market plus enable delivery to Atlantic Canada via the Trans Quebec & Maritimes Pipeline (TQM)…

Railroads See Uptick in Hauling Marcellus/Utica NGLs, Frac Sand

Pipeline projects are facing still opposition from nutty/radical environmentalists who seem to have plenty of money to litigate and attempt to tie up projects for as long as possible. Ultimately, at least in most cases, pipelines prevail and get built. But it does take longer, no doubt about that. In the meantime, railroads have stepped…

Duke Energy Building $1.5B Gas-Fired Plant in FL – Marcellus Gas?

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Duke Energy has “quietly” been building a new $1.5 billion natural gas-fired electric generating plant in Citrus County, FL. The project has 2,000 workers busy building it. When done, it will be Duke’s largest combined cycle gas-fired plant, generating a whopping 1,640 megawatts–enough electricity to power roughly 1.3 million…

NC Fracking Remains in Limbo, 5 Yrs After Legislature Approved It

In 2012 the North Carolina legislature cleared the way for the state to allow horizontal fracking of shale (see NC Law to Legalize (and Encourage) Fracking Advances). The law gave state officials two years to come up with rules and regulations to govern fracking in NC. Along the way a lawsuits were launched, slowing things…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Jul 31 – Oct 30

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! Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: More gas pipelines needed in OH for jobs, America’s energy future; Shell construction spawns 55 new jobs at concrete plant; Delaware Riverkeeper’s personal de-growth agenda; WV Northern Panhandle leads in production; NJ utilities upgrading thousands of miles…

DAPL Vandals and the Trendy Elitists Who Coddle and Fund Them

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  A group called Rising Tide North America is behind some DAPL vandals. Both the Tides Foundation and the Levinson Foundation are in the background paying. The Argus Leader carried a remarkable story the other day about two Dakota Access Pipeline or DAPL vandals who were arrested for sabotaging…

West Virginia DEP halts Rover Pipeline in two counties

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has ordered the immediate halt of Rover Pipeline construction in Doddridge and Tyler counties. The post West Virginia DEP halts Rover Pipeline in two counties appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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