Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Lancaster Anti-Pipe Protesters Sell Protest Camp to Pipeline Co.

In March, MDN told you about a small group of radical protesters who established a protest “camp” on a private farm along the path of the Williams $3 billion, 198-mile Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Lancaster County, PA (see Protesters Try to Resurrect Failed ND Pipeline Fight in Lancaster). Some of the so-called protesters had previously…

Atlantic Sunrise Pipe Introduces App to Funnel Work to Local Biz

There’s an app for that! Williams is launching an app (for smartphones) latter this month to connect Williams contractors with local businesses–to ensure as much of the work (and supplies) as possible is sourced from local businesses for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project. This is a great sign that Williams believes they are about to…

CONSOL Energy 2Q17 – Utica Well Problems, Production Decline

CONSOL Energy released its second quarter 2017 update yesterday, along with a conference call to discuss results in 2Q17 and what’s ahead for the rest of 2017 and even a hint of what’s coming in 2018. Perhaps the biggest news coming from yesterday is that CONSOL had problems with two well pads in the Ohio…

Rover Drilling Contractor that Spilled Kept ‘Incomplete Records’

Rover is Energy Transfer’s $3.7 billion, 711-mile Marcellus/Utica natural gas pipeline that will run from PA, WV and eastern OH through OH into Michigan and eventually into Canada. On April 13, Rover workers experienced an “inadvertent return” of “horizontal directional drilling fluid”. That is, they sprung a leak and spilled nearly 2 million gallons of…

ET Rover Pipeline CEO “Baffled” by Dems Targeting His Company

Last Friday MDN told you about two Democrat backbenchers trying to make trouble for Energy Transfer (via Rover Pipeline), as well as make trouble for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (see Two Democrat Backbenchers Try to Interfere in Rover Pipe, FERC). Sen. Maria Cantwell (from Washington State) and Congressman Frank Pallone (from New Jersey) are…

Calif. Microturbine Company Sells First Unit in Utica Shale

MDN has highlighted Capstone Turbine Corporation, a California company that manufactures small electric-generating plants that run on natural gas, several times in the past. Our most recent story (in February) shared the news that Capstone had sold three more of their “microturbines” to midstreamers in the Marcellus Shale play (see Calif. Microturbine Company Sells More…

DTE Energy Files to Build New Natgas-Fired Elec Plant in Michigan

DTE Energy has just filed paperwork in Michigan to build a new “state-of-the-art” natural gas-fired power plant in St. Clair County. The gas-fired plant would produce 1,100 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 850,000 homes. As with all of these kinds of projects, there are MANY regulatory hoops to jump through. If all goes according…

Oil & Gas Industry Created 656K Jobs, $90B in PA-OH-WV in 2015

Yesterday the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a new study showing that the natural gas and oil industry supported 10.3 million U.S. jobs and added $1.3 trillion to the nation’s economy in 2015. The study, “Impacts of the Natural Gas and Oil Industry on the US Economy in 2015” (full copy below) found that jobs…

The Adult Approach to Negotiating with Pipeline Companies

Many times MDN has opined, as we cover the news about pipeline projects, that landowners need to realize they can’t just act like children stomping their feet and refuse to deal with pipeline companies–and expect the companies to give up and go away. Doesn’t happen. However, if landowners behave like rational adults and talk to…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Aug 2, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Analysts, investors, landowners all look for signs of Utica Shale revival; Bayesville (OH) developing plan to protect source water with power plant coming online; OH pipelines pump up Airgas; OH Supreme Court rules in lease case; Shell…

NYC Dependent on Pennsylvania Shale Gas and Needs More

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  While Upstate starves, New York City is booming and needs ever more natural gas, Con Edison already getting 81% of its supply from Pennsylvania shale gas. A new report out from the New York Building Congress says New York City needs more power and, specifically, more natural gas…

Midnight Methane Rules Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Robert Bradley, Jr. Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research. … …   The IER’s Robert Bradley examines Federal methane rules; yet another example of foolish counterproductive governmental intrusion beyond all rhyme or reason. Last month, the U.S. Senate narrowly voted against repealing a punitive, last-minute Obama era regulation. The Interior Department’s so-called…

EQT suspends Utica drilling to focus on Marcellus shale

EQT suspended its drilling in the Utica Shale in Wetzel County, Pennsylvania, and turned from losing to reporting a profit in the second quarter. The post EQT suspends Utica drilling to focus on Marcellus shale appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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