Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Next BLM Wayne National Forest Lease Sale Set for September

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced it plans to lease another 141 acres of the Wayne National Forest (WNF) in prolific natural gas producing Monroe County on Sept. 21. The scheduled sale comes five years after the Expression of Interest (EOI) to lease the minerals for development began in 2012, which was followed…

New Marcellus/Utica Driller Snaps Up Assets in OH, PA

It’s not often these days we get to announce a new driller in the Marcellus/Utica. Today is one of those days. Actually, this company has been around since early 2015, but we’re only now becoming aware of them. Pin Oak Energy Partners, headquartered in Akron, OH, is an exploration and production company engaged in both…

FERC Quorum Finally Restored – Full Speed Ahead on Pipe Projects

Yesterday the U.S. Senate finally approved Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson as the newest commissioners for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Which means FERC now has a quorum of three voting members and can, once again, begin issuing final approvals for important pipeline projects that are currently stalled waiting for an approval. Among those…

Groundhog Day: Feds Back in Dimock, PA for More Water Testing

Just when you thought we’d heard the last of “Dimock” and “fracking poisons water” nonsense, the storyline as pushed by mainstream fake news has come roaring back to life–thanks to the Trump Administration. Dimock, Pennsylvania was made famous in Josh Fox’s faux documentary Gasland, which aired on HBO a bizillion times. It was Fox’s 15…

PA Senate Sneaks in Provision Hurting Landowners w/Old Leases

What’s this? The Pennsylvania State Senate, which is controlled by the Republican Party, has added insult to injury. We’ve already told you about Republican traitors in the Senate who sold out their House counterparts by voting for a disastrous severance tax to raise money to give away to teachers’ unions (see Traitorous PA Senate Republicans…

Court Clears Path for Atlantic Sunrise Pipe to Begin Work in PA

Williams and their Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project are just a few properties away from having easements for all of the properties they need in Pennsylvania, thanks to a judge in the U.S. Middle District of PA and his decision yesterday. Judge Matthew Brann gave Transco Pipeline (the pipeline getting extended with the Atlantic Sunrise project)…

PA Gov Wolf Said He Thinks House Will Support Severance Tax

We suspect Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (a Democrat) may be smoking some of the state’s medical marijuana–sampling the goods, just to be sure it’s safe, ya know. During an interview with a PA public radio station yesterday, commenting on the horrible budget bill passed by traitorous Senate Republicans, Wolf said, “I believe that the House…

NY DEC Holds Sham “Hearing” for Power Plant Pipeline

New York’s corrupted Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is running scared. For 19 months the DEC has intentionally delayed granting a tiny, 9-mile spur Millennium Pipeline wants to build in Orange County, NY the necessary federal 401 stream crossing permit it needs. Millennium took the DEC to federal court, but the court refused to get…

GreenHunter Lawsuit Against Former Employees Dismissed

In November 2015 MDN reported on a lawsuit filed by GreenHunter Resources (filed in October 2015) against two former GreenHunter employees and a competitor (see GreenHunter Sues 2 Former VPs + OH Competitor for Conspiracy). The lawsuit alleged that John Jack, former vice president of Appalachia operations for GreenHunter, and Noble “Rick” Zickefoose, former vice…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Aug 4, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Chambersburg, PA natgas utility one of the best in the country; Gov. Wolf says pipelines necessary to “live the life we want”; Gov. Wolf postures and wastes time while DEP permits languish; pipeline vet named as EQT’s…

Riverkeeper Fail: The Shrinking Influence of a Big Mouth

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, a political action group masquerading as a charity, failed again as two FERC members were appointed by unanimous consent. Earlier in the week a regular reader sent me an action alert from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, known not so affectionately here as the Delaware…

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