Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

Business Groups Punch Back Against Energy Tax Legislation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania business groups are warning a state Senate-passed proposal to increase energy taxes will hurt the industry’s competitive standing, cause higher bills for consumers and scare off investment. The groups said Tuesday the proposal will hit some large industrial users very hard. The bill would bring in about $100 million annually…

New Life for Constitution Pipe – Williams Asks White House for Help

In April 2016 the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) caved to corrupt political pressure from Andrew Cuomo and denied the Williams Constitution Pipeline a necessary federal 401 stream crossing permit, blocking the project (see NY Gov. Cuomo Refuses to Grant Permits for Constitution Pipeline). At that moment, the DEC stepped off a cliff….

Antero 2Q17: Record High 2.2 Bcfe/d Production, Gets $3.41/Mcf

Antero Resources, one of the biggest and best drillers in the Marcellus/Utica concentrating on just those two plays, turned in their second quarter 2017 numbers last week, and held an earnings call to discuss the results. The company has a lot to crow about. Antero’s gas (and liquids) production hit a new record high of…

NFG 2Q17: NY Pipeline Holdup Causes Shift to More Utica Drilling

Last week National Fuel Gas Company, headquartered in Western New York State with drilling subsidiary Seneca Resources and pipeline subsidiary Empire Pipeline, issued its third quarter (everyone else’s second quarter) 2017 update. NFG produced 567 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas last quarter, a 6% increase over the same quarter a year…

PA DEP to Hold Final Atlantic Sunrise Hearing, Antis Plan Walkout

For those of us who have long supported the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project, it seems like it has taken FOREVER for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue final water and air permits for the pipeline. Atlantic Sunrise is a $3 billion, 198-mile natural gas pipeline project, most of which will get…

NEXUS Pipeline to FERC: Please Approve Project – NOW

In late January, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Norman Bay announced he was quitting, in a huff, because President Trump has elevating another commission member to be chairperson (see FERC Commissioner Resigns Threatening Major M-U Pipeline Projects). That announcement set off a flurry of activity. After Bay left, there would no longer be a quorum…

OH Landowner Vents Frustration with Rover Work on His Land

Below is a story of an Ohio landowner who “worked to get good easements and good language” in the contract he signed with Rover Pipeline. But, according to the landowner, once construction began, “everyone seemed to forget” what they promised in the contract. And so landowner Roger Meggyesy has been vigilant to point out violations…

3 PA Senate Bills Would Fundamentally Change Pipeline Economics

Pennsylvania State Senator Andy Dinniman (Democrat from Chester County, PA, near Philadelphia) is an anti-driller and anti-pipeliner. Dinniman recently introduced three bills that would, if passed, fundamentally change the economics and likelihood of whether or not pipelines are built in the Keystone State. The first bill Dinniman sponsored would create an “impact fee” on pipelines:…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Aug 8, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Natgas producers drilling longer wells in Marcellus/Utica; what the new FERC quorum means for Marcellus/Utica; Upstate NY dying as antis hold up pipelines; natgas efficiency improvements ‘terrifying’; Trump files official notice to withdraw from Paris climate deal;…

A Spedie Moment of Truth on Solar Energy

Victor Furman Upstate New York Landowner Shale Gas Activist …. ….   The Spedie Fest & Balloon Rally in Binghamton this past weekend was an opportunity for Vic Furman to educate others on on solar energy vs. natural gas. Binghamton’s Annual Spedie Fest & Balloon Rally that took place this past weekend at Otsiningo Park was, as usual, a…

Consol plans to add rig in 2018

Consol Energy Inc. plans to add another rig sometime next year, which will boost its 2018 projections for natural gas production by 30 billion cubic feet. The post Consol plans to add rig in 2018 appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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