Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Sunoco Strikes Deal with Devil, “Settles” with Anti Groups re ME2

Energy Transfer’s Sunoco Logisitics unit has struck a deal with the devil–the devil being the Philadelphia-based (and odoriferous) Clean Air Council, THE Delaware Riverkeeper and Mountain Watershed Association–that will ultimately lift the current ban on underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for the Mariner East 2 NGL pipeline project. The three Big Green groups (well funded…

Cabot O&G Countersues Dimock Anti – Frackivist, Lawyers

It’s about time. Cabot Oil & Gas is tired of being sued, and slandered, by people like Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his ambulance-chasing lawyers. So Cabot has sued back–for $5 million. Kemble lives in Dimock Township, in Susquehanna County, PA. Kemble and other families claimed Cabot’s drilling in the area (nearly 10 years ago)…

Southwestern Energy 2Q17: Marcellus Prod. Up, Drilled 36 Wells

Last week one of the Marcellus Shale’s largest drillers, Southwestern Energy, issued its second quarter 2017 update. While production fell slightly from 2Q16 to 2Q17, the fall was due to Southwestern’s Fayetteville Shale production. In both the northeast and southwest Marcellus, Southwestern’s production went up year over year by 12 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe)….

Carrizo O&G 2Q17: Still Shopping M-U Assets, Choking Back M-U Prod

Carrizo Oil & Gas, a Houston-based driller, actively drills in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Delaware Basin in West Texas, the Niobrara Formation in Colorado, and until mid-year in 2015, they did have an active drilling program in the Ohio Utica and Pennsylvania Marcellus. No more. They haven’t drilled in Appalachia since…

PA Business Roars Disapproval of Senate’s Plan to Tax Energy 4X

Yesterday a group of Pennsylvania business and economic leaders from trade associations representing thousands of PA businesses held a conference call to roar their disapproval of the GOP-led Senate plan to impose high/new taxes on energy in the Keystone State. Those on the call included: Gene Barr, president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and…

‘Father of Marcellus’ Weighs in on Proposed Plum, PA Injection Well

As MDN reported in July, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency in charge of approving oil and gas wastewater injection wells, is currently reviewing an application and plan from Penneco Environmental Solutions (division of Penneco Oil Co.) to convert a plugged gas well into a brine (wastewater) injection well in Plum, PA–near Pittsburgh…

Mountaineer Pipeline Under Potomac Latest Focus of Anti Movement

In April, MDN brought you the news that Columbia Pipeline (now owned by TransCanada) has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build a 3.5 mile, 8-inch pipeline that will carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to connect the Mountaineer Gas system in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia with the Columbia…

Patterson-UTI Rig Count Hits New High of 162 in July

As we do every month (and have for more than two years), MDN tracks how many rigs oilfield services company Patterson-UTI Energy reports operating–as a proxy for rig count health in general and rig count health in the Marcellus/Utica in particular. Patterson recently bought out and merged in Seventy Seven Energy (see Patterson-UTI Energy Completes…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Aug 9, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Washington County, PA neighbors as judge to nix Range well; lawsuit against Cabot O&G in WV claims pipeline negligently maintained; Atlantic Coast Pipe picks up support from NC leaders; Mountain Valley Pipe pro & con sound off…

Will FERC Make the Constitution Pipeline Finally Happen?

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Recent rumblings from Williams suggests there’s still lots of life left in the Constitution Pipeline, especially now that a FERC quorum has been restored. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) caved to corrupt political pressure from Andrew Cuomo in April, 2016 and denied the…

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