Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Utica Shale Counties Show Highest Income Growth in Ohio

Columbus Business First just released tax data showing that Utica Shale producing counties have the highest income growth in Ohio. And guess which county in Ohio has the highest income growth? Monroe County, home of the best natural gas producing wells in the state. The new report highlights similar reports over the past few years…

Energy Transfer: Rover Phase 1A Done Next Week; ME2 Half Done

Those opposing two major Energy Transfer projects–Rover Pipeline and Mariner East 2–will not be happy with the good news coming from ET this week. The company issued its second quarter update and held a conference call yesterday. During the call we learned that Phase 1 of Rover, a $3.7 billion, 711-mile Rover Pipeline project that…

Gulfport Energy 2Q17: $106M Profit, Drills Northern Utica Well

Gulfport Energy, which is the second most active driller in the Ohio Utica, behind Chesapeake Energy, has (so far) drilled 303 Utica wells and owns 211,000 acres of leases in the Buckeye State. Gulfport, which drills mainly in the Utica (but also the SCOOP, in Oklahoma) reported their second quarter 2017 production numbers on July…

Judge Approves Sunoco Deal w/Devil; Radical Groups Brag About Win

Yesterday MDN brought you the news that Sunoco Logistics Partners had cut a deal with the devil, meaning three radical Big Green groups, to slow down but eventually complete work on the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline project in Pennsylvania (see Sunoco Strikes Deal with Devil, “Settles” with Anti Groups re ME2)….

OH Law May Keep 7th Anti-Frack Measure Off Youngstown Nov. Ballot

In May, MDN told you that virulent anti-drillers in Youngstown, OH, puppets of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), have once again circulated a petition to put a so-called Community Bill of Rights ballot measure on the ballot this November (see Youngstown Antis Seek to Legalize Anarchy with 7th CELDF Petition). The same people…

Making the Case for MORE NatGas, via Pipelines, in Massachusetts

We wonder if the residents of Massachusetts, which is hellbent on blocking ANY new natural gas pipeline–local or interstate–know that since the year 2000 some 200,000 Massachusetts households have switched to/added natural gas for heating and other uses. We also wonder if Mass. residents know that the the Brayton Point coal plant in Somerset, a…

US Exports Now 2.4% of NatGas Production, Heading for 11% in 2019

A sharp MDN reader recently brought to our attention some exciting news. The only export facility currently in operation is Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass facility. In July Sabine Pass (in southwestern Louisiana, right on the border with Texas) exported 2.19 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of American-produced natural gas to other countries. The U.S….

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Report says Northern Access Pipe won’t hurt wildlife; IOGA WV names new president; Bechtel completes Driftwood LNG study; is Shell’s “lower oil price forever” sentiment unrealistic; new WOTUS rule will provide clarity says EPA; Dear Millennials –…

Environmentalists Ignore the Real Rogue Industry

Chris Acker Geological Engineer, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania  CHRIS ACKER CHRIS ACKER Environmentalists want you to believe fossil fuels are the problem, however the real rogue industry is illegal marijuana farming. Imagine, if you will, a rogue industry in America… a rogue industry systematically destroying pristine forests. A rogue industry indiscriminately spewing toxins of frightening toxicity….

EIA: U.S. Moves Closer to Becoming Net Exporter of Natural Gas

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an analysis this week that the United States exported more natural gas than it imported in three of the first five months of 2017. These data show that with the continued increase in domestic natural gas production – thanks to hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – the United…

Judge Tells Vermont AG to Hand Over Anti-Exxon Gmail Messages

A Vermont Judge recently delivered not one, but two stinging blows to the coalition of Democratic state attorneys general supporting New York AG Eric Schneiderman’s investigation of ExxonMobil. Specifically, the judge ruled against the Vermont AG’s office, which partnered with Schneiderman to organize the “Green 20” coalition meeting with Al Gore on March 29, 2016.”…

Northeast Air Quality Rises to New Highs with Natural Gas Use

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Northeast air quality has dramatically improved at the same time as natural gas consumption has similarly risen and it’s no coincidence, of course. A few days ago the EPA came out with a celebratory website of sorts marking the great improvements in the nation’s air quality since the…

Chesapeake plans on cutting rig count

Chesapeake Energy Corp. surpassed its quarterly profit estimates but still plans on cutting its rig count and bringing fewer wells into production this year. The post Chesapeake plans on cutting rig count appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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