Daily Archives: August 24, 2017

Five Things to Know About the Latest #ExxonKnew Stunt

Earlier this week Harvard University’s Naomi Oreskes and Geoffrey Supran published a study they claim proves ExxonMobil misled the public on climate change. But it was Oreskes and Supran – with the help of sympathetic reporters – who misled the public by disguising the true intent of their report. Although the authors and media coverage…

Report: Natural gas’s rise led to coal’s fall

The U.S. Department of Energy’s report on electricity markets and the grid says the rise of natural gas has hurt the coal industry. The long-awaited report, released Thursday, finds the natural gas boom — seen locally in southwestern Pennsylvania with the Marcellus and Utica shales — has been a big factor in the closing of…

Dela. Riverkeeper Loses Fed. Court Case Against NEPA Pipeline

In March, Big Green group THE Delaware Riverkeeper (leftist political lobbying arm for the William Penn Foundation that funds it) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District requesting the court overturn a Clean Water Act permit granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Kinder Morgan’s Orion Project…

More Pushback on PA Senate Plan to Fix Slow DEP Permit Reviews

There is a growing storm of opposition to a plan put forward by the Pennsylvania Senate in the current budget bill to fix the problem of long delays in issuing permits by the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP). Enough traitorous Republicans in the Senate joined with just about all of the Democrats in the…

Bloomberg Hit Piece Reveals Rover Enviro Record Better than Most

A Bloomberg New Service article that is profoundly biased attempts to smear and denigrate the Rover Pipeline, claiming it is “wreaking environmental havoc” and that the project “has racked up more environmental violations than other major interstate natural gas pipelines built in the last two years.” There is no doubt Rover has had its problems,…

It Begins: Radical Group Demands FERC Re-Do ACP Pipeline Review

Yesterday MDN brought you the news that the radical Sierra Club had prevailed in a federal lawsuit against a trio of pipeline projects in the southeast (see DC Court of Appeals Legislates New Law re FERC & Global Warming). The ruling by the D.C. Court of Appeals requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to…

Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline Advances in PA

In March of this year, Williams filed a full, official application for the Northeast Supply Enhancement project (see Williams Files with FERC to Expand Transco Pipeline to NYC, NE). The new project is meant to increase pipeline capacity and flows heading into northeastern markets. In particular, Transco wants to provide more Marcellus natural gas to…

Sale of Cabot’s WV-OH-VA Assets to Carbon NG Closing Sept 29

Exactly one week ago MDN brought you the exclusive news of WHO is selling a bunch of conventional wells and leases (and pipelines) located in West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia to Carbon Natural Resources (see Carbon Natural Gas Buys Cabot’s Conventional Wells in WV-OH-VA). MDN was the only news source to identify Cabot Oil &…

WSJ Harpoons NY Gov Cuomo for His “Blockade” of Natural Gas

The editors at the Wall Street Journal have taken the gloves off with respect to the insane policies of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when it comes to natural gas. Because of Cuomo’s “blockade” of natural gas, by banning fracking and by blocking natural gas pipelines from Pennsylvania into NY, Cuomo stands on the cusp…

WVU Study: How CNG/LNG Vehicles Can Lower Methane Emissions

Researchers at West Virginia University have just published a new study that looks at how to reduce methane emissions from LNG (liquefied natural gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas) fleet vehicles in coming years. Today’s heavy-duty natural gas fueled fleet is less than two percent of the total fleet. However, in the next 20 years,…

MDN Vacation Day Friday, Aug. 25

It doesn’t happen often, but MDN editor Jim Willis will take a day off on Friday, Aug. 25, to enjoy a quick getaway with his lovely bride. Heading to beautiful Lancaster County, PA. MDN will be back on Monday bringing you all the non-fake news about the Marcellus/Utica that’s fit to electronically print. Continue Reading:…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Aug 24, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Youngstown City Council “forced” to accept frack ban charter ballot measure; Portage County, OH builds county’s first CNG station (for $3M); supporters show up in force at Brooke County, WV power plant hearing; Trump’s energy dominance strategy…

Governor Hogan Flips the Switch on Natural Gas Stance with CHP

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  A new CHP system designed to cut a hospital’s emissions in half and run at 80% efficiency is being touted by the Gov., even when it is gas powered.  Energy efficiency is a constantly moving goal that we are always aiming to hit. New technologies are always evolving to…

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