Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

New FERC Quorum Votes Final Approval for NEXUS Pipeline

Two new members added to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Trump (Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson), added to the Obama-appointed member (Cheryl LaFleur) have not wasted any time in authorizing their first major pipeline project as a group. Last week the trio voted to approve the first major pipeline project since a quorum…

Tetco Pipe Drilling in Athens, OH Hits Gas Pocket, Catches Fire

As part of drilling underground (directional horizontal drilling, or HDD), Enbridge hit a pocket of natural gas in Athens County, OH about 400 below the surface. The gas leaked out and caught fire last Wednesday, partially burning the drilling rig. Fortunately the rig operators have the presence of mind to evacuate quickly and no one…

Haynesville Shale Tops Marcellus Rig Count, 1st Time Since 2011

The Haynesville Shale, found in East Texas and Louisiana, last week surpassed the Marcellus for total number of active drilling rigs. That’s the first time the Haynesville has had more active rigs than the Marcellus since 2011–six years. What’s up with the “sleepy” Haynesville? It’s not so sleepy anymore. Last year one of the biggest…

Faux “Conservative” Group Runs Attack Ads re Fixing PA DEP

We have more evidence that a so-called “Conservative” environmental group, calling themselves Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, is anything but conservative. Let’s strip the euphemisms away, shall we? Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship is a group of liberal Democrats pretending to be conservative Republicans. It is a pretense. A lie. How do we know? It all goes…

Duke Energy’s 13-Mile Cincinnati NatGas Pipeline Put on Hold

Duke Energy needs to replace an aging pipeline, built in the 1950s, near Cincinnati, OH–or some people in Cincy will have to go without natural gas. Duke has proposed a 13-mile, 20-inch pipeline along two potential routes. Both routes are opposed by antis, including a group calling themselves NOPE–Neighbors Opposing Pipeline Extension. We call them…

Chester County, PA Town Floats Illegal Pipeline Ordinance

Uwchlan Township in Chester County (near Philadelphia) has put itself on a path to get sued. The town is in the process of proposing and adopting new zoning ordinances that govern how pipelines can get built within town boundaries. The problem, of course, is that they don’t have that right. Federal pipeline projects are governed…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Aug 28 – Nov 27

Events related (or of interest) to the Marcellus and Utica Shale, primarily pro-drilling events. To have your event included (or if you are aware of a worthy event you believe should be on this page), please send the details and/or a link to have it included to the calendar@marcellusdrilling.com email address. Thank you! Ohio Sep 21…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Natgas hits political wall in NY as industry fights losing battle; lying NRDC gang targets natgas plant pipeline in NY; frack this, Andrew Cuomo; MSC calls for FERC to OK PennEast Pipeline; WV newspaper supports local natgas…

Shale Gas News – August 26, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Constitution Pipeline, PA Budget, Shell Cracker and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with…

Disruptive Technologies, Not Electric Vehicles, Are Killing OPEC

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Electric vehicles aren’t going to reduce our demand for oil and gas; OPEC has much more to fear from new disruptive technologies employed in the industry.    OPEC is on the defense. Built on the principle of collusion with other nations and now engaged in yet another such effort to…

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