Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

PennEast Pipeline Company Offering STEM Grants

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   The PennEast Pipeline Company is once again helping local communities through its Powering STEM Grant Program, awarding up to $10,000 for STEM education. The PennEast Pipeline Company is now accepting applications for its fall Powering STEM Grant Program. PennEast will award grants, up to $10,000, to programs focused…

PA 2Q NatGas Production Report – Another New Record

It continues to be another banner year for natural gas production in Pennsylvania, going by the latest quarterly production report. Yesterday, the PA Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released their latest quarterly Natural Gas Production Report for May-Jun 2017 (full copy below). It shows natgas production rose 3.8% compared to the same period last year. It…

Midstreamer E2 Energy Gets Major Investment from Tailwater Capital

E2 Energy Services, which operates numerous natural gas processing facilities in the Marcellus/Utica, has just recapitalized “through an equity commitment from Tailwater Capital.” MDN first heard of E2 back in October 2014 when EnLink Midstream transferred ownership (“dropped down”) its investment in E2 Appalachian Compression, LLC and E2 Energy Services, LLC from one EnLink corporate…

Potter County, PA Could Support 3K+ Shale Wells, Theoretically

When it comes to shale drilling in the northern-tier of Pennsylvania, counties like Susquehanna (#1 producing county in the state), Bradford (#3 producing county) and event Tioga (#7 producing county) may come to mind. But what about the county west of Tioga–Potter County? Potter isn’t even in the top 10 producing counties in the state….

Central PA Counties form Co-op to Expand NatGas Service Locally

Juniata County just became the fifth central Pennsylvania county to join the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative. SEDA-COG stands for Susquehanna Economic Development Association – Council of Governments. Collectively, SEDA-COG is a group of 11 central PA counties. The other four counties that belong to the Natural Gas Cooperative include Clinton, Centre, Mifflin, and Perry. So…

Range & PA DEP Settle re Alleged Methane Leak at Lycoming Well

Range Resources and the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) have officially “settled” something we thought was already settled–alleged methane migration from a well Range drilled in 2011. In June 2015, then-Secretary of the DEP, John Quigley, slapped Range with an $8.9 million fine–the largest such fine ever levied by the DEP (see PA DEP…

EIA: Gas Processors Key to Rapid Growth in Marcellus/Utica

Ever hear the old proverb: “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.” There are many reasons, many “fathers” for why the Marcellus/Utica region has become the highest producing natural gas region in the U.S. We have great shale rock. We have a lot of shale rock. We’re located close to major markets. We…

Antis Continue to Fight Inevitable NEXUS Pipe, Change Strategies

Anti fossil fuelers committed to stopping (NOT rerouting) the newly approved NEXUS Pipeline in Ohio continue to pin their hopes on a meritless lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (see CORNballs Strike Again, File Lawsuit to Stop NEXUS Pipeline). However, just in case that doesn’t work (which of course it won’t), members of the…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Columbiana County, OH to get jobs, tax boost from NEXUS Pipeline; energy groups fight back against radical efforts to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline; Harvey’s widespread destruction tests US shale; O&G companies respond to Harvey crisis with…

The High Price of Energy Political Correctness in New York

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   No state, other than California, is more politically correct than New York, where PC is gospel and energy political correctness reaches the lunatic fringe. The winds of political correctness always stir first in either California or New York, the two lunatic fringe states of the union. New York also…

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