Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

Corrupt DRBC Leaks Like A Sieve; Says Ban in the Works

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   A DRBC fracking ban seems to be in the works and members, employees or colluding partners couldn’t wait to release the news. What corrupt enterprise!. It appears the rumors and my supposition were correct. The DRBC and/or its friends at the Riverkeeper, et al are leaking like a sieve…

Rover Pipeline Triples Volume of Gas Flowing, Prices Go Up

Phase 1A of the Rover Pipeline has been online for less than a week (see Big Portion of Rover Pipeline Now Up & Running – Thru Most of Ohio). As we reported on Sept. 1st, Energy Transfer planned to initially flow around 211 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of Utica/Marcellus natural gas. However, according…

US Methanol Breaks Ground on First Plant in West Virginia

US Methanol broke ground yesterday in Institute (Kanawha County), WV for its very first methanol production plant. In August 2016 MDN was the first to share the news that US Methanol is building at least two, rumored up to five, methanol plants in the Mountain State (see Rumor: US Methanol Building 5 Methanol Plants in…

Antero Looks to Expand Midstream Biz with $315M Unit Sale

Antero Resources is back in the market looking to raise more money for their Antero Midstream subsidiary. It was only April that Antero floated an initial public offering (IPO) for Antero Midstream with hopes of raising $930 million (see Antero Midstream Launches IPO – Hopes to Raise $930M). In early May, when the IPO was…

PA DEP Says 3 ME2 Spills Violate Agreement with Big Green

It looks like Big Green has succeeded in conflating a mole hill into a mountain in Pennsylvania. In early August, Sunoco Logistics struck a deal with with several Big Green groups to provide stricter regulation for Mariner East 2 Pipeline’s underground drilling (see Sunoco Strikes Deal with Devil, “Settles” with Anti Groups re ME2). Part…

Philly Antis Step Over the Line (Literally) at ME2 Pipeline Site

Acting like 5-year olds who have been told not to do something, but defiantly do it anyway, several homeowners in a housing development in Delaware County who were specifically instructed not to interfere with clearing work for the Mariner East 2 Pipeline in a Philadelphia suburb. The homeowners intentionally crossed a clearly-marked line into the…

Locals and Pipeline Workers Break Bread in Hocking County, OH

Here’s a story you won’t read in mainstream news outlets–because it doesn’t fit the media’s anti-fossil fuel narrative that all pipelines are evil, and the people installing them are either misguided, or perhaps evil too. TransCanada’s Leach XPress pipeline project involves construction of approximately 160 miles of new “greenfield” natural gas pipeline and compression facilities…

FirstEnergy Knocks $100M Off Sale Price of 4 PA Gas Power Plants

FirstEnergy, based in Akron, OH, is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. FirstEnergy owns a variety of regulated and non-regulated power generation plants. Last November the company announced it wants to sell five power generating plants, four of them natural…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Sep 7, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Is William Penn Foundation planning a DRBC frack ban?; former White House press sec. Sean Spicer to speak at Shale Insight; WV economic growth happening thx to oil and gas; Tellurian buys Haynesville shale assets; how the…

The Shale Revolution in Oil and Gas – Our Economic Big Stick

Richard Goodwin Environmental Consultant and Engineer West Palm Beach, Florida   Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing — the shale revolution — have bolstered the US economy while enhancing our foreign and military policy position. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing is at the heart of the shale revolution and has yielded abundant unconventional energy. It…

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