Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

DRBC Secretly Working on Permanent Delaware Basin Frack Ban

It was just yesterday that MDN highlighted a story written by friend Tom Shepstone on his Natural Gas Now website theorizing that the Delaware River Basin Commission, long influenced by big money coming from the Haas family via the William Penn Foundation and their surrogates, is planning to implement a full ban on fracking in…

M-U Pipeline Co. Eureka Midstream Expands Line of Credit to $400M

Eureka Midstream, which was once called Eureka Hunter (a subsidiary of Magnum Hunter Resources) has popped back up on the radar screen. Eureka, which operates exclusively in the Marcellus/Utica with ~200 miles of local gathering pipelines, announced yesterday it has expanded its line of credit from $225 million to $400 million, with an “accordion” option…

WB XPress Pipeline Gets Important USDA Approval for Natl Forest

TransCanada’s WP XPress pipeline project has just scored an important permit from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service that allows the project to move forward in the Monongahela National Forest. In Jan. 2016, Columbia Pipeline Group (now owned by TransCanada) filed a full, official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for…

Philly RINO Proposes High-Tax PA Budget, Incl. a 3% Severance Tax

We’ve written plenty about Philadelphia-area RINO (Republican In Name Only) State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo. In May DiGirolamo introduced yet another severance tax bill (see Tiresome: Philly RINO Rep Gene DiGirolamo Intros Severance Tax Again). Like a bad penny, Gene keeps turning up. Yesterday, without consulting Republican leadership (because, he said, they would have tried to…

Radical CCAN to Protest VA DEQ Against Marcellus/Utica Pipelines

Radicals from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) say they will stage massive protests at several Virginia Department of Environmental Quality offices next week to protest against two Marcellus/Utica pipeline projects: the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline and $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline. Both projects have large segments crossing Virginia. CCAN says up to 1,000…

PA State Sen. Intros Meaningless Resolution Urging Natgas Exports

In our daily trawl of the news, we came across the text of a resolution by Pennsylvania State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf. Sen. Greenleaf is looking for co-sponsors of the resolution, which urges PA natural gas producers to export natural gas to European countries in order to curtail a Russian natgas monopoly. Greenleaf said, “Copies…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Sep 8, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Eclipse Resources’ Utica super laterals drive drilling costs down; Constitution Pipeline partners want federal ruling reversed; CONSOL begins $200M stock buyback; WV welcomes US Methanol; MVP withdraws request to use storage yard; Illinois discriminates against natural gas…

Higher Energy Taxes: ‘Chasing a Nickel When There’s Dollars Down the Road’

A growing chorus of Pennsylvanians are calling out continued attempts to enact new and additional taxes on natural gas development as a job-crushing, short-sighted policy that will hurt consumers and manufacturers. Pennsylvania Manufacturer’s Association President David Taylor and Pennsylvania NFIB executive state director Kevin Shivers joined MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer this week on Lincoln Radio Journal’s…

Tom Wolf; You’re No Friend of the Working Family

Betty Sutliff Wayne County Landowner Member of Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance   …. Betty Sutliff writes a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf reminding him of a landowners meeting held with the Governor and how far he’s strayed from what he told them. September 8, 2017 The Honorable Tom Wolf Governor of Pennsylvania 225 Main Capitol…

Long Overdue DAPL Lawsuit Shows How to Fight Fractivism

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind DAPL, is showing how to fight fractivism and the radical environmental enterprise with an overdue RICO lawsuit. This is somewhat old news given the fact the lawsuit was filed two weeks ago, but it’s taken me that long to get through the 187…

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