Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Pennsylvania Methane Emissions Continue to Fall as Production Rises

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) recently released its “2015 Air Emissions Inventory for Unconventional Natural Gas Operations,” an annual report on emissions from unconventional production, processing operations and compressor stations. And despite some early alarmist reports from anti-fracking PennFuture, the overall news from the report is positive — particularly with regard to methane emissions….

Trouble for Mountain Valley Pipe: WV DEP Withdraws Water Permit

In March, the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) issued a federal water crossing permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)–a $3.5 billion, 301-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, VA (see WV DEP Grants Mountain Valley Pipeline Water Crossing Permit). In June, a group…

Ridgetop Capital Raises $200M to Invest in Marcellus/Utica Leases

Ridgetop Capital Partners, founded in 2007 and headquartered in the Pittsburgh area, is a private institutional investment firm focused mainly on the oil and gas space. That is, they raise money from rich people (and businesses) and invest that money in project which they closely watch and influence, hoping to make their money back with…

WV Surface Owners Win Important Case Against EQT re Drill Pad

A West Virginia Circuit Court case decided last week (by jury) found in favor of surface owners against a well pad constructed by EQT. The decision has far-reaching implications for not only surface owners and drillers, but mineral rights owners too. From the first time we read about so-called “joint development” legislation being promoted by…

NY DEC Grants Permit for Millennium Pipe Eastern System Upgrade

The New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is tap dancing to explain why they refused to grant a water crossing permit for a 7.8-mile pipeline in Orange County to Millennium Pipeline Valley Lateral Project, yet a few days before that refusal they granted a water crossing permit to Millennium for the Eastern System Upgrade,…

NY’s Critical Error in Denying Millennium Pipe for Power Plant

On August 30th the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a refusal to grant a water permit to Millennium Pipeline to build a tiny, 7.8 mile pipeline spur from the main Millennium Pipeline to an under-construction natural gas-fired electric generating plant in Orange County (see Corrupt NY DEC Denies Water Permit for 7.8…

EXCO Resources Taps Out Remaining Line of Credit, Borrows $88M

EXCO Resources was once a sizable player in the Marcellus. They still have 184,000 net acres in the Marcellus, with 124 horizontal Marcellus wells drilled and in production. However the company, as we pointed out a year ago, has abandoned the Marcellus/Utica at this point (see EXCO: No Marcellus Drilling in 2015/2016, NYSE Threatens Delisting)….

No DRBC Frack Ban…Yet; A Look at DRBC Corruption & Incompetence

Last week the rumor mill was hot with speculation that on Friday the Delaware River Basin Commission would release a draft document outlining their proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River Basin permanently (see DRBC Secretly Working on Permanent Delaware Basin Frack Ban). Fortunately, that didn’t happen. But don’t start celebrating just yet….

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Sep 11 – Dec 10

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! New York Sep 22 | New…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Sep 11, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: OH Utica natgas helps lead the shale revolution; what are Cabot’s key strategies for 2017/2018; NY natgas producers sent pack in shift to ‘clean energy’; weekend rally against Mariner East 2 doesn’t amount to much; ethane storage…

Shale Gas News – September 9, 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 severance tax, natural gas tractors, the DALP lawsuit and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting…

Pa. DEP issues violation to Sunoco for spill

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a Notice of Violation to Sunoco Pipeline following another drilling fluid spill. The post Pa. DEP issues violation to Sunoco for spill appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

Fractivists Learn Nothing from Energy Transfer Partners Lawsuit

Keep It Grounded In Fact (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)    Greenpeace and friends have learned absolutely nothing from the Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit against it and continue to defame, distort and dissemble. Common sense would suggest that if you’re named as a defendant in a billion-dollar lawsuit, accused of making “materially false, misleading, and…

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