Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Four Things All Floridians Should Know About Anthony Ingraffea

Anthony Ingraffea, notorious anti-fracking activist and a professor of engineering at Cornell University, will soon be sharing his misleading claims on fracking in Florida as part of his ongoing campaign to stop all fossil fuel development. EID’s latest fact sheet details a few important things all Floridians should know when it comes to this so-called…

The Cuomo Administration Interstate Pipeline Trilogy

Attorney Thomas S. West Founder and Managing Partner The West Firm, PLLC   The Cuomo administration has made it virtually impossible for any interstate pipeline to get approval; at least for it has for the three who have tried. The Cuomo administration, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the “Department”), has dealt a…

Rex Energy Update – Brings 10 New Wells Online in Butler Co. PA

Rex Energy, a driller focused mainly on the Marcellus/Utica (headquartered in State College, PA), is a plucky company. Although it has faced its share of financial challenges, it continues to drill in the Marcellus/Utica–bringing new wells online. Rex released an announcement yesterday to tout two new wells pads with a cumulative 10 new wells between…

Williams Breaks Ground on Atlantic Sunrise Pipe, Ahead of Schedule

Well that didn’t take long! Yesterday MDN brought you the fantastic news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had granted Williams a certificate/go-ahead to begin construction on Atlantic Sunrise, a $3 billion, 198-mile natural gas pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’…

PA House Getting Ready to Cave on Severance Tax? Say it Ain’t So!

It’s funny how mainstream media–and liberal Democrats–can turn on a dime. It was just a few days ago we read an AP story endlessly regurgitated across PA about how the PA budget fight had turned “ugly” and “personal” (see Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight gets personal and regional). The story began this way: “The feel-good bipartisan…

EIA Sept Drilling Report: Marcellus/Utica Production Hits New High

MDN’s favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), issued our favorite monthly report, the Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), yesterday. The DPR is the EIA’s best guess, based on expert data crunchers, as to how much each of the U.S.’s seven major shale plays will produce for both oil and natural gas in the…

Constitution, NFG Pipes to Seek FERC Relief from NY DEC Tyranny

Yesterday we told that you history has been made–the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has broken the back of the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) by overturning the DEC’s decision to block a short pipeline Millennium wants to build to a power plant in Orange County (see History Made! FERC Overrules NY DEC…

Ultra Petroleum Not Out of Woods Yet, Corp Raider Fir Tree Attacks

Ultra Petroleum, based in Houston, TX, is an independent exploration and production (E&P) company mainly focused on drilling in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. Ultra also drills for oil in the Uinta Basin/Three Rivers area in Utah. In addition, Ultra maintains a “non-operated” (someone else does the drilling) position in the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale…

EIA: Gas & Oil Will Dominate Energy Mix for Next 20+ Years

Last week our favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), released its annual “International Energy Outlook 2017” (full copy below). What does the report show? EIA predicts energy consumption is set to increase 28% from 2015 levels by 2040–in a little over the next 20 years. To meet this huge uptick in energy,…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Sep 19, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: The best opportunity to keep WV’s bright young people in the state is O&G; North Dakota sets record natgas output in July; wastewater pipelines see big growth in Texas; BH rig count drops by 8 to 936;…

Energy Transfer Partners allowed to continue Rover pipeline operations

Energy Transfer Partners received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations along the Rover pipeline project. The Rover pipeline is a 713-mile pipeline designed to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestically produced natural gas from Marcellus and Utica shale production areas to markets across…

Local First Responders Say Oil & Gas Companies Keeping Them ‘Well-Informed’

For years, Energy In Depth has reported on how Ohio anti-fracking activists have tried to slow down first responders with added bureaucracy and misinformation campaigns based on dubious assumptions regarding regulatory exemptions. Meanwhile, Ohio oil and gas operators continue to lead in terms of streamlining information access for first responders with aggressive training and communication…

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