Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Northeast Energy Management Goes Bankrupt; Auctioning Rigs, Assets

It’s always sad when we have to report that a Marcellus/Utica-focused company goes out of existence. Northeast Energy Management, which operated under the name Northeast Energy with headquarters in Indiana, PA, claimed to be “a leader in tophole drilling in the Marcellus/Utica shale” and “a preferred contractor for many of the largest oil and natural…

New MarkWest Processing Plant Approved by Smith Twp in SWPA

In August MarkWest Energy (now part of MPLX) briefed Smith Township (Washington County, PA) officials on plans to build a new natural gas processing plant (see Update on MarkWest Processing Plant Proposal for Smith Twp). The project was first introduced last fall, but then went quiet until May of this year. MarkWest plans to initially…

PA Gov. Wolf Visits NEPA to Barter for Marcellus Severance Tax

Hoping to pressure the Republican legislature to adopt a budget with a new severance tax, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (Democrat) visited two towns in northeast PA yesterday that are in the heart of Marcellus Shale country. One of those towns is the bucolic village of Tunkhannock, in Wyoming County. MDN editor Jim Willis visited Tunkhannock…

PennEast Pipe Files Water Permit Request with USACE, Antis Erupt

Last week PennEast Pipeline, a $1 billion, 118-mile pipeline from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ, filed a request with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water crossing permits (full copy below). PennEast has faced a series of legal challenges–in particular from virulent Big Green groups THE Delaware Riverkeeper (Maya van Rossum) and…

Rich Homeowners in Philly Suburb Claim ME2 Work Stirring up Arsenic

Rich, snobbish homeowners in an “upscale” Philadelphia suburb development are asking an appeals court to stop Sunoco Logistics from building the Mariner East 2 pipeline through the edge of their high-priced development because, they claim, the digging is disturbing the dirt (which is what digging does) and disturbing the dirt is causing lead and arsenic…

North Carolina Fracking Commission Postpones First Meeting

In 2012 the North Carolina legislature cleared the way for the state to allow horizontal fracking of shale (see NC Law to Legalize (and Encourage) Fracking Advances). The law gave state officials two years to come up with rules and regulations to govern fracking in NC. Along the way a lawsuits were launched, slowing things…

Quebec Government Publishes Draft Utica Fracking Regulations

Although the primary focus of Marcellus Drilling News has always been on Marcellus and Utica Shale gas (and oil) as found in the northeastern U.S., the Utica Shale also underlies part of Canada’s Quebec province. And from time to time we highlight news concerning the Utica in Canada. There hasn’t been much news to highlight…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: DRBC’s fracking ban is immoral AND illegal; ‘for sale’ sign out on Ultra Petroleum; OH rig count stays at 23; San Fran and Oakland go berserk, sue 5 oil companies for climate change; FERC holds first open…

Texas firm looks for shale investments

A newly formed Texas company has its eye on investments in the natural gas industry relating to the Marcellus and Utica shale. Pathfinder Resources LLC, created by private equity firm District 5 Investments LP (D5) in Irving, Texas, is looking for energy investments between $5 million and $35 million in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio….

Regulators approve drilling along Rover pipeline

United States energy regulators gave Energy Transfer Partners LP approval to resume drilling along its $4.2 billion Rover pipeline project. The post Regulators approve drilling along Rover pipeline appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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