Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

Shale CEOs: More pipelines needed in Appalachia, fast

Two key leaders in the natural gas industry called for a faster pace of pipeline construction to bolster Appalachia’s energy industry during the first day of a shale conference in Pittsburgh. “We must continue to invest in the necessary infrastructure to transport oil and natural gas to markets more quickly,” said XTO Energy President Sara…

The Down River Balderdash Club (DRBC) That Uses Gas

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The cowardly DRBC that wants us to imagine it’s fearful of what natural gas production might mean for the river basin is full of balderdash – it uses gas! The resolution to consider some vague sort of ban on fracking in the Delaware River basin wasn’t the only…

2 Dimock Families Suing Cabot O&G Settle Out of Court

Some big news that both Cabot Oil & Gas and the two families suing them seem to want to keep quiet: they’ve settled out of court. Brief background for those new to MDN and to the “Dimock” story: There were 14 families along the Carter Road area of Dimock Township, PA (Susquehanna County) that reportedly…

Top 10 Drillers in All of PA, by Number of Permits Issued

Yesterday we brought you the “Top 10” drillers in southwestern Pennsylvania, as ranked by the number of permits issued (see Top 10 Drillers in SWPA, by Number of Permits Issued). Today we’re bringing you the Top 10 list of drillers by number of permits issued for the entire state of PA. As you might imagine,…

Anti-Pipeline Quartet Sues Sunoco, ET, Police, Others re ME2 Arrests

Two serial, paid protesters, along with a landowner and her daughter have sued Sunoco Logistics and parent company Energy Transfer for breaching their constitutional rights. You may recall our story about the daughter of a Huntingdon County, PA landowner, radicalized by Big Green groups (as evidenced by her association with well known protesters previously arrested),…

Severance Tax Still Stalled – 3 Reasons It’s a Bad Idea

The good news is that any number of severance tax proposals in Pennsylvania are still “stalled” and going nowhere fast. The bad news is that there still is not a finalized budget. Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. They passed an unbalanced, whopping $32 billion state budget plan months ago–without a way to…

2 Nova Scotia LNG Export Projects Moving Forward

Over the past few years MDN has tracked the progress of 4 LNG export plants planned for the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. Two of those projects appear to have life–the Bear Head LNG project (see our Bear Head LNG stories here), and Goldboro LNG (see our Goldboro stories here). Why bother tracking LNG export…

New Site FractCheck.com Fact Checks Wild Fracking Claims

For years Hollywood celebrities and those who want to be celebrities have lied and spread fake news about fracking. Some of the more colorful attempts have come from the likes of the singularly untalented Julian Lenon and stepmom Yoko Ono “singing” (if that’s what you call it) the song “Don’t Frack My Mother” (see “Frack”…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: PA rig count steady; battle for the pipelines – the Agency strikes back; fracking an “answer to prayer” in OH; Manchin tells WV to stay in state for energy jobs; Shell cracker plant already spurring local development,…

Emissions Are Down as New Technologies Increase Production

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions have improved to 30-year lows. This is due to the increased use of natural gas and industry investment.  There is no doubt about it, the air we are breathing is cleaner than it has been in nearly thirty years. This is not because…

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