Tagged Construction

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: March construction starts up 5% thanks to Marcellus/Utica pipelines; NY hurts energy development over dubious concerns; Rover Pipeline’s early messes don’t inspire confidence; officials speak out re Rover’s spills; PA wants more oversight of gas industry hiring…

Cuomo Calls Pipelines Safe Yet Keeps New York in the Cold

Institute for Energy Research …. ….   Governor Cuomo continues to fight pipeline construction in New York State, even after viewing them as safe, seems he cares more about his political career. New York Governor Cuomo claims that he supports pipeline infrastructure, commenting that pipelines are viewed as the least hazardous method of moving a…

Penn State Misses Trees for Forest Fragmentation

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  In a recent Penn State study, partially funded by the anti-drilling Heinz Foundation, researchers claim pipelines cause forest fragmentation. Researchers from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State have just published a new study/paper in the Journal of Environmental Management titled, “Linear infrastructure…

Why Every State Should Care About the DRBC Lawsuit

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  The DRBC lawsuit now before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will decide if states surrender their sovereignty to bureaucracies when they enter compacts. Late last month, I reported here on the status of the DRBC lawsuit, which, following some blistering observations from the district court judge about…

Shell ethane cracker construction to start later this year

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is almost done with site preparation, design and engineering to begin construction late this year on its ethane “cracker” complex. The post Shell ethane cracker construction to start later this year appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

Homeland Security Report Warns of Eco-Terrorism Against Pipeline

A report compiled and written by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (unclassified) has turned up in the public. The report, titled “Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project” (full copy below), warns about eco-terrorism and the potential for “mass casualties” from radicalized environmentalists who are now targeting the Diamond Pipeline Construction…

Japanese Now Own 2/3 of Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant in SEPA

Two weeks ago MDN brought you the news that Japanese company Sojitz Corporation had purchased a one-third (1/3) interest in the 488-megawatt Marcellus gas-fired electric plant being built in Birdsboro, near Philadelphia (see Japanese Co Buys 1/3 of Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant in SEPA). EmberClear plans to begin construction on the Birdsboro Power project in 2018,…

The Key to Unlocking PA’s NatGas Reserves: Pipelines

Once the slew of approved and under-construction pipeline projects in the Marcellus/Utica region are done, the M-U region will likely go from providing 20-25% of the nation’s total natural gas production to providing one-third of the country’s total natgas production. This astonishing story of production and pipelines in the northeast is really, at its core,…

Select Energy Services Launches IPO, Hopes to Raise $159-$190M

Select Energy Services, headquartered in Gainesville, Texas, offers water solutions, accommodations and rentals, and wellsite completion and construction services in every major shale play in the U.S., including the Marcellus/Utica. Founded in 2008, Select has a regional office in Washington, PA. Company-wide, Select employs almost 2,000 people. The last (and only) time we’ve covered Select…

A Wonderful Lesson in How FERC Really Works

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  A recent FERC review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline application provides a perfect illustration of how the agency works and it’s anything but rubber stamp. One of the oft-repeated lies we hear from anti-fossil fuelers against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is that the agency…

PA Petrochemical Manufacturing Growth Potential Is Staggering

Brittany Ramos Coordinator, External Affairs Cabot Oil & Gas    A new study out from HIS Markit shows that Pennsylvania has abundant opportunities in petrochemical manufacturing thanks to Marcellus and Utica Shale. Marcellus Shale Coalition shared this post with Well Said Cabot, regarding a recent report by IHS Markit regarding prospects for the petrochemical and manufacturing…

Rover Works w/Farmers to Ensure Field Access During Construction

We previously highlighted a video that shows the massive project underway to construct the Rover Pipeline (see Video of Rover Pipeline’s Massive & Complex Construction in OH). Truly impressive feat of engineering. Rover cuts through a lot of farm land–as evidenced on that video. So what happens when the pipeline is cutting through a farmer’s…

Pipeline Industry Walks Tightrope re Made in America Pipes

Soon after President Trump was inaugurated, some of the first Executive Orders he signed dealt with the Dakota Access Pipeline (now completed, thank God), and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Trump also signed a “Presidential Memorandum”–similar to, but not the same as, an Executive Order. On Jan. 24, President Trump signed the “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction…

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