Tagged *Marcellus Drilling News*

Marathon Completes 49-Mile Utica Condensate Pipeline in Ohio

In February MDN reported that Marathon Petroleum had begun to build a 49-mile condensate pipeline, called HALI–the Harpster to Lima Pipeline (see Marathon Begins to Build New 49-Mile Utica Pipeline in Ohio). The purpose of the project is a pipeline “for efficient and safe delivery of condensate from the Utica Shale to refineries where it…

NG Advantage Meets with Virtual Pipe Neighbors in Broome County

NG Advantage is making a concerted effort to dispel false rumors and misunderstanding on the part of neighbors who live near a proposed “virtual pipeline” site that is a series of compressor stations grabbing gas from the Millennium Pipeline in a Binghamton suburb, compressing it and loading onto tanker trucks. As MDN reported yesterday, two…

PA Anti Strategy: Weaponize Recent Court Ruling Against Shale Dev

It’s clear that radical environmentalists who (irrationally) oppose the use of fossil fuels believe the recent decision by Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a gift from Gaia (Mother Earth goddess). As MDN previously reported, last week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of Appeals, in a sharply divided 3-2 decision, sided with a virulent anti-drilling group, the Pennsylvania…

Pittsburgh Suburb Moves to Regulate Seismic Testing by H&H

One of the first steps before a company decides to drill for shale gas (or oil), is to conduct a seismic survey–bouncing sound waves through the rock layers a mile or more down–to “see” what the geology looks like. It helps drillers target locations with the best possibility of success, which is a good thing…

Free at Last! EPA, US Army Corps Rescind Obama WOTUS Rule

In May 2015 the Obama rogue Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the Obama U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a finalized rule clarifying what “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) means vis a vis what can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act (see EPA Power Grab: Redefines Waters of the U.S….

Pro Oil & Gas “Recapitalizes” with PE Firm Intervale Capital

Pro Oil & Gas Services (formerly Pro Oilfield Services) is an oilfield services company (OFS) providing wireline, pumping services, flowback, frac stacks, wireline lubricators and pressure control, surface drilling and more. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX operating in a number of shale plays, including the Marcellus/Utica. We were unaware of the company until…

Stanford Geophysicist Obliterates Sierra Club Lies re Fracking

Last week Stanford University held their annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit debate. Mark Zoback, head of Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative (after teaching geophysics at Stanford for 30 years) said of course fracking is safe, and beneficial. On the other side of the debate was a loopy anti-fracker from the abominable Sierra Club. Zoback verbally spanked…

New Study: Domestic NatGas Generated $550 BILLION Benefit in 2015

A new study from ICF International (commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute) reveals some truly mind-blowing numbers. The natural gas supply chain–those companies involved in providing goods and services to the industry–generated $550 billion in economic activity in 2015. More than half a trillion dollars! That’s almost 3% of the country’s GDP. From a single…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Utopia (pipeline) one step closer to reality; public hearing for Trumbull Energy Center; pipeline security training; community college students get a thrill from visit by Shell CEO; PA severance tax a jobs killer; MVP will help build…

Shell Gets Important Wastewater Permit for Beaver Cracker Plant

It was more than six months in the making, but finally the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection has granted Shell a permit that allows the facility to discharge wastewater and storm water into the Ohio River. Which may sound like Shell just got a permit to pollute the Ohio River–but that’s not what is happening….

Son of NED: Tennessee Gas Considers Another New England Pipeline

Is Kinder Morgan’s NED pipeline project getting reincarnated?! You may recall that over a year ago, in April 2016, anti-fossil fuel nuts in Massachusetts and other northeastern states were orgasmic that Kinder Morgan announced the company had suspended (not necessarily canceled) any further spending/time/effort on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion from NY through MA, otherwise…

Lancaster Anti-Pipeliners Reach New Low with Fake Graveyard

Just when you thought you’ve seen how low some anti-pipeline fanatics will go, they surprise you and go even lower. Antis set up a fake graveyard with a half dozen authentic, 19th century tombstones, right next to a pipeline right of way for the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Lancaster County, PA. Williams is hypersensitive…

Church Asks NY Court to Stop Broome County CNG Virtual Pipeline

NG Advantage is building a new compressor station to tap into the Millennium Pipeline where it crosses the Chenango River near Port Dickinson, a suburb of Binghamton, in Broome County, NY (see NG Advantage Virtual Pipeline May be Coming to MDN’s Backyard). NG already has three businesses lined up to buy CNG (compressed natural gas)…

Indian Tribe Fights FERC Over Tiny Pipeline in Mass.

In March 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) Connecticut Expansion project (see FERC Approves TGP Connecticut Expansion Pipeline Project). The project includes building 13.42 miles of new pipeline loops in three states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. When completed, the new looping will serve an additional 72,100 dekatherms of…

Will the Merged EQT/Rice Energy be Too Big for Investors?

A week ago yesterday, EQT and Rice Energy announced some of the biggest news we’ve every reported: EQT is buying out and merging in Rice Energy, to create the largest natural gas producing company in the United States (see EQT Buys Rice Energy in $8.2B Deal, Becomes #1 Gas Producer in US). The combined company…

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