Tagged Oil

Wild-Eyed Eric Schneiderman Takes Russian Oil Money?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   It’s hard to imagine a more despicable demagogic pol than Eric Schneiderman, New York’s wild-eyed Attorney General and NRDC shill. But, Russian oil money? Eric Schneiderman may be the nastiest, most under-handed politician in America. He promotes and does the dirty work of the NRDC gang. He harasses tiny…

WV Legislature Panel on NatGas Dev Meets Tuesday, Forced Pooling?

The West Virginia Legislature has appointed a new Joint Committee on Natural Gas Development, composed of Senators and Delegates, to put their collective heads together to see how they can encourage more oil and gas development in the Mountain State. The committee will meet tomorrow for the first time. The effort is being supported by…

Shale’s Next Battle: Fair Treatment Under the Tax Code

Politicians are once again demagoguing and attempting to demonize “Big Oil & Gas” over the taxation issue. No, we’re not talking about severance taxes. We’re talking about accounting deductions that oil and gas companies take to reflect depletion of assets. Flying under the banner of “eliminating tax loopholes,” some politicians want to strip away deductions…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for Aug 21 – Nov 20

Events related (or of interest) to the Marcellus and Utica Shale, primarily pro-drilling events. To have your event included (or if you are aware of a worthy event you believe should be on this page), please send the details and/or a link to have it included to the calendar@marcellusdrilling.com email address. Thank you! Ohio Aug 25 | Southeastern Ohio Oil & Gas Assoc. Fall Golf Outing | Beverly…

Shale Gas News – August 19, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about pipelines, Utica wells, Cabot Oil & Gas and much more last week. Great news, the Shale Gas News is growing to THREE stations! We will…

Appalachian Storage Hub Equals More Jobs: Let’s Get Cracking

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  The Appalachian Storage Hub is going to be the cornerstone of manufacturing for multiple regions while creating unprecedented economic opportunities.  The Appalachian region has been coal country for generations. Working in the mines is tough work and demands a special breed of people. Spawning generations of highly-skilled workers with…

If NatGas Pipeline is Blocked, NY Elec Plant Will Use Oil Instead

For the past 2+ years MDN has chronicled the journey of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) to build a $900 million Marcellus gas-fired electric plant in Wawayanda, NY, called the Valley Energy Center. Early on the project faced court challenges, but a judge gave final approval to build it in September 2015 (see Orange County, NY…

The Many Types of Skilled Trades Jobs Needed to Build Pipelines

The Oil and Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, led by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and North America’s Building Trades Unions, released a study this week on union pipeline employment across the county. The study outlines the many (many!) different types of jobs involved in building pipelines. You may think it’s just welders and their assistants….

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: OH Utica permits resume rise in July; Shell cracker plant’s reach impacting OH; NJ tries to screw-up oil trains shipments with onerous bill; teaching old Dog Anadarko Basin some new shale tricks; the Permian Basin will provide…

Did Governor Wolf’s Tax on Natural Gas Scare Away Foxconn?

Gordon Tomb Senior Fellow, Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives  … …   Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, who was considering PA for a new plant, may have had a change of heart due to Governor Wolf’s tax record. The governor of Wisconsin and industry statistics provide Pennsylvania House Republicans more reasons to resist proposals for…

New Study Shows Business is Booming for Skilled Trades, Thanks to Pipelines

The Oil and Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, led by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and North America’s Building Trades Unions, released a report this week showing the tremendous amount of work the pipeline industry provided to skilled trades unions from 2006 to 2015. Now that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) officially has a quorum…

Hard Lesson: Some in Pipeline Industry Play Into Enemy Hands

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   The pipeline industry has received a hard lesson about how not to play into the hands of its most vicious enemies who saw opportunity and grasped it. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a modern day Dante, seems intent on inflicting on his people ever deeper stages of…

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