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Don’t Miss These Top 5 SHALE INSIGHT™ 2017 Events

Are you headed to Pittsburgh for SHALE INSIGHT™ 2017? Here are the Top 5 can’t miss-events for the seventh annual conference. 1. Policy Insight from Top Government Officials: U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta and U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette will kick off this year’s conference Wednesday morning by discussing workforce development and the…

Civil Debate in Plum, PA re Proposed Wastewater Injection Well

As MDN reported in July, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency in charge of approving oil and gas wastewater injection wells, is currently reviewing an application and plan from Penneco Environmental Solutions (division of Penneco Oil Co.) to convert a plugged gas well into a brine (wastewater) injection well in Plum, PA–near Pittsburgh…

PA Sending Wrong Message to O&G, Petrochemical, Manuf Industries

Over the years MDN editor Jim Willis has had the pleasure of meeting many great people–both in the shale industry and in other industries that overlap with shale energy. One such person is Charlie Schliebs, managing director of the Pittsburgh-based Stone Pier Capital Advisors. Charlie is a long-time MDN subscriber (and friend). He’s a money…

Corrupt DEC Bans PA Marcellus Brine in NY, Tightens Other Brine Use

The Andrew Cuomo-corrupted New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), run by NRDC gang member Basil Seggos, has just slammed the door on New York towns using brine from the Pennsylvania Marcellus. Earlier this week the DEC posted new final regulations as part of “strengthening” the state’s solid waste regulations, referred to as Part…

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Is Actually Raising Energy Prices

Institute for Energy Research …. ….   States participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are seeing there already high energy bills, go higher; far different from its intention. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cap-and-trade program between nine northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, was recently extended. The states (Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New…

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…

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….

Shale Gas News – September 16, 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 severance tax, fracking ban, Utica Shale and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM….

FERC Hailed for NY DEC Overturn as Other Pipelines Seek Relief

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  FERC delivered a blow to the NY DEC by overturning their Millennium Pipeline denial; the Constitution and Northern Access pipelines will now seek similar relief. Yesterday we told you history has been made, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has broken the back of the New York…

PA Dem Senator Calls for “Study” to Address DEP Permit Delays

A Pennsylvania Senator from Wilkes-Barre, John Yudichak (Democrat) has floated a “memoranda” among his Senate colleagues asking them to join him in sponsoring a resolution (copy below) for an “independent performance review” of the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its shale permitting program. Since Tom Wolf assumed office as governor of Pennsylvania in…

The Cuomo Administration Interstate Pipeline Trilogy

Attorney Thomas S. West Founder and Managing Partner The West Firm, PLLC   The Cuomo administration has made it virtually impossible for any interstate pipeline to get approval; at least for it has for the three who have tried. The Cuomo administration, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the “Department”), has dealt a…

Williams Breaks Ground on Atlantic Sunrise Pipe, Ahead of Schedule

Well that didn’t take long! Yesterday MDN brought you the fantastic news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had granted Williams a certificate/go-ahead to begin construction on Atlantic Sunrise, a $3 billion, 198-mile natural gas pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’…

PA House Getting Ready to Cave on Severance Tax? Say it Ain’t So!

It’s funny how mainstream media–and liberal Democrats–can turn on a dime. It was just a few days ago we read an AP story endlessly regurgitated across PA about how the PA budget fight had turned “ugly” and “personal” (see Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight gets personal and regional). The story began this way: “The feel-good bipartisan…

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