Tagged Permits

NFG Sues NY DEC in Fed Court re Northern Access Pipe Rejection

Earlier this month MDN brought you the sad (and angering) news that once again Gov. Andrew Cuomo has caved to political pressure from environmental Nazis and instructed the now-corrupted Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to deny stream crossing permits for National Fuel Gas Company’s (NFG) Northern Access Pipeline project (see Cuomo’s Corrupt NY DEC Blocks…

Pipeline Routing Negotiation Illustrates A Better Way

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   Landowners truly concerned with the impacts of pipeline development have a great example of how to negotiate to get what they want with the Atlantic Sunrise. Something very interesting happened with respect to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline happened last week. It demonstrates how landowners and others with meaningful…

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…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Fracking generates $200 million for Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; 8 more permits for OH Utica wells issued last week; Three Mile Island on the brink; most locals support compressor upgrades in Lycoming County; $36M natgas pipeline coming…

City vs. Countryside: Can Upstate New York Ever Get Well?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc. … …   Political observers say the great divide in the US is city vs. countryside. They’re correct and Upstate New York faces a grim future unless things change. One of our readers brought an interesting article to my attention yesterday that hit upon a great point and, yet,…

Andrew Cuomo Issues Boldfaced Challenge to FERC

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Andrew Cuomo has directly challenged FERC and is likely to lose on the legal front but, politically, he is aiming to have his cake and eat it, too. He may. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his anti-pipeline stance when his Department of Environmental…

Lack of Pipeline Approvals by Cuomo = Future Power Outages in NY

New York Gov. Cuomo has now blocked the Constitution Pipeline from getting built (see NY Gov. Cuomo Refuses to Grant Permits for Constitution Pipeline), and the Northern Access Pipeline project (see Cuomo’s Corrupt NY DEC Blocks NFG Northern Access Pipeline Permit). Those two projects are critical–not only for Pennsylvania drillers, but for NY’s natural gas…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Apr 17, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: New U.S. pipes drive natgas boom as exports surge; Dominion requests permit to export Cove Point LNG commissioning cargoes; NY anti celebrates while Upstate dies; EPA’s back-to-basics agenda; FERC clears way for tree clearing in Connecticut; government…

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…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Jefferson County, OH natgas production grows 587%; Ohio DNR issues 15 permits for southern Utica; anti group PennEnvironment fined by PA ethics commission; natgas moratorium in Mass. nears resolution; US shale back on the upswing; the de-electrification…

SC Issues Water Permits for Transco to Charleston Pipeline Project

In March 2016, Dominion filed an official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a 55-mile pipeline project called the Transco to Charleston Project (see Dominion Files Application to Move Marcellus Gas to Charleston, SC). As the name implies, it will be a short pipeline to connect the Transco pipeline, which is in…

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