Tagged Safety

Local First Responders Say Oil & Gas Companies Keeping Them ‘Well-Informed’

For years, Energy In Depth has reported on how Ohio anti-fracking activists have tried to slow down first responders with added bureaucracy and misinformation campaigns based on dubious assumptions regarding regulatory exemptions. Meanwhile, Ohio oil and gas operators continue to lead in terms of streamlining information access for first responders with aggressive training and communication…

Big Win: Dirt Moved on the Atlantic Sunrise Project

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   The several year permitting process has ended and construction has officially started for the Greenfield portion of the Atlantic Sunrise Project. The Atlantic Sunrise Project is officially underway. The several year process of obtaining all the federal and state permits is now complete and construction of two compressor…

Energy Industry Workers Share Compelling Stories at Legislative Hearing

Recently, the California State Assembly’s held a hearing on the economic impacts of energy policy and energy industry professionals took time away from the oil patch to share their personal stories with lawmakers. As it always has in California, the industry acknowledged the importance of mitigating climate change and general environmental stewardship but also reminded…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Rover Pipeline sends more Marcellus/Utica shale gas west; Maryland antis hold public meeting to trash talk short pipeline under Potomac River; LNG exports picking up post-Hurricane Harvey; Sabal Trail pipeline operated safely through Hurricane Irma; Texas frac…

DRBC Action Is Simply Defensive Move in War for Land

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The DRBC decision yesterday to sometime consider something we haven’t yet seen is getting press but it’s only a defensive move in a bigger war over land. I don’t have a lot to add to the post I wrote yesterday prior to the DRBC vote on its resolution….

Video/Pictures: Boulder Fractivists Embarrass Themselves Again

Knock knock. Who’s there? Not Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones, because she doesn’t live here. That’s what happened early Sunday morning when anti-fracking activists staged a nearly hour-long protest at the wrong house in Boulder, Colo. This comes as a surprise since Jones is well known as an anti-fracking Boulder County Commissioner, and to have “Keep It In…

PA AG Criminal Lawsuit Against XTO Energy Dismissed After 4 Yrs

Four years after then-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane decided to turn an accident into a criminal prosecution against XTO Energy, the final chapter has been written. Anti-drilling Kane attempted to criminalize the accidental spill of a small amount of recycled wastewater by XTO that happened years before she took office (see PA AG Abuses Her…

Refineries and Pipelines Already Coming Back Online After Hurricanes

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused a temporary halt in energy production, but oil and gas companies’ preparation has us quickly moving forward. Information technology professionals are some of the best at recognizing system failures and understanding that if their server or network goes offline, business will come to a…

DRBC Chaos Raising Question of Why We Even Need It

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The DRBC, in an effort to bring order out of self-created chaos, has announced it will consider something today but whatever it is, is deliberately unclear. It just gets “curiouser and curiouser” as a hopelessly incompetent and politically corrupted Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) composed mostly of the…

Mountaineer NGL Storage Connecting w/3 Pipelines Under Ohio River

The president of the company looking to build the Mountaineer NGL Storage facility in Monroe County, Ohio, near Clarington, along the Ohio River says operating the facility close to the Ohio River is safe and “is not rocket science.” Last week West Virginia University researchers released a report that the Marcellus/Utica region needs an ethane…

More Great Marcellus Shale News from New York State!

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  As fractivists have been fighting pipelines, Crestwood’s Finger Lakes storage facility and new power plants, great Marcellus Shale News has come in New York. Back in February, MDN told you we had made a discovery in reading through Crestwood Equity Partners (formerly known as Crestwood Midstream) quarterly…

Texas Officials Advise Calm: There Is No Gasoline Shortage

We have gas in TX, just have to get it to pumps (we are). When ppl do this, it hurts everyone. Pls stop panic buying & let stations refill. http://pic.twitter.com/0BUVCGIwV4 — Ryan Sitton (@RyanSitton) September 2, 2017 Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton advises drivers against “panic buying” of gasoline, which is only creating artificial shortages….

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