Tagged West Virginia

New Study Finds Fracking, Wastewater Injection Rarely Linked to Seismicity

A new University of Alberta study asks whether increased oil and gas production — specifically the hydraulic fracturing that made it possible and wastewater injection that is part of the day-to-day production process — leads to widespread increased induced seismicity rates. Contrary to the anti-fracking movement’s alarmist narrative, the answer is a resounding “no.” The…

VA Sec Natural Resources Tells Dominion to Back Off re AC Pipeline

A lot of communication (letters, phone calls, meetings) fly back and forth between a midstream (pipeline) company and regulatory agencies when an application is filed for a project. Particularly a project like the Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, $5 billion, 594-mile natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina….

Shale Gas News – June 24, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about top producers, oil prices, longest Marcellus well and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural…

Mountain Valley Pipeline receives environmental impact statement

The Mountain Valley Pipeline has received its final environmental review ahead of a vote on the 304-mile project carrying Marcellus Shale natural gas through West Virginia and Virginia. The environmental assessment was released Friday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates interstate pipeline construction. The pipeline, which will have the capacity of 2…

Duke, Piedmont Ask FERC to Extend Atlantic Coast Pipe Contract

It takes a lot longer these days to get a big pipeline approved than it used to. In April 2014, Dominion promoted an open season for what would later become the $5 billion, 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline–a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. By September 2014,…

New Infrastructure Group Makes Gives Shale Industry Helping Hand

The TriState Infrastructure Council (TSIC) was founded in Pittsburgh in late 2016 to “serve a broad-based business community during the critical next few years by attracting and deploying investments in infrastructure projects in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.” With infrastructure upgrades, the region will be able to realize economic growth resulting from petrochemical manufacturing and…

WV Leads 11-State Group Supporting EPA’s Move to Delay Obama Rule

Kudos to West Virginia and its Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, for leading the charge (along with 10 other states) to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of the Obama methane rule. Earlier this month the Trump EPA filed paperwork to stop implementation of the egregious and illegal rule (see Beginning of the End: EPA Issues…

Shale Gas News – June 17, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM and 1510 AM, talked about methane rules, the export boom, a 4-well pad and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things…

Range Resources sets record lateral length in Pa.

Range Resources recently set a record for the longest laterals in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. The post Range Resources sets record lateral length in Pa. appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

What Exactly Are “Environmentalists” Advocating?

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   The mushy answers so-called environmentalists too often give regarding real energy issues don’t that help much with solving real world problems Dan Markind says. The tragic shooting last Wednesday of House Republican Whip Steve Scalise brought into sharp focus the shrill, brain-damaged discourse of our current…

West Virginia No Severance Tax Model for PA

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  West Virginia’s severance tax is a pro performer compared to Pennsylvania’s impact fee; something legislators should bear in mind as Gov. Wolf tries again. Thursday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), the agency charged with keeping tabs on impact fee revenue from shale drillers (Pennsylvania’s version of…

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