Tagged West Virginia

Shale Gas News – April 22, 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 the Rover Pipeline, storage hubs, pipeline jobs and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural…

M-U’s Next Mega Project: $10B Appalachian Storage Hub

In May 2016, MDN brought you the news that a researcher at West Virginia University believes an natural gas liquids (NGL) storage hub is what the Marcellus/Utica region really needs (see WVU Researcher Says Marcellus/Utica Needs an Ethane Storage Hub). According to Brian Anderson, director of WVU’s Energy Institute, without ethane storage (and pipelines) the…

A Wonderful Lesson in How FERC Really Works

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  A recent FERC review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline application provides a perfect illustration of how the agency works and it’s anything but rubber stamp. One of the oft-repeated lies we hear from anti-fossil fuelers against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is that the agency…

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…

US Forest Serv OKs Atlantic Coast Pipe Crossing Appalachian Trail

Last Thursday was the last day for people, agencies, nutjobs, supporters–for anyone–to file an official comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the agency’s draft environmental impact statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. Dominion has proposed building the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project from West Virginia through Virginia and into…

WV Severance Tax Higher than Projected – But Maybe Not for Long

There’s some good news and, depending on your perspective, bad news when it comes to severance tax collections from natural gas (and coal) in West Virginia. According to West Virginia Department of Revenue in a report released last week, severance tax collections on oil, gas and coal in the Mountain State exceeded revenue projections by…

Bipartisan Support from WV, VA, NC for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In what has to be a major blow to the morale of anti-pipeline crusaders in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, the top elected state officials in the legislatures of all three states, both Republicans AND Democrats (16 of them in all), sent a letter on Tuesday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting…

WV Force Pooling Lite Goes Down in Flames – Lawmakers Blame Pot

We find this news somewhat surprising. The West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) has been pushing hard to get legislation passed in WV’s short legislative session on an issue we call “forced pooling lite”–WV Senate Bill 576 which addresses the issues of co-tenancy and joint development (see Analysis of New WV Bill SB…

N.C. legislators sign on to support Atlantic Coast Pipeline

N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate President Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) joined 16 legislative leaders from North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia to call for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of $5.1 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Five N.C. legislative leaders signed on to the letter to FERC Tuesday expressing support for the project designed…

Hogan Signs Fracking Ban, Silences Western Maryland Voices

As expected, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Tuesday that officially bans fracking in Maryland. This development became an inevitable after Hogan’s March 17 announcement that he would support such a measure — a complete reversal of the pro-fracking stance he communicated on the campaign trail when he said Maryland is “sitting on a gold…

Antero WV Focus: Recycle Wastewater, More Pipes for Better Prices

Antero Resources is one of the biggest drillers in the Marcellus/Utica. Antero can’t seem to buy enough Marcellus acreage, mostly in West Virginia. Last year the company snapped up close to 80,000 Marcellus acres, mostly in WV (see Antero Takes Southwestern to Cleaners in Deal for 55K Marc. Acres; Antero Resources Picks Up Another 13K…

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