Daily Archives: May 25, 2017

Attacking Critical Pipeline Infrastructure is Terrorism

Keep It Grounded In Fact (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)    Homeland Security considers any attack on critical pipeline infrastructure terrorism; yet ecoterrorists are willing to somehow normalize these acts of violence. In October 2016, extremists broke into and closed the safety valves on five pipelines. In May 2017, arsonists broke in and attempted to…

Support the Atlantic Sunrise: Attend DEP Public Hearings

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   PA DEP will hold a public comment period and hearings on the Atlantic Sunrise, all are encourage to go and show their support on this important project. PA DEP is looking for public feedback on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. Starting May 27, 2017 they will open a…

MarkWest’s Washington, PA Processing Plant Plans Reactivated

In October 2016, MDN reported that electric company FirstEnergy had begun construction of a new electric substation in Washington County, PA to provide electricity to “support two natural gas processing facilities being developed in the area” (see Work Begins on $40M Electric Substation in W PA to Help Marcellus). At the time we speculated that…

Local Lancaster Businesses Ready to Profit from Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

When (not if) the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline begins construction this summer in Lancaster County, PA, area businesses plan to take advantage of the economic boon that will arrive along with some 250 workers who will build it. Atlantic Sunrise is a $3 billion, 198-mile pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale…

Epsilon Energy: “Focused” on Marcellus, Buying Land in Anadarko

From time to time we check in on Canadian driller and midstream company Epsilon Energy. Epsilon, you may recall, had a shareholder rebellion in 2013 and threw out the sitting board of directors (see Shareholder Rebellion at Epsilon Energy – New Board as of Today). Epsilon CEO Michael Raleigh announced at the time that the…

Dela. Riverkeeper Loses Another Court Case Against Marcellus Pipe

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit slapped down THE Delaware Riverkeeper in yet another crushing defeat for the virulent anti-fossil fuel organization (and mouthpiece for the William Penn Foundation, its main funder). Even though Williams’ Transco Leidy Southeast expansion project went online some 18 months ago, Riverkeeper sued the Federal…

PA Manufacturers’ Assoc: NatGas Demand Going up 40% Next 10 Yrs

Yesterday the 11th “Think About Energy” Briefing was held at Misericordia University, near Wilkes-Barre, PA. The session aimed to provide an update on the economic and environmental benefits of PA natural gas, and was organized/sponsored by Borton-Lawson, Cabot Oil & Gas, UGI Energy Services, UGI Utilities, and Williams, in conjunction with ACT for America and…

Dealing Honestly with Issue of Eminent Domain for Pipelines

Life is messy and complex. Nowhere is that more true than with the issue of using eminent domain to “condemn” a property, forcing the landowner to allow a pipeline company to cross the property with a decades-long (often extending past the lifetime of the current landowner) lease on the land. Sometimes landowners just don’t want…

No LNG Peakshaver for Maine – PUC Declines to Fund Project

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently declined to help fund a new LNG peakshaving facility in the state, concluding it would not reduce consumer natural gas and electricity prices. Er, a, what’s an LNG peakshaver anyway? Good question! According to industrial engineering company Fives, “LNG peak shaving units are used for storing surplus natural…

Using Humor & Sarcasm to Fight Insane Antis

The following is a post from MDN friend Tom Shepstone about using humor (and sarcasm) to fight back against what MDN calls certifiably insane anti-fossil fuelers. Read (and watch) it, and enjoy!…Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!) Continue Reading: Marcellus Drilling News

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, May 25, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: PJM capacity auction reflects impact of cheap Marcellus/Utica gas; Vinton County, OH quake probably not fracking-related, state says; grant for CNG trucks in Trumbull County; what Chesapeake is cooking up in the Haynesville Shale; how American shale…

Think About Energy Discusses Importance of Energy Infrastructure

Brittany Ramos Coordinator, External Affairs Cabot Oil & Gas    The Think About Energy series latest stop was Misericordia University where the importance of building much needed energy infrastructure was discussed. Borton-Lawson, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, UGI Energy Services, UGI Utilities, and Williams, in conjunction with ACT for America and the Back Mountain Chamber…

Gentry Class Elites Tell Rural America to Drop Dead

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     Gentry class elites who finance fractivism are dismissive of rural areas and their economic needs, preferring they simply empty out and become wildernesses. A very perceptive article in Forbes the other day by James Taylor, President of the Spark of Freedom Foundation really hit home with me. Entitled…

Shell warns Trump not to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Royal Dutch Shell believes withdrawing from the 2015 pact to cut greenhouse emissions would affect many aspects of international trade. The post Shell warns Trump not to withdraw from Paris Agreement appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

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