Daily Archives: May 30, 2017

On Anti-Exxon Campaign, LA Times Refuses to Hold Those in Power Accountable

Ever since the Los Angeles Times published its reports in 2015 alleging Exxon Mobil “knew” about climate change before the world’s scientists – a series the Times refused to disclose was bankrolled by anti-Exxon activists – California’s largest and most influential newspaper has done its best to keep the fledgling #ExxonKnew campaign alive. The public…

WV Supreme Court Reverses Itself, Post-Production Deductions OK

In a decision that will thrill drillers, but anger landowners, the West Virginia Supreme Court decided last week to overturn its own previous decision (from just last December) and allow driller EQT to deduct post-production expenses from royalty payments. Last December MDN reported on the huge West Virginia Supreme Court decision against driller EQT that…

FERC Responds to Rover Request to Begin Drilling in 2 Locations: NO

It was full speed ahead for Energy Transfer’s Rover Pipeline construction project in Ohio–until a series of drilling mud spills hit, including one that dumped some 2 million gallons of bentonite mud into a wetland near the Tuscarawas River in Stark County, OH (see Rover Pipeline Accident Spills ~2M Gal. Drilling Mud in OH Swamp)….

Peters Township Votes to Allow Fracking Under Town Property

Peters Township, the most populous township in Washington County, PA, is one of the seven selfish towns that sued the state in 2012 over the zoning provisions in the then-new Act 13 law, eventually winning at the PA Supreme Court level (see PA Supreme Court Rules Against State/Drillers in Act 13 Case). The Act 13…

PA DEP to Hold 4 Public Hearings for Atlantic Sunrise Pipe in June

Seems like forever we’ve been waiting for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue the final permits needed for the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project to begin construction. Atlantic Sunrise is a $3 billion, 198-mile pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the…

NGI’s “Forward Look” Price Curves Now Cover 79 Key Markets

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Did you know that NGI’s “Forward Look” Price Curves now cover 79 key markets? Robust forwards data for decision-making and risk management in 2017 is more important than ever and NGI has you covered. Forward Look provides daily updates of fixed & basis forward curves out 5+ years at 79 key markets. The…

Chesapeake Scores Court Victory to Prevent PA Royalty Class Action

Sometimes we wish we had gone to law school–to better understand some of the cases involved with oil and gas. This is one of those times. When you read words like “arbitrability,” the eyes start to glaze over. We’ll do our best to summarize some important news for landowners who want to sue Chesapeake over…

NJ DEP Keeps Badmouthing PennEast Pipeline

PennEast Pipeline is caught between a rock and a hard place in New Jersey, and the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) isn’t lifting a finger to help. In April, MDN told you NJDEP has temporarily rejected PennEast Pipeline’s Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit and Water Quality Certificate application, submitted April 6 (see NJ DEP Temporarily…

Fate of 2 Important Pipelines May Rest in Virginia Governor Race

Election matters, and elections for governor really matter–at least with respect to shale drilling and pipelines. Here in New York State, where MDN is written, we are ruled by a corrupt autocrat by the name of Andrew Cuomo. Single-handed Cuomo has decided to ban fracking and block new shale gas pipelines (see After 6+ Years,…

5 Climate Jihadists Disrupt Senate FERC Nominee Hearing

Last Thursday the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a confirmation hearing for two nominees for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Neil Chatterjee, energy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Robert Powelson, a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission member and president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners were put…

Calendar of Marcellus/Utica Events for May 30 – Aug 29

Events related (or of interest) to the Marcellus and Utica Shale, primarily pro-drilling events. To have your event included (or if you are aware of a worthy event you believe should be on this page), please send the details and/or a link to have it included to the calendar@marcellusdrilling.com email address. Thank you! Continue Reading: Marcellus…

Shale Gas News – May 27, 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 natural gas demand, DUC wells, fake news and much more last week. Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural…

Cuomo’s CHP on the Shoulder and State of Denial

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.     New York is in a state of denial as it promotes Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems based on natural gas while prohibiting gas development and pipelines. When Vic Furman recently wrote about the new microgrid energy system which will use natural gas to efficiently power the Governor…

© 2014 RenewaNews