Democrats and Trades Not Happy with Tom Wolf; No, Not Happy at All

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Democrats and Trades Not Happy with Tom Wolf; No, Not Happy at All

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Democrats and trades have been supporters of HB 1100 and the Energize PA initiative to build on Pennsylvania’s shale and they’re not happy with Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 1100, aimed at attracting new petrochemical investment to the state, was previously passed by the PA House, and last

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Ohio business owner ordered to pay $200K for ‘mishandling oil field waste’

Judge Thomas Harris of Ashtabula common pleas court ordered Richard Morrow, who owns RWC Properties and Circle M Oilfield Transportation, to pay $200,000 for polluting the environment by illegally burning and mishandling oil field waste, according to Farm and Dairy. In 2017, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency reported seeing Morrow burning waste in large storage

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Canadian Energy Weekly Round-Up: February 10, 2020

Here are the top news stories covering Canada’s energy landscape: Activists’ Unrealistic Demands Despite receiving support from 250 university professors in an open letter, Extinction Rebellion still has unrealistic goals for solving climate change. Among other demands, the open letter asks for Canada to create binding legislation for zero emissions by 2025. This request is

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Washington State Attorney General Sued for Dodging Transparency, Public Records Laws

On the same day that a handful of California municipalities seeking to revive their climate litigation crusade presented oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the non-profit public interest law firm Government Accountability and Oversight (GAO) filed a lawsuit on February 5th against the office of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for

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N.Y. governor announces permanent fracking ban

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced intentions to incorporate legislation in the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget permanently banning fracking within the state, according to Buffalo Rising. Cuomo backed his stance by stating that the currently-in-place temporary ban has not only been prudent, it has also proven there are cleaner and more sustainable

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Bankruptcies climb among shale oil and gas companies

More than 200 companies in North America have filed for bankruptcy from 2015 through November 2018, and the list continues to grow, according to OilPrice.com. Combined, the 208 companies that have gone bankrupt accumulated $121.7 billion in debt, according to a new report from law firm Haynes and Boone. Since the last update from Haynes and Boone

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W. Va. consumers could benefit from gas-fired power plant

Natural gas has become a preferred fuel for electricity generation due to its abundance, cost and environmental impact, according to Daily Mail WV. More than 25 new gas-fired electric generation facilities have been built in and around the Mid-Atlantic region in the past five years and several more are under construction. However, none have been

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PTTGC address issues concerning possible cracker plant

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – The possible arrival of an ethane cracker plant has brought many concerns to several organizations across the Ohio Valley. Those issues were addressed on Tuesday by a spokesperson for the petrochemical corporations that may construct the site. A consistent concern is breathable air and drinkable water. https://www.wtrf.com/news/local-news/pttgc-address-issues-concerning-possible-cracker-plant/  

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OGI At Closing: Go-Go Becomes Slo-Mo

The industry will be slowing down in 2020, that’s plain to see. It’s probably a good thing, although not an exciting situation that will generate splashy headlines; it may not get investors’ hearts to beat faster and open their wallets yet either. Third-quarter conference calls indicated prudence reigns among the E&Ps, and most people would

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Marketed: South Louisiana Nonop, ORRI Gulf Coast Package

The following information is provided by Energy Advisors Group Inc. (EAG), formerly PLS Divestment Services. All inquiries on the following listings should be directed to EAG. Hart Energy is not a brokerage firm and does not endorse or facilitate any transactions. Energy Advisors Group Inc. (EAG) has been retained by a private seller to market a small

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Colonial Pipeline Taps ONEOK’s Wes Dunbar For VP Operations Job

Colonial Pipeline Co. named Wes Dunbar as vice president of operations, making Dunbar responsible for all the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company’s operations activity. Dunbar will join Colonial Pipeline, effective Jan. 6, from ONEOK, a midstream service provider connecting NGL supply in the Midcontinent, Permian Basin and Rocky Mountain regions. Joe Blount, president and CEO of Colonial

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US LNG Exports Soar But Supply Glut May Await In 2020

U.S. exporters of LNG head into 2020 after a record year that saw exports soar by more than 60%, but growing concerns about weakened demand and heavy competition could act as headwinds in the coming year. Four new liquefaction trains—the common term for a shipping facility—entered service this year in the U.S. The U.S. is

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Canadian Energy Weekly Round-Up: December 30

Here are the top news stories covering Canada’s energy landscape: Canada Has Huge Opportunity for Energy Growth As 2019 ends and 2020 begins, the global demand for energy is only set to increase over the next two decades. According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2019, global energy demand will increase by 24

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Exxon Mobil Makes Over 1.7 Million-Acre Acquisition Offshore Egypt

Exxon Mobil Corp. said Dec. 30 it had secured more than 1.7 million acres for exploration offshore Egypt, strengthening its upstream portfolio in the eastern Mediterranean. The discovery of the giant Zohr Field in 2015 by Italy’s Eni SpA is believed to have ignited a growing interest in exploration in Egypt. The Zohr discovery is the

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