Rice Team revises EQT board slate to 7 from 9

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Rice Team revises EQT board slate to 7 from 9

Toby Z. Rice and Derek A. Rice, EQT shareholders trying to wrest control from the executives and board of the U.S.’s largest natural gas producer, said last week they’re reducing the size of their slate of nominees for the EQT board to seven from nine, Kallanish Energy reports. The change was motivated by EQT’s announcement

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Working-rig count drops for 6th straight week

The number of rigs working onshore in the Lower 48 U.S. states last week fell for the sixth consecutive week, according to data compliled by oilfield services firm Baker Hughes, a GE company. For the week ended May 17, 954 rigs were working in the Lower 48, down a lone rig from the previous week,

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Energy Transfer receives order to restore waterways impacted by construction of Revolution Pipeline

Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ordered ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC to identify and restore or mitigate all streams and wetlands that it illegally eliminated or altered during the construction of the Revolution Pipeline, according to a DEP press release. During the construction of the pipeline, ETC illegally eliminated at least 23 streams

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Cabot Oil & Gas Brings Decade of Progress to Susquehanna County

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Cabot Oil & Gas has been producing gas in Susquehanna County for a decade, bringing much progress and many rewards in the way of education, jobs and incomes. Cabot Oil & Gas is one many fantastic companies in the business of extracting natural gas in Pennsylvania. It is

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UPDATED: Saudi Arabia Says Oil Producers Want To Reduce Inventories

[Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:29 p.m. CST on May 19. 2019.] JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to drive down crude inventories “gently” but his country would remain responsive to the needs of what he called a fragile market.

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UPDATED: Exxon Mobil Evacuates Foreign Staff From Iraq Oilfield

Exxon Mobil Corp. has evacuated dozens of its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oil field, but work is still going on, according to multiple reports on May 18. On Sunday, Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said the South Intergrated Project oil deal between Iraq and Exxon Mobil was “very close” but had been slowed

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US Solar Installations Expected To Double To 4 Million In Next Four Years

While solar energy has lagged behind other renewable energy sources in the United States, the numbers are forecasting up, according to a recent report released by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association. The report said that solar installations have doubled in the last three years to 2 million and they

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Air Pollution a No Show at School Near Range Resources Site

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) A study performed at the request of Range Resources near some of its drill sites and a Washington County school campus reveals no air pollution impacts. One of the false allegations made against shale drilling is that it somehow pollutes the air–of particular concern near schools. A new independent

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National Grid Says No New NYC Natural Gas Customers Without Williams Pipeline

National Grid Plc said on Friday it will not process new applications for natural gas service in its New York City and Long Island service area until Williams Cos Inc.’s Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline receives the permits it needs to proceed. On May 15, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied Williams’

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – May 18, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Our readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. No New Natural Gas for Westchester Until 2023, Huh? And, this was prior to Andrew Cuomo denying water quality certification

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It’s A Damned Taking: DRBC Shows Frack Ban Has Zero to Do with Water Quality

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  It’s but a damned taking and the DRBC members just proved it to everyone by announcing they support a ban that doesn’t even allow the export of water for fracking. The Delaware River Basin Commission is now totally corrupted. A majority of members, including Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf

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Compounders cast an eye toward materials’ future

May 17, 2019 Updated 5/17/2019 Email Print Frank Esposito From left: Tom Drye of Techmer, Jean Sirois of RTP and Frank Roederer of Gaylord Chemical Cleveland — A panel of industry veterans looked into the future of technical compounding at Compounding World 2019. Tom Drye, Jean Sirois and Frank Roederer each answered questions from moderator

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Autonomous vehicles, car sharing open opportunities for materials

May 17, 2019 Updated 5/17/2019 Email Print Audrey LaForest Robert Eller, left, with Paul DiLaura and Rose Ryntz. Novi, Mich. — Self-driving vehicles will bring new performance and design requirements to the automotive sector, and that means more opportunities for advanced materials and manufacturing technologies. Speakers at the 2019 WardsAuto Interiors Conference, held May 9,

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Taiwan’s machinery makers prepare for plastic bans

May 17, 2019 Updated 5/17/2019 Email Print Jeremy Carroll Peter Pan, vice general manger of Chumpower Machinery Corp., watches an employee work on blow molding machine at the company’s facility in Taichung, Taiwan. Taichung, Taiwan — Some single-use plastics, like PET water bottles, serve a good purpose, said Peter Pan, vice general manager for Chumpower

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