Federal court blocks pipeline construction in western Maryland

The U.S. District Court of Maryland this week blocked construction of a pipeline under state-owned land in western Maryland, agreeing with Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh that Columbia Gas Transmission should not be allowed to move forward with the project. Columbia Gas filed its lawsuit May 17 after the Maryland Board of Public Works

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Wood to sell nuclear business for $302M to cut debt

Wood Plc has agreed to sell its nuclear business for 250 million pounds ($302 million), as it cuts debt associated with the 2017 acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler and a prolonged oil-price slump, Kallanish Energy reports. The Scottish engineering and services business will sell the unit to a subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group. The deal

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Is Wind Power, Having Inflated Electric Prices, Done in Germany?

 ... … … Wind power has successfully exploded electricity prices in Germany, turned its neighbors into enemies and cost a fortune. Has it, at last, run its course? New onshore wind energy is in a steep decline in Germany. The expansion of onshore wind power in the first half of this year is at its

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Leadership: Toby Rice and EQT Plan to Make Money on $2.00 Gas

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Toby Rice is not your typical corporate honcho. He tackles challenges in new and different ways. He’s truly leading EQT and aims to make money on $2 gas. For years MDN has observed that Cabot Oil & Gas is one of the few Marcellus/Utica drilling companies that can “spin

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Shale Gas News – August 17, 2019

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Shell Cracker Plant, Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, Southwestern Energy and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as

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EQM stops work on portion of Mountain Valley line

EQM Midstream Partners told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission via letter last week the company would stop some work on the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews permits. In the letter, EQM said it was voluntarily suspending new work on Mountain Valley in

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ExxonMobil charters Singapore’s 1st LNG-fueled bunker barge

ExxonMobil Asia Pacific has signed a two-year time charter agreement with Singapore-based Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte. Ltd. to lease Singapore’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered bunker tanker, Sinanju said, in a statement Friday, Kallanish Energy reports. The 7,990 deadweight tonnage (dwt) new build will be the first LNG bunker tanker for Singapore and Sinanju and

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Natural gas prices keep dropping, despite record demand

Despite U.S. natural gas demand reaching an all-time high, and expected to keep rising, prices are falling, according to Hellenic Shipping News. Last week, U.S. gas futures collapsed to a three-year low, while spot prices were on track to post their weakest summer in over 20 years. Simultaneously, demand is is rising. Incidentally, so is

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NTIEC Energy Camp Sparks Interest Among Local Students

Rick HidukManaging Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com … …  The Northern Tier Industrial & Education Consortium (NTIEC) just gave students from four counties some real life experience in natural gas development. Students from four northern tier counties recently took part in the first Energy & Oilfield Career Summer Experience, learning about career opportunities in the natural gas

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week, August 17, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Natural Gas NOW 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. This week’s selection of Natural Gas Now picks begins and ends with climate issues; how to not to

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PG&E names industry vet Vesey as utility head

Holding company PG&E Corp., operating under bankruptcy court protection, said the board of its Pacific Gas and Electric Co. unit (also in bankruptcy), has appointed Andrew M. Vesey CEO and president, effective Aug. 19. He will report to PG&E Corp. CEO and president Bill Johnson, Kallanish Energy reports. In his role, Vesey will have responsibility

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President Trump Sees First Hand the Results of the Appalachian Basin’s Record Shale Production

The Appalachian Basin’s energy future has never looked better. As President Trump explained in a speech during his visit to Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker facility that is currently under construction in Beaver County, Pa.: “With your help, we’re not only unleashing American energy, we’re restoring the glory of American manufacturing and reclaiming our noble heritage

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Dietrich Theater: Sustainability Takes on New Meaning at Cultural Center

Kelsey MulacCabot Oil & GasExternal Affairs, Pittsburgh … … The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is taking on a whole new life; one of sustainability tied to that of the community as a whole with help from natural gas. The Wyoming County Cultural Center in Tunkhannock is much more than a movie theater. While the Dietrich

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Northern Access Pipeline Project Gets Another “Nyet” from Cuomo’s DEC

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Northern Access Pipeline developer NFG has received another denial of water quality certification from Andrew Cuomo’s DEC but the project will get built. Once again, the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corrupt political tool in the hands of an autocratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, has issued a

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