MVP River/Stream Crossings in WV to Resume Thx to Fed EPA

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just given Equitrans’ Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project a huge thumbs up and assist by approving permit changes made by West Virginia that will allow MVP to restart work in crossing hundreds of streams and rivers in the state. This post appeared first on Marcellus Drilling News.

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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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Mountain Valley Pipe Voluntarily Pauses Some Construction

Equitrans, builder of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline project, has voluntarily stopped construction on certain portions of the 85% completed project. According to an MVP spokesperson, “The voluntary suspension pertains to areas along the route that may potentially have an impact related to the Endangered Species Act; however, MVP expects to continue with construction, where

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Williams Asks FERC for OK to Startup Transco Pipe Expansion in NJ

Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. (Transco) filed a request yesterday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to start up the final pieces of its Rivervale South to Market Project in New Jersey. We first told you about the Rivervale project in 2017 when Williams filed an application with FERC (see New Project Seeks

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Fed Court Shoots Down Riverkeeper’s Atlantic Sunrise Pipe Case

THE Delaware Riverkeeper has lost yet another frivolous lawsuit that attempted to overturn Williams’ now long-completed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project. We’ve lost count of how many lawsuits Riverkeeper (and other anti groups) have lost against Atlantic Sunrise. Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection’s decision

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Trump & Wheeler Stick Up for Constitution Pipe, Smack Down Cuomo

Smack Down! In a superb tag-team performance, both President Trump and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler this week hit New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, hard, over his refusal to allow fracking and for blocking the Constitution Pipeline. It’s smack down time! This post appeared first on Marcellus Drilling News.

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National Grid Shows Some Backbone in Fighting New York Energy Insanity

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  National Grid doesn’t seem to fit the New York model. It is not surrendering to political correctness and pandering to the governor. It is fighting back. That New York’s brain is infected with green political correctness that amounts to energy insanity is beyond doubt. The state government under the

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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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Enbridge works on plan to restore pipeline following Kentucky blast

Enbridge Inc recently announced it is working on a plan to put in service a couple of pipelines adjacent to the Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline in Kentucky that exploded Aug. 1, causing one casualty, according to Reuters. The company did not specify when the two pipelines would return to service. However, it announced earlier

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Already Operating Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Prevails Again in Court

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline just prevailed again in Federal court over a very well funded Sierra Club attempt to thwart future pipeline development. The Atlantic Sunrise has been operating for months but its owners just won an academic case in Federal court that was orchestrated by the Sierra

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TETCO Remains Closed in KY Following Blast, NE Production Back Up

Last Thursday the Texas Eastern Transmission Company (TETCO) pipeline exploded near a trailer park in Lincoln County, Kentucky (see TETCO Pipe Explodes in Kentucky Killing 1; Southbound M-U Gas Stops). The blast and resulting fire killed one woman, injured five more, and destroyed five homes in the area. It shut down the pipeline in that

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Marcellus/Utica Gas Heads to Gulf Coast to Feed LNG Export Beast

Marcellus/Utica gas hitches a ride to the Gulf Coast to feed several LNG export facilities. We previously outlined how some gas flows to Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG plant via Williams’ Transco system (see Williams Confirms Transco Now Ships Gas Directly to Cheniere LNG). We also told you about Utica gas reaching Sabine Pass via a

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PennEast Pipe Readies Revised NJ Freshwater Wetlands Permit

PennEast Pipeline is a $1 billion (or $1.2 billion, depending on the source) new greenfield pipeline project from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ. PennEast will flow PA Marcellus gas to markets in NJ. The project has faced numerous lawsuits and regulatory blockades, much of it in NJ. We won’t recount all of the

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VA DEQ Stops Works on Tiny 2-Mile Segment of Mountain Valley Pipe

It appears the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has become politicized. Why is it that leftists (like Va. Gov. Ralph Northam) politicize what are supposed to be impartial government agencies? The DEQ has issued a “stop work” order to Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) for construction activities along a tiny two-mile stretch in Montgomery County.

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DC Court Upholds FERC Authority in Approving Atlantic Sunrise Pipe

In March 2017, radical green groups, including the Sierra Club, Lancaster Against Pipelines, Lebanon Pipeline Awareness, Allegheny Defense Project, Clean Air Council, Concerned Citizens of Lebanon County, and Heartwood, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in an attempt to block construction of the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise

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