Equitrans Asks FERC to Allow MVP Construction Restart This Week

On Tuesday Equitrans Midstream sent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an official letter (called a filing) politely requesting FERC get off its collective rear end and grant permission to resume construction activities for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) so they can complete certain kinds of work before winter sets in. Equitrans requested an order allowing

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Boilermakers, CNX Share Stage to Back Fracking, Pipelines and Trump

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Nick DeIuliis, the straight-talk CEO of CNX Resources and Shawn Steffee of Boilermakers Local 154 provide some great insight on energy politics! It’s impossible not to be impressed with Nick DeIuliis, the CEO of CNX Resources. He’s clearly not the typical corporate CEO, hiding behind a wall of

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PA Fines Atlantic Sunrise Pipe $836K for Years-Old Violations

Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, a 200-mile greenfield pipeline from northeastern to southeastern PA where it joins the Transco Pipeline, went online in October 2018 (see FERC Approves Atlantic Sunrise for Startup! Pipe Opens Sat. Oct. 6). Shippers on Atlantic Sunrise include Cabot Oil & Gas, Seneca Resources, and Range Resources. Yesterday the Pennsylvania Dept. of

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PA DEP Approves Mariner East 2 Pipe Changes in 3 SEPA Locations

Yesterday the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued modified permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project in three southeast PA locations (Delaware and Chester counties). Each location has faced problems with underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD). The modifications allow a different type of installation method to be used–open trench.This post appeared first on

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Snitz Creek Sniping by StateImpactPA Is A Case of Shilling for Snobs

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Snitz Creek is falsely reported by StateImpactPA as the site of pollution problems related to Mariner East but it’s all a matter of shilling. We don’t know if StateImpactPA “reporters” are just sloppy in their reporting, or if they intentionally lie. Either way, it doesn’t look good for StateImpactPA. PBS reporter

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Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten Caught Trespassing in Mariner East Fight

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten is a radical Mariner East opponent and has, once again, stepped in it by trespassing on private property. Wikipedia is hardly a reliable source but does provide insights into the thinking or lack thereof behind trendy language; modern slang such as “Karen,” for example.

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Shale Gas News – September 19, 2020

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about natural gas pipelines, Russia, Saudi Aramco and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – September 19, 2020

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … 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. Germany Just Can’t seem to Get It Right It seems Vladimir Putin keeps poisoning people but, as Dan Markind points out

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FERC Approves MVP Southgate 2nd Time – Rejects Rehearing

MVP Southgate map (click for larger version) In June the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued final approval for Equitrans Midstream’s 75-mile expansion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) from southern Virginia into North Carolina, a project called MVP Southgate (see FERC Approves Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Extension to NC). Well-funded Big Green groups immediately

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Enbridge Asks FERC to Start Up Weymouth Compressor in 2 Weeks

Last week Enbridge began testing its Weymouth, Massachusetts compressor station project, the final piece of the company’s $452 million Atlantic Bridge expansion project (see Weymouth, MA Compressor Stn Begins Testing, Coming Online Soon). As sometimes happens when you begin testing, there was a problem. A gasket failure led to an unplanned release of 265 Mcf

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Pipelines Delayed Yield Some of Highest Energy Prices in the Nation

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Delays, obstruction and cancellations of pipelines in the Northeast for the sake of green virtue signaling are creating high energy prices. That Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) report illustrating the cost of the pipeline infrastructure war, which we covered a few days ago includes a wonderful section on New

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Pipeline Opponents Will Learn the Worm Always Turns

Craig RuckerExecutive Director, Co-Founder, CFACT … …  [Editor’s Note: Pipeline opponents, funded by mega-rich special interests, have used lawsuits as weapons that can easily and will be used against them.] Fracking (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) has unleashed bounties of US oil and natural gas, dramatically reduced energy prices from their historic 2008 peak, saved families

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Shale Gas News – September 5, 2020

Bill desRosiersExternal Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas … … The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about gas fired power plants, petrochemical plants, Biden fracking and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to the

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Fed Court Restores Weymouth, MA Compressor Permit – For Now

In early June an Obamadroid federal judge vacated a permit for the Weymouth compressor station, the last piece of Spectra Energy/Enbridge’s Atlantic Bridge pipeline project–a project which took years to build (see Obama Judge Overturns Air Permit for Weymouth, MA Compressor Stn). Even so, Enbridge kept on building the plant (see Weymouth Compressor Continues Construction

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FERC Sides with Energy Transfer Against Chesapeake re Pipe Contract

click for larger version On Sunday, June 28, Chesapeake Energy, with major operations in the northeast Pennsylvania Marcellus, filed for bankruptcy (see Chesapeake Files for Bankruptcy – Debtors to Take Ownership). As part of the filing, the company asked the bankruptcy court to allow it to break existing, legal, enforceable contracts with several pipeline companies,

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