Republicans Are Abandoning Upstate New York It Seems

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist   . … Republicans have essentially abandoned Upstate New York, says Vic Furman, who wants to speak up and stand up to fight for a change. I offer the following open letter to every Upstate New York Republican legislator from a fellow Republican who is disgusted, saddened

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Shale Gas News – August 29, 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 power generation, pipelines, a wastewater patent and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on

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While U.S. Pipelines Face Siege from Extremists, China Moves Ahead

 ... … … [Editor Comment: Pipelines here at home in the U.S. are ever harder to get done as extremist opponents tie them up in courts, but China is moving ahead ever faster.] While pipelines in the United States face increasingly hostile legal challenges, China is seeing the importance of a national oil and natural

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President Underscores Need for New Infrastructure During Permian Visit

The need for new infrastructure and the importance of American energy were the key messages during President Donald Trump’s speech during his visit to  Midland-Odessa, the de facto capital of the Permian Basin. The president was in the world’s largest oilfield to tour an oil rig and speak to constituents about the importance of the

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Wealthy Va. Landowners Consider Next Moves Post-ACP Cancellation

Earlier this month Dominion Energy announced it is throwing in the towel and canceling the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project that would have stretched from West Virginia to North Carolina. The company also announced it is selling its pipeline business to Warren Buffett (see Dominion Cancels Atlantic Coast Pipe, Sells Pipe Biz for $9.7B).

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A Different View re CNX’s Move to Buy Rest of Pipeline Subsidiary

Yesterday MDN brought you the news that CNX Resources is buying out the balance of what they don’t own in their pipeline subsidiary CNX Midstream (see CNX’s Competitive Advantage: Owning Its Own Pipelines). Our take on the news is that by owning their own pipeline network CNX has a distinct competitive advantage. We heard in

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Plastics Makers Indicate Delaware Valley Opportunity, Despite Naysayers

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.Journalist and Author, Philadelphia Garland Thompson carefully explains the opportunities created by natural gas, plastics makers and the Mariner East despite usual suspect opposition. A Delaware Business Now story on Glasgow-based Polymer Technologies raises interesting implications. If i were to hazard a guess, I’d say Polymer Technologies gets its propylene, polypropylene and

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Transco Extension approved to connect Appalachian Basin to Atlantic Seaboard

Supplies in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays may finally be connected to markets along the Atlantic Seaboard as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Williams Leidy South natural gas pipeline project, according to Natural Gas Intelligence. The pipeline is an extension of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline system and would source gas produced by

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Methane Leaks A Phony Issue When It Comes to These Pipelines

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) The DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory just did a study of some Appalachian shale gathering pipelines and found no significant methane leaks. It’s such a breath of fresh air (and so rare) when we spot actual, in-the-field, real science being done. So many times the “studies” we see published

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Dominion Cancels Atlantic Coast Pipe, Sells Pipe Biz for $9.7B

Dominion Energy has decided to exit the natural gas pipeline and storage business, selling off its vast network of pipelines in the Marcellus/Utica (and beyond) to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway for $9.7 billion ($4 billion in cash, the rest in assumed debt). In a related announcement, Dominion said it is throwing in the towel and

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Northeast PA Landowner Settles with Williams for Big Bucks

In 2016 MDN told you about the Holleran family who didn’t want the much-needed Constitution Pipeline to cross their land in Susquehanna County, PA (see Maple Syrup Farm in Path of PA Pipeline, Antis Make Most of It). Hollywood actor James Cromwell and other anti-drillers heard about it and visited to add their shrill voices

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New Study Shows No Leaks in Utica Shale Gathering Pipelines

It’s such a breath of fresh air (and so rare) when we spot actual, in-the-field, real science being done. So many times the “studies” we see published are nothing more than rehashed interpretations, speculation, and outright fabrications parading as scientific inquiry. We spotted a new study published just yesterday in the journal MDPI Atmosphere by

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Shale Gas News – July 4, 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 greenhouse gas emissions, Haynesville Shale, Pittsburgh Steel Mill and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown again to the

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – July 4, 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. Usual Suspects Oppose Economic Development in Northern Tier The pattern is always the same: The alliance Protect Northern PA has launched

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Appeals court rules FERC kept pipeline opponents from seeking judicial review

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission illegally kept natural gas pipeline opponents from seeking judicial review, according to Kallanish Energy. The decision will affect natural gas  pipeline and LNG projects across the United States as it was seen as a major victory for pipeline opponents

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