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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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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EQT coo Gould abruptly leaves company

Gary Gould has more than three decades of oil and gas industry experience, but his last position lasted just 1% of that timeframe. Gould, who left the employ of oil producer Continental Resources to join EQT Corp., the U.S.’s largest dry gas producer, lasted exactly five months – less than one month in the employ

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Tribal leaders request hearing concerning Dapl

South Dakota tribal leaders are requesting a public hearing in North Dakota about a proposed increase in crude oil carried by the Dakota Access Pipeline (Dapl), Kallanish Energy reports.  Energy Transfer Partners plans to expand the pipeline’s capacity from more than 500,000 barrels per day, to as much as 1.1 million barrels per day (Mmbpd)

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Black Bear inks Cotton Valley gathering & processing pact

Black Bear Midstream said Tuesday it’s entered into a seven-year gas gathering and processing agreement with an unnamed Cotton Valley producer in Louisiana’s Desoto and Caddo parishes, Kallanish Energy reports. Black Bear will build roughly 20 miles of 16-inch, rich gas gathering pipeline west of its DeSoto Parish, 140 million cubic feet per day cryogenic processing

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Caliber buys Bakken assets from American Midstream

Caliber Midstream Holdings said Tuesday it’s acquired Bakken assets in North Dakota from American Midstream Partners for an undisclosed price, Kallanish Energy reports. The purchase expands Caliber’s crude oil gathering and transportation service lines and widens Caliber’s area of operations within McKenzie County, North Dakota. The acquired assets include a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-regulated crude

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Kinder sues Texas suburb over anti-pipeline ordinance

Houston pipeline operator Kinder Morgan has sued a suburb of the Texas capital city of Austin over passage of an ordinance the company alleges is designed to keep its proposed Permian Highway natural gas pipeline out of town — despite the route being approved by state regulators. In a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District

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Cuadrilla to restart fracking at British site

British shale gas producer Cuadrilla said Thursday it would restart fracking at its Preston New Road site in Britain in the third quarter of 2019, with plans to use a thicker fracking fluid to help reduce earth tremors, Kallanish Energy finds. Operations at the first well at the Preston New road site in Lancashire were

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Six minutes alter direction of U.S.’s largest gas producer

It wasn’t hard to figure out the backers of the two sides in the proxy battle between independent producer EQT and dissidents known as the Rice Team Wednesday morning, at the long-awaited annual meeting. Kallanish Energy was on hand for the meeting. Body language and facial expressions for status quo EQT, represented by CEO Rob

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US dry gas production to set another record: Steo

U.S. dry natural gas production will average 91.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2019, up 8.0 Bcf/d from the previous record set in 2018, the Energy Information Administration projects in the just-released July Short-Term Energy Outlook (Steo), Kallanish Energy reports. EIA/Steo expects annual average U.S. natural gas production will rise by 1.4 Bcf/d

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Wti crude climbs $1/Bbl in 2020: Steo

West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices will average $62 a barrel in the second half of 2019, and $63/Bbl in 2020, the Energy Information Administration projects in the just-released Short-Term Energy Outlook (Steo), Kallanish Energy reports. EIA’s forecast WTI price of $63/Bbl for December 2019, should be considered in the context of Nymex WTI futures and options

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Working gas injected falls under 100 Bcf 2nd straight week

The volume of working natural gas injected in the most recent weekly report by the Energy Information Administration was under 100 billion cubic feet for the second straight week, Kallanish Energy reports. For the week ended June 28, 89 Bcf of working gas was injected underground, bringing total working gas stored to 2.39 trillion cubic

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Working-rig total slips slightly

The number of rigs working onshore in the Lower 48 U.S. states dipped slightly last week, the fourth week in the last five where the working-rig total has fallen, data from Baker Hughes, a GE company, reveals. For the five-day period ended July 3 (two days shorter than normal due to the Fourth of July

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Dominion withdraws natgas project, blames Ferc

Dominion Energy Transmission on Friday withdrew its application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $48 million, 120 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) Sweden Valley pipeline expansion, Kallanish Energy reports. The transmission arm of Dominion Energy blamed Ferc, saying delay at the commission harmed the project, and the unnamed shipper on the

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Working-rig count up by one: Baker Hughes

The number of rigs working in the Lower 48 U.S. states last week rose by a single rig following three consecutive weeks of falling numbers, data from Baker Hughes, a GE company reveals. For the week ended June 28, 931 rigs were working in the Lower 48, up a lone rig from one week earlier,

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