The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: FERC lets REX pipeline add more shippers; Ravenna Oil expanding; Utica conf optimistic; pipeline rules will have dramatic impact on PA; methane madness infects Washington, DC; NGL prices head higher; global temp record is the smoking gun on collusion & fraud; and more!
Yesterday MDN told you that the U.S. Dept. of Justice has sued investment firm ValueAct Capital with an accusation that ValueAct has inappropriately pulled strings with both Halliburton and Baker Hughes in their planned merger (see DOJ Sues ValueAct Capital for Meddling in Halliburton/BH Merger). It seems that’s not the only lawsuit the DOJ is going to lodge. According to the Wall Street Journal and other national media sources, the Obama DOJ has let leak they plan to sue Halliburton/Baker Hughes to stop the merger. It appears as if it’s all but dead. The Europeans are not fans of the plan (see Europe Puts Halliburton/BH Merger Under a Microscope). Brazil is also against the deal (see Is the Halliburton Buyout of Baker Hughes in Trouble?). If the DOJ turns against it–there’s no way the deal will happen, in our humble opinion. Here’s the latest in the shotgun wedding that may turn out to be a couple at the alter with no one willing to marry them…
The Fourth Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards will take place on Wednesday, March 30 in Pittsburgh. The O&G Awards have just released the list of this year’s finalists. These companies, all of them already winners in our book, have been shortlisted by the judging panel for their commitment to the key areas of Health & Safety, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship. MDN congratulates the following finalist companies in the Fourth Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards…