Landowner Group Sues NY State to Allow Propane Fracking

This news is a bit dated, but still interesting and is new for us: Last October a group of landowners in Tioga County, NY filed a lawsuit to force the NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to quit dragging its feet and set a date to consider the groups application to allow LPG (liquefied petroleum gas, i.e. propane) fracking for a shale well.
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Antero “Nuisance” Lawsuit Heard by WV Supreme Court Temp Judges

Three years ago lawsuits filed by some 200 West Virginia residents against Antero Resources were combined into a class action lawsuit (see More People Pile on Antero, Seek to Join Mass “Nuisance” Lawsuit). The lawsuits are called “nuisance” lawsuits because, according to the plantiffs, Antero is a nuisance to them–truck traffic, noise, lights at night, etc.
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Delayed ME2 Pipeline Cost PA a $675M Plastics Plant + 1K Lost Jobs

Braskem USA, headquartered in Philadelphia had a decision to make in 2016: Locate a new polypropylene plant in their own backyard, at the Marcus Hook refinery site on the outskirts of Philly–or locate it in Texas. They picked Texas because not enough NGLs (propane) were flowing to Marcus Hook due to delays (caused by Big Green lawsuits) in the Mariner East 2 pipeline.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jan 16, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Supreme Court may consider challenge to MVP, Natural Gas Act; Gov. Tom Wolf comes out as Pennsylvania’s ‘Encourager-in-Chief’ in inaugural address; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: U.S. ethane company with Russian ties set to break into Chinese market from Texas; NATIONAL: EIA’s 2019 Henry Hub price forecast slips to $2.89; little relief seen in 2020; U.S. natgas output, demand seen rising to record highs in 2019; Williams Companies targets LNG upside via Transco expansions; Ex-Halliburton chairman Dave Lesar to start new oil-services company; INTERNATIONAL: Reports of OPEC’s demise have been greatly exaggerated; Yellow Vest protests in France, Canada.
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