A 30-inch segment of Enbridge’s Texas Eastern interstate natural gas pipeline in Noble County, OH exploded yesterday sending two people to the hospital and destroying two nearby homes. The pipeline was built in the early 1950s and was last inspected in 2012.
NOTE: We’ve added a 1/23/19 update below on how this accident has affected gas flows in Ohio. Continue reading
On Sunday a new sinkhole appeared in the backyard of a home in West Whiteland Township (Chester County), PA exposing a small portion of Energy Transfer’s Mariner East 1 (ME1) NGL pipeline. Continue reading
It appears the “leaders” of Franklin Park Borough in Allegheny County aren’t satisfied enough that they’ve rejected a free $1 million from PennEnergy Resources to drill under a town park (see Franklin Park Turns Down $1M+ to Drill Under Linbrook Park). Nope. Now they essentially want to ban fracking in the borough by passing an onerous new zoning ordinance. Continue reading
Can math help us be better frackers? Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory certainly think so. Researchers have developed a new mathematical model that better predicts previously hidden fractures, that can potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production. Continue reading
MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: DEP receives 2 proposed Good Samaritan gas well plugging project requests; DEP invites comments on Adelphia Pipeline Gateway Project in Delaware County; Ohio moves into top five for recoverable shale natural gas reserves; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Tellurian gets environmental clearance for Driftwood LNG; Houston company develops expertise in shallow horizontal wells; NATIONAL: DOE releases U.S. LNG export data through November 2018; Municipalities suing energy companies could get burned by their own lawyers; America’s communities will suffer if lawsuits against energy producers succeed; Huge backlog could trigger new wave of shale oil; U.S. oil-rig fleet shrinks the most in almost 3 years; Record production of natural gas to continue through 2020, Energy Department projects; Manchin’s focus on pipelines may equal his love of coal; The antithesis of green; INTERNATIONAL: An effort to bring fracking to Britain hits pause; U.S.-Qatar energy partnership has Russia on edge; Sinopec Capital calls for end to fossil-fuels vehicles. Continue reading