Texas Eastern Pipe in Ohio Down Indefinitely Following Blast

Credit: Columbus Dispatch

Some 2.31 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of Utica Shale natural gas had been flowing through the Berne Compressor Station in Noble County, OH. Some (most?) of that gas goes to the Gulf Coast. That is, did go to the Gulf Coast–until the Texas Eastern Pipeline (Tetco) exploded earlier this week. That 2.31 Bcf/d coming from Berne has dropped to 0 Bcf/d for the indefinite future.
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NatGas Boom in WV Leads to Prison Guard Shortage – Who Knew?

Credit: Detroit Free Press

This is one of those offbeat kinds of stories that catches our interest and makes us smile. It seems that because the Marcellus/Utica Shale industry pays so darned well in the northwestern part of WV (where drilling happens), prisons and local jails in that region just can’t compete for qualified candidates–they can’t find new prison guards to work at a MUCH lower pay rate.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jan 24, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: GAIL puts up three Cove Point LNG cargoes for sale; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: EIA’s new interactive New England dashboard tracks energy capacity constraints; NATIONAL: Oilfield services companies face another tough slog; Crude Summit – Repsol sees potential shale demand cap; Full impact of shale revolution not yet seen; Frac water demand in U.S. skyrockets; INTERNATIONAL: It’s cold in China, and environmental central planning has turned off the heat.
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