PA Fracking Wastewater Turned into Clorox Pool Salt

In 2013 Eureka Resources built a Marcellus Shale wastewater treatment facility near Towanda (Bradford County), PA with a capacity to treat up to 10,000 barrels of wastewater per day (see Eureka Resources Building PA’s Biggest Marcellus Wastewater Plant). Among the products produced at the “Standing Stone” plant near Towanda is swimming pool salt. Antis are having a cow.
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Equitrans Branching Out into Water Pipelines

Last week Equitrans Midstream (formerly EQT Midstream) released their fourth quarter and full year 2018 update (see Mountain Valley Pipeline Will be Done and Online in 2019). Something that the Pittsburgh Business Times picked up on is that there was a lot of talk about water–as in expanding the company’s water offerings by building new water pipelines.
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Republicans Respond to Green New Deal with Blue Real Deal

“OK Republicans, time to put up or shut up” (so says the wacky left-wing fringe of the Democrat Party). “You don’t like the Dem’s Green New Deal? You think it’s certifiably crazy (which it is)? Tell us what *your* plan is to save the environment.” Glad you asked! Republicans have one, and it’s called switching to natural gas. Republicans propose to replace Communist-inspired Green New Deal with a Blue Real Deal.
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EIA Says NatGas in Storage Below Average Rest of Winter

Where natgas is stored underground (click for larger version)

Heading into winter 2018/2019, gas bulls believed low storage numbers + weather (hot or cold) = high natgas prices. It didn’t work out that way. Although it sounds mundane, how much natural gas in “working storage” (i.e. gas stored and available to draw upon during winter) does, or rather did, have a great deal to do with the price of natural gas. But a direct correlation between storage and price does not seem to exist any more.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Feb 18, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: DEP invites comments on water quality certification, permits for PennEast Pipeline project; Gas shortages give New York an early taste of the Green New Deal; Cuomo’s to blame for Westchester’s gas crisis; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Gas companies could face hefty fines; Texas oil and natural gas industry paid more than $14 billion in taxes, royalties in 2018; NATIONAL: Halliburton at 100: From wagons and mules to 21st century technology; U.S. shale executives predict oil production constraints to remain; INTERNATIONAL: Oil hits 2019-high on OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela; Eni, Sabic to jointly develop natural gas technology; EU starts natural gas price war Trump and Putin will love.
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