Blue Ridge Merges with Eclipse, Renamed to Montage Resources

Yesterday was an eventful day for the former Blue Ridge Mountain Resources (nee Magnum Hunter Resources) and Eclipse Resources. We’ve been telling you since last August that the two companies are merging, with Blue Ridge Mountain essentially buying out Eclipse. The deal is done as of yesterday and there is A LOT of news to share–including a name change for the newly combined entity.
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Exciting! DC Circuit Passes Constitution Pipe Case Back to FERC

You can feel the excitement and anticipation building. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Constitution Pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania into central New York in 2014, more than four years ago. This year, 2019, may be the year construction finally begins–and the year antis who have fought this pipeline every inch of the way finally LOSE.
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NGPL Pipe Will Flow M-U Gas to Gulf Coast for LNG Export

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We’ve come across information about Kinder Morgan’s Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) that intrigues us and makes us think that Marcellus/Utica gas either already is, or soon will be, traveling along NGPL from the Midwest all the way to the Gulf Coast to feed just about any of the existing or under construction LNG export plants in the region.
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WV Orphan Well Bills Quickly Advance in Legislature

Yesterday we told you that the West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization (SORO) is pushing a couple of bills to address the issue of abandoned and orphan wells (see WV Surface Rights Group Wants State to Enforce Plugging Old Wells). While the bills SORO is promoting have not advanced, several other bills in the WV legislature addressing the same issue have advanced. Rapidly.
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Cuomo Banning 3,500 MW of Electric Generation w/No Replacement

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pulling another boner. Under Cuomo’s direction, the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued new draft regulations aimed at shutting down most of the state’s “peaker plants”–small electric generating plants that produce electricity for brief periods during high demand. The plants are powered by nasty, filthy fossil fuels and that, according to Lord Cuomo, must end.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Mar 1, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Nonprofit, educational organizations: don’t miss this chance to apply for environmental grants; New York and Massachusetts blow it with wacky wind projects; Governor Cuomo blames cold for population exodus; ODNR issues nine Utica permits; NATIONAL: Why natural gas prices will remain low for the time being; Collins to vote against Trump’s EPA pick; INTERNATIONAL: Despite recent supply reductions, global liquid fuels production to outpace demand.
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