NFG FM100 Pipe Project in NW PA to Feed Marcellus Gas to Transco

We’ve just caught wind of a “new” pipeline project coming from National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) in northwestern Pennsylvania that will beef up and extend an existing pipeline network to flow an extra 330 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of Marcellus gas to Williams’ mighty Transco Pipeline. It’s called the FM100 Project. Kind of sources like a radio station, no?
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Fed Court Says WV Driller Doesn’t Have to Produce Gas to Keep Lease

We spotted a write-up on a recent court decision coming from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in which a West Virginia landowner had a signed Marcellus lease requiring PetroEdge (later Statoil) to drill three wells on or under their property. And yet the courts have sided with the driller, essentially allowing the driller to wiggle out of the terms of the lease.
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Eureka to Extract Lithium from Marcellus/Utica Wastewater

Eureka Resources owns and operates three centralized treatment/recycling facilities that process flowback/produced waters (i.e. wastewater) from the Marcellus Shale. Two of the facilities are located in Williamsport (Lycoming County), PA, and one in Standing Stone Township (Bradford County), PA, near Towanda. Eureka has just announced a joint venture to use high tech to recover lithium from the Marcellus wastewater they process. How cool is that?!
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The Battle for NESE Pipeline in NY – NatGas Shortages Loom

Williams is in the fight of its life to get New York State to approve its Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project (see Cuomo-Corrupted DEC Denies Permit for Williams NESE Pipe Project). There are a number of components to the project, but the key component, the heart of the project, is a new 23-mile pipeline from the shore of New Jersey into (on the bottom of) the Raritan Bay in NY territorial waters–running parallel to the existing Transco pipeline, before connecting to the Transco offshore.
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Antis Give Up Trying to Pass Setbacks in This Yr’s WV Legislature

Thank God anti fossil fuelers are throwing in the towel in West Virginia–at least for this year–in their never-ending campaign to stop shale drilling in the state. A recent article appearing in the biased ProPublica and Charleston Gazette-Mail highlights antis’ frustration in not getting their bills to advance in this year’s legislative session–a session that is rapidly coming to a close.
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Fake Research Says PA Fracking Gives You Herpes & Kidney Stones

Every year or two another fraudulent piece of “research” is released supposedly showing a connection between fracking and health issues. Last March Yale released a nonsense study that says fracking causes STDs (see Yale Study Claims Ohio Utica Fracking Causes STDs). Another such jewel has just been published. This time PA Marcellus drilling causes “skin, genital, and urinary diseases.”
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Mar 7, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Group touts natural gas savings, wants more pipeline capacity, fracking; Burgettstown students get hands-on look at the natural gas industry; CELDF taken to the woodshed by Pennsylvania Attorney General; NJ wants PennEast eminent domain paused pending appeal; NATIONAL: The world needs natural gas, not the Sierra Club; ExxonMobil hikes ‘19 capex 35% to $30B to build production, profits; Record U.S. oil and natural gas, falling methane emissions; Senate Democrats introduce ‘Green New Deal’ alternative.
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