Riverkeeper Sounds Alarm re New LNG Export Facility on Dela. River

Maya van Rossum, who fancies herself as THE Delaware Riverkeeper, has her knickers in a twist. She’s just woken up to the fact that New Fortress Energy, which is building an LNG liquefying plant in northeastern Pennsylvania (see Big News! Marcellus LNG Export Plant Coming to Landlocked NEPA), will truck the LNG to a port located on the Delaware River (without her permission), and load it on to ships for export to Puerto Rico.
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Antero Resources Sues EnerQuest O&G Alleging Stolen Trade Secrets

Antero Resources sued EnerQuest Oil & Gas in a Texas court last year claiming EnerQuest had solicited and received trade secrets for a pair of landmen who live and work in Texas. A lower court dismissed the lawsuit based on a technicality (because the solicitation from EnerQuest came via email), claiming Texas does not have jurisdiction over the case. Antero disagrees and has just asked the Texas Supreme Court to review the case.
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List of NatGas & NGL Pipeline Projects in Marcellus/Utica & Beyond

Our favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, collects data on all aspects of the U.S. energy industry. We spotted a newly updated spreadsheet issued by EIA that lists all “liquids” pipeline projects from 2010 to the present (and planned into the future). That caused us to look for another spreadsheet EIA produces (also recently updated) showing all natural gas pipeline projects from 1996 to the present (and planned). Jackpot! We culled both lists and have pulled out just those projects (below) for the Marcellus/Utica.
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Less Spending & Drilling Ahead in M-U for Balance of 2019

Month after month Marcellus/Utica production continues massive grow at around one-third of a billion cubic feet (see EIA May ’19 Drilling Report: Shale Gas Production Passes 80 Bcf/d). We periodically hear the meme that such growth can’t last forever–that “any day now” drillers will have to scale back production. Until now, there’s been plenty of demand to sop up the extra production coming from the M-U, mostly due to exports. But growth in the amount of M-U gas getting exported may be about to stall…
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Antis Continue to Use NEXUS Case in Effort to Emasculate FERC

Last December MDN told you that even though NEXUS Pipeline, a $2.6 billion, 255-mile interstate pipeline that runs from Ohio into Michigan is built and has been fully online since November, the Coalition to Reroute NEXUS (CORN), along with the City of Oberlin, Ohio, filed yet another lawsuit (with the D.C. Court of Appeals) to nullify the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) original decision to approve the project (see CORNballs Return, Ask DC Court to Shut Down NEXUS Pipe).
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, May 30, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: ODNR approves Utica Shale permits for Columbiana County; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Sempra starts loading first Cameron LNG cargo; Colorado city OKs 6-month drilling permit moratorium; NATIONAL: Exxon shareholders reject resolutions on climate and splitting CEO, chairman roles; The Department of Energy referred to natural gas as ‘freedom gas’ in a press release; U.S. E&Ps cut costs in response to price decreases George Mitchell, hero to the world’s poor.
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