TETCO Pipe Explodes in Kentucky Killing 1; Southbound M-U Gas Stops

TETCO Pipeline explosion/fire in Kentucky

Early yesterday morning around 1:20 am, the Texas Eastern Transmission Company (TETCO) pipeline exploded near a trailer park in Lincoln County, Kentucky. The blast and resulting fire killed one woman, injured five more, and destroyed five homes in the area. Flames shot up more than 300 feet into the air, visible from neighboring counties.
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Williams Files Leidy South Project with FERC to Expand PA Transco

Last December MDN brought you news of a new Transco pipeline expansion project, the Williams “Leidy South Project,” to expand Transco capacity in Pennsylvania (see Williams Unveils “Leidy South Project” to Expand Transco in PA). The good news is that Williams has just officially filed a full application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build Leidy South.
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New York Group Launches to Sue Cuomo/State re Frack Ban

A new group has formed in New York State with the aim of using a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision as ammunition to sue NY over its ban on hydraulic fracturing. The new group, called Landowner Advocates of New York (LANY), was started by MDN friend Vic Furman. Could this finally be the solution to force Andrew Cuomo to allow fracking?
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Mountain Valley Pipe “Critical” to Roanoke Gas Customers

Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a 303-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia into Virginia (being built by Equitrans Midstream) is now 85% complete. Lawsuits are holding up completion of the pipeline, now expected to be done in mid-2020. The project has faced opposition from a small but dedicated group of loons willing to break the law (see Left-Wing Radical Arrested, Removed from MVP Excavator in Va./). Roanoke Gas is stepping up to say MVP and the gas it will bring to the region is “critical” for their gas customers.
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New York Residents Must Dump Oil & Gas Furnaces by 2050

This is no joke. It’s not an “Onion” piece where we’re trying to fool you. In June the New York State legislature passed a horrific “energy” bill that was later signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (see New York Pulls the Trigger, Commits Energy Suicide with New Law). The new law limits carbon dioxide emissions to zero (an impossibility) by 2050. Everyone is now waking up and saying, “Oh crap, what did we just do?” You see, almost everyone in the state uses either fuel oil, natural gas or propane to heat their homes during our exceptionally cold winters. That’s all gone by 2050–no more burning fossil fuels to heat your home. Welcome to the USSR of NY.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Aug 2, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: The Catch-22 of low natural gas prices; Take it from FERC, we need PennEast pipeline and natural gas; Morrisey leads brief against ruling on Atlantic Coast Pipeline; NATIONAL: Heat wave results in highest U.S. electricity demand since 2017; More jet fuel locks-in more oil demand; Trump campaign seizes on Biden’s pledge to eliminate coal, fracking; INTERNATIONAL: OPEC sees oil surplus in 2020 amid shale surge; Prospects for natural gas demand growth in Western Canada.
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