Road Trip! EQT CEO Toby Rice Talks to Landowners in Town Hall Mtgs

After a bruising proxy fight, Toby and Derek Rice (formerly from Rice Energy) won control of EQT, the largest natural gas-producing company in the U.S. (see Rice Bros. Win Proxy War to Control EQT – Toby Rice New CEO). Toby Rice has been CEO for barely a month. He announced late last week that he would conduct four “town hall” style meetings with landowners–two this week and two next week.
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Public Mtg Planned to Gin Up Opposition to SWPA Gas-Fired Plant

Elizabeth Twp

In January 2016, Invenergy announced their intention to build a natgas-powered electric plant in Elizabeth Township, in Allegheny County (see Invenergy Eyes SWPA for Second Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant). It took a few years, a lawsuit and a new location, but eventually Elizabeth commissioners approved Invenergy’s plan in December 2018 (see Elizabeth Twp in Allegheny Co. OKs Invenergy Gas-Fired Plant).
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How Marcellus/Utica Gas Feeds Sabine Pass & Cameron LNG in La.

Last week MDN brought you an RBN Energy article that outlines how Marcellus/Utica gas hitches a ride to the Gulf Coast to feed several LNG export facilities–specifically the newly-minted Cameron LNG export facility (see Marcellus/Utica Gas Heads to Gulf Coast to Feed LNG Export Beast). LNG exports along the Gulf Coast are a hugely important current and future market for Marcellus/Utica gas. Today RBN is back with more details on the intricate network of pipelines used to get our gas to both the Sabine Pass and Cameron LNG export facilities located in Louisiana.
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More NatGas Pipelines in Pennsylvania Benefit All State Residents

There is no disputing the fact that the Marcellus Shale has fundamentally changed the economic landscape for Pennsylvania–for the better. A former PA state senator and county commissioner from southeast PA recently went on a tour of shale related infrastructure in western PA and wrote an insightful editorial that outlines the case in favor of building *more* natural gas pipelines in the state.
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Cornell Prof Publishes Faux Study on Methane Escaping Shale Wells

When the anti-fossil fuel Park Foundation pays your salary, your “research” had darned well better reflect an anti-fossil fuel result. Or else the money spigot quickly gets cut off. That’s what explains the latest “study” published (in Europe, not the U.S.) by Cornell University professor Robert Howarth–a study that claims shale drilling is pumping catastrophic amounts of methane into the atmosphere making Mom Earth toast.
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Princeton Prof Publishes Real Study on Methane Escaping Shale Wells

We’re highlighting a second scientific study today, this one real. We told you about Cornell University’s Robert Howarth’s faux study that says methane escaping from shale wells is causing the planet to toast. This second study, from Princeton University, actually performed in-the-field experiments to measure methane escaping from Marcellus Shale wells in Pennsylvania. Real science. The study found some 77% of the methane that escapes into the atmosphere comes from 10% of the wells–and concludes if we can identify and fix the 10%, we’ll go a long way to solving the escaping methane issue.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Aug 15, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Study breaks down the fastest-growing jobs in WV; Johnson praises students at New Castle School of Trades; NATIONAL: Bloom Energy stock swoons because attitudes on fossil fuel are changing; Oil exports boost US trade balance says Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin; INTERNATIONAL: New Brunswick Indian tribe blocks shale drilling in province; A few traders are making money off LNG tankers going nowhere.
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