Another 655 Acres in Ohio Wayne Natl Forest Auctioned for $1.3M

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently announced the winners of Utica Shale mineral rights for 14 parcels of land, adding up to ~655 acres, located in Wayne National Forest (WNF). The 14 properties netted the government $1.326 million and all 14 were purchased by two (possibly more) Utica Shale drillers. Average price per acre paid across the entire lot: $2,024. Who did the leasing? You have to be a subscriber to find out. 🙂
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Antero Idles WV Frack Wastewater Plant Launched 2 Years Ago

Antero Clearwater Treatment Facility – Pennsboro, WV (click for larger version)

Ace reporter Paul Gough at the Pittsburgh Business Times is reporting an exclusive: Antero Resources, which built and launched an innovative frack wastewater recycling facility in Doddridge County, WV less than two years ago at a cost of $300 million, has idled the plant and is considering selling it. Say what?
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PA House Approves Bill to Lure New Petchem Plant Construction

In April, Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Turzai, Speaker of the House, and a group of conservative Republicans, announced a plan for the future of PA (see PA Republicans Launch “Energize PA” to Counter Wolf’s “Restore PA”). Called Energize PA, Turzai’s plan, as codified in eight bills he and others introduced would “make it easier for companies to get environmental permits, encourage development on abandoned industrial sites, and make it cheaper to run natural gas lines to businesses.” One of the eight bills already passed and was signed into law. Now a second bill is nearing adoption.
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Dominion Energy Donates $1.6M to Enviro Nonprofits, Education

Dominion Energy, a huge utility/powergen/midstream company with one of the most active philanthropic foundations in our industry, has just donated another $1.6 million to 135 organizations across 10 states for environmental and educational projects. We bring you this news for a couple of reasons. One is to toot Dominion’s horn for them, to point out the millions in nonprofit giving they make each year–opposite of the money-grubbing evil corporation picture pained by antis. And two, to encourage nonprofits–from schools to 4H clubs to museums to…just about any nonprofit in the states where Dominion operates, to apply for a grant. This is not a one-off! They do this year after year after year.
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“Don Corleone” Cuomo Calls Out Utility for Denying Gas Service

New York Gov. Andrew “Don Corleone” Cuomo continues his sleazy vendetta against National Grid, the New York City/Long Island gas utility company that is refusing to connect *new* customers to their natural gas system because Cuomo has denied new sources of natural gas for that system. So far NY media is licking Cuomo’s boots on this issue, publishing sob stories that blame National Grid for the hardships now faced in the region. But residents in NYC and Long Island are not fooled. They see what’s really happening.
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Brainwashed Kids Go Truant Today to Protest “Climate Change”

Tens of thousands of high school students in cities across the U.S. are skipping classes today to attend so-called Global Climate Strike marches. The brainwashed kids are “calling for immediate action to end climate change.” They will be part of a global joint protest, arranged by Big Green groups, purportedly aimed at adults who they say are ignoring the “destruction of the planet.” We suspect some of the kids will take advantage of the day off to go vape somewhere and maybe get a little nookie. Whoops! Did we say that with our out-loud mouth?
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Sep 20, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Water authority plans soil cleanup from tank; Three Mile Island to shut down for good on Friday; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Why India’s Prime Minister Modi is visiting Texas; NATIONAL: Democratic hopefuls lay out radically different approaches on climate and natural gas; E&Ps boosting production despite sharp cuts to capital spending; INTERNATIONAL: China’s giant $400 billion Iran investment complicates U.S. options.
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