Weekly Shale Drilling Permits for PA, OH, WV: Sep 28 – Oct 2

Somebody lit a fire under drillers in Pennsylvania last week! Or maybe we should say a fire was lit under the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP). PA issued 35 new permits last week spread pretty much across the entire state–in the northeast, central, and southwest portions of the state. Ohio, once again, issued no new Utica permits last week. West Virginia issued a single new permit last week.
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Environuts Demand PA DEP Revoke Remaining ME2 Permits

As the Mariner East 2 pipeline project nears completion, radicalized environmentalists who have failed to stop the project are getting desperate. And funny. They always “demand” things–have you ever noticed that about them? An arrogant lot who think they know better than you how to run your life.
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Environuts Demand to See Weymouth Compressor Emergency Plan

Environmentalist wackos are the same the world over. They like to “demand” things of other people. We brought you news today of environuts in Pennsylvania demanding the state DEP shut down all drilling for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project based on a few drilling mud spills (see Environuts “Demand” PA DEP Revoke Remaining ME2 Permits). A different group of nuts, in Massachusetts, is demanding to see the emergency plans for a compressor station in Weymouth about to go online. You will comply, resistance is futile…
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PA’s Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and NatGas Relocating

Students at the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Years ago we told you about the top-notch program at Lackawanna College in northeastern Pennsylvania–their School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (see Lackawanna College Converts Branch Campus to Natural Gas Program). The PNG program is unique, one of just a handful nationwide that runs a two-year program to train students to be technicians, able to operate sophisticated machinery and run compressor stations, for example. The Lackawanna PNG program has outgrown its current location.
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How to Make Investing in O&G Companies Cool Again

Exploration and production (E&P) companies, what we usually call drillers here on MDN, need capital (money), like any other big company. Cash is the oil in the engine that keeps any company operating (pun intended). E&Ps get money to keep operating from various sources, including banks and investment firms. According to an article appearing in Hart Energy’s Oil and Gas Investor magazine, E&Ps are currently “the most hated sector on Wall Street.” Ouch. The money has dried up. What will E&Ps do?
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Natural Gas Vehicles Virtual Conference Coming Oct 20-22

MDN is proud to partner with NGVAmerica (natural gas vehicles) to promote this year’s NGVAmerica Annual Industry Summit, coming Oct. 20-22. This year’s Summit has gone all-virtual given the coronavirus pandemic. It’s convenient! Each day sessions are held from 12 noon to 3 pm Eastern. Natural gas vehicles are catching on, especially in fleets. It’s an important new market for all that Marcellus/Utica gas we pump.
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Other Stories of Interest: Wed, Oct 7, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Rep. Wendy Ullman, PovertyKeeper ally, does more political theater; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: This startup’s building a factory to sustainably turn natural gas into fertilizer; Minnesota Supreme Court hears oral arguments on proposed natural gas power plant; NATIONAL: $5 Henry Hub natural gas possible on colder winter, says Morgan Stanley; Dept. of Energy issues report on benefits of U.S. oil and natural gas; INTERNATIONAL: Qatar is winning the last great fossil fuel gold rush; Denmark removes final hurdle for Russian gas pipeline to Europe.
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