MDN Off Today – President’s Day Holiday 2020

Believe it or not, today is a New York Stock Exchange holiday (i.e. bank) holiday. MDN rarely takes a day off, so we tend to track with those holidays observed by the NYSE. Have no fear, we are monitoring the news and if anything earth-shattering happens, we’ll bring you the latest.  Otherwise, look for full-strength MDN to return tomorrow. In the meantime, we have issued the weekly calendar of events.

– Jim Willis, Editor

MDN Off for MLK Day – Jan 20, 2020

Dear MDN Reader:

Since it is a stock exchange holiday, and to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MDN is taking today off, Monday, Jan. 20. We are sending along an updated calendar of events relevant to the Marcellus/Utica for the next 90 days. Full strength MDN will return Tuesday!

Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 from MDN

We wish you a Merry Christmas..and a Happy New Year! MDN will take off (i.e. no new stories posted) between Dec. 24 and New Year’s Day in observance of the holiday season. Don’t worry, we’ll still keep an eye on the news and if anything earth-shattering happens, we’ll post about it. However, our intent is to take a break from writing for an entire week. We will see you again on Thursday, January 2nd.

A brief note to thank you, our loyal readers, from the bottom of our heart. Thank you for subscribing and resubscribing year after year. We take our responsibility seriously to bring you the news–in context–throughout the year. We look forward to 2020 with eager anticipation for what it will bring in the Marcellus/Utica.

Enjoy this Christmas carol (and our wish to you) from the inimitable Celtic Women:

MDN Back Online – One of “Those” Kind of Weeks

Thank you for your patience while we navigated through web server hell this week. The MDN website was finally reactivated yesterday on its new server (computer). But then, as soon as that happened, MDN’s email account went offline due to some technical explanation we don’t fully understand, having to do with domain name servers and such. So if you sent MDN (or editor Jim Willis) an email yesterday afternoon/evening, he may not have received it. Feel free to re-send any messages you sent yesterday.

Where do things stand now?…
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MDN Off Today – Veteran’s Day

MDN will not publish today, Veteran’s Day. We thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice.

A quick update on the website: There may still be a few bumps as we are in the process of migrating the entire site to a new hosting plan that gives us a faster server with more space. Please bear with us. We will let you know when that process is complete. Also, MDN editor Jim Willis will attend the MidStream PA 2019 event in State College on Tuesday. We’ll bring you news from the event as the week progresses.

A Note from Jim About MDN Website Issues

Thank you to MDN subscribers and readers yesterday who had to endure MDN website outages. Believe me, it was frustrating for me too! A quick update on the site moving forward, and what I’ve done to (hopefully) ensure what happened yesterday does not happen again.
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Today: MDN Coverage of Shale Insight Event

MDN is on the road in beautiful Pittsburgh, covering the Shale Insight 2019 event, so today’s lineup of stories is all about yesterday’s opening day. We will return with full strength MDN news on Friday. Meanwhile, tag along with MDN and be a virtual attendee at our industry’s marquee event!

Columbus Day Holiday – MDN is Off Today

It’s Columbus Day! MDN will not publish our regular list of stories today–but have no fear, we will be back tomorrow (Tuesday) with a full lineup.

Take a moment today to celebrate the world’s most famous Italian–the guy who started it all, the guy who discovered the Americas and what would one day become the greatest country on earth: The United States of America!

MDN Editor Jim Willis Interviewed on “The Crude Life” Podcast

MDN Editor Jim Willis had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Crude Life podcast earlier this week. Jason Spiess, an award-winning multimedia journalist, hosts several radio shows in addition to his podcast. The podcast/radio shows focus mainly on the Bakken Shale (where Jason lives and works), but he also branches out to talk with those in other plays. Jim talked about what he sees as the main stories happening here in the Marcellus/Utica region, as well as waxing philosophical about the role of fossil fuels–and those who (in Jim’s words) irrationally hate them. Give it a listen!
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Unscheduled Day Off Today, Friday Sept. 13

MDN is not able to post today–please accept our apologies. A friend of the family suddenly and unexpectedly died earlier this week and the funeral is this morning. We pride ourselves on publishing each weekday with very few days off. This is a rare exception. We will be back Monday with all the latest news. In the meantime, we’ve published the latest version of our Calendar of Events of interest.

Abbreviated Post Today – Long Labor Day Weekend

MDN had intended to take today (Friday) off in addition to Monday’s Labor Day holiday. Sneaking in a last bit of time off for the summer. And then we spotted the BIG NEWS about the Constitution Pipeline decision from FERC. So we wrote up a post about that. This is truly big (and very good) news! Read all about it in our Constitution Pipeline post today.

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday! We’ll be back Tuesday with all the latest news.

– Jim Willis, Editor

MDN on Vacation Today, Friday Aug. 23

MDN is taking a rare vacation day today, Friday, August 23. We will be back on Monday to catch you up on all the latest news. In the meantime, we’ve updated our Calendar of Events (next post).

MDN on Vacation Thursday & Friday

MDN is taking a rare vacation, for two days, on Thursday & Friday, July 11 & 12. We’ll be back on Monday, July 15 to catch you up on all the important news from the Marcellus/Utica, including the latest on EQT following the Rice brothers winning the proxy vote to replace most of EQT’s board of directors. Toby Rice is now President & CEO of EQT. The only two people gone from top management (so far) are former CEO Rob McNally and EQT’s top lawyer Jonathan Lushko.

MDN Off Today, July 5; Schedule for Next Week

MDN rarely takes a day off. Today, July 5th, is one of those days.

Programming note: MDN will publish next Monday through Wednesday (July 8-10), but will take off next Thursday and Friday (July 11 -12). However, given EQT’s annual meeting next Wednesday, July 10, we will release a special update on Thursday, July 11, to let you know the outcome of the closely-watched proxy war. Will the “activist” Rice boys wrest control of the board and the company? Or will current management retain control? High drama!

Aside from an EQT update next Thursday, we’ll be relaxing on the beach next Thursday and Friday. 🙂

We hope you are having a great summer.

– Jim Willis, Editor, MDN

MDN Off Today – Friday, Jun 21

MDN editor Jim Willis is attending the Northeast Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference in Pittsburgh, so we’re taking the day off from posting new stories. Stay tuned next week for some great news from the conference!