Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 18, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Analyst says Ohio in for chemical & plastics boom; Southern Star natgas pipeline catches fire in Kansas; US LNG exports drop last week, no cargoes from Cove Point; EIA expects Brent crude prices to average $71/barrel this year, $68/barrel next year; all eyes are on OPEC & Russia to see if they boost production; what if India & China used natgas and oil like the U.S.?; green future stars with natgas, world energy chiefs say; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jun 15, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: NYC’s climate change lawsuit faces tough questions from judge during dismissal arguments; energy real estate market in Pittsburgh changing; oil drillers look beyond Permian to other Gulf Coast plays; the Permian faces a natgas crisis; judge’s ruling against Minnesota wind farm alarms greens; Panama receives first LNG shipment from U.S.; Brazil drilling 2 “transparent” test shale wells; Asian gas markets “roar into top gear” as prices go high; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Lebanon County town supervisors ask PA to permanently shut down Mariner East pipelines; M-U + Permian will supply 55% of all U.S. gas by 2030; Shale Crescent attempting to rebrand region; Duke Energy flips switch on SC gas-fired plant; Permian production surpassing all of OPEC except Saudi Arabia; U.S. shale firms missing out on higher oil prices due to hedging; side effect of more oil drilling – indigestion for gas drillers; FERC chair wants to speed up pipe & LNG approvals; what happened to the IPO market in oil & gas; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jun 13, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Rig count hold steady in Ohio, but permits slow; PA Senate committee OKs bills demanding compensation from DRBC for frack ban, pipeline commission; Cheniere ready to fire up Corpus Christi LNG train 1; Permian problems force shale drillers to look elsewhere; pipeline to Mexico about to open; ignorance of history leads oil pundits astray; better oversight for pipeline cybersecurity; is zero carbon natgas the magical solution we’ve been searching for?; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: PA House postpones hearing on permit reform bill Wolf wanted, because now he doesn’t want it; Wolf aims to increase utility bills via severance tax; early impacts from Rover pipe on Michigan & Dawn Hub; soaring NGL supplies may soon overwhelm Gulf Coast fractionation capacity; environmentalists rename methane “renewable biogas” so they can support it; global LNG trade continues to grow; Germany’s wacky logic in supporting Big Solar; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: PA Senate to consider important o&g bills on June 12; PA House to work on well permit reforms on June 12; California not the only place where anti messages are having an impact; hot commodity in the shale boom–truckers; southern Cali heading for natgas shortage this summer; rising oil prices good for more than just oil companies; White House challenging FERC on grid security; natgas–the miracle fuel; Venezuela’s oil exports heading toward zero; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jun 8, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Southern Tier Solar Works threaten local pro-gas advocate; campaigners in PA demand anti-fracking ordinance in Washington County town; OH Utica permits pace slows in April; geologist says Ohio Valley most profitable region for petchem plants; U.S. shale oil too waxy?; OPEC’s stumbling; can U.S. play swing producer with higher oil prices?; by backing coal and nuclear, Trump is shunning natgas; U.S. chemical industry has big advantage thx to shale gas; Schumer calls for tighter restrictions on crude-by-rail; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jun 7, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Range gives $50K for STEM education programs; the Permian has a natgas problem; Duke Energy opens SC gas-fired power plant; Trump tariffs spur steel-making here at home; shale country is out of workers and dangling 100% pay hikes; oil giants willing to pay $10B for BHP’s shale assets; shale is turning US into global exporting power; distillate most exported petroleum product in 2017; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jun 6, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Mariner East 2 landowner accused of harassing workers; PA state legislators ask feds to support ethane storage hub; Rick Perry’s Obama imitation; UK renews pledge of support for shale gas; Europe still addicted to Russian gas; Saudi, Russia move to curb oil price surge (for now); and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jun 5, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Dem FERC Commissioners keep voting against pipelines re global warming; whatever happened to Dakota Access Pipeline?; Williams appoints new independent board member; Cali judge extols the virtues of fossil fuels; 15 states ask judge to dismiss “climate” lawsuit; the path to American energy independence – shale; U.S. natgas markets now tied to LNG exports; Poland wants to buy into American LNG exports; India begins importing Russian LNG; Japan’s Isuzu tests LNG truck; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 4, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: EQT buys tree seedlings with $25K grant for SWPA schools; anti-fracking Congressman Kucinich begs for money after humiliating loss in Ohio gov race; Pitt snowflakes pressure Pittsburgh mayor to oppose Shell cracker; BHP process to sell off 838K shale acres taking longer than planned; the rise of U.S. associated natgas; U.S. oil drillers try to get breakeven price down to $30; how a handful of wealthy foundations fund fractivist groups; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jun 1, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Final vote next Tuesday on PA House bill to reverse over-regulation of o&g; volunteer to be a “shale gas stream monitor”; Chevron shareholders vote down methane proposal; Pittsburgh on the path to prosperity with shale; PA Dems & GOP expect quick budget agreement; TX and CA facing power gen shortages this summer; oil industry upset with Trump over tariffs; Gina McCarthy’s radical environmentalism metastasizes at Harvard; Exxon says the world needs more oil; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, May 31, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Politicians still fretting over how/if to save PA nuke plants; Cuomo pipeline policies have devastated upstate NY; Alaska wants to build new 800-mile natgas pipeline; SandRidge fighting Carl Icahn takeover of board; can trucking and rail fix pipeline issues in the Permian?; can LNG cure the U.S. trade deficit?; reducing global energy turmoil with fracking; why American oil companies keep booming despite crazy swings in price; PTT shifts LNG focus to China; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, May 30, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Pittsburgh trucking firm testing natgas Mack trucks; PA DEP to name new Enviro Justice director in June; Dominion sets new natgas storage withdrawal record; latest Baker Hughes rig count shows WV up 1; Total makes big investment in U.S. natgas trucks; Trump wants climate lawsuits dismissed; Saudis still large and in charge of oil prices; Halliburton aids and abets Saudis with frack tech; Poland wants sanctions to block Russian pipeline; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, May 29, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: MVP equipment damaged by gunfire in Franklin County, VA; Cornell kids call for gas companies to work with EPA to fix leaks; more jobs on the way in the Ohio Utica; Utica Shale Academy graduates 22 students; Town of Maine (Broome County, NY) wants county help in extending natgas pipeline; more gas pipelines coming to the Permian; are Trump’s steel tariffs hampering oil & gas?; Congress challenges “Super OPEC”; Japan cozies up to Russians, eyes Yamal LNG participation; Shell cozies up the Russians too; China prepares to buy a LOT more US LNG; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, May 25, 2018

NOTE: Beginning today, we are trying an experiment. There are a number of stories we notice during our daily trawl of the news that catch our interest for one reason or another. We list them in our “best of the rest” each day. Beginning today we are including a note at the end of each brief we share, [inside brackets like this], to let you know what about the story caught our interest, or why the story is worthy of your attention, or what is important to know about the story. Sometimes the note will add extra details not found in the story as reported. Our note at the end of each entry is our brief explanation for “why you should care” about that particular story.

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: PA Game Commission bans wind turbines on 1.5M acres; JKLM hosts PennState tour in Potter County; ceremonial groundbreaking for Atlantic Coast Pipe in WV; local college programs train o&g workers; NJ regulators approve $1.9B natgas system upgrade; Trump tax cuts become an issue in PA gov race; Trump’s Keystone XL pipe approval has its day in court; electric vehicles for the rich subsidized by all of us; coal goes after natgas; enviro radicals’ new favorite strategy is litigation; LNG bunkering; toxic solar panels; snap – climate scientist claims global warming will lead to extinction of mankind; and more!
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