Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Feb 22, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Increased energy taxes do not help Pa.; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: FERC approves Calcasieu Pass LNG project construction; CEO of shale driller Pioneer Natural Resources retires abruptly; NATIONAL: FERC pens agreement to push forward pending LNG projects; U.S. shale oil and natural gas, underestimated its whole life; Media hysteria: climate change ‘heat records’ are a huge data manipulation; Bill Gates slams unreliable wind & solar: ‘Let’s quit jerking around with renewables & batteries’; INTERNATIONAL: Canada’s East Coast Sable natural gas production is no more; Kicking Mexico’s addiction to U.S. natural gas.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Feb 21, 2019

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Devon Energy makes a huge decision; NiSource’s bill from natural-gas explosion near Boston approaches $1 billion; New England electric grid vulnerable to natural gas shortages, ISO-NE head says; NATIONAL: U.S. Silica takes a hard punch to end 2018, still standing; Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump; Early 2019 E&P guidance shows falling capex but solid production growth; INTERNATIONAL: Canadian natural gas producers form new LNG consortium; Propane industry must be allowed to compete fairly with natural gas; Mexico sees dependency on US natural gas imports as a risk.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Feb 20, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Potter County water quality work group hears of gas well citations; PA PUC seeks to double pipeline safety inspectors next 5 years; Rep. Jon Fritz goes to bat in fight for landowners rights; GAIL puts U.S. LNG cargo up for sale; $22M New York facility could turn food waste to natural gas; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Mass. missing out on cheap green gas; NATIONAL: Natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables; How “Industry 4.0” is reshaping oil and gas recruitment.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Feb 18, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: DEP invites comments on water quality certification, permits for PennEast Pipeline project; Gas shortages give New York an early taste of the Green New Deal; Cuomo’s to blame for Westchester’s gas crisis; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Gas companies could face hefty fines; Texas oil and natural gas industry paid more than $14 billion in taxes, royalties in 2018; NATIONAL: Halliburton at 100: From wagons and mules to 21st century technology; U.S. shale executives predict oil production constraints to remain; INTERNATIONAL: Oil hits 2019-high on OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela; Eni, Sabic to jointly develop natural gas technology; EU starts natural gas price war Trump and Putin will love.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Feb 15, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Williamsport explorers beat Ithaca winers, once again; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: India’s Petronet lines up Driftwood LNG equity investment; Waha price collapse signals worsening gas supply glut in the Permian; NATIONAL: Dominion Energy adds two new directors; Bill Barr steps down; Natural gas processing capacity in the lower 48 states; US rig count falls 15 on week to 12-month low; Upstart pitches plan for the cheapest U.S. natural gas exports; EIA adds new play production data to shale gas and tight oil reports; Can U.S. gas production keep up with demand?; Increased use of natural gas exposes U.S. to cyber attacks, FERC chairman says.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Feb 14, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Two well permits awarded in Columbiana County (northern Utica); Westmoreland water authority will seek repayment from gas driller for additional water tests; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: New report details record Texas oil boom in 2018; NATIONAL: Don’t expect many US LNG exporters to build without firm supply deals; It’s full speed ahead for U.S. natural gas exports; INTERNATIONAL: Is a natural gas cartel forming?; Here’s why Saudi Aramco may be coming to an oil field near you.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Feb 13, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Meeting set on CNX gas well failure near Bear Run reservoir; Richmond-area charities receive more than $1.2 million as a result of 2018 Dominion Energy Charity Classic; Stockholm Syndrome: Westchester folks ask Cuomo for help with ConEd; New York State Teachers Retirement System raises stake in Chesapeake Energy; NATIONAL: Top 10 US shale portfolios; McConnell plans to bring Green New Deal to Senate vote; Power blocks in natural gas-fired combined-cycle plants are getting bigger; Pipeline fight drags on, tempting intervention from Trump; Green is the new Red; Natural gas lobby taps energy heavyweight; INTERNATIONAL: Pieridae Energy setting up $20 mln share sale; Germany, US seek to set aside spat over natural gas supplies.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Feb 12, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Roll Group wraps up Elba Island LNG job; SWPA lab serving natural gas industry expanding operations; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Rhode Island lawmakers seek to form natural gas commission; Mayor: LA will ditch plan to rebuild natural gas plants; Ninth Circuit nominee has history of defending Big Oil, including in liability cases; NATIONAL: Congress should vote on the Green New Deal, now; New US gas pipeline capacity installed rose 35% in 2018: FERC report.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Feb 11, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Dimock fractivists and funders throw friends under the bus; ME 1 still offline with no end in sight; work on Ohio Tetco explosion continues too; Pit bull escapes home, leads police back to save owner from gas leak; New York’s top environmental regulator won’t be stepping down after all; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Oil and gas industry warns against proposed New Mexico fracking moratorium; NATIONAL: Does the U.S. oil rig count still matter?; Chevron, Exxon ask 2nd Circ. to sink NYC’s climate suit; INTERNATIONAL: Why did France just save Nord Stream 2?
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Feb 8, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Lackawanna College delivers great careers in natural gas for locals; The Dimock water quality hustle fully revealed in deposition; West Virginia’s rebound is raising wages and reducing welfare; Hull Street buys 2 natgas-fired plants in New York; GOP governor names attorney to Ohio PUC; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: For sale in Texas: natural gas at record low price; MHPS JAC turbine selected to power the world’s most efficient plant in Va.; NATIONAL: Hydraulic fracturing conference hits full stride on day two; The surprisingly low seasonality of U.S. natural gas prices; INTERNATIONAL: Tests at Cuadrilla’s British fracking site show substantial gas flows.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Feb 7, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Gas severance tax must solve problem to be worth fallout; Pa. should lease land to drill natural gas to improve parks; Con Ed could run out of natural gas before moratorium starts; Diversified says CNX rogue Utica well did not impact their wells; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Record Haynesville Shale output to push 2019 U.S. LNG volume above 40m tons; NATIONAL: The natural gas price plunge isn’t over yet; Future U.S. electricity generation mix will depend largely on natural gas prices; Who will feed the LNG monster?; New report with ex-Clinton official suggests shale oil could be good for renewables.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Feb 6, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Utica shale gas well in Washington Township contained; Food & Water Watch scrambles as Stevens blows its cover; Wolf says nat. gas tax has a chance; not ready to fast track legal marijuana; Governor’s proposed severance tax will impact jobs, reduce competitiveness; Shell to build innovation center at Potter Township cracker plant site; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Exxon plans $10 billion Texas natural gas export terminal; Protesters in custody after tampering with Enbridge pipelines in Itasca County; NATIONAL: The United States expands its role as world’s leading ethane exporter; Schumer offers clean energy lawyer for FERC — sources; America is producing the “wrong” kind of oil; Pipelines on alert after Chinese cyberwar warning; As top Dem on Senate Energy Committee, Manchin prepares to tout region’s resources; Activist threatens Halcon Resources with proxy fight unless board changes; Freezing cold means love-hate relationships with EVs; INTERNATIONAL: Equinor’s profit soars in 2018; BP’s full-year profit doubles on high production; 5 things to watch in natural gas.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Feb 5, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Westchester asking PSC to have Con Edison delay imposition of natural gas connection moratorium; Butane leak reported at Marcus Hook plant; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Protesters yell, heckle and shut down town hall meeting with two Colorado Democrat state senators; NATIONAL: US shale to drill and complete 20,000 wells this year; Trump to nominate David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist, as the next Interior secretary; New video: Blowin’ in the Wind (parody).
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Feb 4, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: CNX scales back production growth and the market panics; Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf to unveil budget with familiar call for a tax on natural gas drillers, but with a twist; Chevron reports fourth quarter net income of $3.7 billion, annual earnings of $14.8 billion; Despite missing big fish, WV benefits from gas boom; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: King County Council approves 6-month moratorium on major fossil-fuel facilities; Bill seeks to curb flaring by charging taxes, royalties; NATIONAL: Brainwashing kids to take action on climate change; Shell buys charging company Greenlots as oil majors prep for rise of EVs; Green New Deal would be a giant leap on the road to serfdom; US midcon propane discounted to Gulf despite freeze; U.S. natural gas prices plummet, defy ‘polar vortex 2019’; Structural shifts propel U.S. gas demand; INTERNATIONAL: Breakneck LNG demand surge in China is history.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Feb 1, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Bitter cold tests electricity, natural gas systems; Dominion Energy donates $1.6 million to charities meeting critical community needs; Con Ed riles Westchester with moratorium on natural-gas hookups; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Epic fail of renewables causes Texas town to have $1200 per year higher power bills; NATIONAL: Natural gas prices slump despite US winter weather blast; Natural gas is doing far more than renewables to clean our air; Sen. Whitehouse, #ExxonKnew activists try to revive failing climate litigation campaign; The New York Times got it wrong in “Drilling Down” and shale wins again; The Energy 202: 2020 hopefuls love talking about a ‘Green New Deal.’ But they’re short on specifics.; Commissioner, former chair Cheryl LaFleur to leave FERC this year.
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