Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Dec 6, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Future of oil and gas in Ohio Valley looks bright; NATIONAL: Analysis: US oil, gas rig count falls by 4 to 691, Permian totals slide; N. American shale primed for growth despite possible oil price declines; Gas lobby group goes on attack to halt move to ban new hook-ups; Natural gas outpaced renewable energy in reducing greenhouse gases; Moore’s Law misapplied (video); INTERNATIONAL: As Lopez Obrador focuses on oil, U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico soar; Europe was favored destination for US LNG in November amid activity ramp-up.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Dec 5, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA EQB to consider regulations controlling methane emissions from existing oil & gas operations; Cracker plant workers, companies donate $40K to local charities; Center Township food pantry receives donation from pipeline company; Families to receive Toys for Tots; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: ExxonMobil moves Massachusetts AG’s “political” lawsuit to federal court; Rev. Jesse Jackson, activists push for natural gas pipeline to Pembroke Township; Colorado city extends moratorium on drilling permits; NATIONAL: Hedge funds pile into petroleum on rosier economic outlook; INTERNATIONAL: The world’s top 10 carbon dioxide emitters.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Dec 3, 2019

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: FERC inspects National Grid Rhode Island LNG project; NATIONAL: Senate confirms Dan Brouillette to lead Energy Department; Giant disconnect seen in lower 48 well completions, rig count; This U.S. shale giant is on the brink of collapse; Natural gas is one of few trades that hasn’t worked on Wall Street, down 50% in 12 months; Henry Hub winter natural gas prices hit record low; Is the market ready for 100-Bcf/d U.S. natural gas production?; INTERNATIONAL: Impeachment testimony describes Putin’s propaganda war on American fracking; China, Russia begin operation of ‘historic’ natural gas pipeline.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Dec 2, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Draft PA greenhouse gas emission inventory shows nearly 19% reduction between 2005-2016; Range Resources – over-levered, depressed, but making progress; NATIONAL: Reporter’s Notebook: Natural gas producers in sad state; 6 LNG investments to tap into; Why oil demand won’t follow coal’s death spiral; Why I’m thankful for the shale revolution; NYMEX January gas continues to fall on warmer weather forecasts; Natural gas and the electric power sector: the latest trends; INTERNATIONAL: Yamal LNG eclipses annual nameplate production; OPEC meeting may be moment of reckoning for these oil producers; Gas ‘indispensible’ in mitigating climate change; The natural gas nation every exporter is targeting.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Nov 27, 2019

NATIONAL: Fluor Corp wins award for gas processing tech; ‘Deep electrification’ means more natural gas; Making history: U.S. exports more petroleum than it imports in September and October; INTERNATIONAL: Yamal LNG cargo heading to Portugal; Global LNG markets are circling the drain; Greta, go to China and protest about climate change to the world’s biggest emitter.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Nov 26, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Bulk of Cricket Valley protesters plead not guilty; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Commonwealth LNG, Gunvor ink LNG marketing and supply deal; Federal government will give HART $4.3 million to buy new natural gas buses; NATIONAL: Supreme Court: Penn State climate change scientist’s lawsuit against National Review can continue; Luxury beliefs of the leisure class are at the heart of fractivism; Long-term LNG export contracts lift baseload-level demand for U.S. gas; INTERNATIONAL: ONGC ends Indian shale exploration, winds up grand project mid-way; How Russia-China gas pipeline changes energy calculus.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Nov 25, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Community assists Trehab with annual food drive; Cuomo’s posturing on Long Island natural gas crisis is a real jobs killer; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: FERC green-lights Annova LNG project; NATIONAL: Futures markets signal lower natural gas prices in most U.S. regions in early 2020; U.S. Silica to lay off about 10% of total workforce; Chevron CEO plans major cost-cutting overhaul of production teams; E&P profits, cash flow slip again, but cost controls keep industry in the black; NYC faces tough 2nd Circ. in sweeping big oil climate case; INTERNATIONAL: Natural gas emerging as the world’s go-to fuel; Forget OPEC: China now moves the oil markets.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Nov 22, 2019

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: FERC approves three LNG export projects, additional liquefaction train in South Texas; Restaurant group sues over Berkeley’s natural gas ban; NATIONAL: Fracking Ban?! (video); US oil, gas rig count up 1 ahead of holiday season start; Harold Hamm: Private equity’s rush to get into shale development helped push oversupply issues; Gas prices languish as storage falls to near-record lows; Fossil fuels create jobs so why do Democrats hate them?; US agencies to push LNG by rail in 2020.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Nov 21, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: New York natural gas utilities facing credit risks because of Cuomo; Single permit for Utica drilling awarded by ODNR; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Governor Newsom adds new oil and natural gas extraction regulations in Cali; In a first for Massachusetts, Brookline votes to ban oil and gas pipes in new buildings; NATIONAL: ExxonMobil lambasts Massachusetts, New York Attorneys General for “unconstitutional conduct”; Oil & gas industry turns to AI for billions in savings; INTERNATIONAL: Russia’s Putin says shale oil technologies are ‘barbaric’.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Nov 20, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Sen. Yudichak switches parties; Johns Hopkins researcher – Pa. should ban fracking; Pipeline inspectors seek final nod for $2.2M OT deal; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Salaries growing faster in oil-rich Texas than New York; NATIONAL: Committee votes FERC, DOE, DOI nominations through to full Senate; Rising baseload demand for gas means more price spikes, volatility; Challenging commercial environment for new US liquefaction projects seen persisting.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Nov 19, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Encino Acquisition Partners appoints Alexandra Pruner to Board of Directors; David Porges to step down from Equitrans Midstream board of directors; Falcon Pipeline drilling briefly shut down over instrumentation; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: New construction natural gas ban trend appears on East Coast; NATIONAL: U.S. rig count crashes again: loses nearly 100 rigs in 3 months; INTERNATIONAL: Spain top destination for U.S. LNG exports in September; Gazprom’s production up, European deliveries slip; Trinidad gas gap will claim more industries: regulator.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Nov 18, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: ODNR grants 6 permits for Utica drilling; FERC sets review schedule for extension to Transco’s Atlantic Sunrise; Cuomo’s carbon casualties; PA Governor’s office transfers $45 million to augment DEP, DCNR budgets; Shale academy obtains grant; Preston High School seniors take part in free oil and natural gas course; Cabot Oil & Gas completes divestiture of ownership in Meade Pipeline Co; Shell VP shrugs off mayor’s anti-petrochemical industry comments; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Is Chesapeake about to sell its Haynesville assets to Comstock?; Vermont Gas launches climate-friendly rebranding effort; NATIONAL: Permian, Marcellus rigs fall as U.S. drilling declines continue apace; U.S. frack sand suppliers latest casualties in shale industry slump; Natural gas corrects – let the wild ride begin; INTERNATIONAL: PGNiG informs Gazprom of natural gas supply deal termination; EU to end all fossil fuel lending in two years.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Nov 15, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Wolf breaks with Pittsburgh’s Peduto on nat gas, enraging environmentalists; Bankrupt Philly refinery gets interest from 15 potential bidders; aims for a January auction; Rep. Keller touts Williams partnership; Pennsylvania pipeline protests go too far; Amid opposition to fracking and plastics, moderate Dems walk a fine line on climate policies; NATIONAL: DOE authorizes long-term small-scale LNG exports; EIA improves its propane and other hydrocarbon gas liquids data; Mesa Natural Gas Solutions and Crusoe Energy Systems target 50 MW of flare-to-computing projects next two years; EIA 2020 Henry Hub spot price forecast slips again, to $2.48; INTERNATIONAL: U.S. LNG cargo set to arrive at U.K. South Hook terminal; Global natgas market still oversupplied in 2020; weak pricing seen threatening U.S. LNG.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Nov 8, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Labor sides with Big Oil in a feud with Pittsburgh’s mayor; City says it wants a role in Philly refinery Ch. 11 sale; New York State writes down value of Tesla plant in Buffalo; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Florida fracking ban bill is a classic government solution in search of a problem; Could an Alaska North Slope LNG project undercut Gulf Coast competitors?; NATIONAL: New natural gas pipelines are adding capacity from the South Central, Northeast regions; NAPE announces new ‘magazine for dealmakers’ to complement expos; U.S. natural gas prices rising toward winter; INTERNATIONAL: Yamal LNG cargo heading for Zeebrugge; Spain becomes Europe’s cheapest gas market on flood of low-cost LNG.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Nov 7, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Natural gas forecast 2020: 6.2 trillion reasons to love Pennsylvania; ODNR issues 6 permits for Utica drilling; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: We Energies, Wisconsin Gas seek to spend $370 million on 2 plants to store natural gas; No natural gas? If that happens, California will dump Democrats; NATIONAL: Potential federal drilling bans ‘fraught with serious economic ramifications,’ says Devon CEO; Exxon slams NY AG’s ‘circular’ analysis in climate trial; Obama’s former EPA chief takes the helm of environmental group that’s sued Trump nearly 100 times; INTERNATIONAL: EIA projects energy consumption in air transportation to increase through 2050; Total-Adani deal signals robust investment appetite in gas ‘sweet spot’ India; OPEC sees flood of U.S. shale barrels hurting demand for its crude oil.
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