Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Aug 16, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Layoffs at PES refinery begin, as union argues for continued presence due to safety concerns; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: State regulators want better reporting of lost natural gas; NATIONAL: Natural gas… Assessing if we are close to a bottom; US oil, gas rig count falls 15 on week to level not seen since May 2017; U.S. oil industry has idled 201 rigs in 10 months – does it need to idle more?; INTERNATIONAL: Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Aug 15, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Study breaks down the fastest-growing jobs in WV; Johnson praises students at New Castle School of Trades; NATIONAL: Bloom Energy stock swoons because attitudes on fossil fuel are changing; Oil exports boost US trade balance says Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin; INTERNATIONAL: New Brunswick Indian tribe blocks shale drilling in province; A few traders are making money off LNG tankers going nowhere.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Aug 14, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: U.S. natural gas permitting said ‘surprisingly healthy’ in July; Offshore wind mania grips governors; NATIONAL: Continental Resources CEO urges OPEC, shale oil output cuts; Shareholders have no love for shale companies; How I learned to stop worrying and love the trade war; Democrats aggressive on climate change.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Aug 13, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Gulfport Energy appoints Quentin R. Hicks Executive VP & CFO; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Natural gas merely a ‘byproduct’ for producers in US shale oil plays…Northern CFO; Ordinance aims to phase out natural gas appliances in San Luis Obispo; NATIONAL: EIA uses the heat content of fossil fuels to compare and aggregate energy sources; China continues to rob U.S. blind; Is the left beginning to abandon renewable energy?; INTERNATIONAL: Australia is on track to become world’s largest LNG exporter; The Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the dangers of moving too rashly toward renewable energy.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Aug 12, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Lynbrook community receives some insights on New York’s gas crisis; New motion seeks details on Maryland AG’s use of Bloomberg funded attorneys; A giant factory rises to make a product filling up the world: Plastic; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Duke Energy’s Asheville natural gas plant fired up for final tests; Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change; NATIONAL: U.S. natural gas demand is at a record – and prices keep dropping; INTERNATIONAL: Pieridae slashes Goldboro LNG terminal budget by 56%; Frustration grows among natural gas producers amid low prices, LNG uncertainty; China might not buy American oil. So what?
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Aug 9, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: NJDEP extends NESE comment period – sign now!; Dimock pigs to rigs lawyers lose control of Dimock client?; Trump reschedules visit to Beaver County; Pipelines are the safest option for Pennsylvania; NATIONAL: The U.S. leads the world in new oil & gas demand; Halcon Resources files for bankruptcy again; Trees to the Rescue! (video).
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Aug 8, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Clean Air Council calls for shutdown of Mariner East 2 pipeline after Chester County ‘backfire’; Williams Pipeline battle continues: What to know about the proposed natural gas conduit; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Tellurian mulling new Driftwood LNG stake deals; Top U.S. shale producer offers bleak view of U.S. output growth; INTERNATIONAL: Black & Veatch: FLNG to push gas industry growth.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Aug 7, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: WV PSC says customers can expect lower natural gas rates this winter; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Northern Missouri pig poop project starts distributing natural gas; NATIONAL: EIA’s Henry Hub spot price forecast slips to $2.36 through 2019, $2.75 in 2020; Dems want to kill oil and gas leasing. Here’s why it matters; The great American oil and natural gas pipeline boom; The science is settled: Fracking makes America strong and healthy; INTERNATIONAL: When it comes to oil prices today, it’s China, China, China; Abbott to AMLO… Wrap up pipeline probe and get natural gas moving south.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Aug 6, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Trump calls off planned trip to Shell’s cracker plant in Beaver County; All that rain drives demand for seeding, water barriers; Yudichak, DEP secretary tout severance tax proposal to aid Nanticoke park plan; Susquehanna County responds to EMS crisis using shale money; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Freeport LNG allowed to export commissioning cargoes; Big Oil taking smaller rivals to school on shale; Inland leaders defend natural gas in homes, businesses; NATIONAL: United States sets new daily record high for natural gas use in the power sector; U.S. natural gas exports top 1 Tcf in 1Q2019, says DOE; Biden’s plan to eliminate fossil fuels is bad for our national security, worse for our economy; Give up your gas stove to save the planet? Banning gas is the next climate push; INTERNATIONAL: As Europe swelters, illegal refrigerants are emitting four million cars’ worth of CO2.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Aug 5, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Trump to visit Beaver County ethane cracker plant Thursday; The millennial taking the helm at EQT is a baseball jock turned shale guru; NATIONAL: Oil price correction triggers shale meltdown; Texas shale pioneers struggle to appease investors; U.S. shale shippers will pay surcharge for Trump steel tariffs; Natural gas truck sales surge even as electric trucks get the hype; Big oil’s big bet on natural gas has been a big headache; INTERNATIONAL: Turning natural gas into fuel just became cheaper; Here’s Putin’s answer to the U.S. shale boom; Potential loss from outlawing unconventional drilling techniques could cost Mexico $45B by 2040.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Aug 2, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: The Catch-22 of low natural gas prices; Take it from FERC, we need PennEast pipeline and natural gas; Morrisey leads brief against ruling on Atlantic Coast Pipeline; NATIONAL: Heat wave results in highest U.S. electricity demand since 2017; More jet fuel locks-in more oil demand; Trump campaign seizes on Biden’s pledge to eliminate coal, fracking; INTERNATIONAL: OPEC sees oil surplus in 2020 amid shale surge; Prospects for natural gas demand growth in Western Canada.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Aug 1, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PUCO threatens to shut down natural gas company; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: U.S. Department of Energy approves LNG exports from Gulf LNG; Bakken gas muscling out Western Canadian supply from Chicago market; NATIONAL: Rystad Energy finds employment is shifting from shale to offshore; Hurricane Barry knocked 700,000 barrels of oil per day offline and hardly anyone noticed; Bill improving natural gas pipeline safety advances in Congress; INTERNATIONAL: Google’s celeb-obsessed search for climate change answers is a hypocritical joke.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jul 31, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Unrealistic energy policies sting American consumers; CNX COO announces retirement; NY grid reliability at risk; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: California grid operator warns regulators on natural gas-fired plant retirements; Don’t let state regulators limit energy choice in California; Tesla unleashes Megapack battery to take on natural gas plants; Howell planners approve New Jersey Natural Gas training facility; NATIONAL: Flaring natural gas is the safer environmental option; Natural gas exports are giving US a key edge; Mid-decade milestone for US LNG exports; Inslee’s climate bubbles (video); INTERNATIONAL: TC Energy reaches agreement to sell Ontario natural gas-fired power plants for $2.87 billion; Surf’s Up…Second wave of LNG is here; Don’t ‘demonize’ energy firms: BP boss says climate activists should avoid polarizing society.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jul 30, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Long Island town to vote on alternative natural gas providers; NETL leads research to improve production efficiency of Marcellus shale; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Sasol says new Louisiana cracker starting up; Unitil foresees growth in natural gas as electric usage drops; PSEG officially opens natural gas power plant in Bridgeport; NATIONAL: U.S. LNG exports to Europe increase amid declining demand and spot LNG prices in Asia; Natural gas truck sales are on the rise; INTERNATIONAL: 2020s will see a new LNG market maker; Nord Stream 2 pipeline fights new EU gas rules.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jul 29, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Ohio agencies say they don’t get many fracking health complaints; Gulfport Energy Fund opens second grant round of 2019; Deep Well Services jump-starts funding campaign for Butler County Emergency Services Unit; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: U.S. approves commercial service for Sempra Louisiana Cameron LNG export plant; Saltwater disposal wells make up nearly one-third of new well permits; NATIONAL: More U.S. coal-fired power plants are decommissioning as retirements continue; Natural gas glut is crushing US drillers; A new U.S. oil production peak looks imminent; Congress considers carbon tax plans that will hurt poor; Shale oil & gas are hurricane-proofing U.S. energy markets; INTERNATIONAL: Gas is part of the solution in the planet’s energy transition, Goldman Sachs strategist says.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jul 26, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: NYC mayor suggests ConEd takeover after heat forces shutdown; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: TECO coal to natural gas conversion approved; A lot of new LPG export dock capacity is on the way; NATIONAL: Challenging times for U.S. shale: The industry has seen it all before; The EIA’s July energy report in pictures; Job losses hit as shale slows down; The New York Times says heat waves are getting worse…the National Climate Assessment disagrees.
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