Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jan 22, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Ohio Supreme Court to rule whether ODMA supersedes OMTA in severed O&G interests; Dominion Energy donates $1.6 million to nonprofits; M-U rig counts steady this month, down sharply from last year; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Virginia Senate panel OKs offshore drilling, fracking bans; NATIONAL: EIA predicts crude oil prices to fall 1H20, then rise in 2021; Climate serfdom is no future, it’s the road to destruction; Halliburton right sizing North American land business to hold market share; INTERNATIONAL: Trump tries out new climate line of attack; Trump urges Europe to embrace LNG, reject climate ‘pessimism’; A competitive analysis of the European gas market: implications for natural gas producers.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jan 21, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Area residents respond to oil, gas documentary about plastic problem; FERC decision this week for PennEast Pipeline; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: San Francisco bans natural gas in new, remodeled municipal buildings; Protests target a ‘carbon bomb’ linking two major pipelines outside Boston; Persistent fog reduces activity at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal; NATIONAL: EIA expects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to decrease annually through 2021; Schlumberger plans U.S. pullback as shale oil drillers struggle; Natural gas 2019 review and what lies ahead in 2020.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jan 17, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Tenaska offering scholarships to students from Belle Vernon, Yough; Steel Nation names director of business development; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Wisconsin regulators approve Superior natural gas plant; Exxon says Mass. AG timed climate suit with NY trial; Harvard students [enviro fascists] threaten to boycott Paul Weiss over Exxon; NATIONAL: U.S. natural gas exports to grow with new LNG capacity start-ups; EIA forecasts slower growth in natural gas-fired generation while renewable energy rises; Trade deal for now unlikely to give U.S. LNG exports a boost; US oil, gas rig count rises by five to 840; Growing gap in U.S. natural gas hub prices blamed on Louisiana pipeline congestion; Energy companies seize the day with bond refinancings; INTERNATIONAL: New Panama Canal fees not seen dampening U.S. LNG exports; Swedes vote climate policy biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2019.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jan 16, 2020

NATIONAL: Group intervenes in New York’s Exxon case, seeking communications with activists; The effect of oil prices on natural gas production; U.S. energy exports to climb as China pledges ramp-up in purchases; Better days ahead for battered oilfield services sector; Democrats’ Green New Deal becomes the CLEAN Future Act; INTERNATIONAL: Data “free-for-all” after talks with shale producers: OPEC.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jan 15, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: ODNR issues 4 Utica drilling permits; W.Va. 2/I-68 authority searching for support; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Tractor trailer carrying natural gas hits plow, tips over on I-95 in Maine; NATIONAL: New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar; PHMSA issues final rule for underground natural gas storage facilities; INTERNATIONAL: Encana shareholders overwhelmingly OK moving to Denver, rebranding as Ovintiv.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jan 13, 2020

NATIONAL: E&Ps continuing to pull back as U.S. rig count plunges further; Energy sector predictions for 2020; Mild winter sends U.S. natural gas prices tumbling; INTERNATIONAL: BC authorities investigating deadly traps discovered along Coastal GasLink route; Russian gas pipeline to Europe faces delay due to U.S. sanctions.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jan 10, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Natural gas company donates to West Liberty Elementary’s STEM program; Montage Resources – Too many buffalo at the same waterhole; NATIONAL: Net US oil, gas rig count falls one to 835, gas rigs lowest since late 2016; U.S. weekly LNG exports jump; FERC continues with two vacancies — for now; Parsley energy boss says shale will finally deliver returns this year; Cummins Westport natural gas engine receives near zero emissions certification; Medical journal declares war on natural gas; INTERNATIONAL: The world’s next energy bonanza.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jan 9, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Oil and gas industry, leaning on Pittsburgh region, punches back against fracking ban; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: California governor asked to stop oil, gas drilling and end permitting; Occidental starting widespread layoffs in Houston and beyond; NATIONAL: How global prices drive U.S. LNG cargo destinations; House Dems tout plans for net-zero GHG emissions by 2050; Warren wants to spend $1 million per ‘green’ job.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jan 8, 2020

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: ‘Forced march’ to heat pumps is bad policy; Sempra to open Houston office to support LNG business; NATIONAL: Low U.S. natural gas prices lock in more demand; The key distinction between U.S. energy independence and energy security; United States holds competitive advantage in natural gas industry.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jan 7, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Garth Everett isn’t running after finishing out 7th term; ODNR issues 2 permits for Utica Shale drilling; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Summit Midstream Partners relocating corporate headquarters to downtown Houston, Texas; The 2020 outlook for Permian oil and gas markets; NATIONAL: Energy commodity prices rose more than other goods in 2019; Hard as it is, frackers should ignore Iran; Oil and gas group launches campaign to advertise itself as combating climate change; U.S. LNG exports soar in 2019 but supply glut may await in 2020; Natural gas looks awful now that it’s 2020.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jan 6, 2020

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Houston company seeks to develop first 5G-enabled oil drilling site in Permian Basin; Administrative law judge criticizes DTE’s proposed energy plan; NATIONAL: Rick Perry rejoins Energy Transfer board of directors; Anti-energy researcher Naomi Oreskes calls for regulations on free speech; Biden says plastic bags should be phased out; Crude-to-gas ratio hits six-year high of 30X – ramifications for oil, gas and NGLs; INTERNATIONAL: EIA projects nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050, led by growth in Asia; The US kills Iran’s most dangerous general – what happens now?
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jan 3, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Tone-deaf Democrats risk handing western Pennsylvania to Trump; Falling NY population is part of Cuomo’s plan; Range Resources director to resign; NATIONAL: US oil, gas rig count down by 4 to 836, lowest since early 2017; Natural-gas slide continues to start 2020; The Top 10 RBN energy prognostications for 2020 – Year of the Rat; Hamm, McClendon — and other names behind a fracking great decade for american oil and gas; INTERNATIONAL: As demand increases, Canada’s most populated province expanding natgas infrastructure; Best decade yet: humanity grew richer and more sustainable in the 2010s.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jan 2, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: CEO of top U.S. power market is under fire even before he starts; Appalachian gas valuations: the bad, the ugly, (and the good); OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Natural gas development not responsible for Pavillion’s water issues; Cameron LNG kicks off production from Train 2; Burn, pay, or shut it down: three evils for Permian drillers; NATIONAL: Biden, Sanders and Warren present the oil and gas industry with a stark choice in 2020; INTERNATIONAL: European import terminals plan expansions as U.S. LNG volumes grow; The top energy stories of 2019.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Dec 23, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Dominion Energy completes equity recapitalization of Cove Point; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: BKV deal for Devon’s Barnett assets said potential opening for LNG exports to Thailand; Natural gas industry’s $1 million PR campaign sets up fight over Northwest’s energy future; NATIONAL: Is LNG actually the future of energy?; Banks get tough on shale loans as fracking forecasts flop; Carnival delays debut of its biggest LNG cruise ship ever; Joe Biden will kill jobs. Just ask him.; Worst performing stocks of the decade; Top five U.S. energy developments of the last decade; INTERNATIONAL: Supreme Court dismisses appeal in long running Packers Plus technology fight; Shale to continue to crowd OPEC supply in 2020; For energy, poor people deserve to be rich.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Dec 20, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Equitrans hopes fair deal with EQT coming over contract renegotiation; Tom Linzey and his CELDF at war over corporate greed; NATIONAL: Biden willing to cut hundreds of thousands of oil and natural gas jobs; Energy billionaire asks Sen Warren to visit Oklahoma oil fields; Don’t bet on a natural gas price rebound; US oil, gas rig count rises for second straight week; INTERNATIONAL: European LNG imports hit record levels.
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