Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Mars Rover finds methane on Mars

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Hundreds rally at PA Capitol for passage of bipartisan, 100% renewable energy legislation; MAWC spent more than $100,000 for tests following Beaver Run Reservoir gas well breach; Take notice DRBC: “Sue me” approach to the takings clause is untenable; Why New York can’t possibly switch everyone to electric cars; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: LNG Limited updates Magnolia LNG contract validity; California’s oil hypocrisy presents a national security risk; NATIONAL: Energy products are key inputs to global chemicals industry; More new natural gas combined-cycle power plants are using advanced designs; Trump administration replaces CPP with pro-coal affordable Clean Energy Rule; U.S. natural gas prices have collapsed; The Supreme Court’s Fifth Amendment reclamation; INTERNATIONAL: The U.S. accounted for 98% of global oil production growth in 2018; GALACTIC: Global warming…on Mars?!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jun 19, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Shale Network hosts eighth annual workshop; High school climate indoctrination using AP environment textbooks; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: California Delusion (video); NATIONAL: Small-scale LNG, virtual pipelines expanding to match demand in hard-to-reach areas; Pipeline project developers press FERC for project decisions.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jun 18, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Williams completes $3.8B strategic joint venture with CPPIB in Marcellus/Utica; Utica Shale Academy graduation ceremony; EdgeMarc energy gets nod for $108M bankruptcy loan; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: More on the changes coming to Texas Gulf Coast gas markets; NATIONAL: U.S. shale growth is decelerating; Debunking Democrats’ claims about fossil fuel tax breaks; INTERNATIONAL: Having a gas: Australia dominates China’s LNG supply; Russia to boost LNG output fivefold to supply Asia; A failure of OPEC+ could turn the U.S. oil boom into another bust.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 17, 2019

PA State Rep. Martin Causer

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Rep. Causer introduces bill to separate conventional oil & gas regulations from shale; Judge in Exxon case to NY AG: stop stalling; Anti-Energy activists are trying to make Pennsylvania the next California; No need to tarnish the gas impact fee with severance tax; Unique partnership pairs Tunkhannock students with trout; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: ENGIE enters Massachusetts natural gas markets; Colo.’s new oil and gas law shifts rulemaking landscape; NATIONAL: Chesapeake Energy is losing its battle to stay afloat; A history of shale pessimism: “Always with you it cannot be done”; Will the red ink ever wash out of the U.S. shale gas industry?; Trump’s tariffs disrupt USMCA and the U.S. oil & gas boom; INTERNATIONAL: Canada natural gas said economic, possible avenue for shortages in U.S. Northeast; President of Poland visits Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Anti-jobs, anti-growth, anti-fossil fueler Gina McCarthy (former head of EPA under Obama)

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down permanently; Natural gas impact tax working; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: ExxonMobil, SABIC sanction world’s largest ethane cracker in South Texas; Cheniere starts LNG production from Corpus Christi Train 2; Energy giants set their sights on Brownsville as home for new LNG plants; NATIONAL: Obama-era EPA head doesn’t believe U.S. can both create jobs and protect the environment; The U.S. is setting the price for natural gas around the world; INTERNATIONAL: Russia pushes back against “freedom gas”.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Sitting FERC Commissioners

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: ODNR approves 11 permits in Utica shale; Gov. Justice blasts anti-fossil fuel campaign; Exxon stripped of most defenses in NY AG’s climate case; State AGs’ climate cover-up; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: North Dakota makes small bet on natural gas infrastructure company; Low natural gas prices drive up generation share in US Midwest; NATIONAL: U.S. Senators call for equal tax treatment of LNG fuel; From goats to glory: The monster oil discovery nobody is talking about; FERC Dems make climate change case in house hearing; INTERNATIONAL: U.S. ‘freedom gas’ aims to loosen Russia’s grip on Europe’s market.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Jerry Jones – Crazy (like a fox) for the Haynesville

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: House committee approves 2 Energize PA natural gas use subsidy bills; Democrats plot legislative end run to pass Wolf’s infrastructure plan, while internal debate continues; Union gets nasty over natural gas pipeline rejection; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Piedmont taps Matrix to construct 1 Bcf North Carolina LNG storage facility; Jerry Jones likens gas deal to his Dallas Cowboys buy 30 years ago; California’s gas plant pipeline dwindles as Calpine drops Mission Rock application; Flurry of changes coming to Texas Gulf Coast gas markets; Companies seek 149 permits in 1 week to drill at West Texas field; NATIONAL: The US will maintain oil production despite falling prices; America’s natural gas and oil industry is hiring, building diversity.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jun 11, 2019

NATIONAL: Almost all U.S. coal production is consumed for electric power; US calls ‘false’ the narrative that LNG cannot compete with pipeline gas; Capstone Turbine names FERC ex-commissioner to its board; API’s Sommers: U.S. energy ‘breaking records left and right’; INTERNATIONAL: Corridor Resources seeks permit to frack in New Brunswick; The Dutch are readying a climate tax on flying, and the EU may follow.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 10, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Please help us stop a ban on natural gas in NY; PA Senate, House legislation coming to regulate conventional oil & gas well drilling; Williamsport getting 4 more CNG buses; Shale Crescent reps “woke up the crowd” at Houston petchem event; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: From $200/MMBtu to $1/MMBtu gas, PNW market volatility continues; NATIONAL: Romancing the shale: How Oxy won over Anadarko; Tillerson says he ‘probably paid too much’ for XTO Energy as Exxon CEO; Natural gas plunges on supply data, hits fresh 3-year lows.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jun 7, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Sen. Costa to introduce bill cutting PA carbon pollution from power plants by 90% by 2040; Killion introduces severance tax bill on natural gas drillers; Lisa Baker’s DRBC “taking” bill recommended by Senate committee; PA Senate environmental committee hears ideas on 3rd party DEP permit reviews; NATIONAL: Horizontally drilled wells dominate U.S. tight formation production; INTERNATIONAL: Secretary Perry: U.S. LNG to remain competitive to Russian gas; The global boom in natural gas demand is about to slow, the International Energy Agency says; China’s energy markets feel the squeeze; Australia, a top natural-gas exporter, considers imports to stop blackouts.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jun 6, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA Senate confirms Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of DEP; Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto wants pension funds divested from fossil fuels; One of Pittsburgh’s biggest law firms enters Houston; Gillibrand backs ambitious New York climate plan; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Massachusetts Attorney General sued over use of Bloomberg-funded attorneys; Natural gas flaring hits record high in first quarter in U.S. Permian Basin; Flash fire injures 3 at natural gas plant in northern Colorado; NATIONAL: EIA tool compares individual power plants’ generation, cooling water use, and emissions; US FERC’s Chatterjee rekindles grid resilience debate; Animated chart: Annual US natural gas production by US state from 1967 to 2018.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jun 5, 2019

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Cheniere Energy inks deals to support two expansion projects; NATIONAL: Ethane exports on the rise, but hemmed in by its uniqueness; U.S. hydrocarbon gas liquids production reaches 5 million barrels per day in 2018; Many 2020 Democrats favor banning fracking, fossil fuel exports. That’s millions of jobs; INTERNATIONAL: Shell sets out oil, gas growth case despite fossil fuel qualms; Natural gas and efficiencies feature as national oil companies respond to climate-change initiatives; Australia remains divided on roaring LNG sector.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jun 4, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Cabot – a sustainable gas major; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Oregon, Washington pass bans on fracking despite little E&P; Panhandle TxOk natural gas cash price falls to record low on robust supplies; NATIONAL: U.S. working natural gas stocks deficit to the five-year average fall to lowest level since March 2018; It’s adapt or die for U.S. refiners; Exploring the innovative evolution of hydraulic fracturing; Weatherford demise represents warning to oil services sector; Henry Hub gas hits multi-year lows on bearish fundamentals; Passions & Power – when ignorant kids get their own way (video); Mexico is our most important natural gas export market; INTERNATIONAL: Proposal to pipe fracked natural gas from Alberta to Saguenay, Que., under scrutiny; Natural gas taking over from coal in Greece’s energy generation; Renewable energy jobs in UK plunge by a third.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 3, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Cuomo’s ‘renewable’ fiasco; The politics behind pipeline opposition; Confidential shale gas settlement found in Washington County prothonotary office; NATIONAL: Anti-fracking researcher quietly admits – Studies show no harmful pollutants near oil and gas sites; Total takes over Toshiba’s U.S. LNG business; Icahn sues Occidental and threatens fight for board, sale; INTERNATIONAL: Bulgaria makes first U.S. gas purchases with two LNG cargoes.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, May 31, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA Auditor General urges Game Commission to fix its finances, better monitor gas & oil lease revenues; Ohio House approves bill to aid nuclear, coal power plants; NATIONAL: U.S. E&Ps hold line on capex, but production genie out of the bottle as natgas, oil surge; Increased need for oilfield services could tempt majors toward acquisitions: CEO; ‘9 in 10 US shale oil companies burning cash’ – Rystad Energy; Green group updates its takedown of natural gas as bridge to climate solution.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, May 30, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: ODNR approves Utica Shale permits for Columbiana County; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Sempra starts loading first Cameron LNG cargo; Colorado city OKs 6-month drilling permit moratorium; NATIONAL: Exxon shareholders reject resolutions on climate and splitting CEO, chairman roles; The Department of Energy referred to natural gas as ‘freedom gas’ in a press release; U.S. E&Ps cut costs in response to price decreases George Mitchell, hero to the world’s poor.
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