Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, May 1, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Is there something rotten in Dinniman country?; Senate Environmental Committee unanimously OKs renomination of Dunn as DCNR Secretary; War on natural gas will stunt economy, crush working class; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Baker Hughes chooses Permian Basin to debut ‘electric frack’ technology; NATIONAL: BP is not on the hunt for US oil and gas deals, says CEO Bob Dudley; Warren Buffett backs Occidental’s bid for Anadarko with $10 billion investment; More U.S. LNG export projects moving toward FID; Hypothesis: Radical Greens are the great killers of our age; INTERNATIONAL: Brent could hit $100 on ‘unprecedented’ undersupply in 2020; Britain’s shale resignation; Stung by Trump’s criticisms of Russian gas deal, Germany makes its own threats; David Attenborough, dead bats and how radical Green propaganda relies on tragedy porn.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Apr 30, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Correcting the record about the severance tax; New York State bans offshore oil and gas drilling; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Anadarko’s weak performance in U.S. Permian made it a takeover target; Natural gas prices down to zero at Waha Hub; NATIONAL: Increased natural gas production, interregional flows mitigate withdrawals from storage during winter 2018-19; SEC freezes assets over suspected insider trading in Anadarko; INTERNATIONAL: Panama Canal expansion allows more transits of propane and other hydrocarbon gas liquids; WorleyParsons changes name after £2.4bn acquisition of Jacobs ECR.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Apr 29, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Poll finds Pennsylvanians uninformed about nuke proposal, skeptical when educated; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Trucks playing larger role in LNG deliveries from Texas; NATIONAL: New Nature study affirms the climate benefits of increased natural gas use; Halliburton’s taking its foot off the gas in the shale industry; Schlumberger’s slow revenue growth could cause problems; Dakota Access company bought up dozens of anti-pipeline URLs; SNG (Solidified Natural Gas) technology for gas storage; The many factors influencing LPG export volumes; INTERNATIONAL: UK’s shale gas commissioner quits over ‘de facto’ fracing ban; Saudi Aramco sees shale gas as Kingdom’s next energy bonanza.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Apr 26, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PennDOT audit finds $4.2 billion diverted from repairing roads, bridges; Group of PA lawmakers introduce package of bills to trim state’s 153,000 regulations; Congressman Scott Perry: Natural gas the ‘Green New Deal of the last 10 to 15 years’; Leaders celebrate start-up of new MarkWest plant, largest natural gas facility in nation; Antero Resources sets new 12-month stock price low at $7.31; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Tellurian works on financing in tandem with equity partnerships for Driftwood LNG; NATIONAL: 7 more things you need to know about Oxy’s new bid for Anadarko; Occidental CEO says she will prevail in bidding war for sought-after oil driller Anadarko; Trump’s removal of this 100-year old law is good news for natural gas; Natural gas and the electric power sector: What are the latest trends?; Methane emissions intensity declines in top shale basins; INTERNATIONAL: America wants to challenge rogue petrostates.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Apr 25, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Push for I-68 expansion in Marshall County continuing; Ohio shale investment hits $74 billion since 2011; CNX to hold a virtual annual meeting; WV businesses represented at Ohio Valley Regional Oil and Gas Expo; Penn State researcher named to Colombian commission on shale energy development; Time to act on natural gas; New York’s Green New Deal will slash red meat in city facilities by 50%; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Biomass follies — Austin, Texas is the latest city to find it isn’t easy being green; NATIONAL: More U.S. LNG export projects moving toward FID; Oil and gas workers among the best paid in America; Americans need more oil and natural gas pipelines; INTERNATIONAL: WoodMac: LNG industry heading into $200 bln Capex boom; Polish LNG terminal expansion co-financing deal signed.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Apr 23, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Senate Enviro Committee to consider renominations of McDonnell (DEP), Dunn (DCNR); Pennsylvania utility regulator speaks out against state Senate’s nuclear bailout bill; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: ‘Ramifications for gas markets’ as nuclear subsidies approved in New Jersey; NATIONAL: Celebrate Fossil Fuel Appreciation Day; U.S. shale DUC wells: Time bombs waiting to go off on OPEC?; Amid the furor of the Green New Deal, don’t overlook the shale revolution; Elizabeth Warren has a lot of bad ideas, but her anti-drilling plan might be the worst; TruStar CNG fueling milestone underscores ‘success story’ of natural gas; U.S. exports transform NGL markets; Unreliable nature of solar and wind makes electricity much more expensive, major new study finds; Pulitzer Prize administrator defends process after prize goes to board member’s wife; INTERNATIONAL: ExxonMobil agrees 20-year LNG deal with China’s Zhejiang Energy.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Apr 22, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA Sen. Gene Yaw critical of Energy Transfer at industry event; False alarm – no leak in Sunoco pipeline near Philadelphia; FirstEnergy’s supposed ‘green new deal’ to bail out nuclear plants is really just a political deal; Columbia Gas employees celebrate Earth Day with cleanup in Beaver County; ODNR issues 13 permits in Utica Shale; Gov. Tom Wolf visits Marietta in long-shot push for tax on natural gas drillers; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Port Arthur LNG given green light to start construction; FERC approves Driftwood LNG construction; The Permian-driven shale boom is slowing, and that’s OK; NATIONAL: Elizabeth Warren’s green mistake; DLA awards natural gas supply contracts to four firms; U.S. oil, natural gas prices racing in opposite directions; Why are natural gas prices crashing?; INTERNATIONAL: Cuadrilla ‘ready to frack’ at second well in Lancashire as pressure on embattled industry builds; Qatar Petroleum issues 100 LNG carriers build invite; Russia and China close to deal on ‘very big’ Arctic projects that would move natural gas.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Apr 18, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: DCNR’s EDWIN database of PA oil & gas well information; Gov. Wolf reappoints Gladys Brown Dutrieuille as PUC chairman; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Gulf LNG gets environmental clearance; Permian activity is firing up but holding back regional natural gas prices; NATIONAL: ExxonKnew activists release manual to eliminate energy industry; Sempra LNG names vice president of engineering; Toshiba to start new bidding round for it US LNG business; Is the natural gas meltdown finally here?; Cramer – Chevron’s Anadarko merger won’t be the only oil deal this year; Emerson’s IoT system enhances shale oil production, monitoring.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Apr 17, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Sen. Casey throws supports behind Gov. Wolf’s Restore PA plan; The war on natural gas stunts our economy, crushes the working class; NYC Mayor de Blasio warns of natgas moratorium consequences; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Wildcatter Floyd Wilson launches Falconer Oil and Gas Corp.; Colorado governor signs major overhaul of oil and gas rules; Utility may retire McIntosh Unit 3 in favor of natural gas, solar; Yoga mats debut at Texas industry meeting; NATIONAL: Natural Gas Council urges trump to fill vacancies at FERC; The frac sand revolution – “last mile” logistics; INTERNATIONAL: Anti-fossil fuelers go berserk, turn violent in London.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Apr 16, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Manchin looks ahead to natural gas possibilities; President’s order to speed oil and gas infrastructure permits a winning move; NATIONAL: Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’d ban new fossil fuel production on federal lands as president; U.S. Supreme Court denies natgas-fired generators challenge of nuclear subsidies.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Apr 15, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: India’s GAIL puts up Cove Point LNG cargo for sale; Foe of Mountain Valley Pipeline allowed to participate in Roanoke Gas rate increase case; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites; FSU professor: Eversource pipe proposal is not necessary; Negative Permian prices a positive for some; NATIONAL: Green New Deal has a dirty secret; Tellurian’s CEO Meg Gentle is on a mission to change how the world gets its natural gas; INTERNATIONAL: All aboard! Treasure on the high seas for gas dealers; LNG investment needed as oversupply turns to shortfall; Keppel Gas makes first LNG import from North America; Coast Guard finds 200kg of cocaine tied to Teekay’s LNG carrier; Nord Stream 2: Can Denmark make Berlin and Moscow tremble?
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Apr 12, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Trump executive order energizes Capito,?Manchin; Equitrans completes strategic acquisition of Eureka Midstream and Hornet Midstream; NATIONAL: U.S. natural gas stocks end heating season at the lowest level since 2014; Petchem demand, exports add complexity to propane market; Natural gas consumption projected to jump in 2019; AOC compares climate doom skeptics to grandparents who protested civil rights movement; Shale companies, adding ever more wells, threaten future of U.S. oil boom; INTERNATIONAL: LNG as marine fuel could reduce greenhouse gas up to 21%; Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline hits 1,000-kilometer mark; U.S. natural gas market is taking cues from China; Iraq is finally pumping enough oil to flex its muscles in OPEC.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Apr 11, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant; Gas, nuclear lobbies butt heads as Senate takes up nuclear-rescue bill; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: The increasing importance of natural gas in Michigan; NATIONAL: U.S. natural gas-fired combined-cycle capacity surpasses coal-fired capacity; Shale gas majors succumb to Wall Street pressure.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Apr 10, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: The deadbeat billionaire – The inside story of how West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ducks taxes and slow-pays his bills; Eight new permits issued in Utica Shale; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: New England curtails amid world natural gas boom; NATIONAL: Video: Green Signaling; U.S. crude oil production grew 17% in 2018, surpassing the previous record in 1970; Strong natural gas output holding Henry Hub to $2.82 this year, $2.77 in ‘20, says EIA; ‘No way’ for natural gas to stay above $3 for long, says analyst; Pipe constraints, crude economics take gas markets on a wild ride; U.S. natural gas liquids production continues to drive global supply growth.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Apr 9, 2019

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Cash Waha, El Paso Permian gas trade in positive territory for first time in two weeks; NATIONAL: KBR enters deal to use Baker Hughes turbines for mid-scale LNG projects; Goldman says for a peek into oil’s future, go back to 1990s; The ‘marginal’ producer driving the oil price rally; The indigenous peoples war against pipelines; INTERNATIONAL: Japan’s JERA secures LNG Canada volumes.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Apr 8, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: ATI lands $45M pipeline contract, plans to hire workers in Harrison; Wolfs supports studying petition to cap greenhouse gases; Natural gas pipeline proposal concerns area residents; Our View: Severance tax seems hopeless; PennEast challengers rehash nixed claims, DC Circ. hears; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: The Permian Basin is now the world’s top oil producer; NATIONAL: NETL, Dedicated to fossil energy research; Low storage, prices equals bad news for U.S. gas producers; Is fracking out of gas as a hot?button Democratic issue?; Chesapeake Energy Corp. – an interesting outcome to debt refinancing; Mueller’s ‘foreign agent’ prosecutions may lead to probes of green groups; INTERNATIONAL: Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change; Canada’s natural gas industry really needs LNG.
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