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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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Dec 19, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA Sen. John Yudichak named to Senate Environmental Committee; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Buyer mulling stake covering 4 million mt/y of Driftwood LNG supply; Natural gas companies form PAC to fight CMP’s proposed transmission project; Rising Bakken gas production displacing Western Canadian gas on pipes; NATIONAL: Shale revolution ensuring America’s energy security, says GEI; A decade in which fracking rocked the oil world.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Dec 18, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: A natural gas blowout in Ohio released more methane than many countries do in an entire year; Natural gas initiative shifts to statewide action; Oil and Gas industry partners with first responders; NATIONAL: Is Wall Street turning its back on fossil fuels?; Aly Energy Services, Inc. goes dark, no longer filing SEC updates; Fight over flaring: Industry, enviros contrasting accounts over burning excess natural gas; Michael Moore & Me (video); INTERNATIONAL: Ontario expanding natural gas to more communities across Ontario.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Dec 17, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Rockefeller director disappointed that the Rockefeller-funded Exxon investigation failed; Chevron starts divesting from region, selling this key site; Exxon’s big court win exposes major malpractice in the New York Attorney General’s Office; NATIONAL: Global warming facts, fear, foolishness and frauds; Bloomberg would shut down coal, gas plants if elected president; INTERNATIONAL: Foreign-funded attacks on Canada’s energy industry; China goes all-in on coal while telling the rest of the world to reduce emissions; Lawsuit: Apple, Google, Tesla profit from African child labor.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Dec 16, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: When Chevron leaves the region, so will most of its charitable giving; PA DEP invites comments on Mariner East pipeline chapter 102/105 permit revisions; Special permit for LNG by rail foreshadows boon for U.S. small-scale liquefaction; Southwestern Energy: a misunderstood natural gas producer; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: FERC approves Driftwood LNG site preparation work; SandRidge CEO resigns as Icahn-backed board eyes spending plan; Primus Green Energy commissions FEED study for Texas natural gas-to-gasoline plant; NATIONAL: U.S. drops four natural gas rigs as oil count climbs; Shale slowdown takes economic toll; INTERNATIONAL: Global natural gas electricity is gaining on coal; U.N. climate talks end without meeting goals.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Dec 13, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Feds extend MVP’s reopened endangered species review by 60 days; Local students learn hands on about the oil and gas industry; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Basic Energy selling lower 48 pressure pumping business as activity, pricing ‘remain difficult’; California regulators approve natural gas bans across state; NATIONAL: From a ‘big deal’ to no comment, here’s how ‘Exxon Knew’ activists reacted to losing the climate case they had championed; Chevron charge points to billions more in gas writedowns – analysts; New year may again bring coal to stockings of oil services companies but better times lay ahead; How global prices drive U.S. LNG cargo destinations; INTERNATIONAL: Mexico environment minister wants to prohibit fracking; Trump team wants to bring Zelensky to U.S. natural gas posts.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Dec 12, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Nine well permits issued by ODNR; NATIONAL: Continental Resources announces Harold Hamm is stepping up to Executive Chairman; NGI 2020: U.S. drilling ban on E&P radar ahead of 2020 election; Enverus forecasts “significant slowdown” in US gas output growth in 2020; Natural gas boom fizzles as a U.S. glut sinks profits; Chevron’s charge points to billions more in U.S. gas writedowns; The great electric car ‘zero emissions’ boondoggle; INTERNATIONAL: Creating the OPEC of natural gas.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Dec 11, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Massive holiday drive to help out families in need; Greenhouse gas law will cost local jobs; NATIONAL: Will U.S. shale oil roll over and play dead as OPEC wishes?; US EIA lowers Q1 Henry Hub spot gas price forecast by 11 cents to $2.62/MMBtu; Enbridge would consider further LNG export investment under right conditions; INTERNATIONAL: Defense bill deal includes tough sanctions against Russia’s newest gas pipeline to Europe.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Dec 9, 2019

NATIONAL: U.S. oil and gas producers to slash spending for second straight year in 2020; U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for seventh consecutive week; How long-term contracts factor into U.S. LNG cargo destinations; INTERNATIONAL: OPEC left with limited options; Ending the Gulf Crisis: natural gas frames future Gulf relations.
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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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