Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Sep 17, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: The crackers and frackers could hold the keys to 2020; Ohio subsidy sausage (video); OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Cheniere inks gas supply deal with EOG Resources; California regulators assert natural gas still power gen necessity; Should N.J. ban fossil fuel power plants? Question may be heading for voter ballot; NATIONAL: Former oil CEO aims to change how the U.S. exports natural gas; US oil and gas rig count hits 29-month low at 949: Enverus DrillingInfo; Energy executives, environmentalists remember ‘visionary’ T. Boone Pickens; Trump cites natural gas boom in wooing New Mexico; INTERNATIONAL: 12 things to know about the strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure; Natural gas downside seen as Saudi attack a reminder of oil’s geopolitical risks; Frackers to stand pat, reap profits after attacks on Saudi oil; Freeport LNG launches private cargo trading storefront inside the Redwood Marketplace; India poised to become a huge market for US gas?; LNG Ltd to supply gas to Vietnam from Louisiana project.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Sep 16, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: A fracking ban would eliminate thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania; Gas industry drivers get partial certification in Pa. FLSA case; NATIONAL: U.S. natural gas production reaches a new record despite low prices; Dipping low – ethane prices bottom out, spurring a huge inventory build; No need for energy poverty; INTERNATIONAL: Iran attacks Saudi Arabian oil refinery & oil field; Iran-backed attack strikes the heart of global oil markets – U.S. must act; How Trump is using attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil to his advantage; The oil industry needs a U.S./China trade deal.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Sep 12, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Pennsylvania orders Sunoco to cover exposed pipelines; CCAC is offering free training for workers in PA’s future plastics economy; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas; Natural gas-fueled electricity is replacing coal, oil in Florida; Veolia wins $2M tax refund at Mass. high court; NATIONAL: IHS Markit sees Henry Hub averaging under $2 in 2020, sharply below EIA, independent consensus; U.S. oil and gas jobs fall as shale boom cools; Natural gas vehicle stakeholders meet with Sen. Ted Cruz; More natural gas is needed as low power prices dent solar.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Sep 11, 2019

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Time between drilling and first production has little effect on oil well production; NATIONAL: Zell, Barrack Equity ready to infuse U.S. upstream ventures; BP launches gas cloud imaging, drones to monitor methane emissions; Trump’s hard sell of American LNG; A giant bet against natural gas is blowing up; If Democrats cared about the environment, they’d talk about China; INTERNATIONAL: U.S. LNG cargo heading for Portugal; Why Russia and Saudi Arabia secretly want the Democrats to beat Trump.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Sep 10, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Green breakthroughs coming from an unexpected source; GDS manages water for Cabot throughout Susquehanna County; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Dominion Energy donates $250,000 to Hurricane Dorian recovery; Natural gas-fired power generation has grown in Florida, displacing coal; New Permian gas pipelines will reduce flaring, but what about prices?; NATIONAL: Industrial demand said ‘unsung hero’ of U.S. natural gas demand; Rig count falls to lowest since 2017 as prices stay stuck in ‘purgatory’; The coming M&A wave in U.S. shale; Oil companies succesfully reduce methane emissions; Fracking buzzwords evolve, from ‘ramp up’ to ‘capital discipline’; The next target in the climate-change debate: your gas stove; Natural gas and the electric power sector: the latest trends; Climate Call Out (video); INTERNATIONAL: Russia ups LNG race with green light on $21 billion Arctic LNG-2 project.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Sep 9, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Natural gas finding niche in e-fracking, but diesel still rules; Women’s Energy Network Greater Pittsburgh Chapter announces awards from annual gala; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Permian Basin natural gas prices up as a new pipeline nears completion; NATIONAL: No, shale’s not dying, it’s just maturing; Tucker Carlson: CNN’s town hall was not really about climate change, but about Dems controlling our lives.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Sep 6, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Cuomo’s pricey wind-power gift to unions; Methane reduction rules won’t change gas producer’s plans to cut back on emissions; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: NJR Midstream announces acquisition of Leaf River Energy Center; Monmouth College’s ‘Shale Play’ exhibit explores impact of fracking; NATIONAL: Electric generation transforms primary energy into secondary energy; Fact check: Kamala Harris misled America on#ExxonKnew; Reporters Notebook: Natural gas-powered buses becoming more visible; Methane emissions continue to drop; 5 surprising scientific facts about earth’s climate; Media’s embrace of ‘climate crisis’ raises alarm about journalistic objectivity; INTERNATIONAL: Dutch homeowners willing, but not eager to switch to natural gas-free living.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Sep 5, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA Democrat Senators announce bill requiring power sector 90% greenhouse gas emission reductions; Trump correct about natural gas trends in New York and Pennsylvania; Keller speaks on natural gas at chamber event; Second-year gas students anxious to get to work; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones defends $1.5 billion natural gas bet; Exxon, Chevron see consolidation in top U.S. shale field; NATIONAL: Why rig count is no longer a reliable gauge of production; Halliburton CEO sees consolidation in oilfield services as shale matures; Natural gas, America’s wonder fuel; Bernie Sanders makes one of the most ‘horrifying’ arguments during CNN climate town hall; Trump loosens methane standards in a win for oil & gas industry; INTERNATIONAL: Global economic slowdown hits China’s natural gas demand.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Sep 4, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Williams PA-NY Constitution natgas pipe could enter service in 2021; ODNR issues 15 permits in Utica-Point Pleasant shale; Neighbors: Natural gas producer taking right approach; Tenaska amends financing for natural gas-fueled power plant in Pennsylvania; Local teachers “empowered” thanks to natural gas and oil industry; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Freeport LNG ships first commissioning cargo; Cheniere takes over Corpus Christi LNG Train 2 control; Energy Transfer, Shell want five-year extension for Lake Charles LNG; NATIONAL: Downhole Technology and Resource Well Completion Technologies combine; To lower residential energy costs, waive goodbye to the Jones Act; Senators scrutinize U.S.-China ethane supply deals; Confessions of an anthropogenic global warming fatalist; INTERNATIONAL: Geopolitics in a liberalizing LNG market: A primer.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Sep 3, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Investors are hoping for a great Rice 2.0 at EQT Corporation; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: FERC staff to prepare Environmental Assessment for Louisiana XPress project; NATIONAL: Fewer U.S. oil & gas rigs can’t slow record production; Baker Hughes takes a different path in struggling oilfield services sector; Battery Fantasy (video); INTERNATIONAL: China aims to rev up shale gas drive, wean itself off imports amid U.S. trade row; U.S. to help Poland, Ukraine disconnect from Russian gas.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Aug 29, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Eight permits issued for Utica/Point Pleasant shale; Tesla solar debacle is explained by Vanity Fair and Walmart; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: The Fox Energy Center operates a power plant; Natural gas soon to be outlawed in almost all new Menlo Park buildings; NATIONAL: EIA updates its U.S. energy consumption by source and sector chart; Don’t be so quick to write off natural gas; Natural gas prices poised for dramatic price increase; U.S. natural gas is the new, global, soft-power weapon; E&P stocks plunge to all-time lows despite solid second-quarter profitability; Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit against climate skeptic; INTERNATIONAL: Canada’s new oil, natural gas development regulation takes effect; PGNiG agrees sale of U.S. LNG cargo to Ukraine; New market for LNG as Germany moves to add import terminals; Australia, U.S. LNG exports turn up the volume on global market leader Qatar.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Aug 28, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: UGI opens CNG fueling station in Wilkes-Barre; West Virginia must embrace potential in petrochemicals; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Sabine Pass LNG berth expansion gets positive FERC environmental review; NATIONAL: Bernie Sanders wants to prosecute oil and natural gas companies, but doesn’t know what laws they violated; Toll of Trump’s trade war starting to show in oil industry; INTERNATIONAL: U.S. glut in natural-gas supply goes global; Mexico reaches deal in natural gas pipelines controversy.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Aug 27, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Natural gas bags: Pols scream at the results of their own war on fossil fuels; Rep. Keller gets crash course in education for gas workers; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Feds approve billion dollar conversion of LNG plant on Mississippi coast; NATIONAL: US shale industry credited with driving 10% of US GDP growth; Bullish EIA data unable to stop natural gas price slump; LaFleur exit fuels concern of future FERC slowdown; Seasoned association CEO tapped to head U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute; Green “Real” Deal? (video).
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Aug 26, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Shell Pipeline completes big segment of Falcon Pipeline; Stick with an energy solution that’s already working; NATIONAL: Mysterious group behind climate crusades dinged for allegedly skirting financial regulations; ‘Sustainably fracked’ shale producers seek a green label for their natural gas; Bernie Sanders’ green energy dystopian fantasy; Oil companies persuade states to make pipeline protests a felony; Drillinginfo announces name change to Enverus.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Aug 22, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Not enough students to fill positions in northeast PA; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Commonwealth LNG files for FERC permit application; Longmeadow approves zoning change to block natural gas infrastructure; Carbon taxes have failed globally, but the left-leaning Denver city council will vote to impose one locally; NATIONAL: Challenging times for U.S. shale: The industry has seen it all before; INTERNATIONAL: Legal tussle prevents $2.5 billion gas pipeline to Mexico from opening.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Aug 21, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Cheers for what natural gas, energy independence can mean for region; Residents at Rockingham County hearing on proposed natural gas pipeline have questions, concerns; Addressing workforce shortages during an industry boom; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Freeport LNG celebrates start of Train 1 production; Texas shale towns grapple with growth as oil-bust fears fade; Calcasieu Pass LNG to move ahead; BHGE to build LNG liquefaction trains; NATIONAL: Walmart claims faulty Tesla solar panels are starting fires; INTERNATIONAL: OPEC net oil export revenues; Equinor, Gazprom lose European gas market share as LNG imports triple; Is wind power, which has inflated electric prices, done in Germany?; German H1 natural gas imports rise 20%, bill rises 14.8%; Saudi Arabia buys U.S. cracker plant in Texas; Shale gas developer frustrated by uncertainty surrounding fracking.
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