PA Fracking Wastewater Turned into Clorox Pool Salt

In 2013 Eureka Resources built a Marcellus Shale wastewater treatment facility near Towanda (Bradford County), PA with a capacity to treat up to 10,000 barrels of wastewater per day (see Eureka Resources Building PA’s Biggest Marcellus Wastewater Plant). Among the products produced at the “Standing Stone” plant near Towanda is swimming pool salt. Antis are having a cow.
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Equitrans Branching Out into Water Pipelines

Last week Equitrans Midstream (formerly EQT Midstream) released their fourth quarter and full year 2018 update (see Mountain Valley Pipeline Will be Done and Online in 2019). Something that the Pittsburgh Business Times picked up on is that there was a lot of talk about water–as in expanding the company’s water offerings by building new water pipelines.
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New Details on Williams and Unpaid Pipe Contractors in Lancaster

It seems we owe an apology to Williams for the story we ran earlier this week (see PA Businesses Still Not Paid for Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Work). We took Williams to task for the fact many of the subcontractors that did work for their contractor Welded Construction have still not been paid for work done on the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project. There’s far more to the story, including details on how those subcontractors can get their money.
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TransCanada Plans to Move Western Canadian Gas into New England

TransCanada has cooked up a plan to expand an existing pipeline in New England and connect it to a point in Quebec to flow gas from the opposite side of the continent, Western Canadian natural gas (over 1,000 miles away), into New England! And we can’t get a single new pipeline project approved to flow Marcellus gas a few hundred miles away into New England. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.
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Rest of Mountaineer XPress Pipeline Ready to Go Online Now

Last month the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave permission to TransCanada’s Columbia Pipeline group to start up a portion of the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline in West Virginia (see FERC OK’s Mountaineer XPress Pipe to Start Up in WV). Columbia says the rest of the Mountaineer project is now ready to go online.
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Where Do Things Stand?

Although Dominion Energy’s 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is facing serious delays and cost overruns mainly due to lawsuits brought by Big Green groups, the company is still committed to building the pipeline (see Dominion “Still Committed” to Building Atlantic Coast Pipeline). The project is now delayed until late 2020 for a partial startup, with full service sometime in 2021, and the new price tag has ballooned to $7.5 billion. Where, exactly, do things stand? What’s holding it up? Give us a sitrep!
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Dominion’s Plan to Reduce Methane Emissions 50% in Next 10 Years

Dominion Energy is using innovative technologies like Zero Emissions Vacuum and Compression (ZEVAC®) to keep more methane in the system and out of the atmosphere.

Yesterday Dominion Energy announced they are launching a bold new program to cut down on methane emissions coming from their operations by 50% over the next 10 years. In raw numbers they hope to prevent 430,000 metric tons of methane from entering the atmosphere, “the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road for a year or planting nearly 180 million new trees.”
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PA Businesses Still Not Paid for Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Work

NOTE: See our follow-up post on this, with important new information: New Details on Williams and Unpaid Pipe Contractors in Lancaster.

Hey Williams, get off your rear-ends and start paying the bills owed for work done on YOUR pipeline! At least 77 local businesses in and around Lancaster County, PA are caught in the crosshairs of a dispute between Williams and one of its main contractors, Welded Construction (see Williams Withholds Payment Forcing Pipeline Builder into Bankruptcy).
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ET Still Fighting Ohio AG re Rover Pipe Enviro Violations

Ohio’s current Governor, Mike DeWine, is an establishment-type swamp dwelling Republican. DeWine was Attorney General for Ohio in November 2017 when he was manipulated into suing Energy Transfer claiming the Rover Pipeline project was guilty of “polluting state waters while constructing a natural gas pipeline across Ohio” (see OH EPA Director Manipulates Atty General to Sue Rover Pipeline). The lawsuit has essentially gone nowhere since that time.
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Weymouth, MA Loses Fed Court Case to Block Compressor Station

The folks of Weymouth, Massachusetts have for years tried to block a new compressor station project, part of a Spectra Energy/Enbridge project to beef up capacity along the Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline. Algonquin filed a lawsuit against Weymouth Town and its conservation commission in District Court of Massachusetts. The court ruled in Algonquin’s favor and the town appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
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PA Gov Wolf Declares War on ET/Sunoco – No New Pipeline Permits

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has just declared full-on war with Energy Transfer and its Sunoco Logistics subsidiary by directing the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) to suspend all reviews of clean water permit applications and other pending approvals for all of ET/Sunoco’s pipeline projects in the state, including Mariner East 2 (ME2) and the Revolution pipeline project.
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Ohio Schools Rub Hands Together Waiting for NEXUS Tax Revenue

NEXUS Pipeline, a $2.6 billion, 255-mile interstate pipeline that runs from Ohio into Michigan, began a partial startup in October, and was fully online in November. Although there was early opposition to the project, and some complaints from landowners along the route of construction, the project is noteworthy for the just how little complaining there actually was.
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Transco Pipe Breaks Record for Deliveries – Keeps Pressure on NY

Transco Pipeline map (click for larger version)

The largest interstate natural gas pipeline system in the country, the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco), owned by Williams, recently flowed and delivered the most gas for a single day it has ever delivered–15.68 billion cubic feet (Bcf), on Jan. 21.
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