Landowner Group Sues NY State to Allow Propane Fracking

This news is a bit dated, but still interesting and is new for us: Last October a group of landowners in Tioga County, NY filed a lawsuit to force the NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to quit dragging its feet and set a date to consider the groups application to allow LPG (liquefied petroleum gas, i.e. propane) fracking for a shale well.
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WV O&G Industry Plays Defense as 2019 Legislative Session Begins

At the beginning of each new year the West Virginia legislature fires up its annual 60-day session. WV legislators are part-time and only meet for two months out of the year. (How we wish that were the case here in NY!) For a number of years running, the oil and gas industry’s legislative agenda has pushed certain new bills. This year is different.
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4th Circus Clowns Refuse to Clarify Decision re Atlantic Coast Pipe

In early December, the clown judges of the Fourth Circus Court of Appeals (our name for the Fourth Circuit) put a hold on a permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that allows the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline to get built through areas with so-called endangered and threatened species (see 4th Circus Blocks Permit, Stops All Work on Atlantic Coast Pipe).
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Cuomo’s Catch-22: No New NatGas Pipe? No New Long Island Arena

Ole Andrew Cuomo (pronounced Coo-moh by many people we know) is facing a classic Catch-22 situation. He has long promoted and earnestly wants a new arena as the home for the New York Islanders hockey team, but unless he allows a new natural gas pipeline under New York bay, he’s not going to get it.
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Va. State Agency Approves Atlantic Coast Pipe Compressor Stn

Artists rendering of ACP Buckingham County compress station (click for larger version)

Finally a little good news for Dominion Energy’s 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline project: The Virginia State Air Quality Board voted yesterday 4-0 to approve a compressor station for the pipeline in Buckingham County.
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Williams Gulf Connector Goes Online – M-U Gas to Corpus Christi?

Cheniere Corpus Christi LNG facility (click for larger version)

On Wednesday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted approval to Williams to begin full service on their Transco Gulf Connector Expansion Project, flowing 400 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas to Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi LNG export plant (which is powering up now), and later this year, another 75 MMcf/d to the Freeport LNG export plant.
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Maryland Pipeline Rejection Jeopardizes 6,000 Customers, Jobs

WUSA, CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. quotes MDN in broadcast

The State of Maryland, via its rejection of a tiny 3.5-mile pipeline project that will travel under the Potomac River, is putting more than 6,000 natural gas customers and hundreds of jobs at risk on the other side of the river in West Virginia.
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