Rover pipeline seeks FERC approval to put facilities into service

Energy Transfer Partners' Rover natural gas pipeline has asked federal regulators for permission to begin service on additional facilities so stranded Northeast shale gas can be transported to Midwest markets, according to Platts. Rover’s latest in-service request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) involves mainline compressor stations, mainline pipeline segments and a Vector Pipeline delivery meter station. The pipeline runs through northern Ohio and into Michigan. For more, read the full story.

National, Ohio

West Virginia agency launches natural gas pipeline web page

West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new web page designed to help people learn more about five major natural gas pipeline projects in the state, reports WV MetroNews. The web page provides information about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Mountaineer Gas Company’s Eastern Panhandle expansion project, Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline and Rover Pipeline. For more, read the full story.

West Virginia

Shawn Bennett appointed to federal oil and gas position

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has announced the appointment of Ohio’s Shawn Bennett as deputy assistant secretary for oil and natural gas. The agency said in a news release that Bennett will administer oil and gas programs, including research and development, analysis and natural gas regulation. Bennett has more than a decade of experience in public affairs and government relations in the coal and oil and gas industries, most recently serving as executive vice president for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. For more, read the full release.

National, Ohio

Infrastructure review agreement includes oil and gas pipeline projects

More than a dozen federal agencies have agreed to reduce the time needed for environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects, Bloomberg reports. Calling the agreement “a cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan,” the news service says the agencies covered by the accord are the departments of Energy, Interior, Transportation, Commerce and Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Under the agreement, one lead federal agency will be responsible for shepherding projects, including oil and natural gas pipelines, through the entire approval process. For more, read the full story.

National

Company seeks FERC permission to build Buckeye XPress pipeline

Columbia Gas Transmission has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking permission to build the Buckeye XPress natural gas pipeline, reports Marcellus Drilling News. The news site says the project would include construction of 66 miles of new pipeline to replace old lines in Ohio’s Vinton, Jackson, Gallia and Lawrence counties, as well as pipeline replacement work in West Virginia’s Wayne County. The pipeline will send natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale region to the Gulf Coast via an interconnection at Leach, Kentucky. Click here to read more.

Ohio, West Virginia

Cove Point LNG terminal begins commercial operations

Dominion Energy Inc.’s $4 billion Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Lusby, Maryland has started commercial operations, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The newspaper says the plant, a former import-only terminal Dominion converted to a facility that can export as well, has been ramping up to full production since March 2018. Most of the natural gas coming to Cove Point is expected to be from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. For more, read the full story.

National, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Appalachia posts gains as U.S. natural gas production hits record level

U.S. natural gas production reached record levels in 2017, an increase that substantially boosted natural gas exports, reports the Houston Chronicle. Citing data from the U.S. Department of Energy, the newspaper says Louisiana had the largest annual production gain of any state last year. The Appalachian region, which includes the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, also saw substantial volume growth. For more, read the full story.

National, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

U.S. oil and natural gas could become targets in trade war with China

China’s tariffs in one corner of the energy market signal that U.S. oil and natural gas fields may become a target if a trade war escalates between the two countries, according to Bloomberg. The news service says petrochemicals and liquefied propane were among 106 U.S. products recently targeted for higher tariffs by the Chinese government, “indicating that the world’s biggest oil buyer is willing to use energy as a weapon to retaliate against planned American duties on its high-tech goods.” Bloomberg notes China is the biggest regional buyer of American oil and liquefied natural gas. For more, read the full story.

Global, National

EV Energy Partners files for bankruptcy protection

EV Energy Partners has filed for bankruptcy in a move to restructure its debt, reports the Canton Repository. The newspaper says the Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware followed lenders’ approval of a previously announced restructuring agreement that would eliminate more than $343 million of principal and accrued interest. Houston-based EV Energy Partners has oil and natural gas assets in Ohio’s Utica shale play. For more, read the full story.

National, Ohio

MarkWest Energy Partners to build more plants in Marcellus/Utica region

MarkWest Energy Partners plans to build another six natural gas processing plants and three more fractionation facilities in the Marcellus/Utica shale region in 2018, reports Marcellus Drilling News. Citing comments made at the recent Utica Midstream Conference in North Canton, Ohio, the news site says MarkWest expects to spend $2 billion in the Marcellus/Utica region this year after building two processing plants and three fractionation plants in the region in 2017. Click here to read more.

Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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