Syracuse Poll Reveals 88% Support Fracking in New York

A snap poll conducted by the Syracuse Post-Standard in New York has found that nearly 88% of respondents believe hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should at least be permitted in certain parts of the state, while only about 10% believe the practice should be banned outright. Read More

Tetco TEAM Expansion 2014 Gets Environmental OK

FERC Monday issued a favorable environmental assessment (EA) of Texas Eastern Transmission LP's (Tetco) expansion project for existing facilities that would pave the way for the delivery of 600,000 Dth/d of Marcellus gas to the pipeline's market areas in New Jersey and New York. Read More

DRBC Executive Director to End 15-Year Tenure

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which has played a key role in the de facto moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the basin, will soon begin a search for a new executive director, following Carol Collier's announcement Thursday that she will retire March 12, 2014. Read More

Dominion Farming Out Marcellus Acreage, Creating NatGas Partnership

With its "confidence level" higher than ever, Dominion Resources Inc. is rounding up its Appalachian-driven natural gas assets and forming a partnership that could generate up to $2 billion a year in earnings, CEO Tom Farrell said Thursday. As part of the overall restructuring, about 100,000 acres of the Marcellus Shale holdings in West Virginia will be farmed out. Read More