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Jeremiah Shelor

Jeremiah Shelor joined NGI in 2015 after covering business and politics for The Exponent Telegram in Clarksburg, WV. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Literary Nonfiction from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Tech.

New FERC Chairman Signals Stricter Standards for Further MVP Construction Authorizations

New FERC Chairman Signals Stricter Standards for Further MVP Construction Authorizations

FERC in its monthly meeting Tuesday failed to pass three draft orders for Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a move that could augur poorly for the developer’s expectations to quickly complete construction amid the transition to Democratic leadership at the agency. In recent months, MVP has sought the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s blessing to continue…

January 21, 2021
With Biden Taking Office, FERC Efforts to Streamline Environmental Reviews on Hold

With Biden Taking Office, FERC Efforts to Streamline Environmental Reviews on Hold

In its last monthly meeting under the Trump administration, FERC on Tuesday voted not to move forward on a plan to revisit which agency actions should require a detailed review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). A proposed notice of inquiry presented to the commissioners would have potentially expanded the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s…

January 21, 2021
Lack of Cold Keeps Pressure on Natural Gas Futures as LNG Volumes Seen Dropping

Lack of Cold Keeps Pressure on Natural Gas Futures as LNG Volumes Seen Dropping

Continued warmth in the latest forecasts, combined with a drop in export volumes, sent natural gas futures several cents lower in early trading Thursday. The February Nymex contract was down 5.0 cents to $2.489/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. The updated forecast from Bespoke Weather Services early Thursday showed small changes versus 24 hours earlier.…

January 21, 2021
FERC Dems Criticize ‘Piecemeal’ MVP Construction, Possibly Stalling Future Authorizations

FERC Dems Criticize ‘Piecemeal’ MVP Construction, Possibly Stalling Future Authorizations

FERC in its monthly meeting Tuesday failed to pass three draft orders for Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a move that could augur poorly for the developer’s expectations to quickly complete construction amid the transition to Democratic leadership at the agency. In recent months, MVP has sought the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s blessing to continue…

January 20, 2021
Haynesville Stands Out as Only U.S. Natural Gas Basin to See Higher Output in February, Says EIA

Haynesville Stands Out as Only U.S. Natural Gas Basin to See Higher Output in February, Says EIA

Cumulative natural gas production from seven key U.S. onshore regions is set to fall by 472 MMcf/d from January to February, extending a downtrend that goes back to early 2020, according to updated projections published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest Drilling Productivity Report, EIA said it expects the Anadarko, Appalachian…

January 20, 2021
Bulls ‘Giving Up Hope’ for Winter Cold as Natural Gas Futures Extend Slide Early

Bulls ‘Giving Up Hope’ for Winter Cold as Natural Gas Futures Extend Slide Early

Milder trends overnight in the forecast data piled on the pressure for natural gas futures in early trading Wednesday as hopes for substantive weather-driven demand this winter rapidly fade. After settling 19.1 cents lower in the previous session, the February Nymex contract was down 7.1 cents to $2.475/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. The overnight…

January 20, 2021
Natural Gas Production in Lower 48 to Continue Falling from January to February, EIA Says

Natural Gas Production in Lower 48 to Continue Falling from January to February, EIA Says

Cumulative natural gas production from seven key U.S. onshore regions is set to fall by 472 MMcf/d from January to February, extending a downtrend that goes back to early 2020, according to updated projections published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest Drilling Productivity Report, EIA said it expects the Anadarko, Appalachian…

January 19, 2021
Large Warm Shift Over Holiday Weekend Sinks Natural Gas Futures

Large Warm Shift Over Holiday Weekend Sinks Natural Gas Futures

In another disappointment for natural gas bulls in a winter largely devoid of serious cold, weather models over the weekend reduced the intensity of a stretch of frigid temperatures that had been expected this month, sending futures tumbling. The February Nymex contract was down 15.5 cents to $2.582/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. Compared to…

January 19, 2021
U.S. Count Adds Baker’s Dozen on Gains in Oil Patch; One Natural Gas Rig Added

U.S. Count Adds Baker’s Dozen on Gains in Oil Patch; One Natural Gas Rig Added

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed one unit to 85 for the week ending Friday (Jan. 15), while the number of active oil rigs surged by double digits, according to data published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The latest BKR numbers, which are based on data provided in part by Enverus, showed a net…

January 15, 2021
Permian Posts Double-Digit Rig Increase, Spurring U.S. Count Higher

Permian Posts Double-Digit Rig Increase, Spurring U.S. Count Higher

A surge in oil-directed drilling led by the Permian Basin sent the U.S. rig count 13 units higher to 373 for the week ending Friday (Jan. 15), according to data published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The latest BKR numbers, which are based on data provided in part by Enverus, showed an increase of 12…

January 15, 2021
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