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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.

VA Lawmakers Write in Support of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

VA Lawmakers Write in Support of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

A bipartisan group of more than 30 Virginia state lawmakers has come out in support of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), saying the project would “be a major step forward in promoting” Virginia’s “economic and environmental health.”

March 16, 2016

North Carolina to Site 475 MW Gas-Fired Kings Mountain Energy Center

NTE Energy LLC affiliate NTE Carolinas has secured roughly $600 million in financing to build its proposed Kings Mountain Energy Center, a 475 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Cleveland County, NC.

March 16, 2016
Need For Atlantic Coast Pipeline ‘Urgent,’ VA Lawmakers Say

Need For Atlantic Coast Pipeline ‘Urgent,’ VA Lawmakers Say

A bipartisan group of more than 30 Virginia state lawmakers has come out in support of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), saying the project would “be a major step forward in promoting” Virginia’s “economic and environmental health.”

March 15, 2016

FirstEnergy Idles 2,490 MW Coal-Fired Plant in PA Due to Low Energy Prices

FirstEnergy Corp. has idled its 2,490 MW coal-fired Bruce Mansfield Plant in Beaver County, PA, citing low energy prices.

March 15, 2016

Ex-Energy Transfer CFO Sues for Breach of Contract

Former Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) CFO Jamie Welch is suing his old company for breach of contract, asserting in a court filing that, among other things, the master limited partnership provided “no reasonable explanation for his termination” and that his ouster “was motivated by an agenda unrelated to Mr. Welch’s performance.”

March 14, 2016
DOL Finds $1.6M in Back Wages Owed by Four Oil & Gas Companies

DOL Finds $1.6M in Back Wages Owed by Four Oil & Gas Companies

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) revealed Monday that four oil and gas companies owe $1.6 million in back wages to more than 2,500 workers across nine states.

March 14, 2016

Clayton Williams Stock Tumbles on News of Stock Warrants

Looking to hold onto its acreage and maintain liquidity as it waits out a depressed commodity market, Clayton Williams Energy Inc. announced this week that it has reached a credit agreement with lender Ares Management LP.

March 11, 2016
Job Opportunities Growing in Energy Industry For Women, Minorities, API Says

Job Opportunities Growing in Energy Industry For Women, Minorities, API Says

Of the roughly 1.9 million employment opportunities projected to come from the U.S. oil and natural gas and petrochemical industries between now and 2035, 37.9% will be held by minorities and 15.6% by women, according to a study by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

March 10, 2016

Green Group Sues FERC Over Leidy Expansion, Claims Improper Segmentation

Environmental group Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) continues to hound FERC, filing a lawsuit Tuesday in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the agency’s approval of Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co.’s (Transco) Leidy Southeast Expansion.

March 10, 2016

Virginia Supreme Court Declines Challenge to Pipeline Survey Law

In a win for the pipeline industry, the Supreme Court of Virginia has declined to hear an appeal challenging the constitutionality of a controversial 2004 state law allowing natural gas companies to survey on private property without the landowner’s permission.

March 9, 2016