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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.

Petition Calls on FERC to Form Office of Public Participation, Cites 1978 Law

A coalition of consumer and environmental advocacy groups filed a petition Monday calling on FERC to establish an office of public participation, arguing that the public’s interests are currently underrepresented in the Commission’s regulatory process.

March 8, 2016

Coal Loses Out to Cheap Gas, Accounts for 80% of 2015 Capacity Retirements

Of the 18 GW of electric generating capacity retired in the United States in 2015, nearly 80% came from coal-fired units, according to a note published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

March 8, 2016

Ohio 2015 Injection Well Volumes Up 9.5% Year/Year

Ohio’s Class II underground brine injection wells accepted 27,437,632 bbl of wastewater in 2015, up 9.5% from the 25,049,474 bbl accepted in 2014, according to new data provided by the state’s Division of Natural Resources (ODNR).

March 8, 2016

Greens Opposed to PennEast Pipeline Sue Over FERC ‘Bias’

In its latest effort to thwart the proposed PennEast Pipeline, environmental group Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) is going after FERC, filing a lawsuit in federal court this week arguing that the regulatory agency is “biased toward approving jurisdictional natural gas pipeline projects” because of its funding structure.

March 4, 2016

Valero Shelves $700M Methanol Plant Amid Low Prices

Valero Energy Corp.’s previously-announced $700 million methanol plant, planned at its existing St. Charles Parish, LA, facility, has been shelved indefinitely.

March 3, 2016

West Virginia Senate Votes Down Pipeline Survey Bill

The West Virginia Senate on Monday rejected a bill that would have given natural gas companies the right to survey on private property without the owner’s consent.

March 2, 2016

Oil & Gas Liquidity Stress Index At Record High, Says Moody’s

Liquidity stress in the oil and gas industry reached its highest-ever level in February, continuing a trend that began in late 2014, Moody’s Investors Service said in a note published Tuesday.

March 2, 2016
Halcon Dropping to One Rig in 2016, to Focus Spending on Williston

Halcon Dropping to One Rig in 2016, to Focus Spending on Williston

Halcon Resources Corp. plans to drop to one operated rig in 2016 as it looks to spend within cash flow to weather the downturn.

March 1, 2016
New INGAA-Backed Study Finds No Impact on Property Values From Pipelines

New INGAA-Backed Study Finds No Impact on Property Values From Pipelines

A new study published Monday by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) found “no measurable impact” on property values resulting from nearby underground natural gas transmission lines.

March 1, 2016

Duke Gets OK in NC to Build 560 MW of Gas-Fired Capacity to Replace Coal Units

North Carolina regulators have granted Duke Energy Corp. a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct two 280 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle units in Buncombe County near Asheville, NC.

March 1, 2016