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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.

Energy Reform Bill Could Soon Reach Senate Floor, Says Committee Chair

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) hinted during a hearing this week that the comprehensive energy bill passed last summer through the Committee on Energy & Natural Resources could soon reach the Senate floor for a vote.

January 20, 2016

Renewables Could Prove Cheaper Than LNG in Overseas Power Markets, Report Finds

The slew of North American liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects currently in the works could face stiff competition from renewables in Asian and European power generation markets, according to a new report from economists with The Brattle Group.

January 20, 2016

PA Pipeline Task Force Meets, Final Report Imminent

Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, appointed last year by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf (see Shale Daily, July 8, 2015), met Wednesday to discuss its top priorities in advance of issuing its final report next month.

January 20, 2016

With Export Ban Lifted, Senate to Vote Soon on Comprehensive Energy Bill

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) hinted during a hearing this week that the comprehensive energy bill passed last summer through the Committee on Energy & Natural Resources could soon reach the Senate floor for a vote.

January 20, 2016

GPA Comments on Proposed Updates to Pipeline Safety Rules

New safety regulations for hazardous liquid pipelines proposed by the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) would cost more than regulators’ estimate, according to comments filed late last week by the Gas Processors Association (GPA).

January 19, 2016

Energy Regulators Taking ‘Risk-Based’ Approach In 2016, Says Deloitte

Heading into 2016, energy companies are having to adapt their regulatory compliance efforts to increasingly account for risk, according to Deloitte & Touche LLP’s “Top Regulatory Trends for 2016 in Energy.”

January 19, 2016
BLM Suspends Coal Leasing Pending ‘Comprehensive Review’ Of Environmental Costs

BLM Suspends Coal Leasing Pending ‘Comprehensive Review’ Of Environmental Costs

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Friday that it will suspend coal leasing on federal lands pending a “comprehensive review” of the program.

January 15, 2016
Antero Encouraged by First Utica Well in West Virginia

Antero Encouraged by First Utica Well in West Virginia

Antero Resources Corp. completed its first West Virginia Utica Shale well in 4Q2015 to “encouraging” results, while the completion of M3 Midstream LLC’s Stonewall Gathering System during the quarter helped bolster returns for the Appalachian producer, the company told investors this week.

January 14, 2016

First Sabine Pass Cargo Delayed Until Late February, Early March

The Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will ship its first cargo later than initially thought, according to an announcement Thursday by Cheniere Energy Partners LP.

January 14, 2016
Obama Praises Renewables, But Not Shale Development, in Final State of the Union

Obama Praises Renewables, But Not Shale Development, in Final State of the Union

In his final State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama touted America’s success in developing renewables like wind and solar but, unlike previous speeches, omitted any reference to the role of natural gas or unconventional drilling in securing the nation’s energy future.

January 13, 2016