Mountaineer

Appalachian Expansions Gulf XPress, Mountaineer XPress Get EIS From FERC

FERC issued a favorable final environmental impact statement (EIS) Friday for TransCanada Corp.’s Mountaineer XPress and Gulf XPress expansion projects, a move likely to encourage producers hoping for more natural gas pipeline capacity out of the Appalachian Basin.

July 28, 2017
Mountaineer NGL Ready to Line Up Contracts for Appalachian Storage Project

Mountaineer NGL Ready to Line Up Contracts for Appalachian Storage Project

Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC, a first-of-its-kind project in the Appalachian Basin to serve growing volumes of natural gas liquids (NGL), has completed its technical validation phase and preliminary engineering work, and now hopes to land customers in the coming months.

June 16, 2017
FERC to Prepare Environmental Assessment of Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project

FERC to Prepare Environmental Assessment of Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project

FERC staff will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project and will examine the natural gas pipeline’s potential impacts on the Potomac River and the C&O Canal.

April 25, 2017
West Virginia NatGas Bills Expected to Decline Again This Winter

West Virginia NatGas Bills Expected to Decline Again This Winter

The Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia said this month that it again expects lower gas bills for two-thirds of the state’s residents during the upcoming winter heating season.

August 23, 2016

Appalachian NGL Storage Project Attracts Better-Than-Expected Interest

Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC has concluded a successful nonbinding open season for its natural gas liquids (NGL) storage project near Clarington, OH, in Monroe County, noting requests for more than three times the amount of initial planned capacity.

May 25, 2016
FERC OKs Pre-Filing Review for TCO’s Mountaineer Xpress Project

FERC OKs Pre-Filing Review for TCO’s Mountaineer Xpress Project

FERC has approved Columbia Gas Transmission’s (TCO) request for a pre-filing review process for the proposed Mountaineer Xpress project, which could carry up to 2.7 Bcf/d of Utica and Marcellus shale gas to the TCO pool and other points.

September 16, 2015

West Virginia NatGas Bills to Be Lower This Winter

The Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia expects the state’s consumers to pay less this winter for natural gas after reviewing purchased natural gas cost adjustment requests from leading utilities.

August 24, 2015

Industry Brief

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled a Clean Water Act (CWA) case for wetlands violations, requiring PDC Mountaineer (PDCM) to pay a penalty of $177,500 to resolve violations involving construction activities at Marcellus Shale gas extraction facilities in northern West Virginia. According to EPA, Bridgeport, WV-based PDCM failed to apply for necessary permits to discharge fill materials into wetlands or streams in Harrison County, WV. PDCM, which also agreed to restore and/or complete mitigation projects at four sites in the state pursuant to separate CWA orders, did not admit to violating the CWA. Earlier this month, PDC Energy reported that PDCM, a joint venture of PDC and Lime Rock Partners V LP, completed three horizontal Marcellus wells since mid-September. The wells were expected to be turned-in-line by year’s end, once a permit for a gathering line river crossing is received, PDC said.

November 30, 2012

PDC Energy Going It Alone in Utica Shale

PDC Energy Inc. received several joint ownership and development proposals for its Utica Shale position in southeast Ohio from potential joint venture (JV) partners, but they “do not meet PDC’s value expectations,” so the Denver-based company will pursue development in the play independently.

September 20, 2012
Utica Researcher: Decline Curve Data Needed for Accurate Output Forecast

Utica Researcher: Decline Curve Data Needed for Accurate Output Forecast

A professor at Ohio’s Cleveland State University (CSU) said permitting activity in the Utica Shale this year is in line with projections but further success in the play depends on obtaining accurate decline curve data for production over a longer period of time.

September 20, 2012