A UGI Corp. subsidiary said this week it would expand its Auburn natural gas gathering system in Northeast Pennsylvania because of growing Marcellus Shale volumes.
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Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) has been given permission by FERC to ramp up the Susquehanna West Project in north central Pennsylvania, a full two months before the unit of Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) had anticipated.
The relatively small scope of three planned capacity expansions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s (TGP) 300 Line in Northeast Pennsylvania hasn’t stopped green groups from challenging FERC’s environmental review of the projects.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has paid an $11,000 fine to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for incidents that occurred in 2012 and 2013, when the producer started work at two wells pads in Pennsylvania days before it received permits from the organization to do so.
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) announced it has approved five water withdrawal permits for oil and gas operators in Pennsylvania and adopted a five-year update to the organization’s comprehensive plan, it said Thursday.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has finalized its technical guidance for single source air quality permitting for exploration, extraction and production activities from oil and natural gas operations.
Under a new policy by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), operators will be required to sign a lease and make royalty payments to the state for natural gas gathered from wells adjacent to navigable streams, lakes and waterways.
Seventeen separate water withdrawals already approved in Pennsylvania by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) — mostly for natural gas operators — have been temporarily suspended because localized stream flow levels have fallen throughout the basin because of drought conditions, officials said.
Water services company Heckmann Corp. reiterated its emphasis on serving shale gas and oil developers in the United States in announcing the divestment of China Water & Drinks Inc. through the sale of nine of its 25 Chinese legal entities to Pacific Water & Drinks (HK) Group Ltd. (PWD). The deal closed Sept. 30, and Heckmann will no longer have business exposure in China except through its equity holding in PWD. “With our positive view of our current core water business and the growth opportunities in the United States, we are pleased to put the China experience behind us,” said CEO Richard J. Heckmann. “We now have almost 1,100 employees in the U.S., up from fewer than 30 a year ago. We believe that the water business as it relates to shale gas and shale oil production will continue to drive our growth. In addition, the customer reaction to our conversion to LNG [liquefied natural gas] powered vehicles [see Shale Daily, Aug. 23], which we are now putting in service, has been very positive.”
As part of its congressionally mandated study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the Environmental Production Agency (EPA) Wednesday said it plans to conduct field work in various regions of the country starting this summer to determine the potential impacts of fracking on drinking water sources (see Daily GPI, March 22, 2010).