Fractionator(s) to Recover Higher Hydrocarbons Creates Traffic Problems in Ohio & WV

August 4, 2018

Superloads Moving From Weirton & Steubenville Resume On Saturday (8/4/18) From Staff Reports, Wheeling Intelligencer, August 1, 2018 The superload that blocked eastbound U.S. 22 access to the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Steubenville last Sunday afternoon will remain parked on the University Boulevard exit ramp through the week. The superload that was to be moved [...]

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Installation Halted Over Entire Length Due to Land/Stream Damages

August 4, 2018

FERC orders work to stop on Mountain Valley Pipeline in WV & VA From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Roanoke Times, August 3, 2018 A federal agency ordered a stop Friday to construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which has run into repeated problems with erosion since it began its path through the Roanoke and [...]

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Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Separated at Hopedale in OH

August 3, 2018

### MarkWest lets contract for Hopedale Ohio fractionator for propane plus three higher hydrocarbons ### Article by Robert Brelsford, Downstream Technology Editor, Oil & Gas Journal, 02/12/18 MarkWest Energy Partners LP—a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX LP—has let a contract to a division of Honeywell UOP LLC to deliver a natural gas liquids fractionation unit [...]

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Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Explosions Send Five (5) to Hospital

August 2, 2018

Natural gas pipeline explosions in Texas critically injures five Article from the News Staff, Reuters News Service, August 1, 2018 HOUSTON (Reuters) – A series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas sent five people to hospital with critical burn injuries, and interrupted energy pipeline operations in the area, officials said. The region [...]

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Ribbon Cutting for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal at Cove Point in Maryland

August 1, 2018

Energy Secretary Perry visits Dominion for its new export facility dedication on Chesapeake Bay From an Article by DANDAN ZOU, Southern Maryland News, July 26, 2018 Dominion officially marked the opening of its newly constructed $4 billion natural gas liquefaction export facility at Cove Point on Thursday during a dedication ceremony where Energy Secretary Rick [...]

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How Long Can Mother Earth Support its Inhabitants?

July 31, 2018

Humanity Set to Bust Our Yearly Ecological Budget on August 1st Reported by Lorraine Chow (, Popular, July 23, 2018 Earth Overshoot Day—a marker of when the world’s 7.6 billion people will “use more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year”—will fall on Aug. 1, the earliest date yet since we [...]

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Rational Planning is Absent with Large High Pressure Pipelines in Steep & Rocky Terrain

July 30, 2018

The Awful Marcellus Pipeline Mess; They are Here Already With More Coming Soon Essay by S. Tom Bond, Retired Chemistry Professor & Resident Farmer, Lewis County WV, July 30, 2018 The word in a businessman’s mind only has to duplicate the real world to the extent of making profit. Unfortunately, for society as a whole, [...]

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EARTH is Becoming Warmer and Heat Waves Hotter & More Frequent

July 29, 2018

‘Unprecedented’ Heat Wave Fueling Arctic Fires Made More Than Twice as Likely by Climate Change: Analysis From an Article by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, July 27, 2018 With wildfires raging the world over, a new preliminary analysis conducted by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) and reported by the Guardian found that the global climate crisis [...]

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Halted by Federal Court at Jefferson National Forest

July 28, 2018

Authority for MVP to Cross Jefferson National Forest Vacated Update from Wild Virginia, Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance, July 27, 2018 The decision of the U.S. Forest Service to permit the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross the Jefferson National Forest was vacated July 27 by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The challenge to that decision [...]

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Colorado May Vote to Limit Fracking in Residential Areas

July 27, 2018

Colorado’s leap into the shale boom sparks a ballot box threat By Alex Nussbaum and Catherine Traywick, World Oil, 7/23/2018 NEW YORK and DENVER (Bloomberg) — For Colorado shale drillers, 2018’s been a record-setter for pumping oil and natural gas. It may also end up a banner year for the industry’s political foes. Spurred on [...]

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