natural gas

12:57pm

Fri August 1, 2014
Energy

Finger Lakes say 'no' to storing natural gas liquids

Michael Warren Thomas host of Savor Life a Rochester based radio show about Finger Lakes wine and food.
Jenna Flanagan Innovation Trail

Winery owners are stepping up their pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject a proposal to store natural gas liquids in the salt caverns along scenic Seneca Lake.

A small but passionate group of career vineyard farmers and winery owners had one united message to deliver to Albany Wednesday.

“We demand that Governor Cuomo do the right thing and deny all these permits for gas storage on the west side of Seneca Lake,” says Doug Hazlet, a Seneca Lake vineyard owner.

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2:49pm

Fri April 4, 2014
Constitution Pipeline

PA residents voice opinions over proposed pipeline

http://constitutionpipeline.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/figure_10_3_1.pdf

The proposed pipeline would run 124 miles of 30-inch pipe. It would start in Susquehanna County, pass into New York and cut through Broome and Delaware counties on its way to connect with the already existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Shoharie County.

Both sides at the meeting were passionate. People spoke for over two hours.

The public forum was on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC’s draft environmental impact study of the proposed pipeline.

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9:04am

Mon November 25, 2013
Natural Gas Storage

Natural gas divides Seneca Lake community

Arlington Storage Natural Gas Well Head.
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Jenna Flanagan reports on the community debate over a development that would see natural gas reserves stored in the salt caverns at Seneca Lake.

Arlington Storage, a company acquired by Inergy Midstream (now known as Crestwood Midstream since Oct. 7 2013), would operate this storage project. Natural gas from other states (where hydraulic fracturing is allowed) would be pumped in via underground pipes and stored in the caverns 2,000 feet below the surface.

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3:14pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Energy

Whose fault was Norse Energy's bankruptcy?

http://norseenergycorp.no/index.php?name=About_Norse_Energy_Corp

New York’s hold on high-volume hydrofracking has entered its sixth year. So Norse Energy first tried to stay afloat until fracking’s approval, then gave up and converted to Chapter 7, a complete shutdown of operations. The company and fracking supporters cited the state’s de factor moratorium as the obvious culprit.

Norse’s former chief legal officer Dennis Holbrook says drillers just can’t compete anymore using the drilling methods still allowed in New York.

“The easiest analogy I could give you, if you had a Model T and you were racing other Model T’s and you were doing fine and the next generation of vehicles comes out and you were still being told that all you can do is use your Model T.”

But the company was still drilling vertical wells in New York. In 2010, Norse approached Buffalo-based Bradford Drilling Associates about a 30-well project in the Herkimer sandstone formation.

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8:42am

Thu October 17, 2013
Energy

Natural gas storage regulations get wrapped up in fracking fight

Craig Stevens speaks at a public information session on natural gas storage. Attendees gave lengthy and heated comments, despite requests for questions only.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Anti-fracking activists are also fighting New York’s efforts to lift a ban on small natural gas storage and fueling facilities. A public information session on the matter held in Syracuse on Wednesday became about the larger natural gas industry.

New York is the only state to ban small-scale natural gas storage. That came after a 1970s facility accident in New York City. Now, under efforts from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, new fueling stations for trucks could be built as early as next year.

The DEC says the first permits would likely be issued for smaller facilities supplying fuel to long-haul and fleet trucks that use liquefied natural gas as a cheaper substitute for diesel.

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