December 11, 2017

Michigan Chemistry Council Voices Support for Pipeline Infrastructure

As infrastructure expands, and access to energy resources expands along with it, natural gas helps communities all across the Midwest United States. In regions that do not produce much of their own, natural gas pipelines can bring the important resources to towns and cities, lowering heating costs and helping to keep money in the pockets […]

December 6, 2017

Oil Price: 54 Things You Didn’t Know About Natural Gas

While natural gas, and natural gas pipelines, immediately call to mind heating, cooking, and transportation, in reality natural gas permeates through a wide range of areas of society. As Oil Price notes: “Like oil, natural gas is a prolific fossil fuel with many uses, however I feel that it floats unnoticed under the radar, particularly […]

November 29, 2017

Rover Donates $10,000 in 18 Ohio Counties

While the economic benefits of the Rover Pipeline have been well documented, both in terms of impact on local communities and job creation all along the 713-mile long construction route, what’s easy to overlook are the additional benefits that the company chooses to bring to agencies and townships all on their own. The Rover Pipeline […]

November 21, 2017

Natural Gas and Oil Industry Improves Ohio Infrastructure

While the economic benefits of the oil and natural gas industry have been well documented, the impacts on other aspects of communities have gone somewhat overlooked. Six counties in Ohio received $43 million in property taxes from oil and natural gas properties between 2010 and 2015, and those same six counties are expected to receive […]

November 17, 2017

FERC Approves Drilling at Four Additional Locations for Rover Pipeline

The Rover Pipeline today received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to commence horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at four additional locations along the project’s route. According to FERC’s order, Rover’s site-specific measures for these four locations, developed in coordination with independent peer reviews conducted by third-party engineering experts J.D. Hair & Associates, have […]

November 15, 2017

U.S. Will Be Largest LNG Exporter Soon

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently announced new projections for the future of natural gas and oil production worldwide. They found that the United States will become the largest exporter of gas worldwide by the mid-2020s. As Natural Gas Intel writes, “The resilience of U.S. unconventional natural gas and oil from shale and tight resources […]

November 8, 2017

Natural Gas Infrastructure Promotes Economic Growth

Natural gas drives growth in economies and businesses where the resource is abundant. Thousands of jobs are created each year by the natural gas industry, and, according to The Canton Repository, these jobs pay “an average weekly wage of $1,350 in 2015, higher than many other sectors, including financial services, manufacturing and government jobs.” These […]

November 1, 2017

FERC Approves Faster Drilling Monitor For Rover

On Tuesday, the Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) approved changes to the Rover Pipeline’s plans for horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Previously, Rover was using an annular pressure monitoring (APM) tool, which resulted in a range of 18.2-74.5% downtime per HDD every week for Rover.  As Natural Gas Intel writes: “Citing reviews from staff and third-party […]

October 31, 2017

Natural Gas Brings Jobs, Hope to Ohio Community

Monroe County in Ohio was hit hard when Ormet Aluminum Corp. closed, and has been dealing with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. The community has been hit hard, but thankfully the natural gas industry is giving the county new hope through a recently proposed natural gas-fired power plant. The plant has […]

October 27, 2017

Rover Pipeline Connecting Marcellus and Utica Shales to New Markets

The Rover Pipeline is set to bring a truly incredible increase in the region’s capacity to transport natural gas to downstream markets. While the full capacity of Rover isn’t expected to come online until the first quarter of 2018, the first phase of Rover began initial service on September 1st, just last month. And in […]