Links for 9/25/15: Ruling on NEXUS Pipeline Access in Medina County Coming on October 2, Job Loss Continues, and More

The Sun Herald:  Leonardo DiCaprio says he's shedding fossil fuel investments   -   "Leonardo DiCaprio is joining a campaign to use investment decisions to fight global warming: He's planning to shed his own investments in fossil fuels, an activist group said..."

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Gas & Oil:  The Myths About Hydraulic Fracturing Are Many and Damaging   -   "Fracking media coverage is a confused mess. One day there's a news story implying that fracking is causing earthquakes or groundwater contamination; the next day there's a different story asserting there's no clear connection. No wonder the Gallup Polling Co. recently found that an equal number, 40 percent, supported and opposed..."

NGI:  Oil/Gas Job Cuts Continue in Appalachian Basin   -   "Oil and gas industry jobs continue to be eliminated in the Appalachian Basin as more companies - primarily in the supply chain and oilfield services sectors - announce broad layoffs that have left more than 1,500 people..."  El NiƱo Could Turn Into Worst Nightmare For U.S Natural Gas Producers   -   "We have now tumbled into fall, although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the weather forecast. As NOAA’s 8-14 day outlook illustrates, we are set for above-normal conditions for the first week of October across, ooh, basically the entire US. This morning’s natural gas storage report is expected to yield..."

Energy in Depth:  Top Five Silliest Things Anti-Fracking Activists Did During the Pope’s Visit   -   "Washington, D.C. was abuzz this week with excitement over the historic visit of Pope Francis – and of course, anti-fracking activists didn’t waste the opportunity to push yet more misinformation about hydraulic fracturing. A coalition of anti-fracking groups launched a number of “climate” protests and..."

Akron Beacon Journal:  Coalition to Fight Ohio EPA on Compressor Station Permitting   -   "A coalition of 27 grassroots environmental organizations and 15 Ohio individual citizens have joined together and formally challenged new rules proffered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to weaken air quality regulation for compressor station installations, which are key parts of gas mega-pipelines planned to serve..."

Fuel Fix:  Pro-Industry Group Throws Support Behind Drilling on Texas University Land   -   "A pro-industry group is firing back at calls by environmental advocates to restrict drilling on university land in Texas, arguing that oil and gas revenue has provided massive financial support for the University of Texas and Texas A&M. North Texans for Natural Gas, a loose coalition of people who support natural gas development, is circulating a petition urging UT Chancellor William McRaven and..."

Rigzone:  Oil, Bonds Go Their Separate Ways   -   "The rebound in oil prices has not been enough to stop the bleeding at many US energy companies, whose bonds keep weakening - and whose ability to muster fresh capital is dwindling away. Oil and bond prices are moving in opposite directions, underlining the market's lack of confidence in a cash-strapped sector that is seeing its prospects go..."

Akron Beacon Journal:  Medina Co. Judge to Rule on Oct. 2 on Nexus Pipeline Access   -   "Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Collier said he expects to rule on Oct. 2 on whether the Nexus Pipeline will be given survey access to private property. The judge said during a 40-minute hearing on Thursday that he expects to work on his decision this weekend and early next week. State law gives the Texas-based Nexus Gas Transmission LLC the authority to..."

Public Herald:  BREAKING: Oil & Gas Drilling Impacts Public Drinking Water Supplies in Potter County   -   "Two public drinking water systems have been impacted and at least six private water supplies contaminated due to ongoing pollution being caused by a natural gas fracking operation of JKLM Energy in Potter County, Pennsylvania. An emergency public meeting occurred September 24th at 4PM at the Gunzburger Building in downtown Coudersport to inform the public. Public Herald was the only press agency in..."

Associated Press:  Judge Tosses Landowners' Lawsuit Against Fracking Opponents in Western Pennsylvania Township   -   "A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that landowners filed against people and groups who oppose fracking in a western Pennsylvania township. Natural gas drilling has been delayed in..."

Alternet:  Don't Frack With the Pope: Faith Leaders Say It's Our Moral Duty to Ban Fracking

Akron Beacon Journal:  Antero Resources Shifts Water Business to Antero Midstream   -   "Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) ("Antero Resources" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement for Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM) ("Antero Midstream" or the "Partnership") to acquire Antero Resources' integrated water business for an aggregate $1.05 billion in..."

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