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Drilling Down: Ashtabula Energy’s Parent Company Suspends CEO | July 7, 2015

Ashtabula Energy’s Parent Company Suspends CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Roy Lipski, the CEO of Velocys plc, the British company planning to build a $200 million gas-to-liquids plant in Ashtabula, has been suspended by the company “pending an investigation into allegations of serious misconduct.” Velocys announced Lipski’s suspension Monday. “The allegations do not involve any element of fraud or financial impropriety,” the […]

Drilling Down: Shell Cracker Plant Gets Air Quality Permit | June 22, 2015

Shell Cracker Plant Gets Air Quality Permit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed $4 billion ethane cracker plant along the Ohio River in Monaca, Pa., has received an air emissions permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (CLICK HERE). The project, operating as Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC, has also received its stormwater discharge permit and a water obstruction and encroachment […]

Drilling Down: Kinder Morgan Seeks Customers for $4B Pipeline | June 19, 2015

Kinder Morgan Seeks Customers for $4B Pipeline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Kinder Morgan Inc. says it will “solicit commitments” from shippers for its proposed Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline, which would transport natural gas liquids produced in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays to delivery points along the Texas Gulf Coast. The official customer solicitation, known as a “binding open season,” was announced Thursday […]