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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of July 6, 2018


Each week the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Compiles articles related to Marcellus Shale gas exploration and development for educational purposes and the benefit of interested groups and individuals.


Opinions and issues in the articles and news releases on this site do not necessarily reflect or represent policy positions of the PA Farm Bureau. For policy positions, please refer to the policy book links on our website.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Happy July Fourth, America! Celebrating The US Energy Revolution

Seeking Alpha

In 2008, the US produced 70 Bcf/d of natural gas, and Cheniere's (NYSEMKT:LNG) Sabine Pass terminal was built to import natural gas. The US was ...


The Texas Well That Started the Fracing Revolution

EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

It started in the Barnett Shale. Then other gas-bearing shales were discovered. The Marcellus Shale in Appalachia turned out to be larger and more ...


~ Regulatory ~


How Will Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Certification Change?

POWER magazine

FERC reviews applications for natural gas pipeline construction and ... negative impacts or contentious issues in advance of filing for project approval.



Appeals court gives frack-ban opponents another day in court

... Pennsylvania landowners to a fracking ban in the Delaware River basin, ... challenged the Delaware River Basin Commission's 2010 moratorium on ...


3rd Circ. Revives Challenge To Del. River Basin Fracking Ban


River Basin Fracking Ban ... reviving a company's challenge to the Delaware River Basin Commission's fracking moratorium, saying a lower court must ...


~~State Related Items~~


Bridge projects in county eyed with help of drilling fees

Meadville Tribune

Act 13 authorizes the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to collect drilling impact fees on unconventional oil and gas wells. The fees are ...



Appeals court gives frack-ban opponents another day in court

... Pennsylvania landowners to a fracking ban in the Delaware River basin, ... challenged the Delaware River Basin Commission's 2010 moratorium on ...



Erie company's plans to build natural gas pipeline receives federal approval

RHenergytrans, 558 W. Sixth St., applied to the FERC in October for ... FERC officials said their environmental assessment of the proposed project ...


Feds approve pipeline request to ship more natural gas to Mexico

San Antonio Business Journal

Federal regulators approved a request by Tennessee Gas Pipeline ... Marcellus and Eagle Ford Shale, natural gas companies from other states have ...



Momentum builds for LNG Canada project in BC as pipeline workcamp contract awarded

Vancouver Sun

Momentum builds for LNG Canada project in B.C. as pipeline workcamp ... a 4,500-bed temporary camp for the export terminal construction phase.


Feds give Corpus Christi LNG green light to begin testing gas flows

San Antonio Business Journal

Feds give Corpus Christi LNG green light to begin testing gas flows ... begin flowing and testing natural gas at its Corpus Christi LNG export terminal.



Washington Metro upgrades fleet with up to 694 new CNG and diesel buses from New Flyer

Green Car Congress (blog)

The contract will comprise forty-foot compressed natural gas (CNG), forty-foot clean diesel, sixty-foot CNG, and sixty-foot diesel heavy-duty transit ...


CNG-powered car sales set to increase as automakers face tougher emissions rules

Automotive News Europe

Propelled by a strong push from the Volkswagen Group in Italy, European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of ...



War On Coal Is Becoming War On Natural Gas


Utilities are increasingly turning to natural gas to generate electricity because of America's vast supplies, low prices and lower emissions. Natural gas ...



Super Laterals: Going Really, Really Long In Appalachia

Oil and Gas Investor

... Technology day at Hart Energy's DUG East Conference and Exhibition. ... “We have multiple specialists who cycle in and out of the drilling operation, ... In 2018, the company plans to drill about 73% of its wells in excess of ... drilling Purple Hayes, Eclipse had a stabilized flow rate of 5.6 MMcf/d of gas.


Shale Technology Showcase


New technology and improved drilling efficiencies have increased asset .... plug components and fracture balls in North American oil and gas wells.



Massive natural gas project promising $1 billion for Utah delayed

Deseret News

"In sum, the speed of technological and engineering advances in directional and horizontal drilling, combined with significant changes in natural gas ...


~Policy and Political~


House Natural Resources Committee advances 4 energy-related bills

Daily Energy Insider

“I'm proud my bill will help stop the abuses of this system by charging a nominal fee for protests of oil and gas lease sales, applications for permit to ...


International News

TransCanada pushes back date for Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline to resume operations

The Globe and Mail

The Leach shutdown forced producers using the line to find other pipes to move gas out of the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of Pennsylvania, ...


Russia's Gazprom, PetroVietnam to boost hydrocarbon exploration

New Europe

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom and Vietnam Oil and Gas Group ... company focused on the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel, was registered.