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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of July 27, 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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Can China Replicate The US Shale Boom?

It's this equipment and these technologies that could help Sinopec and CNPC boost their currently modest shale gas production. Last year, China ...


Will China's Appalachian gas investments survive trade fight?

E&E News

It lit up West Virginia's hopes of capitalizing on the wealth of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations underlying its borders and ...


~ Regulatory ~


FERC issues notice to proceed for Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina

WV News

CLARKSBURG — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has received another key federal approval allowing further construction to proceed. The Federal ...


DC Circuit Tosses FERC Bias Claim, OKs Use of Tolling Orders


On July 10, 2018, in Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals ...



Pennsylvania DEP orders operators to plug 1058 abandoned wells

Three oil and gas companies are facing orders from the Pennsylvania ... vast natural gas reserves discovered in the state's Marcellus Shale formation, ...


DEP orders abandoned wells to be plugged

Indiana Gazette

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said ... out Marcellus or Utica shale gas found in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.


~~State Related Items~~


Chambersburg moves forward with natural-gas pipeline extension

Herald-Mail Media

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Borough of Chambersburg has received grant financing to help it proceed with a natural-gas pipeline project that will ...


Nuns lose federal appeal to stop Lancaster pipeline on their farm

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the pipeline and gave Transco the right to use eminent domain to take private property ...


Free training could lead to jobs working pipelines


The course is called the Natural Gas Utility and Pipeline Fuels Training Program. It's being offered by Armstrong County, the Gas Technology Institute ...





Rover Pipeline, Ohio EPA again battling over new violation

Kallanish Energy

Rover Pipeline is again at odds with the Ohio Environmental Protection ... The company is fighting back against a notice of violation issued by the EPA ... move up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of Utica and Marcellus natural gas to ...



A new German gas terminal could be an opportunity for US

Handelsblatt Global Edition

When it comes to liquefied natural gas, Germany is oddly behind the times. The country does not have a single terminal for the fuel – also known as ...


Economic Development

Texas Petro Index shows strong oil and gas economy

The Texas upstream oil and gas economy is expanding at a remarkable rate, ... The number of direct upstream oil and gas jobs (oil and gas extraction, ...



How Scientists Are Using Lasers To Hunt For Leaky Oil And Gas Equipment


Wyoming and Colorado are in the top ten natural gas producing states. .... to deploy these technologies across the entire oil and gas infrastructure?


Genscape Captures Aerial View of Atlantic Sunrise Expansion, Proves Construction on Schedule

PR Web (press release)

... pipeline project is a $3 billion, 186 mile expansion of the Transco system designed to increase transport capacity for the Marcellus shale gas.



Karen Harbert President and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce's Global Energy Institute

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA (blog)

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Marcellus Shale coalition, the Pittsburgh Chamber and many ... Energy is a huge opportunity for us and selling oil, natural gas and coal all around the world is important.



US crude oil shipments to China drop sharply for July, August

1 day ago · China s crude oil imports from the US for July have fallen sharply from June and are expected to drop even further for August vessel tracking data showed as Beijing s tariffs on US crude


~Policy and Political~


Trump Is Right on Nord Stream 2

Wall Street Journal

This project threatens European independence and the North Atlantic Treaty ... opposed to construction of a new LNG terminal on Croatia's Krk Island.


Europe will import more US natural gas, Trump and Juncker say after meeting


Specifically, Juncker said the EU will build more terminals to import liquefied natural gas, or LNG, a form of the fuel super-chilled to liquid form for ...


International News

China Huadian and Guanghui Energy to build Yangtze River LNG terminal

LNG World Shipping

China Huadian and Guanghui Energy have agreed to build an LNG receiving and storage terminal in Yueyang city on the Yangtze River, 830 km ...