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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of August 3, 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

Pa. braces for impact as Three Mile Island nears closure

E&E News

But TMI's pain from gas is especially acute, as it's situated in the heart of the Marcellus Shale that has driven the U.S. gas revolution. The boom has ...


Perry: US to become net energy exporter within 18 months

The Hill

That analysis, however, said 2020 is a possibility in a case in which the nation's oil and natural gas resources and technology prove to be better than ...


~~State Related Items~~



A Shale Gas severance tax? Think Again (Again)


Impact fee revenue from fracked natural gas wells in Pennsylvania jumped ... As the Marcellus Shale Coalition notes, those taxes and fees total $4.5 ...






In evolving world of oil and gas law, 'This ain't Texas'

E&E News

A Pennsylvania court made oil and gas lawyers sweat in April when it ruled ... Regional and national industry groups including the Marcellus Shale ...



BP Brings in the Big Bucks—Energy Journal

Wall Street Journal (blog)

The U.S. State Department said the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project would have a moderate effect on the environment, thereby clearing a major ...


Nexus Pipeline 80% complete, service to start in late Q3

Kallanish Energy

The $2.6 billion natural gas pipeline will move Utica and Marcellus natural gas from the Appalachian Basin to the Midwest, the Gulf Coast and Ontario.



UGI opens compressed natural gas station in Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Business

The fueling station at the company's City Line Avenue office will serve UGI's fleet of natural-gas powered vehicles, including dump trucks, vans and ...


Economic Development

Now Hiring: 763 Manufacturing Openings In Houston

There are 763 openings in the Houston area that hiring ... leader for premium connection solutions for the oil and gas industry.



Demystifying compressed natural gas

Fleet Equipment Magazine

Fleets are becoming increasingly open to evaluating natural gas as an ... around natural gas (NG) as a viable fuel for trucks and other fleet vehicles.



Factbox: Pipeline work in Pennsylvania to pressure natural gas prices, production

S&P Global Platts

Denver — Upcoming maintenance on Millennium Pipeline could put downward pressure on natural gas production and prices in northeast ...



New EIA Storage Report Provides Hope For (Temporary) Higher Natural Gas Prices


In its August 1 Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report the EIA shows that July's total ... No, but it is cause for some concern, because such comparatively low levels of storage could lead to temporarily higher prices and even some ...


Hot weather forcing natural gas prices higher


This includes adopting a prepaid natural gas purchasing plan. ... of dollars in savings per year that would result in lower gas prices to consumers. ... Some locations in the US, natural gas prices have gone above $3 per mcf, he said.


~Policy and Political~


Wolf Administration criticizes pipeline approval process

Philadelphia Business Journal

Wolf Administration criticizes pipeline approval process ... Critics have accused FERC of being a rubber stamp for the energy industry and of failing to ...


International News

EU earmarks 278 million euros for four new LNG import terminals


LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission has earmarked 278 million euros ($325 million) for four liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals ...