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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of August 31, 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.


Marcellus Shale Update is posted and archived on the PA Farm Bureau Website ( ) in the Members Only section.



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Shale Law Weekly Review
Published every Monday, the Penn State Shale Law Blog presents the Shale Law Weekly Review which provides an update of recent, local, state, national, and international legal developments relevant to shale gas.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

75 years ago, Longview's 'Big Inch' helped win the war

Longview News-Journal

The pipeline was crucial to the U.S. and Allies' plans to win the war. ... began digging a ditch 4 feet deep and 3 feet wide from Texas to Pennsylvania.


Court strikes playgrounds, school yards from places that get extra scrutiny before drilling

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a Robinson-based trade group that represents the state's major shale gas operators, sued to block some provisions of ...


~ Regulatory ~


FERC approves Rover Pipeline Burgettstown, Majorsville Laterals to enter service

Daily Energy Insider

Rover, a 713-mile natural gas pipeline, will transport natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica production areas to markets across the United States ...



DEP’s Oil and Gas Annual Report Details Increased Permit Efficiencies with Increased Inspections, Environmental Protections

~~State Related Items~~


Ancient Indian village under investigation at West Beth drilling site


MARIANNA – The existence of an ancient Indian burial site has spurred archaeological digs at a Marcellus shale natural gas drilling operation near ...


Act 13 brings $240500 to Clarion County and municipalities

Clarion News

After three straight years of declining revenues, Clarion County and its municipalities received an increase in Act 13 shale gas impact fee payments ...



In Virginia, governor and appointees at odds over gas pipelines

Washington Post

[The Baptists and the yogis join to fight a pipeline] ... governor should appoint an emergency task force “to ensure that predominately poor, indigenous, ...



Ohio reports 42.3% increase in Utica natural gas production

Kallanish Energy

Production of natural gas in Ohio's Utica Shale grew by 42.3% in the ... Ascent Resources well in Belmont County's Richland Township, with nearly 3.2 ...





Pa. High Court Denies 2 Sunoco Pipeline Zoning Appeals


The high court issued the decision denying the appeal of two separate ... landowners and the environmental group Delaware Riverkeeper Network, ...



One down, two up

Petroleum News

The seemingly unending struggle to open new markets for Canadian oil has seen TransCanada's Keystone XL rocked by what some believe is ...


FERC allows construction to resume on halted MVP

Kallanish Energy

The pipeline will carry natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales from Wetzel ... Mountain Valley Pipeline is a joint venture of six companies.



LNG is set to become a key part of the global energy mix

Offshore Technology

GlobalData's latest report, LNG Production, suggests that liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to become a key component of the global energy mix, ...



No Signs Of Slowing The Marcellus-Utica


Despite takeaway capacity challenges in the Northeast, especially in Pennsylvania, where a lack of available pipeline is pushing up inventories and ...