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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of October 5, 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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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

Senate Environmental Committee Hearing: Witnesses Outline What They See As Attempts By Foreign Entities To Stand In The Way Of PA’s Gas Development Pennsylvania Environmental Digest


~ Regulatory ~


Power vested in DRBC

Scranton Times-Tribune

Power vested in DRBC ... landowners want to join a lawsuit challenging the Delaware River Basin Commission's authority to preclude gas-drilling and ...


~~State Related Items~~


National gas could begin flowing in Schuylkill County

Republican & Herald

The 186-mile Greenfield portion of the pipeline runs through the county and connects the Marcellus gas supplies with markets as far south as Alabama ...


ACROSS THE VALLEY: Pipeline project planned to go full service Saturday

Sunbury Daily Item

Part of the pipeline cuts through 10 miles of the eastern portion of ... the bi-directional flow of the Transco system, directly connecting Marcellus gas ...



Colorado's Initiative 97 Unwisely Blocks Oil And Natural Gas Development


The negative economic effects of Initiative 97 cannot be overstated. With some 6-8% of Colorado's jobs supported by oil and gas development, the ...





Independence couple alleges Range failed to follow cap on gas-royalty deductions


An Independence Township couple who entered an oil and gas lease with ... 27 in Washington County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Robin and ...



Troubled $4.6 billion shale pipeline hits new snag


HOUSTON (Bloomberg) -- A $4.6 billion natural gas pipeline that's already ... gas from the Marcellus basin in Appalachia -- America's biggest reservoir of the fuel ... Mountain Valley would transport Appalachian shale gas 303 mi from ...



Germany needs LNG terminals

Handelsblatt Global Edition

But unlike its neighbors France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain, Germany has no liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals, meaning these imports ...



Hermes places bumper 30-strong order of CNG-powered Iveco Stralis NPs

Motor Transport (blog)

Hermes has ordered 30 compressed natural gas-powered (CNG) Iveco Stralis NPs after a successful six-month trial. The parcels firm said each truck ...



Petroleum Index continues to climb

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Prices, yes, but drilling permits and the rig count are lower,” Ingham said. One component of the index that has surpassed its previous peak is oil and ...


Oil Rigs and Higher Natural Gas Prices

Market Realist

The natural gas rig count was at 189 last week—three more than the previous week. However, the natural gas rig count has fallen ~88.2% from its ...


International News

Russian gas exports to boom despite US pressure and rivalry


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is setting records in gas pipeline exports ... leading liquefied gas exporter in the next decade thanks to technology it is ...