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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of October 12 , 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

Gushers and Dusters for week ending Oct. 12

Victoria Advocate

Lease Name: Howe Unit .... Operator: EnCana Oil and Gas (USA). Lease Name: .... Recent oil and gas completions for the Advocate readership area.


South Korea's energy ministry urges cut in import tariffs on LNG, LPG

S&P Global Platts

"The ministry's push for lowering import tariff on LNG is also aimed at boosting consumption of the cleaner fuel as part of the government's policy of ...


Williams sells out Leidy South pipeline capacity

Oil & Gas Journal

Williams Cos. Inc.'s Transco interstate pipeline has executed binding 15-year commitments with Seneca Resources Co. LLC and Cabot Oil & Gas ...



~~State Related Items~~



Ohio Supreme Court rules to keep anti-fracking initiative off the ballot

The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio Supreme has denied an effort by the environmental group, Columbus Community Bill of Rights, to get a measure to ban oil and natural gas ...





Justices Won't Review Objection To Samson Resources Ch. 11


Law360 (October 9, 2018, 2:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ... Resources Corp. to sell its interest in the oil and gas lease governing a well in ... court's order authorizing the sale of Samson's interest in the lease ...




Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline begins moving gas Saturday

Power Engineering Magazine

The Atlantic Sunrise runs through the prolific Marcellus Shale natural gas play, which produces close to 20 billion cubic feet per day, almost one-fifth of ...


Another pipeline fight brewing in South Dakota


... Indian tribes have written letters to South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission, expressing their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.


North American Pipeline Project Roundup: October 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines (press release)

Project Roundup: The following oil and gas pipe line projects have been ... 16-in. pipeline right-of-way in Beaver and Butler counties, Pennsylvania.


Enbridge puts part of Ohio TEAL natgas pipe project into service


TEAL is one of several gas pipelines designed to connect growing output in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and ...




New York seeks to force Indiana, other 'upwind' states to upgrade pollution technology

Indianapolis Business Journal

Citizens Energy Group, for example, switched the primary power source for its Perry K Steam Plant downtown from coal to natural gas in 2014, ...



New Facility Aims to Convert 150 Tons of CO2 to Natural Gas Per Year

Popular Mechanics

This new approach provides Climeworks a way to develop its technology and remove some carbon dioxide from the air while still turning a profit at the ...



Oil tops $80, boosting industry jobs – and hopes for the broader Alaska economy

Anchorage Daily News

Oil prices have hit four-year highs, lifting activity at some Alaska companies linked to the petroleum industry and boosting hopes for a broader ...


Utica Summit hears update on Shell cracker

Massillon Independent

... diameter pipeline to carry ethane from MarkWest Energy's plant in Cadiz and Utica East Ohio's plant in Scio to the Pennsylvania Chemicals Project.



Natural-gas prices set to heat up just as temperatures start to fall


That could presage elevated, volatile prices as temperatures begin to fall. ... On Friday, November natural gas settled lower by 1.9% to $3.161 per ...


How The US Could Transform Global Liquefied Natural Gas


Natural gas is the go-to source of energy to reduce greenhouse gas ... That's about as much gas as our Marcellus shale play - the largest gas field in ...


International News

Kerala should go for hydrogen-CNG, says expert

Times of India

KOCHI: While Kochi is witnessing an increased interest in vehicles that run on CNG, places like New Delhi – which have already been operating bus ...


China on pace to become top natural gas importer in 2018

Nikkei Asian Review

"Although Japan is still the largest LNG importer, China is expected to ... LNG Sakura arrived at Tokyo Gas's Negishi LNG terminal in Yokohama.


No quick fix for Canadian natural gas, but there are signs of hope


... however, no quick fix coming to wipe out Canadian gas price differentials, not from the Chinese market and not from the LNG Canada terminal.