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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of October 26, 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

$540 for a night at Super 8 motel and other lessons from a drive through Permian Basin

Dallas News

The first clear indication that I had entered an area experiencing an oil .... for people who work at places like the Bennigan's rather than in the oilfields.


Cyberterror and environmental safety: some Shale Insight Conference insights

The Dominion Post

Cyberterror and environmental safety: some Shale Insight Conference ... on by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas ...


National Grid estimates lower winter heating costs

Hudson Valley 360

Residents in the eastern part of the state will pay lower-than-average ... National Grid's natural gas heating cost estimates are based on 713 therms.


~~State Related Items~~


Philadelphia Airport Switches Shuttle Fleet to CNG

NGT News

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has switched its vehicles from diesel to Clean Energy's compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of a ...





US OKs some W.Virginia work on Dominion Atlantic Coast natgas pipe


Atlantic Coast is one of several pipelines under construction to connect growing output from the Marcellus and Utica shale basins in Pennsylvania, ...


Virginia authorizes construction on Atlantic Coast Pipeline; final US approval pending

Roanoke Times

DEQ said it had approved engineering designs to protect water quality ... Ruby said pipeline proponents are asking FERC for a Notice to Proceed with ...



County expects 300 new CNG buses to be rolling next year

Miami Today

Public transit commuters are hopping onto a smoother ride as the county swaps out old Metrobuses for 130 buses in a compressed natural gas fleet ...



Oil and gas industry touts emissions declines in New Mexico basins

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Oil and gas industry touts emissions declines in New Mexico basins .... the industry, and new programs and technologies will strengthen such efforts.



BP Uses Borrowed Tech to Drive Billions in Savings


“Because oil and gas is quite conservative, we spend a lot of time looking at the real innovative companies in the world, from big to small,” said BP's ...


Transition to Industry 4.0: How far have we come and what's next?

Oil & Gas Technology

The spreading of such technologies as IoT, remote sensing, data combination, and more in Oil and Gas is known as the 4th Industrial Revolution or ...


Non contact temperature measurement technology

Oil & Gas Technology

Non contact temperature measurement technology ... will exhibit its latest temperature measurement and gas analysis technology for the hydrocarbon ...


WVU research on display at Shale Insight

WV News

Loh said this technology has only been in development for about a year ... “After 2010, because of the development of the shale gas the production ...



Utica holds great potential, XTO geologist tells Shale Insight

Kallanish Energy

The Appalachian Basin's Utica Shale holds great potential, according to XTO ... The Utica is deeper in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and that makes ...


US Oil Prices Rise as Fuel Demand Rises

Wall Street Journal

Baker Hughes weekly oil-rig-count on Friday at 1 p.m. ET. • Earnings Thursday morning from ConocoPhillips and Valero Energy Corp. • Earnings ...



Oil Prices In Free Fall As Iran Fears Fade

The rupture of Enbridge's (NYSE: ENB) natural gas pipeline in British ... The $6.5 billion natural gas pipeline will help connect Marcellus shale gas to ...


US Natural Gas Production Quarterly Report: Producers Love Current Prices

Seeking Alpha

The share of shale gas production has been increasing almost ... As before, Marcellus basin remains the top dry gas extraction area in the U.S. Almost ...


International News

The dirtiest part of the cleanest fossil fuel is price

Finance and Commerce

Customers are too clever, she said, citing Germany's promotion of LNG import projects in a bid to win lower prices from Gazprom, the world's biggest ...