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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of November 9, 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

As Renewables Drive Up Energy Prices, Voters In US, Asia & Europe Are Opting For Nuclear Power


As Renewables Drive Up Energy Prices, Voters In U.S., Asia & Europe Are ... like California and Germany, even at a time of lower natural gas prices.


Federal Judge Blocks Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline ...

U.S. News & World Report

28 minutes ago · A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Judge Brian Morris, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, found that the Trump

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60 percent of pipeline trainees in Armstrong County program got jobs after 1 month course


The month-long, free course on pipeline job training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania's campus in South Buffalo and two other locations have ...


Lancaster County commissioner: 'It's very likely we're going to have a no-tax-increase budget'


Under the act, also known as Act 13, an impact fee is charged to each gas well, based on the price of natural gas and the consumer price index.




Energy Transfer completes last segments of Rover natgas pipe in W Virginia


Energy Transfer completes last segments of Rover natgas pipe in W Virginia ... Nov 2 (Reuters) - U.S. pipeline company Energy Transfer LP said on Friday ... day (bcfd) of gas from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to Michigan.


4th Circuit orders temporary halt to Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Charleston Gazette-Mail

During that time, Atlantic Coast Pipeline changed its Greenbrier River crossing plan and instead ... The two natural gas pipelines are among the many being built to tap into the Marcellus Shale region of Northern West Virginia.


Nimble US Pipeline Giant Kinder Morgan To Focus on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Pipeline Technology Journal

The second concerns the Utica Marcellus Pipeline, one conceived in 2015 to transport natural gas liquids from shale plays in Pennsylvania to the Gulf ...


US allows Williams more time to get okay for NY-Penn. natgas pipeline


Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators gave Williams Cos Inc two more years until December 2020 to get the approvals needed to build its ...



Poland signs deal for long-term deliveries of US gas


The LNG will be delivered by ship to the Lech Kaczynski LNG terminal in ... Venture Global Calcasieu Pass and Venture Global Plaquemines LNG.


Welcome to Pipelines on Wheels as LNG Giant Turns to Trucks


ENN is betting this method of transporting LNG will endure. The distributor's new terminal in Zhoushan, a tiny island at the mouth of the Yangtze River, ...


Mexico To Ramp Up LNG Imports From The US

The West Coast LNG project that could benefit from the legislative change is in fact an expansion project of a Sempra Energy regasification and ...


Sempra Energy lines up sales deals for new Mexican LNG terminal

Financial Times

The plan for Mexico's first terminal for exporting liquefied natural gas has taken a big step forward by signing agreements to use all of the plant's ...


WoodMac: explorers hit the jackpot in sub-Saharan Africa

Oilfield Technology

WoodMac: explorers hit the jackpot in sub-Saharan Africa ... gas fields will underpin multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects.



Pennsylvania Transit Agency Mulls Another Round of CNG Buses

NGT News

The Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta) in Pennsylvania is looking to add a number of new compressed natural gas (CNG) ...



Alaskans reject measure to strengthen permitting process near salmon habitats

S&P Global Platts

The total rig count in the state is currently at five and hasn't topped 10 since 2016. Gas production in the state has always been very limited and tends ...



UGI Energy Services acquires Rockdale midstream assets

Pennsylvania Business Report

... the acquisition of a midstream natural gas system located in Tioga, Lycoming and Bradford counties, Pennsylvania from Rockdale Marcellus LLC.



DOE: US transportation sector used 43.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas for vehicle fuel in 2017

Green Car Congress (blog)

Although the transportation sector is mainly fueled by petroleum, the amount of natural gas used for vehicle fuel has grown to 43.4 billion cubic feet ...


Welcome To Winter Gas Trading: Natural Gas Prices Spike On The Back Of Bullish Weather

Seeking Alpha

Welcome To Winter Gas Trading: Natural Gas Prices Spike On The Back Of Bullish Weather ... revisions were overwhelmingly bullish, resulting in storage to be revised 80 Bcf lower. ... You have to feel for the natural gas bears today.


International News

Taiwan hit by protests over LNG terminal plans

Interfax Global Energy

Protests took place in Taiwan over the weekend over air pollution and the location of the country's proposed new LNG terminal, according to Focus ...


Iran's first LNG terminal project stalls due to US sanctions

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Iran's first LNG export terminal project with a planned capacity of 10.8 million mt/year has stalled due to the impact from the US sanctions, a company ...


With Petrol And Diesel Prices Out Of Control, People Bought 50% More CNG Cars In This Year

India Times

Going at this pace, CNG cars will see a record sales by the end of financial year 2019. This hike in sales can also be accredited to the rising prices of ...