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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of November 16, 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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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Royalty disputes continue as West Virginia's natural gas industry booms

Charleston Gazette-Mail

The verdict set off a firestorm of protest from the gas industry. ... That case, in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, involves roughly 8,000 leases and 10,000 ...


~ Regulatory ~


Lawmakers call for leader of water quality agency to step down after report of misspent funds

“[In the] 2016-17 fiscal year, Pennsylvania gave $473,000 to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission,” he said. “[SRBC and the Delaware River ...


Audits signal need to improve Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions

Gettysburg Times

A concurrent audit of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) showed that while the DRBC tracked employee expenses related to commission ...




~~State Related Items~~


Natural Gas Plant Proposed near Wyalusing

Natural Gas Plant Proposed near Wyalusing ... This proposed plant would be another big investment in getting that energy from the Marcellus Shale to ...





Amid low oil prices, energy firms blame pipeline delays for lack of capital

The Globe and Mail

Jonathan Wright, president and CEO of NuVista Energy Ltd., said recent delays affecting the Trans Mountain expansion and the Keystone XL projects ...


FERC approves part of TransCanada's WB XPress gas pipeline for service

Seeking Alpha

WB XPress is one of several pipelines designed to connect growing production from the Marcellus and Utica shale basins in Pennsylvania, West ...



Cheniere's Corpus Christi LNG Terminal Begins Operation

The Maritime Executive

By MarEx 2018-11-15 18:06:00. Cheniere Energy has begun operations at its new $15 billion LNG export facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. The plant's ...


Economic Development

Online hiring activity up 9 per cent in July: Report

Hiring activity in July 2018 was driven by industries like insurance ... cent), real estate (28 per cent), BPO/ITES (6 per cent), and Oil & Gas (11 per cent).



A BIRD'S EYE VIEW: High tech drone testing begins in East Texas

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW: High tech drone testing begins in East Texas ... are needed, whether natural gas escaping, how many ambulances are required.


New laser tech has space exploration, oil exploitation applications

Global Times

A Chinese company specializing in laser technologies and weapons is ... "Compared with traditional drilling technology, the laser technology could detect whether there is oil underground and promote the production of oil and gas," ...




US Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production Increased in 2017, With Fewer Wells


This recent decline in the number of wells reflects advances in technology and drilling techniques. EIA's updated U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Wells by ...


Canada's Crude Crisis Is Accelerating

The massive Keystone XL pipeline project from TransCanada Corp. was going to be a major move in the right direction for the Canadian oil industry, ...


Natural Gas Plant Proposed near Wyalusing

Natural Gas Plant Proposed near Wyalusing ... This proposed plant would be another big investment in getting that energy from the Marcellus Shale to ...


Gushers and Dusters for the week ending Nov. 9

Victoria Advocate

Lease Name: Migura B – Caskey B SA 2 ... Lease Name: Double T Ranch .... Recent oil and gas completions for the Advocate readership area.



Nat Gas Prices Spike On Cold Weather

Natural gas prices are sharply up as cold weather is set to sweep much of the country, putting a strain on already low storage levels. We are heading ...



~Policy and Political~


Kudlow says White House looking at infrastructure plan, including energy pipelines, LNG terminals


President Donald Trump's administration is looking at a multifaceted infrastructure plan, according to top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow ...


Secretary Perry Announces the Launch of the US-Poland Strategic Energy Dialogue (press release)

I was looking forward to the opportunity of touring the LNG terminal operated by Polskie LNG in Swinoujscie, but unfortunately the weather intervened ...


International News

95% autorickshaws now run on CNG, more refilling stations on the cards

Times of India

The city has over 50,000 autorickshaws that had been asked to go for CNG instead of petrol and diesel around a decade ago. Maharashtra Natural ...