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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of November 23, 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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Shale Law Weekly Review
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.


Penn State Shale Law Blog



~~State Related Items~~



Natural Gas Now - For our nation, our economy and our ...

The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.


Athens Township: One-mill tax hike proposed for township residents in 2019 budget

Morning Times

... but supervisors were able to trim expenses and tap Act 13 funds to balance the ... proposal notes the anticipated receipt of $366,000 in impact fee revenue, ... In terms of expenses paid from the municipal general fund in the 2019 ...



Y'town voters again reject anti-fracking ballot issue

Youngstown Vindicator

Consider this comment from Susie Beiersdorfer, a member of the Committee for the Community Bill of Rights, which backed the issue: “We're not ...





Alaska reports record sales of oil and gas leases

Energy Digital - Energy News, Magazine and Website

This week the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced a record-breaking oil field lease for drilling rights to its North Slope fields.



FERC officially vacates authorization for pipeline plan

Danville Advocate

Kinder Morgan “has determined that it will not proceed with its previously proposed Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline (UMTP) natural gas liquids project, ...


Pipeline paralysis: The left's latest fossil fuel obstruction tactic

The Hill

Take, for example, the recent Keystone XL pipeline ruling by federal Judge Brian Morris of the District Court for the District of Montana. Morris blocked ...


Evil Pipelines Opposed by Paperwork Blizzards


The Atlantic Pipeline will bring plentiful natural gas from West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Virginia and North Carolina. The 600-mile pipeline, a $6 ...



Birmingham Airport Breaks Ground on CNG Refueling Station

NGT News

... Natural Gas (CNG) Station. The CNG station will be used for the Birmingham Airport Authority's vehicles that are being converted to run on CNG.


LNG-proof tug launched for Canadian terminal

LNG World Shipping

A Turkish shipyard has launched a green propulsion and explosion-proof tug for a major North American LNG export terminal. Uzmar Shipbuilding is ...


Economic Development

Shrinking Numbers of Jobless Could Mean Engineer Scarcity

OE Digital

In a country where about 170,000 work in oil and gas, including 24,000 ... Still, with the Norwegian oil and gas sector absorbing five times more ...



News From the Oil Patch, Nov. 19

hays Post

The inactive rig count for the week was up 13 at 162. There are 33 new drilling permits on file this week across the Sunflower State, 1,616 so far this ...



Natural Gas - The Volatile Energy Beast

Seeking Alpha

The price action in the natural gas futures market over the past week has been ... Natural gas had made lower highs at $3.994 in December 2016, and ...


~Policy and Political~


DHS Establishes Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force


DHS Establishes Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force ... The Task Force is a partnership between government and private sector partners ... such as the Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative, that have been ...


International News

Cracking the puzzle of Canada's pipeline problem

The infamous Keystone XL pipeline is delayed again because of two judicial reviews. The first occurred Nov. 1 in Nebraska. TransCanada hopes for a ...


Project to boost LNG as fuel receives funding from European Commission

LNG Industry

According to the statement, the initiative plans to increase the use of LNG as a fuel for maritime and rail transport. The total investment in the project ...


Finland's main gas grid to directly access first LNG supply in 2020

Reuters Africa

OSLO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The construction of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Finland's southern port of Hamina will be concluded by the ...