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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of January 18, 2019

 

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 (http://www.pfb.com/ ) in the Members Only section.

 

 

Seminars Education and Events

To view the Penn State Extension seminar and Webinar schedule, use the link below. (Extension also has a selection of past Webinars.) If you are not registered with Extension for Webinars, follow the easy steps when you open the link to gain access: http://extension.psu.edu/naturalgas

 

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

http://www.pennstateshalelaw.com/

 

 

Top Picks - Articles of the Week

With Coal Flaming Out, The Nation Is Turning To Natural Gas -- And West Virginia. Lessons ...

Forbes

Aerial view of a gas well Marcellus Shale formation Northern West Virginia ... But the good news is that the state sits atop the Marcellus Shale basin, ...

 

Understanding physics could lead to big gains in shale oil recovery

Penn State News

Understanding physics could lead to big gains in shale oil recovery ... could be implemented in the western Pennsylvania Marcellus or Utica shale, ...

 

~ Regulatory ~

FERC

FERC Continues to Forge Its Own Path in Considering Climate Impacts in Pipeline Applications

JD Supra (press release)

Among other responsibilities, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "the Commission") approves and issues construction certificates ...

 

PUC

Pa. PUC Won't Revive Bid To Shut Down Sunoco Gas Pipelines

Law360

Each of the Mariner East pipelines has faced challenges as Sunoco has looked to increase shipments of natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale ...

 

Mariner East pipelines can keep flowing as PUC rejects shutdown request

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday upheld a judge's decision not to block operations of the controversial Mariner East pipelines ...

 

~~State Related Items~~

Pennsylvania

More, deeper wells planned for existing Marcellus site in Washington Township

Tribune-Review

The Utica shale gas reserves reside deeper than Marcellus and, in Pennsylvania, sometimes they overlap, such as at the Mamont site in Washington ...

 

Gas Royalty Issues Topic At Upcoming Town Hall

Wyalusing Rocket Courier

Gas Royalty Issues Topic At Upcoming Town Hall ... 24 at the Towanda High School auditorium, the Bradford County Commissioners announced.

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Courts

Pa. Appeals Court Weighs Meaning Of 'On' In Gas Leases

Law360

Malloy said she was seeking a reversal of a Butler County Court of Common Pleas decision and a summary judgment in Mitch's favor over the contract ...

 

Pipeline wars arrive at Supreme Court. What's next?

E&E News

Each case targets oversight of natural gas pipeline projects that have ... LLC's Atlantic Sunrise project, a 200-mile Pennsylvania pipeline expansion, ...

 

Pipelines

PA needs pipeline infrastructure developed to boost manufacturing investments, PMA says

Pennsylvania Business Report

The construction and expanded manufacturing activity brought by a polypropylene manufacturing facility to the greater southeastern Pennsylvania ...

 

Economic Development

PA needs pipeline infrastructure developed to boost manufacturing investments, PMA says

Pennsylvania Business Report

The construction and expanded manufacturing activity brought by a polypropylene manufacturing facility to the greater southeastern Pennsylvania ...

 

Environment

Pa. power already hits Paris targets

Butler Eagle

In Pennsylvania, the responsible development of the Marcellus and Utica shale resources is opening environmental doors that were unimaginable a ...

 

 

Markets

Natural-gas futures post a nearly 16% climb; oil prices end lower

MarketWatch

Natural-gas futures climbed by almost 16% on Monday, the biggest one-day percentage gain since mid-November, according to Dow Jones Market ...

 

International News

Bahrain's first LNG terminal readies for imports as FSU arrives in Gulf

Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bahrain's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating unit arrived in the Gulf this week as the country gets ready for its maiden ...

 

Russia's Looks To Build 'LNG Island' To Supply Booming Asian Market

OilPrice.com

Novatek will optimize its LNG supplies to the Asia-Pacific region by using Saibu Gas's Hibiki LNG terminal in Japan. “The Asia-Pacific region is a ...

 

China said to eye near four-fold LNG import capacity jump by 2035

Gulf Times

An LNG tanker is seen at the liquefied natural gas terminal owned by Chinese energy company ENN Group, in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province (file).