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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of March 15, 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.


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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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

With Rice Energy, he had a connection. With EQT he has none. Larry Cain misses Rice

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mr. Cain's father, Glenn Cain, bought what is now known as the Cain Farm just ... Land brokers convened farmers in school auditoriums and promised a .... good with Rice going above and beyond — like it did with Marcellus Mania, ...


Pennsylvania accounts for 25 percent of US natural-gas power generation

Pennsylvania Business Report

In 2018, Pennsylvania accounted for 25 percent of growth in natural-gas ... saves $1,100–$2,200 annually, according to Marcellus Shale Coalition.


~ Regulatory ~



DEP Reaches Settlement on Abandoned Wells

~~State Related Items~~



Mansfield University Public Safety Institute receives $10K grant

Act 13 of 2012 requires a gas well impact fee on unconventional natural gas ... has received from Pennsylvania Act 13 impact fee on shale gas drilling.


Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production

Tarentum Valley News Dispatch

Pennsylvania, with its active Marcellus and Utica shale plays, began to take the second spot when it outpaced Louisiana around 2013, according to ...



Stark County judge tosses Rover Pipeline lawsuit

Akron Beacon Journal

Stark County judge tosses Rover Pipeline lawsuit ... Pipeline over alleged water pollution during construction of the natural gas pipeline. ... up to 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Utica and Marcellus shale regions ...





Energy disputes in the United States


Absent contrary language in an oil and gas lease, some states recognise .... The party appeals to the appellate court to issue an order to correct the ...



Pennsylvania accounts for 25 percent of US natural-gas power generation

Pennsylvania Business Report

In 2018, Pennsylvania accounted for 25 percent of growth in natural-gas ... saves $1,100–$2,200 annually, according to Marcellus Shale Coalition.


Economic Development

US Oil And Natural Gas Led For New Energy Jobs in 2018

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

As compared to 2017, U.S. crude oil and gas production boomed 16.3% and ... Our shale revolution is revitalizing the U.S. economy and making us more ... to get its new headquarters, Marcellus shale development in Pennsylvania, ...



Cabot ends oil and gas drilling in north central Ohio

Farm and Dairy

... Oil & Gas Corp., which operates Marcellus shale wells in Pennsylvania, spent the ... Company spokesperson George Stark told Farm and Dairy that, based on ... Carl Ayers, a dairy farmer from Loudonville and president of the local ...



Oil Nears Four-Month High on Declining US Inventories

Wall Street Journal

“The bearish shale production factor is beginning to shift as a result of recent unexpected declines in the rig counts as well as yesterday's EIA Short ...


The Easy Money In European Natural Gas Is Gone

This has led to lower natural gas demand and lower withdrawal from ... Natural gas prices in the UK surged to the highest for a summer season, with ...


Oil's Big Reset: Energy Majors Learn to Thrive After Price Crash


To the surprise of many in the industry, lower costs haven't translated into slower development. In fact ... The other significant change is natural gas.



~Policy and Political~


Pennsylvania legislation House Bill 247 – Cross Unit Drilling



Jones Act leaves New England out of LNG boom

While natural gas production for LNG export from the U.S. Gulf Coast is ... New pipelines are being built or planned to move Permian gas production to the ... more pipelines to bring gas from the Marcellus shale basin in Pennsylvania ...


International News

Canada lobbying American administration as pipeline delays mount

Canada's natural resources minister wants his American counterpart to step up and help on stalled pipelines, calling the long-delayed Keystone XL ...


Canadian oil sands' new growth stymied by pipeline delays


A third pipeline project, TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. has yet to receive a final go-ahead from the company amid similar ...