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Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of May 3, 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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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Federal Courts Continue to Define State Permitting Authority Affecting Interstate Pipeline Projects


The US Supreme Court has denied a petition for certiorari filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which challenged a decision by the US Court of ...


Insolvent oil and gas producer leaves behind $329M bill to clean up 4700 wells

Financial Post

The company blames its demise on low natural gas prices and high lease and property tax bills, along with capacity constraints on TransCanada Corp ...


Pennsylvania lawmaker's 'Nazi' remark over pipeline fight draws criticism

Allentown Morning Call

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker protesting a natural gas liquids pipeline project in her neighborhood apologized Thursday for saying “Nazis were just ...


~ Regulatory ~



CNX reveals cause of well failure near Beaver Run Reservoir

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has not yet ... The Utica Shale, a layer of gas-rich rock more than 2 miles below the ground ...


~~State Related Items~~


Pennsylvania Lawmaker Opposed To Pipeline Took Money From Company Suing It

The Daily Caller

A Pennsylvania state senator opposing a pipeline project in his district has accepted nearly $80,000 in campaign donations from a developer suing ...


County awards fees from shale gas


The work is scheduled for completion in September. Mercer County is pulling the $22,440 from its share of the natural gas drilling impact fee revenue, ...


New York

NESE: Governor Cuomo Will Decide – And NYC Will Face The Consequences

JD Supra (press release)

The additional pipe would allow the existing pipeline to convey increased gas volume originating in the Marcellus region to New York City.


Gas pipeline needed for affordable housing, trade group says

Crain's New York Business

Gas pipeline needed for affordable housing, trade group says ... would link the Rockaway Peninsula with Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale deposits via ...



Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison Under Bill in Texas House

The Texas Observer

Spokesperson Cindy Spoon, left, talks with protesters at the future site of the Keystone XL/Trans-Canada Pipeline on Texas Highway 204 in 2012.





Dominion to resume work on US Atlantic Coast natgas pipe in third quarter


... construction of the $7.0 billion-$7.5 billion Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to ... Atlantic Coast is designed to carry 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale in Pennsylvania, Ohio ...



Williams grants tour of compressor station like one planned in Schuylkill County

Republican & Herald

Brown has been with Williams for eight years, formerly working at a midstream facility in Bradford County and at Williams' gas turbine compressor ...



Mitsubishi Fuso, Agility Reveal CNG Concept Truck

NGT News

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has unveiled its FUSO FE compressed natural gas (CNG) concept truck, which was developed with alternative ...



Study shows drop in methane emission intensity

Odessa American

“Oil and natural gas producers across the Permian Basin continue to make clearly demonstrable progress toward ... emission intensity comes down to the further development of infrastructure and technology in the Permian Basin.



United States has been a net exporter of natural gas for more than 12 consecutive months


The United States exports natural gas by pipeline to both Canada and ... These two projects bring natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica plays in the ...


Exxon announces $2B expansion of Baytown plant in Texas

Odessa American

CEO Darren Woods says the expansion will help Exxon take advantage of its oil and natural gas production in the Permian Basin of Texas and New ...


~Policy and Political~


Gov. Wolf makes surprise visit to Bradford elementary school

Olean Times Herald

Wolf makes surprise visit to Bradford elementary school ... morning visit to Towanda Area Junior-Senior High School in rural Bradford County in ... districts and communities through a controversial severance tax on natural gas and oil ...


International News

In Crocodile Dundee Country, Australia hunts for giant gas prize


Data suggest the Beetaloo formation has similar characteristics to Marcellus in the eastern U.S., which Schubert calls “the Ferrari of shale.” The new ...


Next 'Ferrari of shale' may be hiding in Australia's outback

Gulf Times

With an estimated 500tn cubic feet of gas, Beetaloo has been compared to famed US shale ... Data suggest the Beetaloo formation has similar characteristics to Marcellus in the eastern US, which Schubert calls “the Ferrari of shale.