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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of August 24, 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 (http://www.pfb.com/ ) 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

http://www.pennstateshalelaw.com/

 

 

Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Activists Have A New Strategy To Block Gas Pipelines: State's Rights

NPR

Blocking construction of infrastructure, such as pipelines, is one way of doing ... "You can count on, I think, two fingers the number of gas pipeline projects ... in the Marcellus Shale — all because you couldn't build the pipe to connect ...

 

Shipping emissions rule may increase diesel demand

With the International Maritime Organization set to carry out new shipping emissions standards in 2020, analysts expect a dramatic increase in diesel fuel demand and an oversupply of high-sulfur fuel oil. The new rules, which prohibit shipping vessels from using fuel with a sulfur content higher than 0.5%, should increase demand for compliant products.

 

~~State Related Items~~

Pennsylvania

Bradford County Woman Accused of Stealing Gas Royalty Cash

wnbf.com

Investigators say a woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing gas royalty payments from a Bradford County man. Authorities say 50-year-old ...

 

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Pipelines

Half of workforce released: Huge job losses follow stop-work order on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

A 42-inch diameter pipe, it would carry natural gas from the Marcellus Shale area in West Virginia to Chatham, Va, crossing Summers and Monroe ...

 

Energy Transfer Announces FERC Approval To Bring Rover Pipeline's Burgettstown and ...

NewsOK.com

Rover is a 713-mile natural gas pipeline that transports domestically produced natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica production areas to markets ...

 

Recent Arrests Under New Anti-Protest Law Have Effect...

The Intercept

Over the weekend, four opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline and an ... Like the Dakota Access pipeline, the Bayou Bridge project has faced intense ... still considering similar legislation, like Pennsylvania, from moving forward.

 

LNG/CNG

New Marine Regulations Will Boost Liquefied Natural Gas and Refining

TheStreet.com

This is good news for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and refining industries as LNG and diesel are the cleanest option to meet this regulation.

 

Bangladesh starts operations at country's first LNG terminal

The News International

SINGAPORE/DHAKA: Bangladesh has started operations at the country´s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, the country´s energy minister said ...

 

Japan's Mitsubishi to acquire 25% interest in Bangladesh LNG terminal

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Japan's Mitsubishi has agreed to acquire a 25% interest in Bangladesh's Summit LNG import project, which includes a floating, storage and ...

 

S Korea's Kogas to spend $9 bil by 2025 to expand LNG projects

S&P Global Platts

Kogas is pushing to build its fifth LNG storage terminal with a capacity of 2 million kiloliters by 2031, raising its LNG storage capacity to 13.47 million ...

 

Transportation

Electric trucks facing long road to unseat diesel engines

Indianapolis Business Journal

The shift comes amid a growing debate over U.S. vehicle emission ... burn diesel and the Columbus-based company has some that use natural gas.

 

 

Technology

Startup using bacterial analysis to improve oil production

A startup called Biota is analyzing bacteria living in shale oil deposits in an effort to develop mapping techniques that rely on their genetic distinctiveness. The analysis can help determine which supply a well is tapping, leading to more productive and efficient supply targeting.

 

'The Best Untold Secret': US Cuts Greenhouse Gases Even as Trump Admin Plans Energy Boom

CBN News

"Today, because of innovation, because of technology, we're the number one oil and gas producing country in the world. American LNG is now going ...

 

International News

Canada's ultra-cheap natural gas drives hopes of petrochemical boom

Nasdaq

The adoption by drillers of fracking technology to unlock oil and gas from shale rock expanded U.S. production dramatically starting a decade ago.

 

US Sanctions Wreak Havoc On Russia's Oil Industry

OilPrice.com

The U.S. sanctions on Russia have affected investment in Russian oil and gas exploration projects, U.S. officials say, while Congress is considering ...