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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of October 19, 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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

AMP Americas opens country's largest dairy renewable natural gas project

Hoard's Dairyman (press release) (blog)

In addition, the company's network of high performance, ultra fast-fill CNG fueling stations is now up to twenty and continues to grow. The company ...


Pa. Exceeded Legal Authority With Fracking Rules, Panel Told


... allowed in its oil and gas law, an attorney for the Marcellus Shale Coalition argued before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday ...


~ Regulatory ~


EPA cheers decline in US greenhouse-gas emissions under Trump administration

Washington Times

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 2.7 percent last year, the first year of ...


~~State Related Items~~



UGI breaks ground for Tunkhannock gas service

Citizens Voice

Don Brominski, director of business development for UGI, said he ... he knew people didn't want to hear: It wasn't economically feasible to offer gas ...


Cracker plant talk in Cranberry

Oil City Derrick

One local group, the Cranberry Economic Development Committee, has discussed the cracker plant, a facility that taps the ethane cut in natural gas ...


Armstrong County Projects Receive PENNVEST Funding

The Kittanning Paper

... the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state as well as proceeds from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, Act 13 of 2012.


New Jersey

Smith, Bateman Bill to Prohibit Fracking Wastewater Treatment or Disposal in NJ Clears Committee


The Delaware River Basin Commission is currently considering rules that would allow wastewater from fracking operations to be discharged in the ...





US OKs Virginia tree cutting for Dominion Atlantic Coast natgas pipe

Business Insider

U.S. OKs Virginia tree cutting for Dominion Atlantic Coast natgas pipe ... Atlantic Coast is one of several pipelines currently under construction to connect growing output from the Marcellus and Utica shale basins in Pennsylvania, ...


Rural counties fear high costs if Keystone XL protests occur


(SD NEWS WATCH) - Construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline is scheduled to begin next spring in northwestern South Dakota. Officials in the nine ...


Economic Development

Online hiring activity up 9 per cent in September: Report

Economic Times

Moreover, construction, FMCG and oil and gas industry witnessed an increase of 12 per cent, 10 per cent and 9 per cent in the recruitment activity, ...



US CO2 Emissions Plummet Under Trump While The Rest Of The World Emits More

The Daily Caller

... 4th L), and activists opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project tie themselves to the White House fence during an environmental protest ...