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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of November 30, 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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Marcellus Shale Update: Russia, Ukraine and Marcellus

JD Supra (press release)

Marcellus Shale Update: Russia, Ukraine and Marcellus ... the short term this direct pipeline access to Russian gas and oil may be better for Germany, ...


US Oil, Gas Reserves Hit All-Time Highs

Journal of Petroleum Technology

An Anadarko Petroleum-operated drilling rig in the Wolfcamp Shale of the West ... Marcellus gas reserves jumped almost 50% in 2017 to 123.8 Tcf, the ...


~~State Related Items~~


Gas Lease Finally Pays Off for Ford City

The Kittanning Paper

After eight years of negotiations with several natural gas companies, Ford City Borough received payment on its agreement with MDS Energy of East ...


South Carolina

SC nuclear fiasco opens the door for competing pipeline builders

Charleston Post Courier

Many energy companies have sought to cash in on interstate pipelines that will pump billions of cubic feet of gas from the Marcellus Shale region to ...





Plaintiffs alleging EQT shortchanged on gas royalties reach tentative settlement

Charleston Gazette-Mail

They allege that EQT, the state's second-largest gas producer, was illegally deducting various costs — such as for transporting and processing gas ...



Alberta Buying Rail Cars to Ship Crude Amid Pipeline Pinch


s Keystone XL and the Trans Mountain expansion, which was acquired by the Canadian government. In the meantime, producers are working on their ...


Denver firm soon to complete Clarion County pipeline project

Pittsburgh Business Times

Denver firm soon to complete Clarion County pipeline project ... from Laurel Mountain Energy's gas wells in Clarion County to Butler County and then ...



Analysis: French Nov LNG regasification doubles on year, with further cargos expected

S&P Global Platts

Since August, French LNG terminals have received 5 Bcm of gas from LNG arrivals, up significantly from 3.4 Bcm a year earlier, as a result of sluggish ...


New CNG ship design faces final hurdle

ShipInsight (blog)

A new type of compressed natural gas (CNG) containment system developed by Australia-based Global Energy Ventures (GEV) is expected to ...



Volkswagen's Seat Will Develop New Technology with Italian Natural Gas Supplier

Interesting Engineering

Volkswagen subsidiary company, Seat has signed a deal with Italian gas group Snam to increase the use of natural gas to power cars. The companies ...



Natural Gas Companies Plug Leaks, Easily Surpass 2025 Goal

Oil and Gas Investor

A coalition of natural gas companies, including E&Ps, midstream and ... Energy Technology Laboratory and by Innovative Environmental studies.




Energy Transfer defends Mariner East 2 NGL pipe plan in Pennsylvania


Mariner East transports liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale fields in western Pennsylvania to customers in the state and elsewhere, including ...


~Policy and Political~


Perry again calls for US energy infrastructure plan, cites national security

S&P Global Platts

... offloading of a tanker originating from Russia's Yamal plant during a cold snap last winter to replenish stocks at the Distrigas LNG terminal in Boston.


New Mexico benefitting from Permian drilling

Kallanish Energy

Last August, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leasing auction in New Mexico raised $967 million for 142 parcels. That sum tripled the ...


International News


From drillships to warships: increasing tensions in the East China Sea

Offshore Technology

China has initiated new oil and gas drilling projects in disputed waters in the East China Sea, deploying a mobile offshore drilling unit that straddles ...


India Is Losing The Natural Gas Race To China


India's switch to using more gas to reduce an over reliance on coal has ... In any event, partnerships to buy flexible and low cost U.S. LNG will be key ...


WA Government to ban fracking on 98% of land

Australian Mining

WA Government to ban fracking on 98% of land ... The Western Australian Government has banned hydraulic fracturing over 98 per cent ... The new controls follow a 12-month inquiry by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).