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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of December 7, 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
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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Homeowners threatened with $15M bill or lien for unpaid pipeline work

WFMZ Allentown

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. - A handful of homeowners in Berks County and the Twin Valley School District are being threatened to pay $15 million for ...


Opinion: The lights could go out this winter if we close more coal and nuclear power plants


And plunging temperatures have highlighted a surprising fact: Not only are natural-gas prices soaring, but fuel stockpiles have dipped to unusually low ...


USGS identifies largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever


Oil and gas companies are currently producing oil here using both traditional vertical well technology and horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.


~~State Related Items~~

New Jersey

Senate Environment Release DRBC Full Fracking Ban Resolution


“We need a complete ban of fracking activities by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), including not allowing dumping fracking waste or ...





$500 million project to expand natural gas pipeline proposed

A major operator of energy infrastructure in Pennsylvania is planning a $500 million project to increase the amount of Marcellus Shale natural gas that ...




Why not diesel or natural gas?

Automotive News

The U.S. government has handed out huge subsidies on electric vehicles ... Meanwhile, several folks out there are lobbying for liquid gas subsidies, ...


Westmoreland Transit to roll out two new natural gas-powered buses on Tuesday


“Our smaller vehicles we are currently using for our local routes have ... The authority also ordered 11 new, smaller natural-gas fueled vehicles that will ...



Is That OPEC Cutting the Oil Supply? No, It's Canada


s Keystone XL and an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the British Columbia Coast. The government of Prime Minister Justin ...


US natural gas proved reserves increase to record levels

Farm and Dairy

That's according to U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, ... These were from extensions in the Marcellus shale play, the largest natural ...


Federal Report Touts Appalachian Gas Storage Hub

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Marcellus and Utica shale formations, located under West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, are ethane-rich, and the agency estimates the largest ...