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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of January 11, 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.


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

Ship traffic congestion poses threat to growing US energy exports

Rising American energy exports threaten to overwhelm the Houston Ship Channel, resulting in more frequent and worse traffic jams


Lobbyist: 'Rogue environmental groups' standing in way of building pipelines

Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one of many pipelines being built in the region to tap into the booming Marcellus Shale formation. Many pipelines have ...


~~State Related Items~~


Bradford County: Growing the market -- A look at Wyalusing's proposed LNG facility

Morning Times

Ventello explained that the operator plans to take in natural gas, cool it to a temperature of 260 degrees below zero to liquefy the gas, and ship it out to ...





Petition For US Supreme Court Review Of Atlantic Sunrise Decision Will Set Precedent If Accepted ...

Water Online (press release)

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) filed a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of themselves and Lancaster ...



Franklin Park holding informational meeting Monday on proposal to drill under park


At least two experts on the processes used to extract natural gas from Marcellus Shale are scheduled to attend the Jan. 14 meeting to answer ...



Germany says it's "ready" to build infrastructure to import US LNG


The first export of domestic natural gas in the lower 48 states occurred in ... This occurred as the price of LNG exported to Japan, Australia's largest ...


Economic Development

Strong year for hiring: US employers add 312000 jobs in December, smashing expectations

Los Angeles Times

The U.S. economy expanded by 312,000 jobs in December, smashing ... Manufacturing combined with a surging oil and gas sector and steady growth ...



Elgin's garbage trucks soon all will be running on natural gas

Chicago Daily Herald

Ehrenhaft gave a training session about compressed natural gas technology to city staff members and members of the Elgin Fire Department.



Fracking Chemistry

Water & Wastes Digest (press release) (blog)

With oil and gas exploration on the rise in the U.S., horizontal drilling needs more fracking chemicals and fluids ... In the past decade, the technology advancement in the fracking industry also has helped the industry in a huge way.



US Liquefied Natural Gas Hits Record Highs Again


Bolstered by an easing of the trade war with China, the largest new gas ... For example, the mighty Marcellus shale gas play in Pennsylvania - now ...



~Policy and Political~



Governor Wolf sets goal for Pa. to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Governor Wolf sets goal for Pa. to cut greenhouse gas emissions ... of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a trade group for Pennsylvania's natural gas ...



House Democrats introduce bills banning oil, gas leasing in nearly all federal waters

S&P Global Platts

Washington — Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced Tuesday seven separate bills aimed at blocking oil and natural gas drilling in ...


International News

Which factors lead to higher gas prices in Europe?


"Natural gas prices are based on global fossil fuel — including oil — prices. ... Georgia and Turkey to Europe, is expected to enhance the competitiveness in the gas market of Europe, thereby lowering the gas prices in the region.


Mexican Military Takes Control of Pemex Facilities - Reports

Sputnik International

READ MORE: US Sets Oil, Gas Lease Auction for Gulf of Mexico in August. According to the fuel theft prevention plan presented earlier by Obrador, ...