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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of January 25, 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


Venezuela, Iran and American National Failure

JD Supra (press release)

Fortunately, we have our shale gas and oil to cushion the economic blow sure to come from such international uncertainty, but we still can't move the ...


Towanda: AG Shapiro updates leaseholders on state of lawsuit against Chesapeake

Morning Times

... engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices by deducting post-production costs from the natural gas royalty checks of lease-holders.


~~State Related Items~~


Natural gas impact fee revenue expected to be up this year, agency says


A state agency projects that natural gas impact fee collections for 2018 will ... The impact fee is the annual fee that the state applies to each new ... money is distributed directly to counties to offset the costs of increased drilling activity.


Lebanon Transit CNG fueling station open for business (press release) (blog)

The opening of a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Lebanon, Penn., is the latest in a series of CNG fueling stations the ...


Invenergy's new Pennsylvania gas-fired plant online

Kallanish Energy

All of the natural gas for the plant is coming from Cabot Oil & Gas, one of the biggest players in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale in northeast portion of ...





Bradford County: State attorney general to meet with royalty owners today -- Public event slated for ...

Morning Times

... being deducted out of the natural gas royalty checks of local landowners. ... Bustin was glad that Shapiro was visiting Bradford County to personally ...


Pa. Appeals Court Weighs Meaning Of 'On' In Gas Leases - Law360

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Matthew Burger, shareholder and chair of the firm's Energy section, comments on the debated definition of the word "on" as it pertains to his client's ...



Enbridge TETCO Ohio pipe blast cuts US Marcellus, Utica natgas output


(Reuters) - U.S. natural gas output in the Marcellus and Utica shale in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia dropped by 7 percent on Wednesday, ...


Another sinkhole appears, exposing Mariner East pipeline

Kallanish Energy

The line flows 70,000 barrels per day of ethane and propane from Marcellus and Utica Shale plays in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and ...


Keystone XL Pipeline Cleared To Start Work In Canada


PIERRE, S.D. - The National Energy Board in Canada on Monday approved TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline project to begin winter clearing ...



LNG Canada export terminal moves ahead with new contracts

LNG World Shipping

Contracts worth Can$937M (US$730) have now been awarded following the first three months of construction of the Can$40Bn LNG Canada export ...




US eyes energy independence as production seen overtaking Russia, Saudi Arabia

Houston Chronicle

The index considers factor such as rig count, employment, prices, production levels and other factors. Despite lower prices, Karr Ingham, an economist ...


Skill shortages affecting 38 per cent of energy industry

Energy Magazine

Skill shortages affecting 38 per cent of energy industry ... more than 17,000 energy professionals and hiring managers in 162 countries across five industry sub-sectors: oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.


~Policy and Political~


Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines


Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines ... to pipeline projects has helped prevent abundant shale gas in Pennsylvania and Ohio ...


How Trump Could Burn West Virginia, Causing It To Lose An $84 Billion Gas Deal With China


In return, China would get access to the plethora of shale gas that rest below ... The Marcellus Shale basin holds 141 trillion cubic feet of recoverable ...


International News

Canada's Oil Sector Squeezed Out By Infrastructure Woes

The Fuse (blog)

A federal judge in the United States blocked the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, stating it could not progress without a ...