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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of February 8, 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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Pa. should lease land to drill natural gas to improve parks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tom Wolf administration through its moratorium on leasing additional land for natural gas development that could quickly erase the backlog and ...


~~State Related Items~~


CNX says Utica well now under control, after more shallow wells saw pressure spikes.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

... that the operation to bring its problematic Utica Shale well in Westmoreland ... Washington Township Supervisor Rich Gardner said CNX told him on ... 


CNX Provides Information on Successful Remediation of Shaw 1G Utica Well

PRNewswire (press release)

... CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE: CNX) today released the following statement regarding its Shaw 1G Utica shale well in Washington Township, ...


Tunk Twp. alerts to water project

The Wyoming County Examiner

Installation of a new system to pipe water out of the Susquehanna River northward to Lemon Twp. could ... (It is to support the Marcellus gas industry.).


New York

Appellate court: DEC did not justify denial of Northern Access Pipeline permit

Olean Times Herald

The Northern Access Project is likely to cost in excess of $455 million, according to previously reported estimates. It would bring Marcellus shale gas ...





Cabot Oil & Gas Backs Off on Demand That Dimock Homeowner be Jailed

The Associated Press reports Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. is no ... producers of natural gas in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Gas Play.



Williams' Transco Pipeline Delivers Record Volumes

Business Wire (press release)

Williams' Transco Pipeline Delivers Record Volumes ... states, including major metropolitan areas in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline delayed to 2021, costs also rising

Kallanish Energy

The pipeline is designed to move 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales through West Virginia and ...



FERC gives environmental green light to Port Arthur LNG export terminal

LNG World Shipping

The proposed Port Arthur LNG projects would encompass two liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of 6.73 mta of LNG for export. San Diego-based ...


Economic Development

AS I SEE IT: Economic growth is the answer

Indiana Gazette

AS I SEE IT: Economic growth is the answer ... We have the equivalent of at least 10 Amazons with the natural gas industry's actual investment totals ...



Cummins Introduces New Technology in a New Natural Gas Series of Generators

Utilities Middle East

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will debut the HSK78G natural gas generator series during the 2019 Middle East Electricity (MEE) at the Dubai World ...


GEV unveils plan to construct four new CNG ships

Seatrade Maritime News

Integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions provider Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has unveiled a plan to build four CNG ships, following the ...



Record-breaking year of US oil and natural gas lease sales

World Pipelines

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced this week that 2018 was a record year for oil and natural gas lease sales – generating more than ...



Natural Gas Price Prediction – Prices Rise, but Its a Dead Cat Bounce

FX Empire

Natural gas prices moved higher but there was little follow through with the bounce and prices made a lower low and a lower high which defines a ...



~Policy and Political~


Pa. should lease land to drill natural gas to improve parks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Jan. 29 Post-Gazette article, “Report says Pa. Parks, Forests Need $1B in Work,” highlighted an estimated maintenance backlog of more than $1 ...


Wolf's budget prioritizes schools, farms, voting machines

The governor says the most significant element of the $34.1 billion budget plan ... to help Pennsylvanians compete in a changing economy by bolstering skills ... plan to impose a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production ... its lack of a tax increase and its focus on workforce development.


Wolf's proposed energy tax hike draws ire from natural gas industry leaders

Pennsylvania Business Report

“While tax proponents call another tax on the natural gas industry ... Daniel Spigelmeyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, similarly stated ...



Trump official touts oil and gas lease sales in New Mexico

Minneapolis Star Tribune

HOBBS, N.M. — A top Trump administration official touted record sales for oil and gas leases under the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on ...


Interior Dept. kicks off new round of meetings on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska Public Radio Network

The final version will include the details of where and how leasing will ... that an oil and gas lease sale be held in ANWR, so not holding a lease sale is ...


International News

Germany May Never Get a Natural Gas Boom Even With Coal Exit


The natural gas industry is eager to see a jump in demand now that ... Instead, renewable technology costs are expected to fall further, boosting the ...


Moscow warms to idea of Croatia's LNG gateway as project stumbles on


Croatia's plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the island of Krk has taken another turn, after Russia's ambassador in Zagreb, Anvar ...