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Marcellus Shale Update

Week of February 15, 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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Faulty casing may have triggered problems at CNX Utica well

Kallanish Energy

In a federal filing, CNX Resources said it appears a faulty casing likely resulted in natural gas escaping from a Utica Shale well in Pennsylvania's ...


~ Regulatory ~


PA DEP News Release : Department of Environmental Protection Issues Hold on All Energy Transfer Clean Water Permit Approvals and Modifications Due to Non-Compliance

DEP looks to increase electric vehicle use in the state

WJAC Johnstown

The DEP says if three in 10 vehicles were electric, the state could gain nearly $2.8 billion in benefits from lower greenhouse gas emissions, help ...


~~State Related Items~~


Dimock Activists May Have Been Shills for Hire, Not Victims

Dimock activists who have been parading around the country telling tales of horror about fracking were being apparently being paid all along to shill. Read more.

Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation Increases Dividend for Tenth Consecutive Year

GlobeNewswire (press release)

Leatherstocking Gas Company provides natural gas utility service in Susquehanna and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania. Pike County Light and ...


Faulty casing may have triggered problems at CNX Utica well

Kallanish Energy

In a federal filing, CNX Resources said it appears a faulty casing likely resulted in natural gas escaping from a Utica Shale well in Pennsylvania's ...



Colorado oilfield fight over forced drilling — even when property owners object — spills into federal ...

The Denver Post

At issue is a 1951 Colorado forced-pooling law that favors extraction of fossil fuels — a law made long before horizontal drilling technology widened ...





TransCanada to finish West Virginia Mountaineer natgas pipe in Q1


The Mountaineer and Gulf projects are two of several pipes designed to connect growing output in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins in ...


Mountaineer XPress gas line ready for full flows

Argus Media

The expansion on Columbia Gas, which serves US customers from New York to the Gulf of Mexico, is designed to transport Marcellus shale gas from ...


Atlantic Sunrise ups volumes, revenues: Williams

Argus Media

Midstream company Williams' Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline ... gas from the northeast Pennsylvania portion of the Marcellus shale to meet ...



German LNG Terminal signs long term capacity agreement

LNG Industry

German LNG Terminal GmbH, the joint venture driving forward Germany's first LNG terminal in Brunsbuettel, has reached another long-term ...



Gasum: The World's First LNG-fueled Icebreaker Polaris Bunkered in Pori and Tornio, Finland

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The world's first LNG-fueled icebreaker, Polaris, received liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel in January from the Pori LNG import terminal and in ...



US university to develop oil and gas operations emission calculator

Hydrocarbons Technology

Gas Technology Institute R&D director Kristine Wiley said: “This research team has decades of experience in developing emission inventories and ...



Oil Rigs Impact Natural Gas Prices

Market Realist

The natural gas rig count was at 195 last week, which was three less than the previous week. The natural gas rig count has fallen ~87.9% from its ...



Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Sellers Driven by Bearish European Weather Model

FX Empire

Natural gas futures are trading sharply lower early Wednesday as investors price in another change in the weather forecast for later in the month.


~Policy and Political~


DCNR secretary defends transfers

Altoona Mirror

... operations and an increase in Oil and Gas Lease Fund money to support the ... Two environmental groups — the Growing Greener Coalition and PA ...



Russia Sanctions Proposal Seen Having Most Impact on Gas Pipes


If passed into law, it would prohibit investments in Russian liquefied natural gas facilities outside the country, and the supply of capital, technology or ...