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Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of March 22, 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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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Shale study: Marcellus to supply 45 percent of natural gas to US

The Marcellus and Utica shale formations are among the largest sources of ... Natural gas from the tri-state region of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West ... of natural gas and natural gas liquids has impacted our project pipeline,” said ...


Marcellus-Utica turn US energy picture upside down

Kallanish Energy

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio have transformed the U.S. ...


~~State Related Items~~



Appeals court keeps alive Pa. attorney general's case over landowner gas royalty payments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pennsylvania attorney general's case alleging that two natural gas ... On Friday, the Commonwealth Court majority found that oil and gas lease ...


Making America More Energy Independent

Pennsylvania Business Central

Since the Marcellus shale boom began in 2008, oil and gas operators have been anxiously awaiting major transmission pipelines to take their ...


New York

Gas shortages give New York an early taste of the Green New Deal

Longboat Key News

To get an idea of how much gas the state might have been able to produce from the Marcellus, New Yorkers can look across the state line to ...



Ohio Valley Region will supply nearly half of US natgas by 2040

Kallanish Energy

Natural gas production from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will supply 45% of U.S. natural gas by 2040, ...


ODNR Issues Six New Permits for Utica Shale Wells

Nor were there new permits issued in neighboring Lawrence or Mercer counties in western Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Department ...





In Another Win for Pennsylvania AG, Royalties Lawsuit Advances

Natural Gas Intelligence

Since they had leased subsurface mineral rights, the producers argued that they ... In a 6-1 ruling the Commonwealth Court agreed, finding that the AG's case is ... “As stated in the dissent's opinion, the majority's decision is 'judicial ...


Court: Pa. AG Can Bring Consumer Claims Against Drillers Over Gas Leases

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed suit in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas against Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Anadarko ...



PennEast expects to start work on Penn.-NJ natgas pipe in late 2019

BOE Report (press release)

PennEast Pipeline Co said on Wednesday it anticipates starting ... (190-km) pipeline, which will deliver gas from the Marcellus shale formation in ...



Waste Management expands CNG fleet in SWFL

The SWFL 100

Waste Management has launched its first waste- and recycling-collection trucks in Charlotte County powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).



Big Time Hiring in Wyoming: $29-$37/hr


Wyoming oil fields are going through another big time boom, and they have sent out the call ... According to the oil industry website Oilfield Job Shop:.


Coal's decline could mean more power shortages

Washington Examiner

Coal and nuclear plants contribute the fuel and technology diversity that is one ... On average, developing new generating capacity with natural gas or ...


~Policy and Political~


Sen. Muth to introduce pipeline safety legislation

Pennsylvania Business Report

“While pipelines may be considered the safest way to transport volatile liquids and natural gases, Pennsylvania has garnered a lengthy history of ...


Gov. Wolf highlights Philly school conditions in severance tax push


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited a school in South Philadelphia Thursday to stump for his severance tax proposal. The location was strategic, ...



Bernie Sanders Pledges To Ban 'Fracking' If Elected President In 2020

The Daily Caller

In late 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its five-year study of fracking and groundwater contamination. EPA said that while ...


International News

Why Canadian Oil Giants Won't Expand Production Capacity

The Trans Mountain Expansion and Keystone