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Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of May 10, 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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~ Regulatory ~


FERC gives approval for Transco Pipeline's northeast extension

Daily Energy Insider

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized the expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to serve New York markets ...



DEP approves Adelphia compressor station in West Rockhill

The Intelligencer

... compressor station on April 19 as part of a proposed Adelphia Gateway LLC pipeline through the area, a legal notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin ...


'We can't ask any questions:' Environmental official gets OK from Senate committee over pipeline ...

Pennsylvania Capital-Star

A state Senate committee voted Wednesday to endorse Gov. Tom Wolf's pick to head the Department of Environmental Protection, despite concerns ...



~~State Related Items~~


'Natural gas is here to stay'

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

... Commerce members Thursday that the natural gas industry has come a long way in the roughly 10 years since drilling of the Marcellus Shale began ...


New York

New York's Natural Gas Pipeline Ban: Unconstitutional, Bad For The Environment, Economy ...


Compounding New York's natural gas shortage is a state ban on fracking, which essentially places the Empire State's portion of the vast Marcellus ...





Mariner East pipeline protester who harassed workers, lured bears to job site can't beat jail term ...

A central Pennsylvania woman who set fires, harassed workers and lured bears to the site as workers for the Mariner East Pipeline cleared trees on ...


Pa. Woman's Sentence For Disrupting Sunoco Pipeline Upheld


Law360 (May 8, 2019, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday upheld a Huntingdon County woman's criminal contempt ...



New Mexico, Wyoming Lead Record Year For BLM Lease Sales, Production

Fairfield Sun Times

The Bureau of Land Management had a record year for revenues from onshore oil and gas lease sales, as well as production in 2018, according to ...



Canadian officials hope to develop LNG export industry along Pacific, Atlantic coasts

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“Some of the lands that these pipelines pass through belong to the ... be to import gas from the nearby Marcellus Shale fields across the border in the ...


Oregon DEQ denies Jordan Cove LNG water quality permit

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied water quality certifications for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and its Pacific ...



This Technology Could Reduce Flaring Pollution In The Permian Basin

Texas Standard

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about flaring in the Permian Basin – and how all that natural gas going to waste could hypothetically produce ...



Oil and gas companies shift workplace culture, focus on tech to woo younger generations

Houston Chronicle

Oil and gas companies shift workplace culture, focus on tech to woo ... drilling to liquefied natural gas exports, and urging the oil and gas industry to ...


Global Coiled Tubing in Oil & Gas Market Estimated to Reach US$ 4800.0 Mn by 2022, Due to ...

Market Research Report

In an ongoing 30-arrange cracking task of a Marcellus Shale petroleum gas well in Pennsylvania, the administrator in control found wound tubing as a ...


~Policy and Political~


NY lawmakers propose bill to bar development of fossil fuel infrastructure in state

New York Daily News

... project that has yet to be permitted, including the 23-mile-long Williams pipeline, set to carry fracked natural gas from shale fields in Pennsylvania, ...


International News

BC drivers filling up jerry cans in the US, despite safety risks

Vancouver Sun

Individuals transporting up to 150 kg of gas (about six jerry cans) are ... But one expert said he would never transport flammable gas in his car.


Chesapeake Energy net loss widens on weaker output, lower crude prices


Average realized prices for natural gas fell 12 percent to $3.07 per thousand cubic feet, natural gas liquids fell 21 percent to $20.03 per barrel, while ...


Alberta natural gas demand set to surge on wave of coal-fired plant closures

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The combination of extremely low natural gas prices and high surface lease and property tax payments (totaling 72 cents Canadian/Gj) has ...