Member Login

Please use the Sign up link below to create a user account for this area of the website.Your membership number is required. PLEASE NOTE: This login is not connected to our membership database for security reasons. You must create a unique username and password to access these pages.

      Remember Me     Forgot Login?   Sign up  

facebook  twitter  youtube  gram  linkedin                                                   

  ACTNOW pfbLogo

Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of May 24, 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.



Seminars Education and Events

To view the Penn State Extension seminar and Webinar schedule, use the link below. (Extension also has a selection of past Webinars.) If you are not registered with Extension for Webinars, follow the easy steps when you open the link to gain access:


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.


Penn State Shale Law Blog



Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Pipeline Permit Denial Puts NY In Uncharted Legal Waters


But FERC approvals of pipelines are done under the umbrella of the NGA and National Environmental Policy Act. Experts said it's one thing to say that ...



Pennsylvania oil and gas operators may be subject to new claims

The Pittsburgh 100

This decision has far-reaching implications for companies in the oil and gas industry, particularly those involved in oil and gas lease transactions.


~~State Related Items~~


Texas pipeline protesters face jail time under new proposal


That bill aims to ready South Dakota for the contentious Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, which is held up in court but recently scored a new ...





Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador envision gas pipeline to bolster economic development

S&P Global Platts

The development program also includes the construction of an LNG terminal and a 300-MW power plant in Puerto Cortes in Honduras' Caribbean ...



FERC approves fourth train at $14B Freeport LNG terminal

Construction Dive

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved construction of a fourth liquefaction train at Freeport LNG's $14 billion LNG export ...


FERC Approves Expansion to Freeport LNG Export Terminal

RTO Insider (blog)

WASHINGTON — FERC voted 3-1 on Thursday to approve the construction of a fourth liquefaction unit at the Freeport LNG export terminal in Brazoria ...



Economic Development

Best job market for new graduates in decades, but challenges remain

Houston Chronicle

But still, the oil and gas industry hasn't made a full recovery, even as jobs in extraction creep back each month. Houston's economy lost around 75,000 ...



UPS to buy huge amount of renewable natural gas to power its truck fleet


It also highlights how waste gas, also called renewable natural gas, ... a total fleet size of 119,000 vehicles, and about 9,100 were low emissions vehicles. ... while the customer (UPS) pays the same price as it would for natural gas.



Oil Markets In Limbo After OPEC+ Meeting

Yahoo Finance

The rig count fell from 70 rigs in 1Q2016 to just 24 in 1Q2019. Market Movers. - BP (NYSE: BP) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) will donate $1 ...


~Policy and Political~


PA, NJ, Delaware Governors Pledge To Cooperate On Delaware River Basin Environment

Although Congress passed the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act ... executive director of the DRBC, said after the Delaware River Governor's ... “If it helps the watershed, it's really going to help the basin commission, and it's ...



US offshore oil and gas plan on pause, potentially for years

S&P Global Platts

Washington — In January 2018, the Interior Department unveiled a draft proposed leasing plan to open nearly all federal waters to oil and gas drilling, ...


US Energy Department official visits Appalachian region

Daily Energy Insider

“The Appalachian region has proven gas reserves and utilizing the abundant Marcellus and Utica shale gas, working together we can revitalize, ...


International News

Novatek announces 3rd LNG project in Arctic

The Independent Barents Observer

As if in a great rush to develop its Arctic resources, Russian natural gas company Novatek this week made clear that it is starting the development of a ...


Pipeline delays to keep India's Ennore LNG terminal underutilized until 2023

S&P Global Platts

The Ennore LNG terminal operated by state-owned Indian Oil Corp. will remain underutilized until 2023 because of delays in the construction of the ...


'It's a win for all of Canada': Oil analysts laud BC court decision

CTV News

Masson says three projects, Enbridge's Line 3, Keystone XL and Trans Mountain, all need to be built to help the oil industry thrive. The Trudeau ...