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 31, 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 (http://www.pfb.com/ ) 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: http://extension.psu.edu/naturalgas

 

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

http://www.pennstateshalelaw.com/

 

 

Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Confidential shale gas settlement found in Washington County prothonotary office

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It revealed that the family was paid $750,000 but was prohibited from living within two miles of a Marcellus Shale gas facility, and barred from objecting ...

 

World's Largest Renewable Energy Storage Project Announced in Utah

Associated Press

As a next step in decarbonization, MHPS has developed gas turbine technology that enables a mixture of renewable hydrogen and natural gas to ...

 

~~State Related Items~~

Pennsylvania

Audit: Pa. Game Commission didn't track royalties from oil, gas

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pennsylvania Game Commission failed to make sure that energy companies paid what they owed in royalties from oil and gas production on state ...

 

 

 

West Virginia

Setting the record straight: Oil and gas companies are fixing roads

WV News

As the industry continues to advance with new and more efficient drilling technology, production is expected to increase. According to the Energy ...

 

~~------------~~

 

Courts

Judicial obstruction is hindering offshore exploration and job creation

Washington Examiner

The decision is terrible news for American workers, who will lose out on ... to greenlight leases and permits as soon as higher courts overturn the judge's flawed ... up to 104 billion barrels of oil and 378 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

 

Leasing

State Land Office generating record revenue

Albuquerque Journal

About 93% of revenue is coming from lease sales and royalties on oil and gas operations, reflecting the unprecedented boom underway on New ...

 

Pipelines

Export pipelines new front in eminent domain fights

Houston Chronicle

In the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals, the city of Oberlin, Ohio is challenging FERC's 2017 approval of a 275-mile pipeline moving Appalachian natural ...

 

Industry

Marcellus Shale Coalition says that impact fee has significant benefits

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Since 2012, Bradford County has received $117 million in gas impact fees. About $72 million has gone to Lycoming County; $9 million in Sullivan ...

 

Working-rig count falls for 7th straight week

Kallanish Energy

The number of drilling rigs working onshore in the Lower 48 U.S. states last week fell for the seventh consecutive week, Baker Hughes, a GE ...

 

~Policy and Political~

State

Natural gas industry along with local and regional leaders oppose severance tax

PAHomePage.com

The argument in the legislature right now is whether to keep the impact fee, where the money goes to local communities – or impose a severance tax ...

 

Marcellus Shale Coalition says that impact fee has significant benefits

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Since 2012, Bradford County has received $117 million in gas impact fees. About $72 million has gone to Lycoming County; $9 million in Sullivan ...

 

National

US vows first oil lease sale in Alaska Arctic refuge this year

KFGO News

“That lease sale will happen in 2019,” Joe Balash, the assistant interior ... The refuge had been off-limits to oil and gas drilling until the end of 2017, ...

 

Why Are Unions Joining Conservative Groups to Protect Pipelines?

Pacific Standard

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka supported the Keystone XL pipeline and spoke out against the Standing Rock protests. "Trying to make climate ...