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Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of June 21, 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.


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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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

NextEra-Backed Venture Trucks LNG to Northeast as Pipes Fill Up


A venture backed by NextEra Energy Inc. is trucking natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to New England, where pipeline bottlenecks have helped ...


Our Self-Imposed Blockade Hinders Energy Progress


However, efforts to meet energy needs by building new natural gas pipelines that would bring gas from the Marcellus Shale play in Pennsylvania and ...


~ Regulatory ~


New Jersey Falls Short in Funding the Delaware River Basin Commission


In the just-released New Jersey 2020 fiscal year budget, funding fell $200,000 short for the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a four-state ...


~~State Related Items~~


Expert: Competition forcing gas prices lower in Lewisburg

Sunbury Daily Item

"Union County has some of the cheapest gas in the state at $2.66 per ... of Towanda, Bradford County, was on her way home when she noticed the ...


New York

New York emissions-reduction bill would push natural gas out of power sector by 2040

S&P Global Platts

Specific impacts on natural gas-fired generators





Maryland wants pipeline lawsuit dismissed

Herald-Mail Media

At issue is Columbia's plan to use a horizontal drilling technique to burrow a pipeline from an existing facility in Pennsylvania to connect with a new ...



Which Would You Prefer: Pipelines or Trucks?

Bacon's Rebellion

EDGE's first delivery is to a New England gas utility 300 miles away from the Marcellus shale production site in Pennsylvania. Pipeline capacity to New ...


Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline


The pipeline would allow Canada to diversify oil markets and vastly ... of the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration Legislation Task Force.



The biggest ever mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry

Offshore Technology

Enbridge Income Fund's acquisition of Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) and Enbridge Pipelines – $30.4bn. 8. ConocoPhillips' acquisition of Burlington ...


~Policy and Political~


Marcellus Shale Coalition sends their own letter to the governor

Pittsburgh Business Times

After a letter signed by 800 residents was sent to Gov. Tom Wolf, asking for the state to investigate a possible link between shale gas drilling and ...


Gov. Wolf looks at carbon emissions fees to pay for fixing Pennsylvania roads, bridges

Wolf administration officials - who still hold publicly to their preference for a severance tax on natural gas pulled from the Marcellus Shale reservoir ...



White House tells agencies they no longer have to weigh a project's long-term climate impacts

Washington Post

Federal judges have halted oil and gas leasing on multiple occasions on the ... climate change before doing something or risk being refuted by courts. ... the Trump administration has lost a dozen court cases over agencies' failure to ...


International News

Polish Company Signs Agreement for Venture Global LNG Supplies

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Reuters reports that Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has signed an agreement Venture Global LNG to buy 1.5 million metric tons of LNG/year from…