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Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of July 19, 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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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.


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Top Picks - Articles of the Week

Without Fracking For Natural Gas, The US Loses And Putin Wins


The boom in U.S. fracking, along with its twin technology of horizontal drilling, is why U.S. natural gas production has soared 60% since 2008 to ...

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law - KXAN

Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains 


~ Regulatory ~


Ferc approves Kinder Morgan's Gulf LNG project

Kallanish Energy

The application with Ferc was filed by three Kinder Morgan companies: Gulf LNG Liquefaction Co., Gulf LNG Energy and Gulf LNG Pipeline.


~~State Related Items~~


Cumberland County commissioners urge PUC to mandate pipeline safety meetings

The Sentinel

Cumberland County commissioners urge PUC to mandate pipeline safety ... Last month, the PUC gave notice of rule-making under its Pennsylvania ...



Ohio legislature bans rights of nature enforcement

Norwalk Reflector

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate and House have agreed on a new state budget that includes language to ban Rights of Nature enforcement. Gov.


Ohio Appeals Dismissal of the State’s Complaint Against Rover Pipeline LLC Due to Ohio EPA’s Failure to Timely Respond to Request for CWA Section 401 Certification

Squire Patton Boggs

On March 12, 2019, Judge Kristin G. Farmer for the Stark County Court of Common Pleas dismissed the State of Ohio's Third Amended Complaint against…



Virginia legislators seek halt to Atlantic Coast line

Kallanish Energy

Dominion Energy argues 56 other pipelines have crossed the trail, that ... The 605-mile pipeline would move Utica and Marcellus Shale natural gas ...





Pennsylvania poised to supply more needed natural gas pipeline capacity

Pennsylvania Business Report

New England states need increased natural gas pipeline capacity, something Pennsylvania could help them with if certain other states would ...


Energy Transfer weighs sale of Rover pipeline stake

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Energy Transfer weighs sale of Rover pipeline stake .... gas drillers got relief from bottlenecks that had plagued the Marcellus and Utica shale fields in ...




Man killed when car explodes

WPXI Pittsburgh

RWNES responded to a natural gas car explosion in Fayette county this evening. Patient was transported to Uniontown hospital In critical condition ...



Natural gas leads clean electricity production

The Hill

Combined-cycle natural gas plants not only are America's leading source of electricity, but have become the nation's engine of economic growth, ...



One city just banned new natural gas hookups to save the planet. Could Philly follow suit?

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Andrew Cuomo's administration has blocked the expansion of new gas ... is produced in abundance from the state's Marcellus Shale gas region.



The “Shale Survivors”

Pennsylvania Business Central

While construction of the Constitution Pipeline, which is designed to ... Chesapeake Appalachia LCC, which has 835 wells, is the Marcellus drilling ...


Pennsylvania reports gas output record from Marcellus

Upstream Online

Pennsylvania reports gas output record from Marcellus ... gas from unconventional wells in 2018 as output from the Marcellus shale play surged.



~Policy and Political~


Carbon capture act passes Senate committee

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Natural gas production in the Permian Basin continues to rise in ... supply of natural gas, while also developing carbon capture technology to keep the ...


International News

Russian government approves construction of Novatek's LNG terminal in Murmansk


MOSCOW, July 18. /TASS/. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved plans to build Novatek's marine LNG transshipment complex in the ...