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Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of July 26, 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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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

Baker, others appeal ruling in fracking case

Citizens Voice

The Delaware River Basin Commission is responsible for managing and regulating water use in the Delaware River watershed. Wayne Land's lawsuit ...


~ Regulatory ~


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection releases 2018 Oil and Gas Annual Report

Pennsylvania Business Report

... work,” Marcellus Shale Coalition President David Spigelmyer said. “Unconventional natural gas producers are more efficient in the use of resources, ...


~~State Items~~


Beaver County, municipalities see more money in banner year for impact fee

The Times

Pennsylvania's impact fee on natural gas drilling is sending more than a quarter of a billion dollars to municipalities and counties this year, including ...



New York

Environmentalists pitch plan to power New York capitol with renewables

Energy News Network

A pipeline operator in Pennsylvania has asked federal regulators to rehear its petition to allow bi-directional flow of gasoline to better respond to ...



Natural Gas Industry Decries Passage of Ohio Nuclear Power Subsidies

Natural Gas Intelligence

Despite strong opposition from the natural gas industry, environmental ... Abundant, low-cost gas supplies from the Appalachian Basin have made it ...





Watch: Why Can't America Fill a Pothole?

Conservative Daily News

What has happened to the Keystone XL pipeline, a project to bring oil from Canada to refineries in the U.S., is a typical example. According to ...


Pa. court splits on state drilling rules

E&E News

A Pennsylvania court yesterday upheld portions of state regulations that address Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, although the judges also sided ...


Third Circuit Looks to Pa. Law Requiring 'Just Compensation' in Private Takings Under US Natural ...

... ruling, issued Tuesday in a case captioned Tennessee Gas Pipeline v. Permanent Easement for 7.053 Acres, applied Pennsylvania law, which ...



Western Pa. pipeline battle over fuel delivery continues with regulators


... fuel from west-to-east, but can't get the necessary regulatory approval. ... The pipeline operators said FERC had ceded its authority over interstate ...



Australia's Prelude LNG project ships first LPG cargo

S&P Global

Singapore — The first LPG cargo was lifted from Australia's Prelude FLNG project this week, according to Japanese explorer Inpex, a stakeholder in ...



Could Renewable Natural Gas Be the Next Big Thing in Green Energy?

Yale Environment 360

“Producing RNG for pipeline injection and vehicle fueling is the evolution of where everything is going” in the biogas sector, says John Hanselman, ...


Head of miners union calls Green New Deal's main goal 'almost impossible'

The Hill

The president of the United Mine Workers of America characterized the ... drilling for natural gas and the new technology — the fracking and all that, ...



Oil & Gas Drilling Industry Outlook Showing Signs of Improvement

Notably, international rig count has been rising in the past few months, which should lead to improvement in the operators' revenues and profitability.


~Policy and Political~


Is Democratic Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer the New Al Gore?

The Libertarian Republic

This was back when he was opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that he would have personally funded if it were in Australia or Indonesia ...


Offshore Oil Is Crucial for US Security

Wall Street Journal

As much as 94% of the Outer Continental Shelf has been off-limits to oil and natural gas leasing since 1984, making it difficult even to evaluate the ...


International News

South Africa sees new LNG import terminal ready by 2024


CAPE TOWN, July 25 (Reuters) - State-owned freight logistics firm Transnet plans to launch a tender next year for South Africa's first terminal to import ...


Russia looks for Asia LNG buyers to blunt Western sanctions' bite

Nikkei Asian Review

Russian gas producer Novatek agreed on June 29 to sell a 10% stake in its Arctic LNG 2 terminal to Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. and ...