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Marcellus Shale Update

 Week of August 23, 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

The latest victims of the far-left's environmental zealotry: Long Islanders

The Hill

The state's denial of the Williams Pipeline in May did just that. ... parallel to an existing pipe, connecting New York with the gas fields of Pennsylvania, ...


Shale coalition hosts gathering

Butler Eagle

Impact fees began with a 2012 law known as Act 13. The law allows for local and state government entities to collect fees in exchange for the ...


Wyoming's US Congress delegates want to stop oil and gas permitting delays

Oil City News

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's delegates in the United States Congress want to ensure that delays to the oil and gas lease permitting process do not ...


~~State Line-up~~


Chester County commissioners begin evaluation of pipeline safety

Pennsylvania Business Report

Chester County commissioners begin evaluation of pipeline safety ... The pipeline system transports natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica ...


North Carolina

In North Carolina, novel legal maneuver deployed against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Energy News Network

The panel's approval underpins a complex web of other permits from ... The FERC case is yet to be heard, and so far, pipeline foes' most successful ...





Appeals court backs Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Kallanish Energy

The court backed the Transco pipeline project by Williams and ruled against the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, that had challenged the water permit ...


Driller's Inaction Voided Gas Lease Rights, Pa. Panel Rules


Law360 (August 23, 2019, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled in a published decision on Friday that an oil and gas driller was not ...



Tellurian seeks early review at FERC for 625-mile Permian gas pipeline

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Driftwood Pipeline received FERC approval in April, as did the Driftwood LNG terminal. PERMIAN BUILDOUT. The new pre-filing request comes ...


There is no credible way to transport oil and natural gas without pipelines

The Hill

A good example is the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring Canadian oil from Alberta to the American Midwest and beyond. Although a U.S. ...



Poland getting ready to welcome major shipments of America's 'freedom gas'


“Since beginning of operations, the Świnoujście LNG terminal [on the Baltic Sea] has received 67 tankers, including eight from the US,” Woźniak told ...



Methane Leaks In Shale Sector Down Thanks To Voluntary Program


... regulations to unleash the economic power of the U.S. oil and gas industry. ... a feat that continues to contribute to the America's economic growth.



Biofuels producer wants to buy Philadelphia refinery

Energy News Network

OIL & GAS: A biofuels producer proposes to buy part of a Philadelphia refinery closed by a June explosion that is slated for permanent shutdown.


Rick Perry: Natural gas expansion competes against Russia, powers US economy

Fox News

"Through innovation and technology, there were some people... who didn't give up," he added, noting leaders in the natural gas industry. Perry told ...


~Policy and Political~


Gov. Wolf touted near-majority backing for his infrastructure plan in June. Environmental advocates ...

Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Restore PA calls for 20 years of severance tax revenue to repay the bonds, which “in no way [makes] the gas industry operators pay a fair share,” Muth ...


International News

Ireland's first public Compressed Natural Gas re-fuelling station opened!

Fleet Transport (blog)

The eagerly anticipated first publicly-accessible, fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility has been opened at Circle K's Dublin Port service ...