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Marcellus horizontal well activity


The cutting back and laying off trend has made its way to the Marcellus Shale formation– all because of low energy prices. Across the state of Pennsylvania, counties have seen drops in rigs, permits, jobs and budgets. Lou D’ Amico, president and executive director of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, states that the main cause there is so ...

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O&G royalty bills okayed by Pennsylvania state senate

A state senate committee has okayed a set of bills that will provide more protection for those who receive royalty money from oil and gas drilling. On Wednesday, the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved the SB 147 and SB 148.  SB 147 will require drillers to share more information on royalty check stubs.  It will also allow landowners ...

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Marcellus Shale Coalition opposes O&G having to report pollution releases


The Marcellus Shale Coalition is still opposed to including the oil and gas extraction industry on the list of industries that disclose the release of pollutants. Last Wednesday, PennFuture and eight other environmental advocacy groups and organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in efforts to placing reporting requirements on the oil and gas industry. The group is specifically wanting ...

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Infrastructure is moving in

Even though the price of gas has slowed the growth of the natural gas industry, production in Pennsylvania is moving right along and continues to break records, said the President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition David Spigelmyer. Wells are producing more with the help of hydraulic fracturing, a method that uses high-pressure liquid to break through the underground rock formations ...

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Wolf thinks New York fracking ban is the wrong move

Governor-elect Tom Wolf recently commented on New York’s decision to ban fracking and said that it was the wrong move, according to State Impact Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, New York State health officials reported that there currently isn’t enough evidence to determine the potential health and environmental hazards associated with oil and gas development. New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker wrote ...

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New York moves to ban fracking

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York plans to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique and delighting opponents who previously managed to win only local bans. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich rock formation that has also led to a drilling boom in nearby states, has banned ...

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Feds focus crackdown on wage violations in shale gas industry

A two-year federal crackdown on overtime and wage law violations by companies working in the booming Appalachian shale gas industry resulted in back-payments totaling nearly $4.5 million to 5,300 workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The majority of violations uncovered by the Department of Labor involve miscalculation of overtime and the classification of employees, officials said Tuesday. The department began ...

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Wolf’s $1B drilling tax prediction might be high

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion, potentially complicating his bid to secure new funding for Pennsylvania schools and alleviate a severe budget shortfall. The Democrat is pushing a 5 percent ...

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Summit’s message: Pipeline key in shale-energy revolution

Unless Philadelphia builds a robust connection to Pennsylvania’s gas fields, the region is at risk of being bypassed by the Marcellus Shale energy revolution, a gathering of business and public officials heard Friday. “Creating an energy hub for greater Philadelphia is really a very important opportunity to be seized,” energy historian Daniel Yergin told the one-day conference, “Greater Philadelphia: The ...

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Health care, gas drilling industries await Gov.-elect Wolf’s footprint

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is expected to push for change affecting two high-profile industries in Pennsylvania — natural gas production and health care — when he takes office in two months. The York County Democrat successfully campaigned on a number of policy differences with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, including a pledge to extract more tax revenue from natural gas drillers and ...

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