Who Owns the Oil and Gas?

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court emphasized the difference between a “reservation” and an “exception” in a deed.   The court explained that a reservation is a way for a person who conveys property to hold certain rights in things that do not yet exist (e.g. future gas royalties). Importantly, a reservation generally ends when the person […]

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Required Information For An Oil And Gas Royalty Statement

In 2013, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a law that requires Oil and Gas producers to provide a minimum amount of information related to Oil and Gas production and royalties (e.g., the amount of gas produced, the selling price, and other related information). That information includes: A name, number or combination of name and number that […]

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LNG Looks To Have A Bright Future As A Domestic Marine Fuel

The historic conundrum of developing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has a chicken versus egg element to it. Vessel operators interested in LNG are hesitant to make the commitment to build and/or convert ships to LNG without a guaranteed fuel supply. There is plenty of capital willing to build LNG liquefaction facilities, […]

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Antero to drill first Utica well in West Virginia in 2015

The Exponent Telegram by Jeremiah Shelor CLARKSBURG — Antero Resources will drill its first Utica natural gas well in West Virginia in the third quarter of 2015, the company announced this week in a presentation to investors. Al Schopp, Antero’s chief administrative officer and regional vice president, said the Utica well will be drilled in […]

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California farms are using drilling wastewater to grow crops

By Bloomberg California’s epic drought is pushing Big Oil to solve a problem it’s struggled with for decades: what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that gush out of wells every year. Golden State drillers have pumped much of that liquid back underground into disposal wells. Now, amid a four-year dry spell, […]

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Tom Wolf’s Severance Tax Political Disaster Part II

naturalgasnow.org by Charles A. Schliebs Rather than the Wolf Administration reaching out to the industry to create a solution to the severance tax issue that can appropriately provide funding to the state and its future budgets in a fair and reasonable manner (as suggested in our last issue), for some inexplicable reason, the Wolf Administration not […]

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Gas Production Will Continue Soaring

Times Leader Online By Casey Junkins In a Marcellus shale region already flush with fracking, pipelining and processing, federal officials believe the formation will yield 147 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from now until 2040. That compares to a total of only 8 trillion cubic feet produced in the region from 1990-2014, according to […]

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