Pennsylvania Producing 20% of Nation’s Natural Gas

The  U.S. Energy Information Administration recently produced natural gas statistics showing that in 2016, the state of Pennsylvania produced 5.26 trillion cubic feet of natural gas which accounts for 20% of all the natural gas produced in the U.S.! In the below chart, you can see just when the jump started to increase and that is […]

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Trump Outlines Plans for Energy Industry at 2016 Shale Conference

From September 21-22, 2016, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential industry executives and innovative thought leaders through two days of technical and public affairs insight sessions, major keynote addresses, […]

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DEP to Reveal New Permit Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to reveal new general permit requirements for Marcellus Shale well pads at a meeting of its Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee on December 8th in order to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, despite expectations President-Elect Donald Trump may seek to roll back new […]

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Shale Insight 2016 Conference Brings the Gas World to Pittsburgh

For three days at the end of September, Pittsburgh was at the epicenter of the oil and gas world as the sixth annual edition of Shale Insight 2016 came to the David L Lawrence Convention Center. Keynote speaker for the event was presidential candidate Donald Trump, who told a largely sympathetic audience that he favored […]

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Rich Fitzgerald on Fracking

As the upcoming election approaches, an important topic, especially for Western Pennsylvania, has been fracking. On September 22, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 was held in Pittsburgh, and provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential […]

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Shell Buys Hotel Property in Beaver County, PA

Royal Dutch Shell bought the former Kubuta Hotel in Beaver County, PA adding to its real estate holdings in the Marcellus Shale. The Pittsburgh Business Times reports, the hotel sits by the new construction of an ethane cracker plant. Though, Shell has not confirmed if development will continue on the plant, the company continues to […]

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Philadelphia Group Attempts to Make City a “Energy Hub”

The Philadelphia Energy Action Team announced plans on Wednesday to double the volume of natural gas being used by Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. The group is seeking to rejuvenate the area’s economy by tapping into methane, butane, and other gases found in the Marcellus Shale. In a statement, the group acknowledges […]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Civil Suit Against Chesapeake Alleging Violation Of The Unfair Trade Practices Act

On December 9, 2015, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s (“AG”) office filed a civil complaint against Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc., and Williams Partners, LP.  The suit was filed in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas.  A copy of the complaint is available here. The AG’s lawsuit […]

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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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