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 […]

Read More

Trump’s ‘America First Energy Plan’

President Donald Trump issued his 7-paragraph ‘America First Energy Plan’ shortly after taking office with the goal of lowering the cost of energy and getting rid of regulations. According to the plan, it says disposing of environmental regulations like Obama’s Climate Action Plan would boost wages “by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.” The […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Donald Trump’s Plans for Fracking Industry

Now that Americans have elected Donald Trump into office, we can expect American oil and gas production to surge. Going by his campaign promises, Americans will see more fracking, more pipelines, and no carbon tax. Trump has promised to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would curtail carbon dioxide emissions from power plants — […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Week in Review: April 18th

These are the biggest articles circulating the natural gas industry for the week of April 18, 2016. Kane Lawsuit Delays Natural Gas Royalties Settlement Payment – TribLIVE By David Conti Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania Attorney General, has embarked on far-reaching legal battle over natural gas royalties. The lawsuit delayed the payment of nearly $11 million […]

Read More

Week of Review: April 11th

Here are the biggest articles circulating the shale and natural gas industry for the week of April 11th, 2016. Why Crude Oil Prices Keep Taking us by Surprise – VOX By Brad Plumer Though most people understand how global economics and oil prices are interlaced, analysts are largely surprised by the swing of oil prices. […]

Read More

Natural Gas is Killing Coal

Natural gas is anticipated to exceed coal as America’s power source in 2016, according to Energy Information System. For years, coal has been the primary source of energy in the United States. It’s powered light bulbs, hospitals, and computers. But coal’s grip on the industry is weakening. 2016 is predicted to be the first year […]

Read More