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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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Pennsylvania nears end of investigation into whether drilling companies cheated landowners

Power Source By Marc Levy HARRISBURG, PA. –  Pennsylvania state investigators are close to wrapping up an investigation into complaints that landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania are being cheated of royalties by natural gas companies exploring the Marcellus Shale, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday. Kane told the Senate Appropriations Committee that agents from the office’s […]

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Consol Energy Exec Dugan Optimistic About Natural Gas Drilling

Trib Live By Katelyn Ferrel Consol Energy enters 2015 having for a year honed its natural gas operations and strategy. The company began drilling at the Pittsburgh International Airport in July, corralled its natural gas pipeline operations in a spin-off partnership with Noble Energy in September and has plans to start a second one focused […]

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‘Consolidation’ Might Be the Word For Some Shale Companies

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By David Conti The for-sale sign WPX Energy Inc. recently put on its Marcellus shale wells and land could signal more moves among natural gas producers struggling with low prices, observers say. “I do know a couple of companies that are interested in getting out of the basin,” Lou D’Amico, president of the […]

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38 New Drilling Permits Issued in Utica Shale Region

Bakken During the week ending on Nov. 8, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) issued 38 new permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica and Point Pleasant Shale plays, according to a report by the Morning Journal. One permit was issued in Harrison County, four in Guernsey County, six in Monroe County, 13 in […]

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Oil & Gas Technology Of The Future Is Here

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / November 6, 2014 / Oil and gas technology of the future is here, and it’s claimed to be safer and more economical than fracking. As oil prices slump and fracking remains under constant activist scrutiny, a new breakthrough technology promises a safe solution for making […]

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U.S. shale boom not exportable, says former Chesapeake CEO

By James Osborne Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy, argued in a speech Wednesday that the U.S. shale drilling boom is unlikely to be replicated in other countries. McClendon, who now has a new shale venture, American Energy Partners, said the combination of entrepreneurial spirit, expansive infrastructure and the private ownership […]

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Chesapeake Energy Profit Surges On Natural Gas Strength

Wall Street Journal By Chelsey Dulaney Chesapeake Energy Corp. said its third-quarter profit more than tripled as the company posted sharply higher revenue in its natural gas and oil segment and increased production. Results easily topped Wall Street expectations. Chesapeake has struggled to recover from years of aggressive spending as the land-grab approach the company […]

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Denton fracking ban quickly draws two lawsuits after passing

by James Osborne and Marissa Barnett A day after voters decided to make Denton the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing, the reaction by the energy industry and government was swift. By 9:09 a.m. Wednesday, both the Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Texas General Land Office had filed lawsuits to prevent […]

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