Shell meets air, water standards set by Pittsburgh organization

Power Source Royal Dutch Shell’s Appalachian operations received a certification for meeting 15 performance standards targeting improvements to shale gas development, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development said Wednesday. The performance standards — which aim to go beyond existing shale regulations in the Marcellus and Utica shale states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia […]

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Large Reserve of Utica Shale Gas Could Lie Beneath State Forest Land

State Impact By Susan Phillips Tapping the Utica Shale in north central Pennsylvania could become the state’s next natural gas drilling boom, at least once the pipelines get built. Seneca Resources has announced the successful completion of a well on state forest land in Tioga County. Seneca, a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company, says […]

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Shale gas activity reignites

By Sharon Corderman After a quiet lull, activity surrounding natural gas exploration and production is picking up in Potter and Tioga counties. And, once again, the excitement is over a shale formation, this time the Utica shale. Located a few thousand feet below the Marcellus shale, which caused a leasing frenzy in Pennsylvania a number […]

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UGI Utilities Connects its Shale Well Distribution System

Pennsylvania Business Daily By Amanda Rupp UGI Utilities, Inc., recently became the first of Pennsylvania’s natural gas utilities to connect its distribution route with the Utica Shale wells. The direct connection runs between a Utica Shale well, two Marcellus Shale wells in northern Tioga county and a UGI pipeline. The interconnection required that the company […]

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