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Couple Wants Pennsylvania Property Rights Case Dismissed

A couple from Susquehanna County, PA, at the center of a controversial mineral rights case wants the state’s Supreme Court to throw out a lower court’s ruling and end the anxiety shared by energy companies and landowners alike over uncertain ownership rights in the Marcellus Shale.

October 13, 2011

Pennsylvania, Cabot Investigating Possible Methane Migration

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. are trying to determine if Marcellus Shale drilling is responsible for causing possible methane gas migration that impacted three private drinking water wells in Susquehanna County, and to find the source of a combustible gas bubbling from a local pond.

August 29, 2011

MDU Weathers Storm in Bakken Lifeboat

Although all of its businesses were affected by historic flooding in the second quarter, Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group Inc. saw its production in the Bakken Shale play in its home state jump 10% as part of quarter-over-quarter results that were down slightly.

August 8, 2011

MDU Weathers Storm, Finds Lifeboat in Bakken

Although all of its businesses were affected by historic flooding in the second quarter, Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group Inc. saw its production in the Bakken Shale play in its home state jump 10% as part of quarter-over-quarter results that were down slightly.

August 3, 2011

MDU Weathers Storm, Finds Lifeboat in Bakken Shale

Although all of its businesses were affected by historic flooding in the second quarter, Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group Inc. saw its production in the Bakken Shale play in its home state jump 10% as part of quarter-over-quarter results that were down slightly.

August 3, 2011

NOAA: 2010 Second Warmest Year on Record

The El Nino-Southern Oscillation and the Arctic Oscillation affected regional climates and contributed to many of the world’s significant weather events in 2010, including global temperatures that were among the warmest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

June 29, 2011

Industry Brief

North American upstream companies affected by political upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East should be able to manage cash flow implications, Fitch Ratings said in a report. Higher crude price realizations, insurance recoveries and capital expenditure reductions should offset any cash flow issues, the report said. U.S.-based integrated companies with exposure are Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corp. and Marathon Oil Corp. Independents include Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Apache Corp., Hess Corp., Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Pioneer Natural Resources Co. In addition, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Nexen Inc., Suncor Energy Inc. and Murphy Oil Corp. have operations in the region, Fitch said.

March 2, 2011

Communities Need Shale Education, DOE Official Says

Federal agencies and the natural gas industry should provide communities newly affected by shale drilling activity with the kind of research needed to better understand those affects, according to Christopher Smith, the Department of Energy’s deputy assistant secretary for oil and natural gas.

February 28, 2011

DRBC Flexing Newfound Regulatory Muscle, Analyst Says

When it issued proposed rules that would allow natural gas development projects — with conditions — in affected areas of the Marcellus Shale last month, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was flexing muscles it hasn’t used before in its 50-year history, according to Philadelphia-based law firm Blank Rome LLP.

January 25, 2011

DRBC Flexing Newfound Regulatory Muscle, Analyst Says

When it issued proposed rules that would allow natural gas development projects — with conditions — in affected areas of the Marcellus Shale last month, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was flexing muscles it hasn’t used before in its 50-year history, according to Philadelphia-based law firm Blank Rome LLP.

January 24, 2011