Pennsylvania Court Wades Into Injection Well Zoning Fight

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that a wastewater disposal company was not required to wait to receive federal and state permits to convert a natural gas well into a wastewater injection well before challenging the validity of a local zoning ordinance.

March 11, 2019

FERC Denies Stay of Mountaineer Xpress, Gulf Xpress Projects

FERC has denied a request filed earlier this year by three environmental groups to suspend construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Mountaineer Xpress and Gulf Xpress projects pending a rehearing, finding that the organizations failed to demonstrate irreparable injury.

March 26, 2018

EQT Drops Transmission, Gathering Systems to Midstream MLP For $275M

EQT Corp. has dropped down the Allegheny Valley Connector (AVC) and several Marcellus Shale gathering systems to its midstream master limited partnership (MLP), EQT Midstream Partners LP (EQM), for $275 million in cash.

October 17, 2016

Wastewater Consent Decree ‘Imminent,’ Says Pennsylvania DEP

A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) official said Wednesday a consent decree between the agency and a private company concerning pollution, possibly from oil and gas wastewater discharged from a treatment facility along the Allegheny River, is imminent.

October 31, 2013
Consol Prepares to Land Marcellus Rigs at Pittsburgh International

Consol Prepares to Land Marcellus Rigs at Pittsburgh International

Consol Energy Inc. and Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) have unveiled a drilling proposal for Pittsburgh International Airport property that would allow 47 wells to be drilled into airport property overlying the Marcellus Shale, with the potential to explore Upper Devonian targets.

August 29, 2013

Debate Over Pennsylvania Drilling Law Continues in Wake of EQT Lawsuit

Thirteen days after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed a controversial drilling bill into law, the debate over how it will affect Marcellus Shale development took a new turn when EQT Corp. filed a lawsuit against 69 landowners and a golf course in Allegheny County, PA.

August 6, 2013

EQT Boosts EUR Projections in the Marcellus

EQT Corp. released updated information for its investors on Friday, including higher projections for estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) at wells in its core Marcellus Shale acreage, thanks to reduced cluster spacing, longer laterals and a pending deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp.

June 3, 2013

Industry Brief

Equitrans LP is holding a nonbinding open season through March 13 for firm transmission and storage capacity on a system to be known as Allegheny Valley Connector, which would consist of transmission and storage assets that are expected to transfer to EQT Corp. as part of a transaction with Peoples Natural Gas Co. LLC. EQT is the parent of Equitrans through its EQT Midstream Partners LP. The system is in the Marcellus Shale region, and its primary function is to store and transport gas to Peoples interconnects, including gas for use by Peoples and other suppliers. Information is at

February 28, 2013

Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Blasts Lawmaker Over Water Testing Allegations

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Michael Krancer took aim at a state lawmaker for accusing his agency of wrongdoing when it tested water supplies allegedly tainted by natural gas drilling.

November 19, 2012

With Funds in Limbo, PA Township Signals Willingness to Amend Ordinance

One of the seven Pennsylvania municipalities that sued over the legality of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, is now considering changes to its local drilling ordinance to comply with the measure, a move intended to help it collect more than half a million dollars in impact fee revenue.

October 24, 2012
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