Houston-based Commonwealth LNG LLC on Tuesday filed with FERC for a certificate to build its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron Parish, LA.
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The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the state Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) interpretation of the Clean Streams Law would result in “potentially limitless continuing violations,” handing a win to EQT Corp., which has been battling the agency over the issue since May 2014.
In a second go-round, the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has asked the state’s Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower court’s ruling that it does not have the authority to review and challenge local zoning ordinances that are not conducive to oil and natural gas development.
The top three trade groups that represent the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania filed a petition with the state’s Commonwealth Court on Wednesday, asking that they be allowed to intervene in the ongoing legal battle over Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.
A county judge in Pennsylvania has refused to remove himself from presiding over a lawsuit filed by Range Resources Corp., stating that he can remain objective in the case despite his wife’s activities with an environmental group opposed to hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
In an unusual reach by local government, the Forward Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact an ordinance regulating natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines built in the municipality, located in Allegheny County, PA.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is skeptical of information pipeline operators have submitted to comply with a new state registry, the chairman of the agency told a Pittsburgh audience Friday.
The administration of Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Corbett, who is scheduled to be inaugurated in Harrisburg Jan. 18, should be a breath of fresh air for the natural gas industry, which saw outgoing Gov. Ed Rendell’s administration put state forest land off limits to drillers and push for a significant severance tax of 5% on drilling, according to Marcellus Shale Coalition President Kathryn Klaber.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell signed into law Wednesday legislation reducing the amount of roll-back tax that owners of farmland must pay when leasing land and mineral rights for natural gas development.