Commonwealth

Commonwealth LNG Files for FERC Certificate, Aims for 2024 Launch

Commonwealth LNG Files for FERC Certificate, Aims for 2024 Launch

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.

August 21, 2019

EQT Prevails in Court Fight Over PA’s $4.5M Impoundment Leak Fine

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.

January 13, 2017

Pennsylvania PUC Appeals Act 13 Ruling to State Supreme Court

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.

August 21, 2014

Industry Groups Seek Permission to Intervene in Act 13 Case

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.

March 6, 2014

Pennsylvania County Judge Refuses to Step Aside in Range Lawsuit

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).

March 20, 2013

Pennsylvania Township Enacts Ordinance to Regulate Pipelines

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.

March 18, 2013

Pennsylvania Warns Pipeline Operators on Reporting

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.

April 30, 2012

Trio Plans Marcellus Takeaway Pipeline

Inergy Midstream LP, UGI Energy Services Inc. and Capitol Energy Ventures Corp., a unit of WGL Holdings Inc., plan to develop the Commonwealth Pipeline to carry Marcellus Shale production to market.

March 2, 2012

Marcellus Coalition Looking Forward to Corbett Administration

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.

January 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Law to Ease Tax Burden on Farmland Energy Generation

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.

November 1, 2010
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