Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed 29 bills into law on Tuesday, including SB 259, which the state’s chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) has derided as “a kissing cousin to forced pooling.”
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Pennsylvania Reports Higher NatGas Production Despite Data Flaws
Reports posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) indicate that the state saw substantial growth in natural gas production during the first half of 2012, perhaps more than 82%, although production totals from some operators are missing from the latest report and the reporting criteria had changed.
Pennsylvania Court Ruling Backs Compressor Stations
An appellate court in Pennsylvania has ruled that compressor stations fit the legal definition of “gas production” and therefore can’t be banned by localities where other aspects of natural gas production are already permitted.
EIA, USGS Shale Reserve Estimates: What’s In the Numbers?
An estimate of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) contained in the Marcellus Shale issued this week by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will be included in the next Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), according to EIA.
Large Declines Mix with Mostly Small Increases
If you look up the dictionary definition of “mixed,” by now the entry might be reading, “See Thursday’s cash gas market.” The number of rising points slightly outweighed the falling ones, but many of the gains were small (in single digits) and most of the losses were large at 30-55 cents or so.
Bypass Fight Looming in Tennessee
The Tennessee Oil and Gas Association (TOGA), which representsoil and gas producers in the state, is gearing up to fight a groupof gas utility districts over the definition of what constitutes”retail distribution.”