Pennsylvania 2012 Impact Fee Made $102.7M for Localities

Pennsylvania 2012 Impact Fee Made $102.7M for Localities

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) said Thursday that localities affected by oil and gas drilling in 2012 will collectively receive $102.7 million from impact fee revenue generated by Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

June 14, 2013

New Brunswick’s Shale Opportunities Strong, but Support Slipping

New Brunswick could see C$13 million in development for every shale gas well drilled in the province, opening up opportunities for the province to prosper, according to an analysis by Deloitte. However, a recent poll found that critics of development are gaining support.

June 13, 2013

West Virginia Judge Reconsiders Surface Rights Case Ruling

A district court judge has reconsidered her decision last month to pass a key surface rights case on to the highest court in West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals.

May 29, 2013

FERC’s Clark Believes States Are Best Equipped to Regulate Fracking

Tony Clark may have traded in his state regulator’s hat for a seat at FERC, but he has not changed his opinion that states are better equipped to oversee the regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) than the federal government.

May 1, 2013

SM Energy Sees Encouraging Results From Woodbine Test

SM Energy Co. is seeing encouraging results from a test well drilled in the Woodbine formation and has added about 10,000 net acres to its position on the northeastern edge of the Eagle Ford Shale in East Texas.

April 18, 2013
Marcellus Region Saw Lion’s Share of 2012 Pipeline Projects

Marcellus Region Saw Lion’s Share of 2012 Pipeline Projects

More than half of the natural gas pipeline projects that entered service were in the Northeast during 2012, a year in which overall U.S. capacity investment slowed.

March 26, 2013

Chesapeake Allegedly Underpaid Royalties on Barnett Shale Natural Gas

A lawsuit filed by a several Barnett Shale mineral owners accuses Chesapeake Energy Corp. of selling natural gas to an affiliate for a reduced price and basing royalty payments on those sales, which violates the terms of the lease agreements.

March 22, 2013
Devon Energy Selling Utica Shale Assets in Eastern Ohio

Devon Energy Selling Utica Shale Assets in Eastern Ohio

Devon Energy Corp. is selling its assets in the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio, part of a strategy to raise new venture capital so it can focus on opportunities in the Permian Basin, Mississippian Lime and the Niobrara formation.

February 4, 2013

Quicksilver Still Working on Barnett, Horn River Deals

Debt-tarnished Quicksilver Resources Inc. said Thursday it is still in talks to sell a nonoperated minority working interest in its Barnett Shale assets and is negotiating a potential joint venture (JV) in the Horn River Basin in northeast British Columbia. Investors have been awaiting deals on both fronts for some time.

January 7, 2013

Colorado Considers Groundwater, Setback Drilling Rules

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has drafted proposed rules for sampling and monitoring groundwater before and after new wells are drilled, as well as changes to setbacks, which formalizes some procedures that the industry had begun voluntarily last year (see Shale Daily, Aug. 4, 2011).

December 14, 2012