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Pennsylvania Ends Year Without Impact Fee

Pennsylvania legislators failed once again to advance a bill to the governor’s desk that would impose an impact fee on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

January 2, 2012

West Virginia Senate Unanimously Passes Marcellus Shale Bill

The West Virginia state Senate unanimously approved Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s version of a Marcellus Shale regulatory reform bill on Tuesday by a 33-0 vote.

December 14, 2011

Halliburton’s U.S. Hiring to Hit 12,000 This Year, Says CEO

Drought-related water shortages in the Midcontinent, flooding in the Marcellus Shale and a slow recovery in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) failed to deter Halliburton Co.’s North American operations during 3Q2011, CEO Dave Lesar said Monday.

October 18, 2011

Expert: Shale Gas May Doom New Brunswick Government

When voters in New Brunswick went to the polls last September, they were still fuming over the incumbent Liberal government’s failed attempt to sell the province’s public utility. Premier David Alward and the Progressive Conservative party were able to harness that dissatisfaction and won the 2010 election in a landslide.

September 5, 2011

Shale Gas Could Doom New Brunswick Government, Expert Warns

When voters in New Brunswick went to the polls last September, they were still fuming over the incumbent Liberal government’s failed attempt to sell the province’s public utility. Premier David Alward and the Progressive Conservative party were able to harness that dissatisfaction and won the 2010 election in a landslide.

September 2, 2011

Money Managers Looking South; September Grinds Lower

September natural gas slipped lower Monday in lackluster trading as natural gas failed to hitch its wagon to surging equity and oil prices and managed funds align on the short side of the market. At the close September had fallen 3.6 cents to $4.024 and October had eased 3.2 cents to $4.039. September crude oil jumped $2.50 to $87.88/bbl. and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 214 points to 11,483.

August 16, 2011

West Virginia Panel Crafting New Marcellus Bill

A bipartisan panel of 10 West Virginia lawmakers is using legislation that failed to clear both chambers of the legislature earlier this year as the starting point for trying to reach a consensus over Marcellus Shale regulatory reform.

August 15, 2011

Prices Turn Modestly Bearish at Nearly All Points

A gain of slightly less than a cent in September futures a day earlier failed to keep nearly all of the cash market from softening Thursday. Some Atlantic tropical activity was going on but posed no near-term threat to offshore gas supply, and weather patterns have subsided to largely seasonal or slightly milder conditions for the time being.

August 12, 2011

Marcellus Shale Costing More Time Than Money, Report Finds

Marcellus Shale development is not bringing much money into local governments, but also not taking much money out of local governments, according to a recent study of two prolific Pennsylvania counties.

August 12, 2011

West Virginia Panel Using Failed Bill to Reach Consensus

A bipartisan panel of 10 West Virginia lawmakers is using legislation that failed to clear both chambers of the legislature earlier this year as the starting point for trying to reach a consensus over Marcellus Shale regulatory reform.

August 11, 2011