Corbett Considering Limited Order to Lift Ban on Leasing PA Forest, Park Land

Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett could soon issue an executive order to lift a nearly four-year moratorium on new oil and gas leases in state parks and forests that would continue to bar new leases for surface operations, but offer operators access to the mineral rights under state land from wells on adjoining private land.

April 24, 2014

Pennsylvania Ruling Leaves DEP With ‘Nothing to Waive’

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s energy executive said “it’s not surprising or alarming” that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has never denied an operator’s request for a waiver to the stream and wetland setback requirements enshrined in Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

January 17, 2014

Memorial Production Strikes Multi-Play Deal

Houston-based Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP) has agreed to acquire oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin, East Texas and the Rockies from its sponsor, Memorial Resource Development LLC, and affiliates of Natural Gas Partners for $606 million. The deal is MEMP’s largest acquisition to date and gets the partnership’s foot in the door in the Permian and Rockies.

July 16, 2013

Mercer County, PA, Seeing Large Increase in Leasing

Located three counties due north of the wet gas window of the Marcellus Shale, and over a state line from expanding development in the Utica Shale, Mercer County, PA, nevertheless appears poised to benefit from development of both plays in the near future.

March 19, 2013

Open Season Begins For California Storage Project

Gill Ranch Storage LLC, which is being jointly developed by Northwest Natural Gas and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), announced last Monday it will hold an open season through Dec. 14 to test the market’s interest in a high-deliverability storage facility that it proposes to build in central California.

October 22, 2007

Transportation Notes

Koch Gateway began scheduled maintenance Monday on its SouthHenderson Line (FPL 3) in East Texas. The work, which is expectedto last 10 days, is causing shut-ins at 14 points, butaffectedshippers are being kept whole on the delivery side.

April 27, 2000