Pennsylvania

New Fortress Agrees to Put Marcellus LNG Facility On Hold

New Fortress Agrees to Put Marcellus LNG Facility On Hold

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility planned in northeasteastern Pennsylvania, designed to tap into the Marcellus Shale, has for now been put on hold after the developer reached a settlement with environmental groups. The settlement announced Monday by Pennsylvania-based environmental group PennFuture and other national organizations outlines plans for the facility’s developer to allow its…

March 22, 2022
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Growth Slows in Late 2021

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Growth Slows in Late 2021

Unconventional natural gas production volume growth in Pennsylvania decelerated during the fourth quarter according to the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). IFO reported horizontal gas well production volume of 1.949 Tcf for 4Q2021, representing a 6.7% year/year growth rate. That was lower than the 7.2% uptick that data showed for 3Q2021. For 2021, IFO said…

February 25, 2022
UGI Growing Appalachia Midstream Footprint with Stonehenge Purchase

UGI Growing Appalachia Midstream Footprint with Stonehenge Purchase

A UGI Corp. subsidiary is adding more than 47 miles of natural gas pipeline to its portfolio in Appalachia with the $190 million purchase of midstream assets from Stonehenge Energy Holdings LLC. The deal to acquire Stonehenge Appalachia LLC also includes associated compression assets, along with gathering capacity of 130 MMcf/d, all located in Butler…

January 10, 2022
Repsol Acquires Marcellus Assets in Rockdale Bankruptcy

Repsol Acquires Marcellus Assets in Rockdale Bankruptcy

Repsol SA is bolting on acreage in the Marcellus Shale after successfully bidding for 43,000 net acres in Northeast Pennsylvania in a bankruptcy auction. The Spanish energy company has agreed to pay $222 million, including $2 million in debt, for Rockdale Marcellus LLC’s assets in Tioga, Lycoming and Bradford counties, according to court documents. The…

January 6, 2022
Mariner East to Resume Construction After Marsh Creek Settlement

Mariner East to Resume Construction After Marsh Creek Settlement

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has cleared the way for Sunoco Pipeline LP to reroute part of its Mariner East natural gas liquids system near Marsh Creek Lake State Park in Chester County, PA. Construction was halted last August when drilling fluids and mud seeped into a part of the lake called Ranger Cove…

December 28, 2021
Pennsylvania PUC Says Higher Natural Gas Prices to Drive Up Home Heating This Winter

Pennsylvania PUC Says Higher Natural Gas Prices to Drive Up Home Heating This Winter

The 2021-2022 winter home heating season will likely be “significantly more expensive” than last year, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently reported. Citing a recent Energy Association of Pennsylvania (EAP) readiness report, PUC noted that home heating consumption is “likely to increase due to forecasts of colder weather, combined with a rise in natural…

December 3, 2021
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Continues Growing at Pre-Pandemic Levels

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Continues Growing at Pre-Pandemic Levels

Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas production grew at pre-pandemic rates through the first nine months of the year as prices and demand rebounded, according to the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO).  The IFO said unconventional production came in at 1.884 Tcf in 3Q2021, or 6.8% higher than the year-ago period, resembling the strong rates of the…

November 30, 2021
Philadelphia Gas Works’ Natural Gas Pricing Called Anti-Competitive by District Energy Supplier

Philadelphia Gas Works’ Natural Gas Pricing Called Anti-Competitive by District Energy Supplier

Vicinity Energy, which specializes in district energy systems for buildings and campuses, has filed a formal complaint with Pennsylvania regulators alleging that Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) has anti-competitive natural gas pricing. Headquartered in Boston, Vicinity has 19 district energy systems nationwide. District energy entails producing thermal energy at a central facility and transporting it to…

October 27, 2021
PennEast Pipeline Canceled After Years of Regulatory, Legal Delays

PennEast Pipeline Canceled After Years of Regulatory, Legal Delays

Seven years after it was announced, the PennEast Pipeline has been canceled following repeated regulatory and legal setbacks that have increasingly complicated other natural gas infrastructure projects across the country.  PennEast scrapped the project on Monday following what it said was “extensive evaluation and discussion” among its five member companies. The project battled landowners, environmental…

September 27, 2021
Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Increased activity in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale helped push the U.S. rig count nine units higher to 512 during the week ended Friday (Sept. 17), according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). A 10-rig increase in oil-directed drilling offset a one-rig decline in natural gas-directed rigs in the United…

September 17, 2021
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