Pennsylvania

U.S. Power Sector Fueled Record Year for Natural Gas in 2019

U.S. Power Sector Fueled Record Year for Natural Gas in 2019

Driven by demand from the electric power sector, the United States set new records in natural gas production, consumption and gross exports in 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Monday. In its Natural Gas Annual report, EIA said 2019 gas consumption increased 3%, led by a 7% increase in power sector demand that…

October 5, 2020
Pennsylvania Saw Another Banner Year for Natural Gas  in 2019

Pennsylvania Saw Another Banner Year for Natural Gas in 2019

Natural gas production again broke records last year in Pennsylvania even as activity declined amid a weak market. Unconventional natural gas volumes reached 6.8 Tcf in 2019, up from 6.1 Tcf in the prior year. Conventional gas production continued slipping as it has for years now to 71.4 Bcf in 2019 from 102.2 Bcf in…

September 16, 2020
Pennsylvania Sees More Natural Gas Production Declines Amid Price-Related Curtailments

Pennsylvania Sees More Natural Gas Production Declines Amid Price-Related Curtailments

Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas producers continued to curtail volumes in the second quarter as the state reported only the second sequential production decline in more than three years.  Unconventional natural gas production was 1.717 Tcf in 2Q2020, down from 1.766 Tcf in 1Q2020, when the state also reported a quarter/quarter production decline, according to data…

August 26, 2020
PennFuture Urges Oil, Natural Gas Industry to Explore Green Initiatives, but PIOGA Calls Proposal ‘Laughable’

PennFuture Urges Oil, Natural Gas Industry to Explore Green Initiatives, but PIOGA Calls Proposal ‘Laughable’

Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) is calling on the commonwealth to explore “green initiatives” for the oil and gas industry, which could help in the economic recovery from Covid-19. In a report titled “A Green Stimulus and Recovery Platform for Pennsylvania,” PennFuture said Pennsylvania’s economy will need to recover from the ongoing pandemic, and officials…

July 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

  A Pennsylvania grand jury has accused state regulators of failing to adequately oversee unconventional natural gas development, recommending new laws to better protect water supplies and air quality.   Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro said a report released by the grand jury following a two-year investigation shows “systematic failure” by the state’s top oil and…

June 26, 2020
Total, Shell Cut Capex as Coronavirus Debilitates Operating Plans for 2020

Total, Shell Cut Capex as Coronavirus Debilitates Operating Plans for 2020

Royal Dutch Shell plc has reduced capital spending by $5 billion and Total SA spending has been cut by $3 billion for the year in reaction to the pandemic and untenable oil prices.

March 23, 2020
Oil Demand Forecast to Slump Most in 40 Years as Total and Shell Revamp 2020 Plans

Oil Demand Forecast to Slump Most in 40 Years as Total and Shell Revamp 2020 Plans

In reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and untenable oil prices, Royal Dutch Shell plc on Monday reduced capital spending by $5 billion and Total SA cut its spending by $3 billion.

March 23, 2020

Pennsylvania Regulators, Range Resources Face Off Over Problem NatGas Well

Pennsylvania regulators and Range Resources Corp. continue to quarrel over whether a natural gas well in the northeastern part of the state is responsible for fouled water nearby.

January 15, 2020

Corning Natural Gas Taking Full Ownership of Northeast Pennsylvania Utility

New York-based utility Corning Natural Gas Holding Corp. said Thursday it has reached a deal to take full ownership of Leatherstocking Gas Co. and Leatherstocking Pipeline Co., formed in 2013 to link regional end-users with increasing shale gas supplies in Northeast Pennsylvania.

January 10, 2020

Pennsylvania Suspension Lifted, Energy Transfer Projects to Resume

An affiliate of Energy Transfer LP (ET) has agreed to pay a $30.6 million fine related to a 2018 natural gas pipeline explosion in Western Pennsylvania, and it reached a deal with regulators to lift a nearly year-old suspension of regulatory reviews for all the projects in the state.

January 7, 2020
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