Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Cites Shell Cracker for Emissions Violations Tied to Flaring

Pennsylvania Cites Shell Cracker for Emissions Violations Tied to Flaring

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a notice of violation to Shell Chemicals Appalachia LLC for exceeding its air pollutant limits after operations began at its ethane cracker near Pittsburgh. Shell started operations at the massive complex in November. DEP said emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) exceeded the limits of its…

December 19, 2022
Cabot Successor Pleads No Contest to Water Contamination Charge in Northeast Pennsylvania

Cabot Successor Pleads No Contest to Water Contamination Charge in Northeast Pennsylvania

Coterra Energy Inc. has agreed to pay more than $16 million to build a new public water supply system in Dimock, PA, to resolve charges that its predecessor, Cabot Oil and Gas Corp., contaminated residents’ well water over a decade ago during unconventional natural gas development in the area. Coterra, formed in 2021 after Cabot…

November 30, 2022
Pennsylvania Governor OKs Act Adding $80M Annually in Tax Credits for Natural Gas, Hydrogen Purchases

Pennsylvania Governor OKs Act Adding $80M Annually in Tax Credits for Natural Gas, Hydrogen Purchases

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat in the second-largest U.S. natural gas-producing state, approved an act boosting tax credits for natural gas use by billions over decades.  Act 108, enacted from House Bill (HB) 1059 and dubbed the Pennsylvania Economic Development for a Growing Economy (PA EDGE), amends the Keystone State’s tax code to bring…

November 14, 2022
Pennsylvania’s Planned Blue Hydrogen Hub Driving Mid-Atlantic Energy Transition

Pennsylvania’s Planned Blue Hydrogen Hub Driving Mid-Atlantic Energy Transition

Zero emissions transportation-centered Nikola Corp. is partnering with Keystate Natural Gas Synthesis LLC to bring what may be Pennsylvania’s first blue hydrogen and chemicals production facility.  KeyState’s planned 7,000-acre production facility is to feature commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) for a blue hydrogen, ammonia and urea production facility. Nikola and KeyState are in the…

November 10, 2022
Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

How to safely and securely transport hydrogen through natural gas infrastructure is the focus of a new research partnership between the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering and utility Peoples Natural Gas. “Hydrogen has the potential to transform the way we heat our homes and power our businesses, using the existing natural gas…

September 26, 2022
Proposed Pennsylvania LNG Export Terminal in Talks to Commercialize Project

Proposed Pennsylvania LNG Export Terminal in Talks to Commercialize Project

An East Coast LNG export terminal that would tap into vast amounts of feed gas from the Appalachian Basin is aiming to pre-file with federal regulators by the end of the year and reach a final investment decision by 2024. The 7.2 million metric tons/year (mmty) facility would be located at a yet-to-be-determined site along…

August 31, 2022
Energy Transfer Affiliates Convicted of Environmental Crimes for Pennsylvania Pipeline Incidents

Energy Transfer Affiliates Convicted of Environmental Crimes for Pennsylvania Pipeline Incidents

Energy Transfer LP (ET) affiliates have reached a plea deal and accepted criminal charges related to the Mariner East 2 (ME2) and Revolution pipeline projects in Pennsylvania, resolving cases brought by state Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro since last year. ET affiliates pleaded no contest to 23 counts against both pipelines without admitting guilt. Another…

August 8, 2022
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