Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production in 3Q Grew at Lowest Rate on Record

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production in 3Q Grew at Lowest Rate on Record

Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas production in the third quarter hit 1.751 Tcf, an increase of only 2% from the same period last year and the lowest annual growth rate on record as operators continued to pare activity throughout a tumultuous year. Production increased slightly from 2Q2020 volumes of 1.717 Tcf, according to the Pennsylvania Independent…

November 25, 2020
New Rules for Pennsylvania’s Conventional Oil, Natural Gas E&Ps Slowly Move Forward

New Rules for Pennsylvania’s Conventional Oil, Natural Gas E&Ps Slowly Move Forward

Pennsylvania regulators are moving ahead with regulations for conventional oil and natural gas producers, with tentative plans to unveil the rulemaking package next year as legislative efforts continue to fail.  The Republican-controlled general assembly sent another bill last week to establish regulations for legacy exploration and production (E&P) operators to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who…

November 24, 2020
Pennsylvania Halts Energy Transfer’s Ramp of Revolution Natural Gas Pipeline

Pennsylvania Halts Energy Transfer’s Ramp of Revolution Natural Gas Pipeline

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered an affiliate of Energy Transfer LP not to fill the Revolution Pipeline with natural gas over ongoing concerns about unstable sections of the system more than two years after it ruptured and exploded in Beaver County.  Last month, ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC notified DEP that it…

November 13, 2020
Trump Amplifies Fracking as Wedge Issue in Pennsylvania, While Operators Boost Drilling

Trump Amplifies Fracking as Wedge Issue in Pennsylvania, While Operators Boost Drilling

President Trump ordered a review of the economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, during a weekend in which he crisscrossed Pennsylvania ahead of Election Day. He used the symbolic memorandum to magnify his support of the natural gas extraction technique used in the state’s Marcellus Shale – part of a late-stage effort to galvanize…

November 2, 2020
Adelphia Gateway Natural Gas Pipeline Begins Construction in Eastern Pennsylvania

Adelphia Gateway Natural Gas Pipeline Begins Construction in Eastern Pennsylvania

Given clearance by FERC and state regulators, Adelphia Gateway LLC has started pre-construction on its brownfield natural gas pipeline expansion project in eastern Pennsylvania. Backed by New Jersey Resources Corp., the Adelphia project proposes converting part of an existing oil pipeline to natural gas to serve customers in the Greater Philadelphia area. Adelphia, which received…

October 27, 2020
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