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MSC Reaching Out to Promised Land Audiences

MSC also released a longer video on social media channels and is asking viewers to submit their questions about natural gas production and use. The video includes a series of clips from a variety of news programs detailing the economic benefits of developing the Marcellus Shale.

January 8, 2013

Consol, EQT Only Bidders for Allegheny Airports NatGas Lease

Consol Energy Inc. and EQT Corp. were the only companies to submit bids for leases to drill for natural gas on 9,263 acres at Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport just outside of the city, according to the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA).

December 7, 2012

Marylanders Urged to Support Marcellus Development

Maryland’s portion of the Marcellus Shale may be limited to only the two westernmost counties, but its development would benefit the entire state, Drew Cobbs, executive director of the Maryland Petroleum Council, told an audience in Hagerstown, MD, on Wednesday.

July 13, 2012

Pennsylvania Opens Game Reserve to Oil, Gas Leasing

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is opening about one-sixth of a game reserve in Bradford County, in the heart of the Marcellus Shale, to oil and natural gas leasing.

May 21, 2012

Maryland House Passes 7.5% Severance Tax on Natural Gas

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a 7.5% state severance tax on natural gas production on Monday, which if adopted would become the highest severance tax rate for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.

March 28, 2012

Maryland House of Delegates Passes Two Marcellus Bills

The Maryland House of Delegates passed two Marcellus Shale regulatory bills on Saturday, adding clarity to how lawmakers expect the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to regulate oil and natural gas operators, as well as several aspects of their drilling activities.

March 21, 2012

Maryland Bill Would Ban Out-of-State Frack Wastewater

A bill that would ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wastewater imports, storage, treatment, discharge or disposal generated in other states has been introduced in the Maryland General Assembly.

February 2, 2012

Pennsylvania Township Could Be Sued Over Proposed Fracking Ban

A Pennsylvania judge said he would try to render a decision by Friday (Oct. 7) over whether a controversial referendum banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be placed on the November ballot in Peters Township.

October 3, 2011

West Virginia DEP Drafting Water Rules for Marcellus Operators

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is working on a set of draft rules that would require natural gas producers to submit comprehensive water management plans when they apply to drill horizontal wells in the Marcellus Shale.

November 17, 2010

Most Comply With EPA Hydrofracking Inquiry

Eight out of nine major national and regional hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) service providers have agreed to submit “timely and complete information” to help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conduct its study on hydrofracking and its impact on drinking water quality, the EPA said last week. Halliburton, after failing to comply with the agency’s voluntary requests for information, has been subpoenaed.

November 15, 2010
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