Invenergy Fighting For Site of Proposed 550 MW NatGas-Fired Power Plant in PA

Chicago-based Invenergy LLC has filed a lawsuit against a Southwest Pennsylvania township for its decision to reject a zoning variance that would allow the company’s proposed 550 MW natural gas-fired power plant to be built.

October 11, 2016

Outraged PA Township Limiting NatGas Production, Citing Dwindling Royalties

A small Northeast Pennsylvania township in one of the epicenters of the Marcellus Shale passed a resolution late Tuesday to limit natural gas production because angry landowners contend that some operators are deducting “exorbitantly” high post-production costs from royalty checks.

September 7, 2016

Federal Judge Finds Seneca Resources Can Challenge Injection Well Ban in Pennsylvania

A federal judge has ruled that Seneca Resources Corp. has standing to challenge a township ordinance in Northwest Pennsylvania that bans underground injection wells that dispose of oil and natural gas wastewater.

April 5, 2016

Federal Court Strikes Down Pennsylvania Township’s Injection Well Ban

A U.S. District Magistrate Judge has dealt a blow to a southwestern Pennsylvania township’s more than year-long fight to stop an underground injection well from operating inside its borders, striking down an ordinance it passed in June 2014 to ban oil and gas waste disposal wells.

October 19, 2015

Range Pulls Permit Applications For Wells Near Pennsylvania School

Range Resources Corp. has withdrawn three conditional-use permit applications in Washington County, PA, where it had planned to develop unconventional well pads near a school, in a move that environmentalists hailed as a victory and the company said was purely financial.

February 5, 2015

Early Test of Act 13 Finds Pennsylvania Residents Winning Drilling Challenge

In an early test of last year’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that struck down parts of Act 13, a common pleas court judge has thrown out a conditional use permit issued by a township in Lycoming County that would have allowed drilling operations in a residential area.

September 4, 2014

Grassroots Opposition Growing Against Proposed Southeast PA GTL Plant

A “not in my backyard” fight is shaping up in southeast Pennsylvania, where in Berks County, a grassroots organization has been formed to oppose a 500,000 gallon/d gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility that would produce gasoline and propane on a 63-acre plot in South Heidelberg Township.

April 17, 2014

SRBC Approves Water Withdrawals, Updates Comprehensive Plan

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) announced it has approved five water withdrawal permits for oil and gas operators in Pennsylvania and adopted a five-year update to the organization’s comprehensive plan, it said Thursday.

January 24, 2014

Pennsylvania Townships Challenge State’s Bid to Reverse Act 13 Ruling

Seven Pennsylvania Townships and a public advocacy group have filed an answer to the state’s request asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reconsider its decision ruling that parts of Act 13 are unconstitutional.

January 17, 2014
Ohio Surpasses 600 Permits Issued in Utica Shale

Ohio Surpasses 600 Permits Issued in Utica Shale

Regulators with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) passed a milestone in the Utica Shale last week, after having cumulatively issued more than 600 permits for horizontal wells targeting oil and natural gas.

April 19, 2013
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