Reaction Mixed on Plan That Would Open 85% of NY Marcellus to Fracking

Having stonewalled shale gas drilling for three years, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its recommendations on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) late Thursday. The list includes requiring full disclosure of fracking chemicals and a ban in all primary aquifers, the watersheds of New York City and Syracuse, and all state-owned land, including state parks.

July 5, 2011

Summary of Shale Study Expected in New York

Officials with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said they plan to make an announcement Friday on the status of the state’s long-awaited environmental impact study on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Marcellus Shale.

July 1, 2011

Friday Deadline Looms for New York Fracking Report

With time running out, New York officials say the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is “working full-time” to complete its supplemental generic environmental impact statement (SGEIS) on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by a Friday deadline.

June 30, 2011

Unconventional Gas Growth Changing Pipe, Market Dynamics, Bentek Says

As natural gas pipelines serving traditional long-line routes to market in North America have begun filing for new rate hikes in an attempt to make up for the load lost to locally delivered shale gas, fundamental market changes associated with the rate increases could affect basis differentials going forward, according to a new report from Evergreen, CO-based Bentek Energy.

June 2, 2011

New Pennsylvania Rules Coordinate Gas Drilling, Coal Mining Activities

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed into law amendments to the state’s 1984 Coal and Gas Resource Coordination Act, which will require natural gas drillers to coordinate their activities with active coal mine operations.

May 17, 2011

Shales Highlighted in PGC’s Record Reserves Report

Shale gas plays and significant technological advances that allow their development helped drive the latest assessment of U.S. natural gas reserves by the Potential Gas Committee (PGC) to a new high.

April 28, 2011

National Fuel Offering Capacity From the Marcellus Shale

National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. (Supply) and Empire Pipeline Inc. are holding two open seasons offering firm transportation capacity from the Marcellus Shale in central and southwestern Pennsylvania.

November 18, 2010

Marcellus Group in Sync with Pennsylvania on Gas Well Rules

Members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) already have begun to implement a set of proposed rules by the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) that, when finalized, will govern how gas wells should be constructed, the executive director told Shale Daily on Thursday.

October 15, 2010

LNG Imports, Demand Seen as Uncertainties for U.S. Market

U.S. natural gas output is falling, but supply is no longer constrained, and this summer the U.S. gas market may see a big jump in liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, which has created uncertainty about supply and demand both in the short- and long-term, energy analysts said last week.

March 30, 2009

Energy Futures Fall as Gulf Production Ramps Back Up

With oil and natural gas production ramping back up offshore following Hurricane Ike’s visit last week, energy futures prices were headed lower Tuesday — albeit at much different paces. While October natural gas dropped 1.3%, or 9.5 cents, to $7.279, October crude shaved 4.8%, or $4.56, to close at $91.15/bbl.

September 17, 2008