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Onshore Independents Seen Fueling U.S. Economy

Onshore independent natural gas and oil producers supported almost 400,000 direct workers and generated $263 billion in gross economic output in 2010, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) said Monday.

April 12, 2011

Pennsylvania to Hold Marcellus Meetings

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley (R) announced Thursday that four working groups created by the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission will meet beginning on Monday (April 11).

April 11, 2011

Pennsylvania Senate to Again Consider Gas Severance Tax

When the Pennsylvania General Assembly returns to its regular session next week it will once again face a proposal to institute a severance tax on natural gas production.

March 30, 2011

HPDI: Operators Targeting Liquids Development in Shale Plays

Liquids production — both crude oil and condensate — is rising significantly at several shale plays in the United States as operators increasingly target the liquids-bearing portions of these formations, according to Austin, TX-based HPDI LLC, a supplier of data on the oil and natural gas industry.

March 16, 2011

DRBC Flexing Newfound Regulatory Muscle, Analyst Says

When it issued proposed rules that would allow natural gas development projects — with conditions — in affected areas of the Marcellus Shale last month, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was flexing muscles it hasn’t used before in its 50-year history, according to Philadelphia-based law firm Blank Rome LLP.

January 25, 2011

Questerre CEO Launches Dialogue About Shale Gas Merits

Questerre Energy Corp. CEO Michael Binnion has launched a blog on the company website to open a “dialogue on shale gas” and issues relevant to the Calgary-based independent.

January 13, 2011

Ohio City to Process Marcellus Wastewater

In the first approval of its kind in the state, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) last week signed off on a request bythe city of Warren, OH, to accept pre-treated natural gas well wastewater.

December 8, 2010

Texas Judge Rules in Favor of XTO in Lease Dispute

A judge in Tarrant County, TX, has dismissed four lawsuits against XTO Energy in which plaintiffs alleged that XTO, now a unit of ExxonMobil Corp., shortchanged them in lease payments.

October 5, 2010

Prices Down at Nearly All Points Amid Mild Weather

Although The Weather Channel’s website headline said “Spring has sprung” Thursday morning, it will not officially be true until Saturday. But the continuation of spring-like weather in most of the U.S. was able to ensure that cash market softness would endure. Of course, the previous day’s second consecutive fall of 4.4 cents by April futures was another bearish influence.

March 19, 2010

Prices Down at Nearly All Points Amid Mild Weather

Although The Weather Channel’s website headline said “Spring has sprung” Thursday morning, it will not officially be true until Saturday. But the continuation of spring-like weather in most of the U.S. was able to ensure that cash market softness would endure. Of course, the previous day’s second consecutive fall of 4.4 cents by April futures was another bearish influence.

March 19, 2010