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Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Continues to Dip, 4Q Drilling Below Last Year’s Pace

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Continues to Dip, 4Q Drilling Below Last Year’s Pace

Pennsylvania natural gas production from horizontal wells totaled 1.88 Tcf or 20.6 Bcf/d in the third quarter, down 0.8% from the third quarter of 2021, according to data from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This marks the third straight quarter in which output did not rise on a year/year (y/y) basis, DEP said,…

December 7, 2022
Repsol Supplying 400 MMcf/d of Certified Marcellus Natural Gas 

Repsol Supplying 400 MMcf/d of Certified Marcellus Natural Gas 

Spain’s Repsol SA has certified all of the 400 MMcf/d of natural gas it produces in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania as responsibly sourced, the company announced last month. Repsol’s production from more than 680 wells was certified under the standards set by nonprofit MiQ. The assessment process took place over a six-month period, according…

December 1, 2022

Correction

In the story, “Cabot Successor Pleads No Contest to Water Contamination Charges in Northeast Pennsylvania,” NGI incorrectly stated that Coterra pleaded no contest to all charges related to alleged environmental crimes in Northeast Pennsylvania. The company pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of Prohibition Against Discharge of Industrial Wastes. NGI regrets the error.

December 1, 2022
Cabot Successor Pleads No Contest to Water Contamination Charge in Northeast Pennsylvania

Cabot Successor Pleads No Contest to Water Contamination Charge in Northeast Pennsylvania

Coterra Energy Inc. has agreed to pay more than $16 million to build a new public water supply system in Dimock, PA, to resolve charges that its predecessor, Cabot Oil and Gas Corp., contaminated residents’ well water over a decade ago during unconventional natural gas development in the area. Coterra, formed in 2021 after Cabot…

November 30, 2022
Forest Service Working on (Another) Environmental Review to Address Fourth Circuit Court Decision

Forest Service Working on (Another) Environmental Review to Address Fourth Circuit Court Decision

As the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC works toward a target in-service date in the second half of 2023, the developer will have to wait until at least next summer to receive an updated environmental review from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The USFS plans to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the…

November 23, 2022
Shell Ramps Up Pennsylvania Petrochemical Project, Fueled by Marcellus and Utica Natural Gas

Shell Ramps Up Pennsylvania Petrochemical Project, Fueled by Marcellus and Utica Natural Gas

Shell plc’s long awaited Pennsylvania petrochemical project, the first major polyethylene manufacturing complex fueled by natural gas liquids in the Northeast, has begun operations, with designed output of 1.6 million metric tons/year. The Shell Polymers Monaca (SPM) facility by subsidiary Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC is northwest of Pittsburgh, adjacent to the Ohio River on 384…

November 15, 2022
Permian, GOM Lead Surge in U.S. Drilling Activity in Updated BKR Count

Permian, GOM Lead Surge in U.S. Drilling Activity in Updated BKR Count

Driven by strong growth in the Permian Basin and in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the U.S. rig count surged nine units higher to 779 for the week ended Nov. 11, oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) reported Friday. Oil-directed drilling accounted for the entirety of the domestic gains for the period, as the…

November 14, 2022
Pennsylvania’s Planned Blue Hydrogen Hub Driving Mid-Atlantic Energy Transition

Pennsylvania’s Planned Blue Hydrogen Hub Driving Mid-Atlantic Energy Transition

Zero emissions transportation-centered Nikola Corp. is partnering with Keystate Natural Gas Synthesis LLC to bring what may be Pennsylvania’s first blue hydrogen and chemicals production facility.  KeyState’s planned 7,000-acre production facility is to feature commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) for a blue hydrogen, ammonia and urea production facility. Nikola and KeyState are in the…

November 10, 2022
Coterra Ready to ‘Accelerate or Decelerate’ Oil, Natural Gas Development Heading into 2023

Coterra Ready to ‘Accelerate or Decelerate’ Oil, Natural Gas Development Heading into 2023

Flexibility is key to all that Coterra Energy Inc. is planning for the Lower 48 in 2023, as inflationary headwinds drive up the price for things across the board, executives said. Coterra, formed last year with the merger of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and Cimarex Energy Co., focuses on producing natural gas and oil…

November 9, 2022
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Add $30M in Tax Incentives for Natural Gas Use, Offer Carrot for Hydrogen Hub

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Add $30M in Tax Incentives for Natural Gas Use, Offer Carrot for Hydrogen Hub

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania, the second-largest U.S. natural gas-producing state, last week signed a bill increasing tax credits by $30 million for in-state fertilizer and petrochemical manufacturers that use locally-produced natural gas. House Bill 1059, dubbed the Pennsylvania Economic Development for a Growing Economy (PA EDGE), amends the Keystone State’s tax code, boosting the natural gas…

November 3, 2022
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