Marcellus

Lawmaker Seeks Repeal of Controversial Portion of Drilling Law

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to repeal a controversial section of a new drilling law — as well as portions of state law dating back to 1961 — to protect landowners from what she says amounts to forced pooling.

August 14, 2013

No Report Yet, But Cuomo Says Fracking Could Help Some NY Regions

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he believes high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) could mesh with the state’s economic development plans, but he said there was no news regarding a health impact analysis of the practice.

August 14, 2013
Transco Holding Open Season for Marcellus/Utica Pipeline

Transco Holding Open Season for Marcellus/Utica Pipeline

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) is holding an open season for its Atlantic Sunrise project, which would provide between 450,000 and more than 1 million Dth/d of new, year-round firm transportation capacity by its proposed in-service date of July 1, 2017, the Williams subsidiary said in a notice posted Thursday. The open season is due to end Sept. 27.

August 13, 2013
Range Resources Touts 184 CNG Vehicles In the Field

Range Resources Touts 184 CNG Vehicles In the Field

Lauding General Motors Corp. and the Chrysler Group, Range Resources Corp. senior officials on Wednesday declared their fleet operations in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and other states now operate almost entirely on natural gas.

August 12, 2013

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Final Air Quality Permit Rules

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has finalized its air quality permit criteria, and said it will no longer unconditionally waive operators from the requirement that they submit an air quality plan prior to regulatory approval of unconventional drilling sites.

August 12, 2013

Pennsylvania PUC, DEP Petition State Supreme Court on Act 13 Cases

Just days after a seventh justice was sworn in to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Tuesday submitted a request that the high court reconsider its decision to quash an appeal by the commission regarding enforcement of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

August 9, 2013

MarkWest, Kinder Mount Challenge to Bluegrass NGL Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Utica EMG LLC (MarkWest Utica) are putting up a $2 billion y-grade natural gas liquids (NGL) processing and transportation combo project that competes with the Bluegrass Pipeline, which has been proposed by Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP and Williams.

August 9, 2013
Chesapeake Ends Fight to Extend New York Leases

Chesapeake Ends Fight to Extend New York Leases

Chesapeake Energy Corp. no longer wants to fight the state of New York’s moratorium on unconventional drilling and is allowing leases it holds in the Southern Tier to expire.

August 8, 2013

WPX Adds San Juan Basin to Growing List of Targets

WPX Energy has achieved its second exploratory success of the year, this time from the Mancos Gallup Sandstone formation in the oil window of Northwest New Mexico’s San Juan Basin, company management said during an earnings conference call.

August 7, 2013

Heinz Charity Backer of Marcellus Studies Fires Environmental Director

The Heinz Endowments — a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization that has given millions to both supporters and opponents of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) — has caused a stir with its abrupt dismissal of its environmental program director, and indications it will be going in new directions.

August 7, 2013