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Why the Marcellus and Utica are paying close attention to Norman Bay

FERC, Norman C. Bay

Norman C. Bay just resigned as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), leaving a mess behind him. This is the entity that controls the power to approve contested electric transmission lines, natural gas pipelines and utility plans. He resigned after President Trump promoted Cheryl A. LeFleur to chair the commission. Now, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, FERC doesn’t have ...

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In gas drilling country, the honeymoon is over on royalties

gas drilling, royalties, Marcellus

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP) — Jan Brown pores over his royalty statement and wonders where all the money went. A few months ago, the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer siphoned $2,201 worth of gas from his 240-acre property — but paid him only $359 after taking deductions for transportation and processing. Brown, 59, who relies on the royalties as his sole ...

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Shell commits to western Pennsylvania ethane cracker plant

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Shell Chemical Appalachia says it is building a petrochemical plant in northwestern Pennsylvania that will create up to 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs once it begins production early next decade. The company has been buying various rights and property, including a former zinc smelting site in Potter Township, Beaver County, where the plant will ...

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Primus Green Energy announces offtake agreement with Tauber Oil for a Marcellus methanol system

Primus Green Energy, Tauber Oil

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Primus Green Energy Inc., a gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology and solutions company that transforms methane and other hydrocarbon gases into gasoline, methanol and diluent, announced Tuesday that it has signed an offtake agreement with Tauber Oil for its methanol plant at a manufacturing site in the Marcellus shale region. The plant is expected to produce ...

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Why fracking matters to the New York Primary

fracking new york primary

Although it won’t be on the ballot, the New York primary could become a referendum on fracking. With passions running high both for and against the technology used to produce oil and natural gas, the candidates’ positions on fracking could affect the New York primary’s outcome. Both Democrat candidates oppose fracking. In the seventh debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders stated he ...

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Management Team Expanded to Support Growth in Marcellus/Utica Region

HOUSTON, TX–Audubon Field Solutions, a global provider of field, pipeline, and engineering services to the oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce two new executive hires and an expansion in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Kurt Newbrough was appointed to Director of Survey and Scott Shaver was named Operations Manager. They join the Audubon Field Solutions team after running their own ...

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Company, state working to bring well sites into compliance

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An oil and gas operator says it’s trying to bring dozens of its Pennsylvania drilling sites into compliance with environmental laws. A Range Resources spokesman tells Pennlive.com that the company is working the Department of Environmental Protection. The agency on Friday said dozens of the company’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling pads in Washington and Allegheny ...

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Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

Pennsylvania budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania government will set a modern state record for budget gridlock on Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf sends lawmakers a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the current fiscal year that began back in July. The first-term Democrat will deliver an approximately $32 billion plan for 2016-17 to the ...

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Marcellus shale news among top 10 stories of 2015

The U.S. recession officially ended in second quarter of 2009, but economic recovery didn’t feel like it arrived in the Scranton area until 2015. Years of sluggish growth finally caught up to Main Street in Northeast Pennsylvania. Low energy prices made residents feel a bit richer. Unemployment was at its lowest level since the beginning of the recession. The erosion ...

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Pennsylvania sues gas driller over ‘deceptive’ leases

North Central Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s attorney general sued one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas on Wednesday over claims it cheated at least 4,000 landowners who signed drilling leases with the company. Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. tricked landowners into signing one-sided leases in the early years of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom and then improperly deducted certain post-production expenses from their ...

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