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Permits are up in the Marcellus and Utica


Across the oil-rich Utica and the natural gas fields of the Marcellus, a slight increase in drilling permits could indicate drillers see hope in further production and development in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Susan Crowell from Farm and Dairy notes that greatest number of permists were issued in Belmont County, Ohio and Washington County, Pennsylvania. Since the shale play was discovered, ...

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Study: Most sources of methane hot spot are gas facilities

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DENVER (AP) — Most methane sources contributing to a puzzling concentration of the greenhouse gas over the Southwestern United States appear to be natural gas production facilities, scientists said Monday. Researchers identified more than 250 sources of a methane hot spot over the Four Corners region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. They include gas wells, storage tanks, pipelines ...

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Oil, gas not responsible for methane emission spike

Oil, gas not responsible for methane emission spike

A new study finds that oil and natural gas producers are not responsible for a global increase in methane emissions. According to the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, increased emissions come primarily from wetlands and agriculture, not oil and natural gas producers. The NOAA report comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will regulate methane ...

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Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general won’t run again

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks to a news conference in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Kane said she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by criminal perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The state’s embattled attorney general said Tuesday she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the decision in Scranton, her hometown, just hours before a deadline to submit signatures ...

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Natural Gas Prices Expected to Rise

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Natural gas prices are expected to rise in the coming months as a national supply glut is drawn down, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Although prices have been low during the first few months of this year’s winter, lower production volumes and cooler weather are anticipated to bring them up slightly in 2016. Record Production As of January ...

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US rig count down 2 this week to 698, PA up one

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HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 698. The Houston firm said Thursday 536 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,811 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, ...

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State says Ohio oil, natural gas production at historic high

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state Department of Natural Resources says historic amounts of oil and natural gas are being produced by Ohio shale wells. Statistics released by the department Thursday show more than 10 million barrels of oil and 405 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during the second quarter of the year. The department says those amounts ...

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Legacy of the “Father of fracking” calls for support of methane regulation

Flaring of unwanted hydrocarbons at a natural gas refinery in the Piceance Basin of Colorado. Tim Hurst/ flickr

A Texas-based foundation that is the legacy of oil icon George Mitchell has made a fundamental break in the typical energy narrative by supporting methane emission reduction. In a statement released last week, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation gave its support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce methane emissions. The EPA hopes to pass ruling to ...

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The Latest: Officials: Still interest in Gulf of Mexico oil

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NEW ORLEANS — The latest on the federal oil lease sale Wednesday in the western Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coast (all times local). ___ 4:20 p.m. The big bidder in Wednesday’s oil lease sale for tracts off the Texas coast says it’s very pleased with the outcome. BHP Billiton Petroleum bid nearly $16.3 million for 26 of the ...

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What is going on in the Marcellus?

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While Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is trying with all hit might to hang on to his proposed budget plan and the state’s economic future in natural gas, it is hard to ignore rumors about natural gas selling for only 60 cents per thousand cubic feet (MCF). According to Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Researcher Director Tom Murphy, there ...

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