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DLP Gas Drilling Accident Team Continues to Represent the Seriously Injured

Over the past several years the Natural Gas Drilling Litigation Team at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP has handled serious and complex accident cases throughout the Marcellus shale Region especially in Susquehanna, Bradford, Wyoming, Tioga and other Counties.  Many of these cases involved gas riggers, pipeline workers and others involved in on-site construction accidents.  Many more […]

DEP Fines, State Budget Talks Highlight Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling News

As the June 30th deadline for passing a balanced budget approaches in Harrisburg, lawmakers and the Governor’s office are posturing their positions as they head into serious budget discussions.  Highlighting the inevitable fight is the proposed natural gas severance tax found in governor wolf’s initial budget.  Yesterday, the State House passed its first proposed budget. […]

Royal Dutch Shell Buys Land for “Cracker” Plant!

After years of speculation and inaction it appears that the proposed multi-billion dollar “cracker” plant in Western Pennsylvania is on track for construction.  Today, Royal Dutch Shell filed a deed indicating purchase of land in Potter Township, Beaver County for $13.5 million. The plant will convert abundant natural gas harvested from the Marcellus Shale and […]

New Drilling Leases Signed in Pennsylvania as North Carolina Balks at Fracking and Other News

Although the slowdown in the natural gas rich Marcellus Shale regions of Pennsylvania continue, news of new natural gas lease signings continues.  The Mars Area School District approved a lease of 110 acres of school district property for fracking.  The district will receive lease revenues of $3100 per acre and 18% royalty fees.  Although viewed […]

Pa. Natural Gas Update From DLP: Cracker Plant Has Life!

Several years ago Pennsylvania government officials were all smiles announcing the possible construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant in Monaca, Beaver County .   Royal Dutch Shell was identified as the developer.  A large track of land was placed under contract subject to many contingencies.  Tax breaks were dolled out in Harrisburg.  All […]

DLP Law Handles Pennsylvania Quarry Accident Cases

The advent of natural gas drilling in the rural counties of Pennsylvania has led to more that increased truck traffic, gas drilling rig accidents and other drilling related problems.  Many small time and big time quarries in the Commonwealth are running at capacity in their attempt to keep up with the increased demand for their […]

Marcellus Shale Drilling News from DLP

Some mixed news this week from the natural gas fields of Pennsylvania and elsewhere: –Today, Oklahoma officials announced that studies prove that oil and fracking waste injection wells do indeed cause earthquakes.  Not unexpected considering the quakes registered over the past several years in Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas. –Two companies from Thailand and Japan are […]

Pennsylvania AND Marcellus Shale News Updates from DLP Law

Although it appears that news about the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas boom has slowed in the past several months, nothing could be farther from the truth.  The industry is alive and well and the news keeps on coming! One of the top stories continues to be the construction of numerous pipelines throughout the Commonwealth.  Recent […]

Many Topics in The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Fracking Update

With the inauguration of Pennsylvania’s new Governor, Tom Wolf, news regarding the Marcellus shale natural gas industry seems to be in the headlines on an almost daily basis.  Some of the more recent topics– Governor Wolf announced a plan for new and stricter regulations on fracking and natural gas drilling affecting waste disposal, water pollution […]

Update on Governor Wolf Marcellus Shale Budget Proposals

The dust has settled over the past week on Governor Wolf’s first annual Pennsylvania Budget Proposal.  The battle lines have been drawn! Faced with a two (2) billion dollar deficit, Governor Wolf held nothing sacred.  Increases in the state wage and sales tax are on the table.  Change to the Corporate Tax rate and loopholes […]