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Marcellus Shale Drilling News From Dlp

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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… Read more »

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Many Topics In The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Fracking Update

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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… Read more »

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Governor Proposes Natural Gas Extraction Severance Tax

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During his campaign for Governor, Tom Wolf campaigned on a promise to recommend a fair natural gas severance tax in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Yesterday, making good on his promise,  now Governor Wolf proposed his first statewide budget which includes a five (5) per cent severance tax. Reaction to the Governor’s proposal was swift.  Natural… Read more »

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Low Energy Prices Take Toll On Chesapeake

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Oil prices continue to sink on the international market.  Natural gas prices, spurred downward by the boom in fracking and production , continue to slug along at very low levels. These almost record level low energy prices are taking their toll on energy companies worldwide. This week, Chesapeake Oil and Gas announced that profits are… Read more »

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Politics, Cancelled Plans And Pipeline Opposition Top Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale News

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Governor Tom Wolf was elected based upon a platform that promised to keep a closer eye on the growing Marcellus Shale natural gas industry in Pennsylvania.  To back up his campaign promises, Governor Wolf has nominated John Quigley to serve as the new Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.  In recent years Mr. Quigley… Read more »

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Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes Dep And Dcnr Appointments

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The natural gas industry, fracking and a statewide severance tax all became significant issues during the recent contest for Governor of Pennsylvania.  Current Governor Tom Corbett was always seen as a pro natural gas drilling executive during his term in office.  Governor elect Tom Wolf successfully portrayed the Governor as a friend of everything natural… Read more »

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Crashing Oil Prices, Fracking Ban In New York, And Now Earthquakes!—fracking Industry Rocked

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Oil prices continue to fall at a dramatic pace.  This week the price dropped to under $50 per barrel for the first time in many years.  Oil and natural gas companies have been hit hard throughout the world.  One immediate result–along with significantly lower gas prices at the pump; which is good–has been the curtailing… Read more »

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2014 Year In Review For Marcellus Shale

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2014 was a very interesting year for the Marcellus Shale business in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast. The year started with continuing depressed natural gas prices.  As a result of the low prices, drilling for new wells decreased substantially.  Companies, such as Chesapeake, saw a lot of change.  Reduction in leaseholds and shake up of… Read more »