Daily Archives: March 27, 2017

Judge Tosses Wayne County, PA Landowner Lawsuit Against DRBC

In May 2016 a landowner in Wayne County, PA–in the Delaware River Basin–filed a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) asking a judge to declare the DRBC does not have jurisdiction to prevent construction of a natural gas well (see Wayne County, PA Landowner Sues DRBC Over Fracking Ban). MDN has chronicled, for…

Co-Tenancy/Joint Dev Bill Heads to WV Senate – On Fast Track?

The West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) is pushing hard to get legislation passed that we call “forced pooling lite”–WV Senate Bill 576 which addresses the issues of co-tenancy and joint development (see Analysis of New WV Bill SB 576 re Co-Tenancy & Joint Development). This is the sixth time forced pooling-related legislation…

Radical Green Groups File Fed Court Case to Stop Atlantic Sunrise

Radical green agitating groups, including the Sierra Club, Lancaster Against Pipelines, Lebanon Pipeline Awareness, Allegheny Defense Project, Clean Air Council, Concerned Citizens of Lebanon County, and Heartwood, have filed a lawsuit in the liberal U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in an attempt to block construction of the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise…

PA DEP Permit Delays Causing Slowdown in New Marcellus Drilling

Delays in turning around permit applications for new Marcellus drilling is hurting the industry, according to the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). MSC president Dave Spigelmyer says lack of certainty in the PA Marcellus means more drilling goes to neighboring West Virginia and Ohio–even to Louisiana. The PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), responsible for reviewing…

“Multiple Signs” of Recovery in PA Marcellus Industry

There are signs that the Marcellus industry in Pennsylvania is beginning to rebound. We’ve been noting it for months. Our early prediction of an upswing came last June (nine months ago) when we noticed an uptick in the number of drilling rigs operated by Patterson-UTI changed from a monthly drop to a monthly gain (see…

Judge Warns Atlantic Sunrise Protesters – Feds are Comin’ for Ya

As MDN previously reported, anti-fossil fuelers opposed to the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project–a $3 billion, 198-mile pipeline running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County–are using the same (losing) playbook to oppose Atlantic Sunrise as they used to oppose the…

Respectable Volume of Oil (Yes, Oil!) Coming from Marcellus/Utica

We spotted an article on The Motley Fool website by one of our favorite authors, Matt DiLallo. The article shines a light on the states that produce the most shale oil. Surprisingly (for us), the Marcellus/Utica was in the list. Appreciable amounts of shale oil are coming from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, from both…

Halliburton Rehires 2K, Says “Animal Spirits are Back” in US Land

In a “hasty” and “rare” operations call last Friday, Halliburton, the world’s second largest oilfield services (OFS) company, offered up some interesting comments. The call was apparently an attempt to blunt the coming news that the company will likely miss analyst’s expectations for profit/loss and dividends, due to rising costs and weak demand in international…

Calendar of Events for Mar 27 – Jun 26 (90 Days)

Events related to drilling in the Marcellus and Utica Shale, primarily pro-drilling. To have your event included (or if you are aware of a worthy event you believe should be on this page), please send the details and/or a link to have it included to the calendar@marcellusdrilling.com email address. Thank you! Ohio Apr 20 | SOOGA…

Kalnin Ventures LLC acquires Marcellus shale assets

Kalnin Ventures LLC acquired 177 wells operated by seven separate companies for $16 million.The post Kalnin Ventures LLC acquires Marcellus shale assets appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Link to full article: Kalnin Ventures LLC acquires Marcellus shale assets Source: Shale Gas Reporter

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