Archive for July 25th, 2011

PA Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Final Report with 96 Recommendations

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission filed their final report on Friday, containing some 96 recommendations for Gov. Corbett and the PA legislature to consider that will strengthen regulation of, and further promote, the shale gas industry in the state. The entire report (137 pages, containing a lot of background details) is embedded […]

Some Drillers Using Questionable Tactics to Hold Land Under Lease Beyond Original Term

A number of landowners in Pennsylvania signed gas leases with energy companies more than five years ago for very low amounts—$2 per acre in some cases—as a signing bonus. Landowners, realizing that a contract is a contract, waited patiently for the expiration of the lease—typically five years. But then, at the last possible moment, sometimes […]

Norse Energy Files for Permits in New York State to Drill in the Marcellus and Utica Shales

With 180,000 acres of leases in New York State, Norse Energy wants to be first in line for permits when New York finalizes its new drilling regulations.


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