Archive for August 9th, 2011

New Pipeline Permit Rules Delay Landowner Royalties in PA

A new set of rules governing pipeline construction permits issued by the U.S. Army Corps or Engineers is causing extreme delays in getting gas from wells to market according to Chesapeake Energy. The new rules have turned what was an average 45-day process to file paperwork into a 300-day process. The bottom line is that […]

PA Lt Gov Cawley Addresses Severance Tax in Chat Session

On Monday, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, the head of Gov. Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, did a Q&A session via text chat with readers of the Philadelphia Inquirer to answer questions about the final report of 96 recommendations filed by the Commission and about the work they performed to arrive those recommendations. The […]

Lawrence County, PA Gets its First Marcellus Shale Well

Lawrence County, a western Pennsylvania county which borders Ohio, has just had its first Marcellus Shale gas well drilled, with hydraulic fracturing of the well under way now. With 815 land leases signed since last year, it’s a pretty safe bet more wells are coming to Lawrence County soon.

MarkWest Processing Plants in PA & WV Ramp Up Output

MarkWest Energy Partners and its subsidiary companies concentrate on what the industry calls the “midstream” area of natural gas drilling—that is, gathering, processing and transporting natural gas. MarkWest’s quarterly report includes an update on their expanding capacity to process natural gas and natural gas liquids in the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania and West Virginia as […]

You Know the New York Times is in Trouble When…

Just an observation, but you know the New York Times is in trouble when political blog sites like the Politico, a popular (and leftist) website has to write puff pieces to prop up the journalistic malpractice being printed by the Times against the natural gas industry. Case in point: Politico: New York Times vs. natural […]


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