Energy Day took place last week in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was organized by America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), the Associated Petroleum Industries of PA (American Petroleum Institute, API), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA). The event was attended by over 300 individuals and representatives of 13 different Chambers of Commerce. We will be highlighting…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 10, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
Energy Day took place last week in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was organized by America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), the Associated Petroleum Industries of PA (American Petroleum Institute, API), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA). The event was attended by over 300 individuals and representatives of 13 different Chambers of Commerce. We will be…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 8, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released the results of its investigation of alleged methane migration in Franklin Township, Susquehanna County. DEP’s findings confirm what initial isotopic testing conducted by WPX…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 1, 2013 at 12:39am — No Comments
It’s no secret the Marcellus Shale is providing an economic boost for economies across the Northern Tier, and one great indicator of this is the performance of banks in the area.
The banking industry in Pennsylvania has had to ride out the same depressed economy as every other financial institution across the country. Back in 2008, when the federal government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the housing bubble burst, institutions in…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on April 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
An extremely hot issue at the present time involves post-production costs or “deductions” that landowners are seeing subtracted from their gas royalty checks. Typically, boilerplate Oil and Gas Leases offered to landowners clearly permit the gas company to deduct post-production costs for the cost of producing, gathering, storing, separating, treating, dehydrating, processing, transporting and marketing the oil and gas.
In the 2010 Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s…Continue
Added by Douglas A. Clark, Esq. on February 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I have received several calls from western PA landowners and they have provided me the Pipeline Right-of-Way OPTION Agreements presented to them by SWEPI over the last couple months. I really want to urge landowners to carefully and thoroughly review these Option ROW Agreements before you sign anything.
I have worked extensively on Pipeline ROW agreements across PA and find this proposed…
The celebrity tour of Dimock has been in and out of the news for the past few weeks. But, with all these natural gas impacts the celebs reported seeing, what about the many things that never even got a mention?
It’s been a couple of weeks now since some well known celebrities and their…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on January 30, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments
A recent Duke University study shows that shale development produces less wastewater than “conventional” oil and gas development while producing roughly thirty times the amount of natural gas from a single well. That’s good news for our energy future, our economy and environment.
A new study released…Continue
Added by Joseph P. Massaro on January 23, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Attorney Spotlight: Douglas Clark
For Pennsylvania attorney Douglas Clark, the Marcellus Shale is a family matter. His first clients in the oil and gas space were his in-laws and their neighbors in Wayne County, and he has built an entire business around representing rural landowners in the Keystone State who remind him of his parents and grandparents.
“It’s been a gift to represent them,” Clark told GoMarcellusShale in a telephone interview. “It’s…
Author: Rachael Colley, EID Marcellus Field Director
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, together with a host of other characters, jumped into two Mercedes vehicles to head to Dimock and campaign against natural gas in New York, the same natural gas that heats the home of the Beatles beneficiaries.
Yesterday, Tom and I had an opportunity to travel to Dimock, Pennsylvania for a…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on January 18, 2013 at 6:42pm — No Comments
Member Spotlight: Douglas Berkley Jr.
Douglas Berkley Jr. was laboring in relative online marketing obscurity for a Pittsburgh newspaper when he discovered his passion for the shale business. Now he…
Nicole sorts through the “everyone’s an expert” mentality on natural gas development to get to the heart of who the real experts are on this topic (NOTE: It’s not the actors or politically correct academics).
There is a lot of information circulating in the media and on the internet about natural gas development. Much of this stems from meetings held around the area where so-called experts step up to the plate in an attempt to educate the public. But, how do…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on November 7, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments
If you search “fracking” on the internet, you’ll find one anecdotal story after another littering websites supposedly offering a “real” look at natural gas development. All of them, of course, are negative in tone. As someone who was on the fence on this topic only a couple of years ago, I can attest to how difficult this can make it for someone searching for honest-to-goodness facts on the development process. It can be downright exhausting. The advice hammered into us over many years of…Continue
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The EID Marcellus team spent the last few days before Christmas last year covering events in Binghamton,…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on October 2, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Think about this statement for a moment: “Pipelines connect natural gas supplies to end users.” Why would I focus on something seemingly so obvious?
Because this simple reality seems to have been lost on many as the focus in the Marcellus Shale region moves toward building much needed infrastructure. Low natural gas prices, coupled with a…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on September 20, 2012 at 6:37pm — No Comments
The newly developed “Artists Against Fracking” campaign has left me utterly perplexed. Here you have individuals who have the potential to do a lot of good but rather are jumping on a bandwagon filled with misinformation. They believe by maligning a proven technology they are clearing the way for expanded use of renewable energy sources. Ignoring, or simply being unaware, that the technology they are seeking to ban is helping the U.S. lead the world in carbon emissions reductions and is…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on August 29, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments
To understand Compulsory Integration one must first understand a few fundamentals of Oil and Gas Law in New York State.
Although New York State was an early developer of…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on August 20, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments
I am so proud to say that I am from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The city is the home of the Little League World Series, an event where for the next couple of weeks our community comes alive and opens our arms to people from all over the world. The fever has already started this past week as division championships took place to decide which teams would get to play on famous Lamade Field in South Williamsport. It’s certainly an exciting time in our region.
Williamsport is also now…
Added by Nicole Jacobs on August 13, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Representative of New York’s 29th Congressional District, Tom Reed, held a hearing on August 6th at the Jamestown Community College to discuss the potential of Marcellus shale gas in New York as well as understand how the southern tier is preparing a workforce for this industrial process. The hearing was by invite only; it brought out members of the public, press, the Independent Oil & Gas Association of…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on August 13, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments