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When following PA DEP e-facts reports there is always a description for the permit application, ie., facility, site, Erosion & Sedimentation, etc, etc.   Is there a DEP information site that describes what each description means?

like herding cats, the whens and wheres are pretty tough. the trend seems to be towards concentrating developement in higher producing areas and in blocks that will fully drain portions of the reservoir. signals like third party investments are tells. the obvious is the cracker/chem. infrastructure committment. the liquids area produces the specialty crop needed to feed the huge animal which may help insulate from dry gas market challenges a bit more. both fresh water and produced water pipelines by third partys may be a positive in those areas that someone is confident brings high production and demand for their service. like a store opening to supply goldminers with shovels and pans or farm implement dealers in big ag. areas. all companys have issues and we'll see more m&a going forward to increase economies of scale which will still require operating under a low price environment regardless of scale. as far as moving outward, that space may be filled by venture capital type investment since the best areas are mostly already taken. some companys still have large areas not HBP which they will either drill somewhat randomly, continue leasing cost or walk away from. lots of unpredicables.

O&G company has suspended my royalties in a producing unit, trying to get me to sign a division order with a lower amount. They claim they found an unreleased NPRI from the 1800s on 10 acres and have suspended 110. They have not been paying for 60 acres for 15 months - and that is a lot of money. What should be my next step?

lawyer up

How do I pick the right attorney?

Krugliac & wilkins, Canton ,Ohio. big firm. all about oil&gas .should have a website.

And this firm plays both sides: oil and gas companies as well as landowners


The gas companies have always told us they need more pipeline takeaway capacity in order to justify more drilling.   How does having more localized consumers affect their planning?   With new NG fired electric generation plants coming on-line in PA, WVA and Ohio, how much of an impact do these plants have on local production?   Is their demand still too small for more aggressive drilling?   The Shell Monaca plant is a prime example too.

sounds like three parts to that question. local consumers are very low on the user list. we actually have a Shell well here that partnered with UGI to supply residential use directly from the well. this takes a fraction of available total production. we also have some dedicated power/gen feedstock agreements between e&p's and power producers. this is a larger volume market for sure. packed 20" line 24/7. the "cracker" demand  may somewhat create a sub set market in that Ethane will be sought for feedstock. that's only available in the NGL window. one might expect activity to be drawn towards that area as demands increase. however five years from now we may see drillers driving Ethane prices down like dairy farmers producing more milk. that's what Shell is counting on. they are the processor. the big need for pipelines is New England and the biggest market of all,LNG for foreign sales. LNG is the real volume key that opens the dry gas market. huge expansion underway. challenge is the Chevron's with direct LNG investments going into shale oil with their eye on getting associated gas into their LNG feedstock stream. so even with pipelines in MU region increasing there are always challenges of all kinds. AOC's,antis,politicians,taxers,other companys, fuel oil and propane dealers in NE...on and on!

With the expansion of the LNG market and facilities, how would dry gas from the western edge of central PA, ie., Indiana, Jefferson & Clearfield counties feed gas into that market?  The primary pipeline is the DTI line running from Beaver County to the Leidy storage fields near Renova.  It`s my understanding this gas flows to the east from the northern Armstrong area.   From the Rural Valley DTI compressor station the gas flows south to the Delmont storage area.   Any tap-in points to the east of Rural Valley would flow gas east towards to Renova.   Anyone have information about future new pipelines in this area?   

Leidy is an important hub for moving gas to many markets including from your area. Leidy field was converted to storage in 1959 by Texas Eastern & Transco. Columbia, Transco, TE, CNG [Dominion] & NFG  hub into Leidy as a trading & billing point. many projects have occurred, are ongoing and planned to increase flow volumes through Leidy. they could be discussed in detail, however being a NG history buff, start at the beginning. the earliest well for domestic use in that area was drilled in 1864. systematic drilling began in 1922 with varying results. in 1950 Dorcie Calhoun drilled an Oriskany "out of control" @ 15mmcf 4200# in the first foot of formation @ 5660'. CNG through old NY State Natural had land lease control of the area and moved a rig in. the BIG one @ 145mmcf ushered in the Leidy boom. Red Adair even showed up in 1952 as out of control became common. it was a huge but short lived production phase prior to storage conversion, but serves today as an integral feature in our modern NG system. the history of Appalachin gas is a fascinating topic.


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