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Pa. collects $234 million in natural gas impact fees
An active year of drilling and high natural gas prices last year led Pennsylvania to collect the second largest amount ever in impact fee revenue from natural gas drillers.
Is natural gas a clean energy source? This Ohio Congressman thinks...
The natural gas industry has cleaned up its act over the years. Is that enough to make it a green energy source? Troy Balderson thinks so.
Appalachian shale gas production hits record high this year
The Energy Information Administration reported Sept. 1 that production in the Marcellus and Utica shales averaged 31.9 billion cubic feet per day during the first half of the year. That's the highest average for a six-month period since production began in 2008.
Pennsylvania catching up with Texas natural gas production
Pennsylvania was within 1,000 billion cubic feet of Texas’ natural gas production levels through the second quarter of 2021, according to the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office’s quarterly natural gas production report. This is the closest Pennsylvania has ever been to Texas production levels.
Natural gas production hit record high in Pennsylvania in 2020
In 2020, 7.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas came out of more than 10,000 unconventional wells in Pennsylvania. That’s the largest volume of natural gas produced in the state in a single year, according to the state's annual Oil and Gas Report.
‘Responsibly sourced’ gas the hot new thing in Appalachian basin
Responsibly sourced natural gas is the latest attempt for oil and gas companies to show they are environmentally responsible and socially conscious, but there’s some debate as to whether it’s a green victory or it’s greenwashing.
Suit seeking to overturn Delaware River basin fracking ban tossed
Judge Paul S. Diamond said the dispute between the Delaware River Basin Commission, Republican lawmakers and several municipalities “is essentially political and so best resolved by the political branches of government.”
Natural gas impact fees collected in 2020 at historic low
More than $146 million will be distributed from the 2020 reporting year. That's down $54 million from the previous year, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Pa. lawmakers want stricter regulations on fracking
Democratic lawmakers introduced a slew of bills meant to tighten up regulations on Pennsylvania’s shale gas industry. The package of legislation came as a response to last summer’s grand jury report on the unconventional oil and gas industry, which found the DEP failed to protect residents from the health impacts of fracking.
Chesapeake fined $1.9M for damaging Pennsylvania waterways
State and federal regulators levied a nearly $2 million fine against Chesapeake Appalachia for damaging streams and wetlands at 76 gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania. The damages happened across sites in Beaver, Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.