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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.
Sunoco fined again for Mariner East 2 pipeline violations
The Pennsylvania DEP fined Sunoco Pipeline’s Mariner East 2 pipeline $85,666 for violations in four counties. According to the DEP, Sunoco spilled more than 400 gallons of drilling fluids into wetlands in Blair, Cumberland and Juniata counties and a creek in Lebanon County.
Energy Transfer subsidiary fined for pipeline violations in western Pa.
A subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners was fined $140,000 by the Pennsylvania DEP for a landslide and other violations that happened during the construction of a pipeline in Beaver County. ETP is the same company that owns and operates the Revolution pipeline that exploded in September 2018 in Beaver County due to a landslide.
OSU study looks into impact pipeline installation has on crop yields
Preliminary results of an Ohio State University study show that pipeline installation on farmland negatively impacts crop yields. Soils within the right-of-way also had more rock fragments, lower soil moisture and a higher resistance to penetration, which indicates some amount of soil compaction.
Union Co. farmer sues ODA over pipeline on preserved farmland
Attorneys for the Bailey family filed two lawsuits July 12 to force the Ohio Department of Agriculture to defend its land from the pipeline and to stop Columbia Gas of Ohio from moving forward with eminent domain proceedings.
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.
New Ohio law stops cities from banning natural gas, propane
A new law in Ohio prohibits local governments from banning the use of natural gas and encourages the use of propane. Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 201 into law July 1. Ohio joins more than a dozen states that enacted similar legislation this year.
‘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.
Encino Energy wins award for excellence
Encino Energy won the large business Excellence Award, given out by the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance.
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.