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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced plans to implement numerous recommendations made by the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, "including changes to enhance environmental standards, an impact fee, and a plan to help move Pennsylvania toward energy independence." The recommendations...
The areas of the country with ongoing or contemplated shale gas production continues to increase. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has launched a study of possible shale gas production. The study was prompted by a geologic survey that...
Pennsylvania Court's Ruling Will Create Confusion Regarding Right to Produce Gas from Marcellus Shale
A Pennsylvania appellate court recently issued a decision that will create uncertainty regarding who owns the right to produce natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in certain circumstances -- namely, whenever a chain of title contains a deed that grants the right to produce "minerals," without...
The Brown Dense is a shale formation that stretches across North Louisiana and South Arkansas. As reported in an August 31 post of the Oil and Gas Law Brief, the Brown Dense is a potential new oil play that is attracting substantial interest from the oil and gas industry. ...
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced today its release of a a lengthy Economic Assessment Report that evaluates the economic effects that would result from the use of hydraulic fracturing within New York. The DEC stated that its analysis "confirms that...