Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Fines EQT $1.1M for Waste Pit Leak

A Pennsylvania hearing board has fined EQT Corp. $1.1 million for a 2012 leak from a Marcellus Shale wastewater pit in Tioga County, significantly less than the $4.5 million in penalties that state regulators wanted…

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PA Nat Gas Output Grew in 2016 Despite Fewer New Wells

Pennsylvania’s shale gas drillers continued to break records for production in 2016, tapping about 5.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Although the increase in production was not as high as in previous years, it…

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EIA: Nat Gas Output Grew in PA & OH, Fell in TX in 2016

Natural gas production in Texas fell by 2.5 billion cubic feet per day in 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Pennsylvania and Ohio saw increased natural gas production….

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Nat Gas Royalty Revision Leaves PA Family Paying $5,700

Russ Forba opened his natural gas royalty statement on Monday and got a bitter surprise. Mr. Forba was featured in a Post-Gazette article on Sunday describing nine months when Chesapeake Energy Corp. calculated that the…

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PA Royalty Owners Want Wells Shut Down When Payments Cease

At the annual meeting of Pennsylvania’s natural gas royalty owners association last month, attorney Robert Burnett told frustrated landowners that when the royalty checks stop coming, it is time to take a hard line. Examples…

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Judge Nixes $4M Award in PA Water Case, Orders New Trial

A federal judge on Friday struck down a jury’s award of more than $4 million to two Pennsylvania families who claimed their well water was contaminated by gas drilling, saying the award bore little or…

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