New Update: Cracker Plant In Beaver County

Oct 04, 13 New Update: Cracker Plant In Beaver County

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Shell Chemical LP is trying to lock up enough ethane suppliers in order to decide if they should go forward with the proposed plant in Beaver County. Shell Chemical LP has secured some supply commitments from CNX Gas Co. LLC, A subsidiary of Consol Energy Inc, Hilcorp Energy Co, Noble Energy Inc and Seneca Resources Corp. Obtaining...

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Energy Business Forecast: Coal versus Natural Gas

  The Environmental Protection Agency recently cited cheaper natural gas as one of the reasons for lower greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States. Gas prices also declined as a result of increased supply from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and responded by using more gas to generate electricity. Natural gas emits...

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Appeals court upholds local fracking bans in NY

May 08, 13 Appeals court upholds local fracking bans in NY

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New York municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas, a mid-level state appeals court said last week. The town of Skaneateles used a series of zoning laws to prohibit heavy industry last year. More than 50 New York municipalities, such as the town of Skaneateles, have...

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PA Supreme Court Reaffirms Property Rights

May 06, 13 PA Supreme Court Reaffirms Property Rights

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Marcellus Shale Formation is not a “mineral”… In a unanimous opinion by Justice Baer issued April 24, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reaffirmed the Dunham Rule, holding that a reservation of minerals in a deed does not reserve the gas in unconventional formations, such as the Marcellus Shale. The Pennsylvania...

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Marcellus Drilling Cleaning Up Abandoned Mine Drainage

Mar 15, 13 Marcellus Drilling Cleaning Up Abandoned Mine Drainage

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Abandoned mine drainage is destroying the environment everyday! Marcellus drilling may be able to change that… More than 4,000 miles of streams polluted by abandoned coalmine drainage flow through Pennsylvania’s forests, killing all aquatic and invertebrate life. And it would take an estimated $15 billion to clean up these dead...

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What Is Act 13 (Impact Fee)?

Mar 14, 13 What Is Act 13 (Impact Fee)?

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April 1, 2013: 2012 impact fees are due. Legislative leaders estimate the second fee payment will generate about $211 million. After years of deliberation on the issue, Pennsylvania legislators passed a bill overhauling the state’s natural gas drilling laws on February 8, 2012. Act 13 became law when Governor Corbett signed House...

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