Revenue (Impact Fees) from Shale drilling drops in local communities

Many municipalities across Pennsylvania received less money from the fees paid for Marcellus drilling this year. The average lesser amount was about 10%.  The fees collected for 2012 was about $202.4 million dollars, which was a decrease of about $1.8 million dollars. Part of the reason in the drop in impact fees is the drop in the...

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Drillers Experimenting With Multiple Layers From Shale Site

The Rumor Mill has reports from DEP records that Shell Appalachia, Rex Energy, Chesapeake and Range Resources are all experimenting with drilling two and up to three layers of shale from the same drilling site: typically a combination of Marcellus, Utica, and one of the “upper devonian” layers of shale (Burket, Genesee,...

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Shell acquiring drilling rights in Mercer County

LOCATION: MERCER COUNTY The Rumor Mill has reports that Shell has acquired one or more conventional driller’s deep rights in Mercer County as a base for their leasehold position.” The Rumor Mill has reports that lease assignments are taking place and Shell and Chevron are becoming active due to the permitting of the...

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Western PA Gas Report

Nov 11, 12 Western PA Gas Report

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here is info on a new case report

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New Regulations

Nov 11, 12 New Regulations

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Here are some new regulations in the area

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Oil Update

Nov 11, 12 Oil Update

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Here is an update on oil in the PA area

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