Legislative Update: West Virginia Governor Signs House Bill No. 4091 into Law

On February 17, 2020, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law House Bill 4091, allowing for expedited oil and gas well permitting for horizontal wells. Under the bill, which amends W. Va. Code § 22-6A-7, operators may pay an additional fee(…)

Maryland Releases Draft Marcellus Best Practices Report

The Maryland Departments of the Environment (MDE) and Natural Resources (MDNR) recently released a draft report on recommended best practices for Marcellus Shale development in Maryland, pursuant to Maryland’s Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative.(…)

Big Pine Gathering System Initiates Service

As indicated in a recent press release, NiSource Midstream Services has initiated service on the Big Pine Gathering System in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The system, which spans 57 miles in total length, will transport natural gas from Marcellus Shale(…)

First Quarter 2013 Shale Deals Reach $882 Million in Pennsylvania and $283 Million in Ohio

Three transactions involving Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale have reportedly totaled $882 million in the first quarter of 2013, the second-most for any formation in the country.  Ohio’s Utica Shale formation was the subject of two deals worth $283 mill(…)