The issue of forced pooling has been a topic of conversation in Pennsylvania for some time.  The Scranton Times-Tribune is reporting that related legislation is unlikely to become law this year:  "Although there was talk of including forced/fair pooling in the natural gas severance tax that passed in the House and is now being considered in the Senate, Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-25, Jefferson County, has indicated it isn’t likely to happen this term."

On a related note, Ohio’s mandatory pooling law was substantially modified earlier this year (see S.B. 165).