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Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Second Try for Post-Production Costs Prohibition

Posted in Energy
On June 27, 2016, the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee revived previously introduced legislation designed to clarify that the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act would provide for a minimum unconventional gas royalty of 12.5% even when post-production costs are applied. The committee voted to send House Bill 1391 to the full House for consideration.  [Link… Continue Reading

U.S. EPA Finalizes Rule Prohibiting Oil/Gas Wastewater Discharges to POTWs

Posted in Energy, Environment
On June 27, 2016 U.S. EPA finalized a regulation under the Clean Water Act that prohibits the discharge of wastewater from certain oil and gas extraction facilities to POTWs. Specifically, the rule applies to onshore extraction from shale and/or tight geologic formations – referred to as unconventional oil and gas resources. EPA determined that current… Continue Reading

Ohio’s Utica Oil Production Dips, Gas Production Grows

Posted in Energy
According to quarterly production data released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, oil production in the state from Utica shale wells dipped since the fourth quarter of 2015, reports the Akron Beacon Journal: The oil data is new evidence of the continuing industry downturn from low commodity prices hitting Ohio. That downturn has forced… Continue Reading