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Regulation of Shale Drilling Recently Changed to Comply with Act 13

Posted in Energy
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection enacted its new regulations covering unconventional natural gas well pad development.  The new regulations include area of review requirements to protect public resources (which may apply to wells located near schools, playgrounds and parks), stronger water supply restoration standards, the development and maintenance of… Continue Reading

Good News for Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production

Posted in Energy
In its 2015 Oil and Gas Annual Report, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Production reported a record 4.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas had been produced from Pennsylvania-based wells.  The annual rate was a bright spot among otherwise precarious news that has overshadowed the Marcellus Shale industry for the previous two years.  However, the… Continue Reading