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Tag Archives: Marcellus Shale

PA Supreme Court Holds the Rule of Capture Applies to Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Posted in Energy
On January 22, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Prod. Co.  The issue before the Court was whether the rule of capture applies when a developer drains oil and gas from an adjacent property by drilling a well “using hydraulic fracturing solely within the developer’s property.” (emphasis in original). The… Continue Reading

The Dimock Saga Continues – Judge Vacates Award

Posted in Energy
For over six years, individuals living in Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, have been asserting claims against Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation related to alleged damage to their water supplies purportedly caused by two unconventional gas wells. On March 10, 2016, a jury rendered a verdict in favor of the individuals, awarding them $4.24 million. … 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