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PA DEP Halts Mariner East II Pipeline

Posted in Energy
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection halted construction of Sunoco Logistic LP’s Mariner East II pipeline, citing violations of environmental laws, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sunoco violated its permits, using unauthorized drilling methods that leaked nontoxic drilling fluid into trout streams and water wells across the state, according to the DEP. The state discovered… Continue Reading

PA: Royalty Dispute Class Action Fails

Posted in Energy
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently sided with a lessee in a class action royalty dispute.  In Hall v. CNX Gas Co., LLC, the lease contained a royalty provision providing that royalties were to be calculated on the net amount realized at the point of sale.  The lessors asserted that because the provision did not… Continue Reading

PA DEP to Stop Using FracFocus in Favor of its Own Database

Posted in Energy
NGIShaleDaily reports that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to stop using FracFocus, the national database for tracking chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, in favor of its own database: But while operators in the state will be required to use the new, and currently unnamed, system being built by the DEP, they may elect… Continue Reading

PA: DEP to Create Pipeline Taskforce

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection “is proposing to create a task force — modeled after a state collaboration that established voluntary wind turbine siting standards — that would include pipeline companies, nonprofits, municipalities, conservation agencies and others to propose ways to reduce community impacts and improve economic efficiency in pipeline planning.” Read… Continue Reading

PA: PennEast Pipeline to Create 12,000 Jobs in PA and NJ

Posted in Energy
From the Times Leader: The planned PennEast Pipeline — which will start in Luzerne County — will create 12,000 jobs within a six-county area and have a $1.62 billion impact on Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to a economic impact study released Monday. A two-month study by Drexel University School of Economics and Econsult Solutions… Continue Reading