Marcellus & Utica Shale Newsroom

How Local Drilling Regulations May Impede Business Development in WV

Spilman Marcellus News 21 Jul 2014 | 12:52 PM

Recently, Scott Rotruck and Joseph V. Schaeffer addressed local drilling regulations and the impact on West Virginia business development for West Virginia Executive magazine.  As governor, Senator Joe Manchin famously declared West Virginia to be “Open for Business.” Whether motivated … Continue reading

Sunoco’s Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Delayed?

Spilman Marcellus News 10 Jul 2014 | 12:28 PM

Legal challenges could hinder progress on the pipeline moving natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale in western Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook. Read the entire NPR article here.

Observations of the Sixth Annual Developing Unconventional Gas Conference

Spilman Marcellus News 01 Jul 2014 | 1:50 PM

Article by Scott Rotruck, Director of Energy & Transportation Services I had the great learning experience of attending The Sixth Annual Developing Unconventional Gas Conference, known as DUG East, last month. The conference is based around the sharing of ideas, performance updates, … Continue reading

Gov. Corbett Issues Executive Order Modifying Rules Covering Restricted Drilling in State Parks and Forests

Spilman Marcellus News 23 Jun 2014 | 1:16 PM

Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett has issued an executive order allowing additional gas leasing in state parks and forests – so long as it does not result in “additional long-term surface disturbance.” The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which controls … Continue reading

Marcellus Shale Gas and Pa. Steel – A Match Made in Heaven

Spilman Marcellus News 16 Jun 2014 | 2:09 PM

One of the most important components needed for safe natural gas drilling is high-quality steel pipe. With the federal government now investigating illegal “dumping” of key manufactured products by foreign companies, there is hope that Pennsylvania steel can profit from … Continue reading

April Sees Record-Setting Gas Production

Spilman Marcellus News 09 Jun 2014 | 7:45 PM

April was a record-breaking month for natural gas production. The average daily gas production was 63.7 billion cubic feet per day – up a half million cubic feet/per day from the month before. April had six of the 10 highest … Continue reading

A Discussion with Dave Spigelmyer, President, Marcellus Shale Coalition

Spilman Marcellus News 02 Jun 2014 | 5:57 PM

INTRODUCTION: Recently, Spilman’s Director of Energy & Transportation Services, Scott Rotruck, interviewed David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). Prior to his appointment to the MSC, Spigelmyer has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the oil & natural … Continue reading

Climate Action Plan Breathes New Life Into Oil and Natural Gas Air Regulations

Spilman Marcellus News 27 May 2014 | 3:24 PM

On March 28, 2014, the White House released its Climate Action Plan Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. The oil and natural gas sectors are clearly in the cross-hairs for reductions. The report indicates the oil and natural gas sector was … Continue reading

PA DEP Releases 2012 Natural Gas Emissions Data

Spilman Marcellus News 20 May 2014 | 12:50 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has released 2012 natural gas emissions data for 8,800 natural gas wells and 400 compressor stations. According to the study, cumulative air contaminant emissions have continued to decline since 2008, when unconventional drilling across … Continue reading

Major Natural Gas Power Plant Announcement Indicates Different Uses for Marcellus & Utica Shale Gas

Spilman Marcellus News 13 May 2014 | 1:31 PM

Spilman recently provided legal and environmental counsel for a $615 million natural gas combined-cycle power plant to be built in Moundsville, W.Va. The 37-acre site will be home to Moundsville Power LLC and their 549 megawatt facility. The plant will … Continue reading

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