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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania

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The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania has seen a little activity over the last week when it comes to permits, but permitting hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention as Cabot Oil & Gas’s latest court hearing. It all began in February, when anti-frack activist Vera Scroggins decided to push her limits with Cabot Oil & Gas once again.  Well, her ...

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Wolf garners more opposition to plan replace drilling fee

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An organization of Pennsylvania’s municipalities is joining counties in opposing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to replace a variable fee on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells with a flat annual payment to local governments in drilling areas. Tim Horner, president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, said Thursday that Wolf’s plan doesn’t let the fee grow ...

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Low Marcellus gas prices cut into EQT profits

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EQT Corp. produced more natural gas during the first three months of the year but lower prices resulted in decreased profits. The Downtown-based company early Thursday reported $173.4 million in net income, or $1.14 per share, in the first quarter, a nearly 9.8 percent drop from the $192.2 million, or $1.26 per share, it recorded in the same quarter last ...

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One Marcellus operator is asking for a water break

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Hunt Marcellus Operating Co. has asked to extend its water purchase and supply agreement but at a much lesser cost. During a meeting Tuesday morning, Johnsonburg Municipal Authority members shared a letter from the operating company requesting not to only extend the purchase and supply agreement but to cut cost from $8 per 1,000 gallons of water to $5 per ...

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Residents distrustful of DEP, hope to pursue laws to ban injection wells

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OAK HILL – Although urging the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to deny permits for two injection wells in Lochgelly, speakers at a public hearing in Oak Hill Tuesday expressed the willingness to stop the waste injection through the pursuit of state and county law. Mary Rahall and Tom Rhule advocated for a county ordinance to prevent injecting the ...

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