The Shale Play Today - October 2012


In This Issue:

- Pa. PUC Developments on Regulation of Midstream Operators

- The State of Drilling in the Empire State

- Pa. Litigation Update: Butler and Act 13

- First Round of Marcellus Drilling Fees Tops Pa. Estimates

- New Pipeline to Carry Natural Gas from Pa. to N.Y.

- Useful Resource: Spilman Webinar

- Marcellus Shale Team Member

- Excerpt from The State of Drilling in the Empire State:

Despite being home to the first natural gas well in the United States, the State of New York has prohibited the use of hydraulic fracturing within its borders. Since the election of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the question in the oil and gas industry is whether he will lift the ban. Shortly after his election, Governor Cuomo tasked the Department of Environmental Conservation with drafting rules to allow for hydraulic fracturing. While the DEC issued proposed rules and held public hearings on those proposed rules, the likelihood of hydraulic fracturing coming to New York hit a major stumbling block....

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