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Annual Oil and Gas Update Sheds Light on Current State of the Industry

The oil and gas industry in the United States has been somewhat depressed of late, with a decline in the number of active rigs from the record highs of

A Whole Lot of Wells, Not a Lot of Money

Within Pennsylvania lie masses of unplugged and abandoned oil and gas wells. While that may elicit a “so, what?” response from the general

OPEC Cuts vs. U.S. Shale Recovery

On November 30, at their last meeting in Vienna, Austria, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers, led by Russia,

MIT Study Suggests U.S. Vastly Overstates Oil Output Forecasts

Researchers at MIT have uncovered issues with the U.S. Energy Department’s official forecast for oil output, which may vastly overstate oil and gas

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Potential Permanent Fracking Ban May Have Big Impact in PA

Hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking,” as it has come to be known – is a hot topic these days. The fracking process, which involves

Impact Fee vs. Severance Tax

Natural gas producers for unconventional wells do pay something; it’s in the form of an impact fee. Impact fees arose from PA Act 13 of 2012. In

West Virginia Strikes Gold with Shale Gas Development

In the midst of President Trump’s three-day mission to China to forge energy deals between the two nations, at least one was finalized. On November

Shale Gas Generates Some Real Savings For Industrial and Commercial Consumers

A study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy titled “Pennsylvania’s Gas Decade: Insights into Consumer

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Thompson's Cooperative Management Mineral Rights Act

On October 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, the Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017, which was introduced by

Regional Economic Impact of the Shell Cracker Plant

In June 2016, Shell Oil Company, the U.S. subsidiary of the global oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell, announced that it had selected a site in Beaver

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