Category Archives: Shale News

April 14, 2014

by Greg Matusky

As our members and supporters know, shale development has yielded unprecedented benefits to our state and region. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen higher and new forms of revenue for the state and our communities; strong environmental protections; new opportunities for landowners, families, and workers; and a manufacturing …

March 17, 2014

by Greg Matusky

On Wednesday, April 2, small businesses located in the Delaware Valley region will gather from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn how to take advantage of the Marcellus Shale supply chain to grow their businesses. Attendees will learn everything they need to know about the growing shale industry and …

This post was originally authored by Charles M. Hart, Partner, Duane Morris
In the summer of 2012, after the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court enjoined implementation of certain provisions of Act 13 that were designed to bring uniformity to zoning in the Marcellus region, we blogged about the resulting uncertainty for the Commonwealth, …

If there’s any doubt that natural gas development is transformative to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you need not look past the restoration work underway on Dennis Farm in Brooklyn, Penn.

August 30, 2013

by Greg Matusky

This week, Andrew Maykuth of The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on a confidential study by CH-IV International that points to the possibility of converting PGW’s Port Richmond facility into a LNG conversion plant to export Marcellus Shale gas by sea. The $1.9 billion conversion is the crown jewel to any deal …

An article in The Wall Street Journal earlier this week brings some good (and under-reported) news: the U.S. trade gap for manufacturing is shrinking.
The article cites data compiled by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation showing that after years of losing manufacturing business to China, the U.S. trade deficit …

The U.S. Department of Energy has delayed the finalization and release of its review of the U.S. shale gas industry until after the Presidential campaign. As a result, decisions on licenses to build at least a dozen liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities necessary for the export of Marcellus Shale …

DVMA President Greg Matusky wrote a pointed post today about the most surprising aspect of last night’s debate. It had nothing to do with candidate gaffes or presumed animosities. Rather, it was both candidates’ surprisingly positive opinions of domestic energy development as each positioned themselves as more pro-drilling than the …

The DVMA’s second quarterly meeting, a panel discussion titled “Doing Business in the Marcellus”, brought experts from the oil and gas industry, state government, service industries, and consulting firms together to discuss how Marcellus Shale has impacted and – even more so in the future – will effect businesses in …

Recent news that the former Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook will be reopened to process natural gas products from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale represents the first ripples in a pond that will be felt more and more here in the Delaware Valley. The plant, which closed earlier this year, laying off …