December 3, 2012
by Frank Luchak
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 …
September 24, 2012
Joseph Barone, founder of ShaleDirectories.com and one of the panelists from “Doing Business in the Marcellus,” is partnering with Penn State Extension and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to host a seminar on oil and gas business development.
For those of you interested in attending, here are some additional event details.
September 13, 2012
by Joe Crivelli
There’s not a lot of news on the economic front that makes me hopeful these days. The job market isn’t growing, but the national debt is. The economy has been moving sideways essentially since 2008, and consumer confidence remains mired at multi-year lows.
But the Marcellus Shale gives me hope. Here …
September 7, 2012
by David Ellerbeck
This summer, a KPMG report demonstrated the unprecedented impact of the commercialization of shale gas in the U.S. on the chemical industry.
A study of the last two years shows a huge leap toward a promising future. In fact, according to KPMG’s chemical industry specialists, the U.S. market has become a world …
August 16, 2012
We are pleased to announce our fall quarterly meeting, “Doing Business in the Marcellus.” The second meeting since the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association’s (DVMA) inception will take place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 6 in the Meade Room at the Union League of Philadelphia.
Based on feedback from the inaugural …
The following post was contributed by Charles M. Hart, Partner, Duane Morris LLP.
A recent Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decision creates uncertainty about whether oil and gas operators will, in future, be required to file applications for zoning permits piecemeal, at the local level and go through the local hearing processes, as …
A recent Wall Street Journal article points out that opponents of natural gas development frequently use bad science to support their claims.
To make the argument against drilling, adversaries blame everything from breast cancer to air pollution on Marcellus development. These claims are as shocking as they are misleading, and are …
July 17, 2012
by Joe Crivelli
At the DVMA’s inaugural breakfast last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Marty Michael, CEO of Miria Systems, a local Philadelphia company that is developing new products to help the drilling companies tackle the issue of water management and other business challenges at drilling sites.
Miria Systems has been …
July 12, 2012
by Greg Matusky
Good news should be good news. But not in the world of Marcellus Shale development, where all too often science and fact are distorted by bias. This week brings news that Duke University researchers have released a study on isolated cases of saline contamination in select areas of Pennsylvania. Their …
July 9, 2012
by Frank Luchak
On its face, the name of our organization – the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association – appears to be an oxymoron, since there is no Marcellus Shale in the region for which it is named. But that reflects a misunderstanding of the name, which was intended not to be descriptive, but …