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Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC files bankruptcy

American Energy Marcellus Holdings – Securities Investigation According to reports, Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC said on Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a negotiated plan with lenders to reduce about $1 billion of debt … Continue reading

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Does a deed reservation for "minerals" include Marcellus Shale gas? Maybe; Maybe not.

Pennsylvania has long followed a presumption, known as the Dunham Rule, that when a reservation or exception for "minerals" in a deed does not mention natural gas or oil, there is a rebuttable presumption that the word "minerals" does not … Continue reading

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PEC and CBF Propose Marcellus Shale Amendments

On May 10, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) jointly released proposed amendments to the PA Oil and Gas Act, which the two groups say will "increase public confidence in the ability of Pennsylvania to … Continue reading

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PADEP Wants Marcellus Wastewater Recycled

Pennsylvania has already issued three statewide general permits pursuant to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 287 –WMGR119, WMGR121, and WMGR123 — that authorize the treatment, processing, and beneficial reuse of frac water. Under the terms of these state-issued general permits, the … Continue reading

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Countering Misinformation on Marcellus Shale Development

I am one of the attorneys in Pennsylvania that represents parties that treat/recycle/dispose frac water and drill cuttings arising from the development of the Marcellus Shale. In that regard, I very much appreciate the work done by the Marcellus Shale … Continue reading

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