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Natural gas helps Pennsylvania reach clean power plan goals

February 25th, 2019|

Clean, efficient natural gas helped Pennsylvania to already meet its Clean Power Plan goals, according to the head of the state’s environmental regulatory agency. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell said during a recent state hearing: “We were already well on our way in large part – and have [...]

Governor’s proposed severance tax will impact jobs, reduce competitiveness

February 5th, 2019|

Natural gas development and impact tax are already "Restoring Pennsylvania"  HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 5) - Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association President & Executive Director Dan Weaver today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to place a severance tax on unconventional natural gas extraction to fund $4.5 [...]

State Supreme Court rules against PIOGA in impact fee case

December 31st, 2018|

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday, December 28, rejected the legal position of PIOGA and its producer member Snyder Brothers, Inc. that the word “any” in the Act 13 impact fee stripper well definition (“during any calendar month”) is unambiguous in this context and means “one,” which meant that Snyder [...]

PIOGA Centennial Commemorative Knife: A Great Gift Idea

November 28th, 2018|

As part of PIOGA's celebration of 100 years of working together on behalf of Pennsylvania's crude oil and natural gas industry, we  commissioned a commemorative knife from W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company in Bradford, PA. The limited edition, collector quality knife and wooden display box feature PIOGA's 100th Anniversary [...]

State Supreme Court agrees to hear rule of capture appeal

November 20th, 2018|

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today (November 20) agreed to hear the appeal of the Superior Court's decision in Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production, which called into question application of the longstanding principle of rule of capture to hydraulic fracturing. PIOGA is encouraged not only that the Supreme Court has agreed [...]

DEP annual oil and gas report: No evidence fracking having direct impacts to water supplies

September 6th, 2018|

By Nicole Jacobs, Energy In Depth The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently released its 2017 annual oil and natural gas report, and like DEP’s 2016 report, it is full of great news for the Commonwealth. In particular, the report shows Pennsylvania’s unconventional industry is not only experiencing record-breaking [...]

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