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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 [...]

PIOGA celebrates a century of serving the industry

July 19th, 2018|

On Wednesday, July 18, members and friends of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association got together at Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville to celebrate 100 years of working together for the betterment of an industry that provides the world with its vital crude oil and natural gas [...]

EIA: Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to increase

April 27th, 2018|

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration: Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly Pennsylvania’s marketed natural gas production averaged a record 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, 3% higher than the 2016 level. This production is largely from shale plays in the Appalachian Basin. Pennsylvania accounted [...]

Conventional Oil & Gas Act legislation introduced

March 26th, 2018|

Legislation has been introduced in the state House and Senate taking conventional oil and gas operations out of Act 13 and placing them under their own Conventional Oil and Gas Act. "The conventional oil and gas industry employs thousands of people and is a vital contributor, not only to our [...]

PIOGA on severance tax proposal: Another attempt to punish an economic driver in Pennsylvania

February 6th, 2018|

Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association President & Executive Director Daniel J. Weaver today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal to establish a severance tax on natural gas production: "Year after year, the legislature has rightfully rejected calls for an additional tax on natural gas production [...]

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