Managing Volatility in Oil and Natural Gas Royalty Income on the Farm
January 30, 2017
Many farmers in Pennsylvania and other energy states are using royalty income streams from energy development to supplement farm income and to make important capital investments. However shale well production declines and price volatility introduce significant levels of risk to the royalty income stream and ultimately to the farm family and farm business.
Shale Law Update: Dakota Access Pipeline - Current Legal Developments
November 28, 2016
Recently, protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have received a tremendous amount of media coverage. The legal underpinnings to this dispute, however, have received substantially less attention (more...)
USGS Estimates 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale Formation
November 21, 2016
The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.
New Pipeline Investment Program Seeks to Help Make Natural Gas More Readily Available to Commonwealth Users
November 14, 2016
Governor Tom Wolf announces new program to provide funding for making Pennsylvania’s natural gas available to its residents, manufacturers, and pad-ready sites.