Pa. Trade Group Offers Drilling, Fracking Guidelines

Law360, Philadelphia (October 10, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania-based trade group focused on promoting development of the Marcellus Shale on Wednesday released new guidelines for drilling wells and engaging in hydraulic fracturing, two of the most critical aspects of the shale development process.

The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s newest guidance focuses on the areas of drilling and “completions” and aims to provide guidance to operators. The group emphasized that the steps outlined do not establish binding requirements.

“While a host of critically important steps are required to bring a shale well into production, the...
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