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PIOGA Cigar Dinner
Sixty PIOGA members and guests enjoyed good food, good cigars and good company last Thursday evening at Mallorca Restaurant in Pittsburgh. Thanks to all who participated and to our many sponsors of this fun event.

Seeking sponsors for the Holiday Mixer
We're looking for members who would like to sponsor our "Mix, Mingle and Jingle" member holiday party on Thursday, December 14, at The Chadwick in Pittsburgh. Our next PIOGATech training and the monthly Pipeline and Gas Market Development Committee meeting also will take place there the same day. If you're interested in helping spread some holiday cheer among your fellow PIOGA members by becoming a Spirits Sponsor, Milk & Cookies Sponsor or Stocking Stuffer Sponsor, click here to learn how.
Let's talk development!
Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline construction to resume Construction of the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline will resume promptly. That was the comment from Williams Partners last Wednesday night after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dissolved the administrative stay it had issued Monday. The court's one-page order states the seven environmental groups that wanted to stop the pipeline project had not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay. A three-judge panel had issued it saying the court needed time to review the environmental organizations' contention that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's review of the project did not meet the standard for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions. <Continue reading>

Shell officially starts construction on ethane cracker plant
Shell Chemicals has officially started construction on its $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, a project that will take several years to complete. The announcement last Wednesday marks the next step in a massive project. Shell made it official in June last year when it announced a final investment decision on the plant. Since then, crews have been working around the clock to prepare the site for main construction. That site preparation was a massive undertaking by the company, which moved 7.2 million cubic yards of dirt and completely transformed the site, which previously held the Horsehead Corp. zinc smelter. Now that the site is fully prepped for construction, another massive transformation to the landscape is set to take place as the actual plant is constructed. <Continue reading>
West Virginia announces $83.7 billion shale gas, chemical deal with China Energy
West Virginia has a $83.7 billion investment agreement in place with a China-owned energy company for shale gas and chemical manufacturing projects in the state over the course of 20 years, the state Department of Commerce announced last week. Governor Jim Justice called the deal, a memorandum of understanding, "the largest investment in our state's history" in a news release, and the deal is the largest of several agreements China made with the United States totaling $250 billion, the release said. The projects will focus on power generation, chemical manufacturing and underground storage of natural gas liquids and derivatives, the release said. A memorandum of understanding is a nonbinding business agreement and typically the start of developing a formal agreement. <Continue reading>
Coming this month: PIOGA Annual Oil & Gas Tax and Accounting Seminar
Hosted by PIOGA's Tax Committee and member company Arnett Carbis Toothman (ACT), this November 30 event will be held at the Hyatt Place at the Meadowlands in Washington. ACT has adjusted its presentation this year to include not only changes in various federal, state and local taxes, but to approach each area to explain how oil and gas investors, operators, royalty owners, service companies and professionals should maximize tax and economic benefits. Planning for current and future opportunities and challenges will be emphasized. Click here for complete details and be sure to register before November 23.

2017 Oil & Gas Tax and Accounting Seminar

2017 Holiday Party SPONSORS

PIOGATech: Compliance Management & Assurance

Mix, Mingle & Jingle Holiday Party


Looking for PIOGA events? Check here! The events section of our website is temporarily out of order, and we're working on fixing it as quickly as we can. In the meantime, we have created a page that lists upcoming PIOGA events, along with links to those now offering registration. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Read the November issue of The PIOGA Press

Upcoming Events

Abandoned Wells in Pennsylvania: What is a Reasonable Estimate? November 16, Penn State Extension webinar

PIOGA Annual Tax & Accounting Seminar, November 30, Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South, Washington  
PIOGATech: Risk Assessment/Compliance Training, December 14, The Chadwick, Wexford 
PIOGA Holiday Member Mixer, December 14, The Chadwick, Wexford

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