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Marcellus Shale

The Marcellus Shale is a sedimentary rock formation that stretches across much of the Northeast, including Pennsylvania. This formation produces natural gas that offers a wealth of potential in terms of supplying energy to the country. It has created jobs and revenue that have been of immense benefit to the state.

However, there numerous legal issues that are occurring with the shale development. At Hoegen & Associates, P.C. in Wilkes-Barre, PA, we work with everyone involved with Marcellus Shale, ensuring rights are protected at all times.

The Marcellus Shale is a sedimentary rock formation that stretches across much of the Northeast, including Pennsylvania. This formation produces natural gas that offers a wealth of potential in terms of supplying energy to the country. It has created jobs and revenue that have been of immense benefit to the state.

However, there numerous legal issues that are occurring with the shale development. At Hoegen & Associates, P.C. in Wilkes-Barre, PA, we work with everyone involved with Marcellus Shale, ensuring rights are protected at all times.

Public Utility Commission Permits

If your business is supporting the energy companies developing the Marcellus Shale, you will need to work with public utility commissions in the areas the work is being done to obtain required permits. Our attorneys can help you secure the permits you need to remain in compliance with local regulations. We work with businesses providing the following support services:

  • Site work
  • Transporting stone
  • Freshwater hauling
  • Hydraulic fluid (fracking) storage
  • Waste management
  • Sand hauling
  • Drilling
  • Construction services

Quarry Sales, Purchase & Permitting

Our attorneys work with buyers and sellers of quarries. Because quarries are regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, it takes an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to navigate quarry transactions and permitting that remain compliant with all local regulations. We can also help provide a market analysis and valuation of the quarry in question.

Master Services Agreements

In the Marcellus Shale project, a master service provider is one who coordinates all of the companies providing services such as:

  • Well pad sites
  • Drilling companies
  • Water supplier
  • Stone supplier
  • Sand supplier
  • Waste management
  • Construction services
  • Transportation contracts

The master service provider works according to a master service agreement, which details the work that needs to be done, the money owed to those doing that work, and more. These agreements are often very complex. Our attorneys can help draft and negotiate a master service agreement that best protects your interests. In the case of a dispute, we provide litigation to help you reach the best outcome.

Disputes

Many issues can arise in the Marcellus Shale development, including title and ownership disputes relating to mineral rights, as well as lease disputes between property owners and energy companies. Property owners are at risk of falling prey to energy companies securing their mineral rights and using their property in an unfair manner. Our attorneys are passionate about the rights of property owners and holding energy companies accountable with our litigation services.

For more information about how we can protect your business’s interests in the Marcellus Shale development, contact us today at 570-820-3332 and schedule a free initial consultation!

Hoegen & Associates, P.C.

152 S Franklin St

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Fax: 570-820-3262

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