Marcellus Oil & Gas

If you are a municipality, business owner, landowner, mineral owner, oil and gas producer, operator or pipeline company that resides in or conducts business in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions of Pennsylvania, our firm can assist you in the following areas:

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  • Contract negotiations and regulatory filings for production of natural gas, building pipelines and natural gas storage, gathering systems and interconnection issues;
  • Interpreting wholesale natural gas agreements with Natural Gas Distribution Companies;
  • Representing clients in natural gas rate cases before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA PUC);
  • Assisting and counseling municipalities in adopting drilling ordinances and preparing filings for PA PUC advisory opinions;
  • Representing owners and operators of oil & gas operations and landowners;
  • Addressing land and title disputes;
  • Litigating issues arising from oil and gas operations;
  • Working interest and royalty interest owner disputes;
  • Existing and prospective gas lease evaluation and consulting;
  • Gas purchase contract litigation;
  • Providing counsel on spill response, remediation and liability;
  • Permitting for water treatment, stormwater management, storage impoundments, erosion and sediment control and water withdrawal;
  • Representation before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for environmental enforcement procedures;
  • Preserving royalty payments for future generations when a mineral owner receives compensation from a gas lease contract;
  • Helping clients understand tax consequences and liability issues that could arise from mineral rights leases;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Traditional Business Counseling; and
  • Municipal Finance.

Rhoads & Sinon, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is centrally located to all of the Marcellus Shale activity areas in Pennsylvania, yet strategically located just blocks from the state capital and many of the agencies that are creating and enforcing the laws and regulations governing the Marcellus Shale Industry.

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