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A New Governor Brings New Concerns For Pennsylvania NatGas Industry

Democrat Tom Wolf’s inauguration as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor on Tuesday could mark a new, if uncertain, beginning for the state’s natural gas producers.

The political landscape is poised for a serious shift with the arrival of Wolf and a new administration. The Pennsylvania that gave rise to the modern shale gas era with the drilling of Range Resources Corp.’s Renz 1 well in Washington County in 2004 is not the same. And Wolf, sources unanimously agree, is not likely to be the same kind of governor as the two before him that oversaw the Marcellus Shale’s breakneck evolution.

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