Archive for March 22nd, 2009

Pennsylvania Democrats Still Hell-bent on Taxing Natural Gas

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that Pennsylvania Democrats, including Gov. Ed Rendell, are on a mission to tax natural gas drilling in the Marcellus. Let’s name some names, shall we? House Finance Chairman David Levdansky, D-39, Pittsburgh, and Environmental Resources Chairman Camille George, D-74, Houtzdale, joined with statewide conservation groups Monday to widen the debate over […]

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves 26 Applications for Water Use

At a recent meeting of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission held in Scranton, PA, the group approved 26 applications to use water from the Susquehanna River watershed for drilling in the Marcellus Shale deposit. At the meeting, the Commission imposed new rules about posting signs at sites along rivers and creeks where water is drawn […]

Europe Invests Heavily in American Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus, Details of Chesapeake/StatoilHydro Deal

The Fort Worth Business Press reports European companies are making major investments in American shale plays, including the Marcellus. The article reports the following details about Chesapeake Energy’s new partner Norwegian-based StatoilHydro: Norwegian state-controlled energy company StatoilHydro would pay $3.375 billion for a 32.5-percent stake in [Chesapeake’s] 1.8 million net acres of Marcellus Shale assets, […]


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