Archive for March 26th, 2009

Lackawanna College Predicts 90,000 New Jobs from Marcellus Drilling, Offers New Degree in Oil & Gas Production Technology

It seems drilling in the Marcellus is not only good for landowners and energy companies, but also for education and jobs. From an article published on iStockAnalyst (reprinted from The Daily Review, Towanda, PA): Lackawanna College will begin offering an associate’s degree this fall in natural gas technology to prepare students to work in the […]

West Virginia DEP Wants Your Comments on Water Use in Marcellus Drilling

From an article in the Charleston Daily Mail (obviously adapted from a press release): CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Environmental Protection announced it is seeking public comment on a draft document that addresses drillers’ water use and disposal in the Marcellus Shale formation. Department secretary Randy Huffman said in a prepared statement, “New […]

Three Jay Township Supervisors Reject Access to Water for EOG Resources

Three Jay Township supervisors have voted to deny access to water to EOG Resources for drilling in Elk County, Pennsylvania. EOG had requested access to the Bennetts Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek by driving across township-owned land, specifically near a ball field. According to the Courier-Express/Tri-County Sunday (DuBois) newspaper: During Thursday’s Jay Township Supervisors meeting, […]


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