Archive for October 29th, 2009

Vestal Landowner Group Shops for a Drilling Contract

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (Oct 28): Vestal landowners offer lease plan for gas drillers The Vestal Coaltion, a group of landowners in Broome County, NY, has created a draft lease agreement on behalf of its members and is now shopping it, looking for an energy company to sign the lease. According to the Press & […]

Drilling Waste Water Treatment Plant Proposed for Owego

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (Oct 28): Drilling processor targets Owego site From the Oct. 28th Press & Sun-Bulletin: A plant to treat waste from the Marcellus Shale is on the drawing board in the Town of Owego. Patriot Water Treatment pitched its plans to convert a former car dealership at 936 Taylor Road to a […]

M&T Bank Economist Bullish on Drilling in the Marcellus in PA

Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader (Oct 29): Banker: Marcellus Shale to boost region M&T Bank economist and Chief Investment Officer James Thorne, Ph.D., addressed a recent meeting of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry about the impact of drilling in the Marcellus Shale in Northeast Pennsylvania. Among his comments: The Marcellus Shale gas play will be […]

First NY DEC Meeting on Proposed Drilling Regulations Held in Sullivan County

Middletown Times Herald-Record (Oct 29): 300 folks pack Sullivan fracking forum The first scheduled meeting for public comments on the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) held by the New York DEC happened yesterday in Sullivan County, NY. According to the Middletown Times Herald-Record: Most of the speakers in the standing-room-only, mostly anti-drilling crowd […]

Chesapeake Energy Decides to Not Drill in Catskill Region of New York

Albany Times Union (Oct 29): Gas company backs off drilling There is an important lesson to be learned today: Anti-drilling groups will not be satisfied until there is zero drilling anywhere. This truth is now on full display for all to see. An article in today’s Albany Times Union trumpets the announcement that Chesapeake Energy, […]


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