Archive for February 16th, 2010

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Monitors Waterways for Contamination

WETM-18 TV (Feb 15) Gas Drilling Prompts More Water Quality Monitoring Due to concerns over drilling in the Marcellus and discharge of wastewater from drilling operations into area waterways that ultimately find their way to Susquehanna River, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission has placed monitoring devices in the Twin Tiers area of New York (Binghamton […]

Ultra Petroleum Expands Marcellus Leases to 486,000 Acres and 110 Active Wells in 2010

Ultra Petroleum News Release (Feb 12) Ultra Petroleum Reports Strong Financial and Operating Results and Record Production for 2009 A portion of the release relating to its operations in the Marcellus in PA is extracted below: During 2009, Ultra drilled 37 gross (22.5 net) wells in Pennsylvania. The company’s first production in the Marcellus program […]

Heckmann and Energy Transfer Partners to Bring Wastewater Treatment Plants to the Marcellus

BusinessWire (Feb 9) Heckmann Corporation and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. Sign Agreement to Provide Turnkey Solutions for Water Flows Created by Oil and Gas Drilling Heckmann Corporation and Energy Transfer Partners have entered into a 50/50 joint venture to deliver solutions for: “transportation and treatment solutions for supply, drilling, flow back, produced, and other types […]

Anadarko Takes on Mitsui as Partner in Marcellus Drilling

Anadarko Press Release (Feb 16) Anadarko Announces Joint Venture with Mitsui in the Marcellus Shale The full text of the press release from Anadarko is below. It announces they have taken on a partner for their Marcellus drilling interests, mostly in north-central Pennsylvania. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) today announced a joint-venture agreement with Mitsui E&P […]

Youngstown, OH Gets 350 New Jobs Due to Marcellus Drilling

The Vindicator (Feb 16) V&M delivers plant, 350 jobs Youngstown, Ohio is getting a new $650 million pipe mill and 350 new jobs due to Marcellus Shale drilling. V&M Star Steel has just announced they are building a new plant in Youngstown because of its proximity to the Marcellus Shale deposit. The new mill will […]

Cornell University Owns 4% of Tompkins County Land, May Allow Drilling

The Cornell Daily Sun (Feb 16) University Denies Conflict of Interest In an article about a potential conflict of interest for the Chairman of the Cornell Board of Trustees, Peter Meinig, we learn that Cornell is a major landowner in Tompkins County, NY, with some 11,000 acres—which is 4% of the land in the county. […]


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