Archive for March 28th, 2010

Another Cool Idea from Kane, PA – Turn Old Schools into Marcellus Shale Training Centers

Must be something in the water in Kane, Pennsylvania. They just keep having great ideas! Not long ago we learned that the Kane Borough Sewer Authority is going sell (for money!) sewer water to drillers in the Marcellus, which will create a nice, new revenue stream for the township. Now they’re talking about possibly converting […]

Another Short-Line Railroad Revived by Marcellus Shale Drilling

Chalk up the resurrection of another short-line railroad to drilling in the Marcellus Shale. As MDN previously reported, the Wellsboro & Corning Railroad tripled its cargo traffic in just a few short years from drillers who need carloads of sand. We now have word of a rail line brought back from the dead in Luzerne […]

Statoil Takes Over Another 59,000 Acres from Chesapeake, Pays $4,325 Per Acre

Norwegian energy giant Statoil, which has a deal with Chesapeake Energy to develop some of Chesapeake’s acreage in the Marcellus Shale, has just transferred 59,000 acres from Chesapeake’s lease holdings to their own. From a press statement issued by Statoil on Friday, March 26: Statoil has signed an agreement with Chesapeake which will add approximately […]

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Runs Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Marcellus Drilling Debate

The Sunday, March 28 Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (Broome County, NY) devoted a number of pages to the issue of drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The chief writer for the P&SB on these matters, Tom Wilbur, is anti-drilling, and it shows in his articles. As people on the anti-drilling side of the debate often do, […]


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