Archive for April 12th, 2010

Penn State to Monitor 50 Water Wells to Measure Marcellus Drilling Affects on Water Supplies

Penn State will monitor water wells in Pennsylvania to see if they are affected by drilling activity. MDN applauds this effort: Penn State’s School of Forest Resources along with several Penn State Cooperative Extension county offices have received funding from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center to conduct a […]

Radiation Testing Shows Marcellus Shale Drill Cuttings are Safe for Chemung County, NY Landfill

Chemung County, NY officials have released a report they commissioned from an independent certified health physicist that show levels of radiation in the Marcellus Shale drill cuttings coming from Pennsylvania Marcellus drilling operations to the Chemung County landfill are “well below” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for radiation. The gist of the report is that […]

Joint Venture Between Reliance Industries and Atlas Energy Worth $3.5 Billion Over 10 Years

Indian energy giant Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has entered a joint venture with Atlas Energy (based in Pittsburgh). MDN previously reported on the rumors of an impending deal between the two companies. Reliance, India’s largest energy company and one of the largest energy companies in the world, will get 40 percent (120,000 acres) of Atlas […]

Range Resources Increases its Marcellus Output Estimates by 25 Percent

Range Resources, the very first horizontal driller in the Marcellus Shale, is even more bullish about the Marcellus Shale now than in the past. In a press statement released today, Range says due to the longer lateral wells they now use, the average potential gas that can be harvested from each well has gone from […]


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