Archive for April 15th, 2010

MarkWest Expands Marcellus Shale Gas Processing Capacity in West Virginia & Pennsylvania

MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources—also known as MarkWest Energy—announced today it is expanding its processing and fractionation capacity in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia (Marshall County) and Pennsylvania (Washington County). What exactly does that mean, and why should landowners care? MarkWest is a “midstream” company, providing processing, storage, transportation and marketing for natural gas. […]

Range Resources Meets with Murrysville, PA Residents to Discuss Drilling Near Residential Areas

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a good account of a meeting between Range Resources and residents from the Murrysville (Westmoreland County, PA) area about Range’s plan to drill a Marcellus Shale gas well in that area. Range Resources has submitted a plan to drill on a 6.1-acre parcel that is near the intersection of Saltsburg and […]

PA DEP Takes Aggressive Action Against Cabot Oil & Gas over Dimock Township Methane Contamination

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is not happy with what it says is lack of progress on the part of Cabot Oil & Gas in the remediation of methane contamination of water supplies in Dimock Township, PA. The DEP blames Cabot for the methane contamination. Cabot claims they really aren’t at fault and […]

Chesapeake Energy’s Permit to Use State Route 1007 in Bradford County Revoked Until Damage is Repaired

Chesapeake Energy’s permit to use a PA State Route in Bradford County has been revoked—now a second time—by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). From the PennDOT press release: HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 — A road use permit issued to Chesapeake Energy Corporation for moving its drilling trucks and other equipment over State Route 1007 […]


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