Archive for May 3rd, 2010

Anti-Driller Lets the Truth Slip Out: “It’s not about the science”

Don’t look now, but somehow a little bit of truth seeped into the reporting about hydraulic fracturing. And it happened in the Syracuse Post-Standard: At a public forum in DeWitt, Syracuse University hydrology professor Don Siegel thought he had presented enough unbiased, scientific information to prove that drilling for natural gas in New York would […]

Chesapeake on Track to Drill 170 Wells and Operate 31 Drilling Rigs in Marcellus Shale in 2010

This bit of information about Chesapeake’s Marcellus Shale activities from a recent operational update: With approximately 1.5 million net acres, Chesapeake is the largest leasehold owner in the Marcellus Shale play that spans from northern West Virginia across much of Pennsylvania into southern New York. On its Marcellus leasehold, Chesapeake estimates it has approximately 26 […]

More Delay Tactics, Elected Officials in NY Actively Oppose Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

New York State’s future with drilling in the Marcellus Shale continues to be cloudy at best. While MDN believes drilling should start—now—hoping and wishing will not make it happen and New York landowners have to face the cold, hard reality it may not happen until summer 2011 at the very earliest (if indeed it ever […]

PA League of Women Voters Comes Out Against Drilling in the Marcellus

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is anti-drilling. Although they pretend to be a non-partisan group, they are anything but. Not only do they sponsor forums with anti-drilling speakers on a regular basis, they have now issued an official position in favor of an extraction tax on drilling in PA, and they have gone […]

Anadarko Now Operating Four Drilling Rigs in Marcellus, Drilled First Lycoming County, PA Well in 1Q 2010

An update on Anadarko’s Marcellus drilling activities from a recent operations report released to investors: Anadarko entered into a joint venture with Mitsui E&P USA LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Mitsui will participate with Anadarko as a 32.5% partner in Anadarko’s Marcellus Shale assets in exchange for providing a $1.4 billion capital carry […]


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