Archive for May 5th, 2010

CONSOL Energy Building Coal Mine Acid Water Treatment Plants to Produce Water for Marcellus Shale Drilling

CONSOL Energy is a long-time coal producing company and now the third largest player (by acreage) in the Marcellus Shale after buying Dominion Resource’s gas exploration and production division (for $3.5 billion). So what’s next for CONSOL? Water! CONSOL already traps and treats millions of gallons of water from the coal mining operations they have. […]

Northeastern PA Experiencing a Boom for Local Businesses from Marcellus Shale Drilling

A recent meeting of the Wyoming County (PA) Chamber of Commerce saw over 400 members, mostly from area small businesses, networking and listening to presenters who have already reaped financial rewards from Marcellus drilling activity in the area. Two examples: Early on as the industry developed in Susquehanna County about 18 months ahead of Wyoming […]

Talisman Energy Selling Conventional Gas Properties, Investing in Marcellus Shale Instead

Talisman Energy is selling off its conventional gas properties and shifting investment to shale gas properties: Talisman Energy Inc, Canada’s No.4 independent oil and gas explorer, said on Wednesday it is boosting its U.S. shale gas holdings, as it reported an operating profit that trumped expectations. Shale gas regions have emerged as the leading source […]

‘Energy in Depth’ Sets the Record Straight on Hydraulic Fracturing

Below is an “Issue Alert” published by Energy in Depth (EID) on May 4th—reprinted here with permission. EID is an online educational website sponsored by oil and gas producing associations from across the U.S. It’s mission is to respond to half-truths and outright falsehoods with science and facts. They do an excellent job. The piece […]


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