Archive for February 3rd, 2011

PA State Sen. Gene Yaw Proposes Landowner-Friendly Laws to Fix Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

Pennsylvania State Senator Gene Yaw from Williamsport is proposing several bills that will address ongoing concerns from landowners about drilling in the Marcellus Shale in PA. Among the items he is proposing:

Triana Energy and Marathon Oil Join Forces in Deal to Drill 350 Wells in the Marcellus Shale in PA and WV

Triana Energy is stepping up its commitment to drilling in the Marcellus Shale by entering into a partnership with Marathon Oil. From the official press release:

Two Landfills in South Central PA Approved by DEP to Accept Marcellus Shale Drill Cuttings

Two landfills in South Central Pennsylvania—the Cumberland County Landfill and IESI Blue Ridge Landfill—have state approval to accept drill cuttings from Marcellus Shale gas drilling operations. Drill cuttings are the leftover dirt, rock, mud and lubricants that come out of the bore hole.

Anti-Drilling PennFuture’s To-Do List for 2011

Those opposed to natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania have an uphill battle with a new governor (Tom Corbett) who is pro-drilling, and with pro-drilling majorities in both the Senate and House. So they pick and chose their battles. Some groups want an outright ban or moratorium (a moratorium being nothing more than a prelude to […]


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