Archive for February 14th, 2011

Marcellus Landowners: Check for These Important Things in Your Lease Before You Sign

At a recent meeting in Sherrard, West Virginia, senior trust officer for WesBanco Inc., Paul McKay, had some excellent advice for landowners as they get ready to sign leases. He told those at the meeting that the first lease they’re offered usually has room for negotiation, and some of the items landowners need to check […]

MDN Improvements

A quick note to readers of the Marcellus Drilling News service. We’ve been making a few improvements to the website that we hope will make using it a better experience. And we have plans for even more improvements in the coming weeks and months. Here’s what we’ve changed in the past week or so: We’ve […]

CONSOL Energy Triples Marcellus Shale Gas Production in 2010

CONSOL Energy had a banner year in 2010 for natural gas discovery and production. CONSOL’s daily production of shale gas nearly tripled in 2010 from 2009, in large part due to their acquisition of Dominion Resources. From a recent press release we get these numbers:

Pro-Drilling PA Senator Joe Scarnati Accepts Free Super Bowl Trip from CONSOL Energy

A bone-headed move by Pennsylvania’s top Senate Republican: The state Senate president, a key player in the debate over natural-gas drilling in Pennsylvania, accepted a free trip from one of the state’s largest energy companies to see the Pittsburgh Steelers play in the Super Bowl. Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati, R-Brockway, had his ticket, […]


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