Archive for May 10th, 2011

MDN In-depth: Duke University Study Links Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling with Methane Contamination of Water Wells

A peer-reviewed study by Duke University researchers claims to show a link between natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale that uses horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing and an increased level of methane (natural gas) in water wells that are within 1,000 feet of the drilling. The report, titled “Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying […]

Finding Utica Shale Gas in Eastern PA Not Likely According to Experts

Penn State University professor of geosciences and Marcellus Shale expert Terry Engelder says the Utica Shale that sits below the Marcellus in eastern Pennsylvania will likely not produce much in the way of natural gas:


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