Archive for June 30th, 2011

Shale Gas Industry, US Government Responds to NYT Articles Questioning Shale Gas Reserves

The industry publication Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI) issued a press release yesterday summarizing the mounting opposition to the recent hit pieces published by the New York Times on the shale gas industry. The press release is an effort to get subscribers for NGI’s publications. Hey, MDN appreciates their efforts! However, the quotes in the piece […]

Shell PR Offensive: Full Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals, Groundwater Monitoring, 100 Percent Wastewater Recycling

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest energy companies in the world, is going on a public relations offensive with respect to its shale gas operations in the U.S. In a master PR move, Shell used the uber-liberal Aspen (CO) Ideas Festival to unveil its Global Onshore Tight/Shale Oil and Gas Operating Principles. Among the […]

Driller Sues Morgantown, WV Over Fracking Ban, Monongalia County Considers Suing the City Too

As MDN previously observed and predicted, the city of Morgantown, WV is now in court over the vote by city council members to ban Marcellus drilling both inside and outside of its borders—up to one mile outside.

NJ Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing Statewide – Will Gov. Christie Sign It?

The New Jersey state legislature, in what many considered to be a symbolic political gesture, voted yesterday to ban all hydraulic fracturing in the state. NJ Gov. Chris Christie has publicly stated support for natural gas energy, but he has not said whether or not he will sign the fracking ban into law. If he […]

Penn Virginia Disappointed with Output from First Three Marcellus Shale Wells Drilled in PA

The CEO of drilling company Penn Virginia has expressed disappointment with the output of the first three Marcellus Shale wells they have drilled in Pennsylvania. From a press release issued Tuesday:

Road Weight Restrictions in Warren County, PA Affecting More than Just Marcellus Drilling Companies

New weight restrictions for trucks on roads in Warren County, PA aimed at making Marcellus Shale drillers pay are having unintended consequences for other trucking operators in the county.


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