Archive for September 27th, 2011

Middlefield, NY Lawsuit: The Town’s Counterargument

MDN recently reported about two lawsuits filed (so far) in New York State that will set precedent in the state on the issue of whether or not local municipalities (i.e. townships) can ban gas drilling altogether within their borders. One of those lawsuits, filed against the Town of Middlefield in Otsego County, was filed by […]

Range CEO Says Everyone Should Disclose Fracking Chemicals

John Pinkerton will step down as CEO of Range Resources by the end of this year. Having been in the industry for two decades, and with nothing to lose, he minces no words and spoke bluntly at a recent conference about the need for energy companies to fully disclose all of the chemicals they use […]

CONSOL Sells Marcellus Leases to Antero for $193M

CONSOL is on a roll, continuing to sell some of its Marcellus Shale assets to other energy companies and in the process, raising more than $4 billion in cash in just the past few weeks. The latest sale has been to Antero Resources.

New Drilling-Related Jobs Coming to NY Next Year

When drilling finally starts in New York State, one of the immediate benefits to the state will be jobs. And not all of those jobs will be in the drilling industry. Some of them will be for the agency that oversees drilling in New York, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The latest word is […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading:


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