Archive for October 3rd, 2011

Who’s the Biggest Fracker in the World?

If you’ve been around the shale gas drilling debate for long, you know that most of the opposition to drilling focuses on a little-understood, decades-old technology called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” for short. If you’re a science fiction fan, you may also recognize the word fracking from the Battlestar Galactica television series. The word is […]

Top 7 Marcellus Shale Gas Producers in PA

Who are the biggest producers of Marcellus shale gas in Pennsylvania so far this year? Below is the list of the top seven as compiled from production numbers by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The following are production numbers for January to June 2011 in Pennsylvania.

Ohio Now in the Hunt for an Ethane Cracker

You can add Ohio to both Pennsylvania and West Virginia on the official list of eastern states actively courting the investment of Shell and others who seek to build an multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant.

PA Gov. Corbett Set to Announce New Shale Drilling Rules

Gov. Tom Corbett is a man in motion. He’s only been in office for nine months, but he’s already fixed a huge budget deficit, a nice gift left to him by the departing Ed Rendell, and he appointed a special commission that has already met and provided him with 96 recommendations for changes that should […]

Canon-McMillan School Signs Gas Lease with Range Resources

A school district in Washington County, PA (in western PA) just signed a five-year lease for school district property with Range Resources:

Carrizo Gets Big Cash Infusion to Develop Utica Shale

The joint venture situation continues to heat up as energy companies look to develop the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. This time, it’s Carrizo Oil and Avista Capital Partners. Avista is an investment firm with deep pockets, deep enough to float Carrizo up to $200 million.

Marcellus Drilling Keeps Pumping Out Jobs in PA

Yet more proof that Marcellus gas drilling is a jobs-creating machine in Pennsylvania, this time in western PA’s Butler and Washington counties:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Monday, Oct 3, 2011

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


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