Archive for November 7th, 2011

WV Officials Angry with Chesapeake Over Ethane Pipeline Deal

State officials in West Virginia are angry with Chesapeake Energy over the announcement that Chesapeake has signed a deal to ship ethane out of the Marcellus region via pipeline to the Gulf Coast for processing. A quick petrochemical lesson: Some of what comes out of the ground when drilling for natural gas is the chemical […]

NY DEC Panel Quietly Considers New Shale Gas Drilling Tax

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, while holding up a release of new drilling regulations, has “quietly” begun considering different taxation scenarios for when and if shale gas drilling actually begins. Last month, the DEC sent 7 of the 18 members of the Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel three separate charts with scenarios for […]

How to Subscribe to MDN’s Daily News Feed – And Why

A brief pause for some shameless promotion of the Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) website. MDN’s Value Proposition for YOU Just what is MDN and why would you want to follow the MDN website on a regular basis? MDN editor Jim Willis scours the available news about the Marcellus and Utica Shales each day Monday to […]

Companies Target OH Landowners to Buy Royalty Rights

A few weeks ago, MDN called attention to a new trend in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region—companies who want to buy landowners’ rights to future royalties (see this MDN story). It seems to be happening mostly in Ohio at the moment. These companies are offering to purchase a landowner’s potential future royalties for gas […]

Water & Energy Development Forum in Binghamton on Weds

MDN received the following invitation for readers that live within driving distance of Binghamton, NY to a forum discussing water issues in shale gas drilling, on Wednesday, Nov. 9th:

Chesapeake Creates Hands-On Rig Training Center in Bradford PA

Chesapeake Oilfield Services has just launched a hands-on training program at its Eastern Housing Center and Training Facility in Athens Township (Bradford County), PA. They’ve installed a working drilling rig at the facility to give new hires real-world, hands-on training. The primary aim of the facility is to teach new workers safe work habits while […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Monday, Nov 7, 2011

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


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