Archive for November 8th, 2011

IOGA NY Strongly Worded Letter to DEC Commissioner Martens

The Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York (IOGA NY), after studying the new draft drilling rules issued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wrote a letter to DEC Commissioner Joe Martens and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on September 2 stating that the new rules, as written, are not acceptable if the state […]

How Many Ethane Pipelines will the Marcellus Shale Support?

In yesterday’s Pittsburgh Business Times, reporter Anya Litvak does a good job of analyzing the prospects for various ethane pipelines that may (or may not) be constructed from the Marcellus region to other geographies in order to process the ethane into ethylene (a raw material used in making plastics). She keyed off the news that […]

Gastar Marcellus Operations Update – 19 Wells by Year’s End

Gastar Exploration, a Houston-based driller with operations in the Marcellus recently released its third quarter report. By the end of this year, Gastar says it will have nine Marcellus wells in full production and online with another 10 wells drilled and awaiting completion. Weather damage to a pipeline caused a decrease in output for two […]


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