Archive for November 10th, 2011

Joe Martens Says NY Will Vote “No” on DRBC Drilling Rules

As MDN reported yesterday, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is set to vote on new drilling rules to allow limited drilling in the DRBC jurisdiction on Nov. 21 (see this MDN story). The DRBC has five voting members: New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and the federal government. According to NY State DEC Commissioner […]

New UT Study: Fracking Does Not Contaminate Groundwater

The University of Texas is conducting a study of hydraulic fracturing and its impact on groundwater. According to the UT professor leading the study, it shows there is no “direct link” between fracking and groundwater contamination. A final report is due to be published in the next two months. When it becomes available, MDN will […]

Is Chesapeake’s Ethane Pipeline Deal a Negotiating Tactic?

Last week, MDN reported that officials in West Virginia were angry with Chesapeake Energy over their decision to sign a contract to ship ethane out of the Marcellus region for processing in the Gulf Coast (see this MDN story). Specifically, state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said the deal may jeopardize the state’s chances of attracting […]

Oil and Gas Industry Leads the Way in U.S. Job Creation

Quick…guess which industry has nine of the 11 fastest growing jobs in the U.S.? That’s right, the oil and gas industry. In fact, the six fastest growing jobs in the country for 2010-11 are all related to oil and gas extraction. In 2011, the o&g industry is projected to add 85,000 new jobs!

Court Tells Dimock PA Residents to Share Medical Records

A group of more than 60 residents in the Dimock, PA area sued Cabot Oil & Gas in 2009 claiming they had been exposed to pollution as a result of hydraulic fracturing in the area. The lawsuit wants Cabot to pay for medical monitoring as part of the settlement, but they refused to allow Cabot […]

Four State Governors Sign Deal to Promote CNG Vehicles

Four state governors, one Democrat and three Republicans, are teaming up to push the concept of CNG (compressed natural gas) powered vehicles. Among them is Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, a Marcellus Shale state. The governors will start replacing vehicles in their state-owned fleets in an attempt to generate more interest in filling stations. It’s […]

Energy Company Takes to the Sky to Move Utility Poles

Caiman Energy has found a novel way of moving large steel utility poles (electric poles) that it needs to install to bring in more power to a natural gas processing plant located at Fort Beeler near Cameron (Marshall County), WV. To address concerns over truck traffic and damage to roads, Caiman is using helicopters to […]

Mansfield OH Getting Two New Wastewater Injection Wells

Looks like two more injection wells are coming to Ohio. These new wells will be built near Mansfield (Richland County), Ohio and are specifically designed to handle 200,000 gallons of fracking wastewater per day from Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling operations.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thursday, Nov 10, 2011

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


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