Archive for November 21st, 2011

New Waterless Fracking Technology Tested in TX

From time to time MDN has covered alternative fracking technologies. As a few MDN readers have repeatedly noted in the comments, a new technology which uses natural gas itself (instead of water) in the fracking process is being used in Canada and now, it is being tried in Texas. Jadela Oil is conducting what they […]

Insights from Pittsburgh Shale Gas Conference

Last week Pittsburgh hosted a two day conference on Developing Unconventional Gas. A number of heavy-hitter speakers were on hand to discuss shale gas. Shell Chemicals, set to announce a new ethane cracker plant in the next two months, was among the speakers, as was Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens. Some of the speakers […]

Mariner East Ethane Pipeline/Shipping Combo Still Alive

There’s more than one way to get ethane to a cracker plant. MDN has chronicled the debate over whether pipelines to other regions like the Gulf Coast or Canada, or locally built ethane cracker (processing) plants, or a mix of the two, should be used to process the ethane-rich “wet gas” from the Marcellus and […]

Exxon Pays for After Hours Access to OH Property Records

Interest from drilling companies in Eastern Ohio continues to be red hot with respect to the Marcellus and Utica Shales, as proven by how local county offices are overrun with researchers wanting access to property deed records. One such place is the Belmont County Recorder’s office in Belmont, Ohio. One company, Permian Oil (acting as […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Monday, Nov 21, 2011

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


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