Archive for November 28th, 2011

Maryland Politicians on Gas Drilling – Dumb & Dumber

It’s really kind of funny to watch lawmakers and “leaders” in the state of Maryland talk about drilling in the Marcellus Shale, which, if it were to happen in the state, would happen in two western counties: Garrett and Allegany. Earlier this year Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed a 14-member commission to study the drilling issue, […]

PA Legislature Struggles with Gas Well Setback Provision

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is hopeful that the Republican-controlled Senate and House will pass new Marcellus Shale drilling legislation that reaches him by year’s end. But one of the political footballs is working out the issue of setbacks, or how far away a gas well can be drilled from a body of water like a […]

OH Landowner Group Seeks Driller for 45K Utica Shale Acres

The Smith-Goshen Landowners Group in Belmont County, OH currently has 600 members and 45,000 acres of Utica Shale land available for lease. But they’re taking it slow and looking for a lease that will guarantee the safety of their farms and water supplies, according to Larry Cain, chairman of the group. They’re also looking for […]

Work on New Ethane Pipeline to Gulf Coast Now Underway in OH

Survey work in central Ohio has already begun on a new ethane pipeline to be built by Enterprise Products Partners. The pipeline, which was recently announced (see this MDN story), will reach from the Marcellus and Utica Shale region in Washington County, PA all the way to Cape Girardeau, MO where it will connect with […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Monday, Nov 28, 2011

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


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