Archive for December 19th, 2011

WSJ Says EPA Using Pavillion, WY in Scare Tactic Campaign

Today’s Wall Street Journal provides a devastating rebuttal of the very flawed EPA study that tries to pin chemical contamination of water supplies in Pavillion, Wyoming on fracking. Among the WSJ’s observations: The EPA says it launched the study in response to complaints "regarding objectionable taste and odor problems in well water." What it doesn’t […]

Clean Air Council Targets Pipeline Compressor Plants

The Clean Air Council, an anti-drilling environmental group, has set its sights on preventing new compressor stations from being built in the Marcellus Shale as one way to slow down or stop new drilling. Compressor stations remove moisture and pressurize natural gas to move it through pipelines. The two biggest concerns most people have with […]

NARO Says Marcellus Land Grab in PA is Over for Landowners

In a wide-ranging article talking about the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, and how it is maturing, we get this bit about landowners’ prospects in signing new lease deals from a National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) rep:

Marcellus Shale Means NJ Residents Heating Bills Vastly Lower

Even though there is no fracking of natural gas wells in New Jersey, residents of that state are enjoying much lower heating bills this winter because of fracking. In fact, according to the AARP, using natural gas for heating costs about one-fifth of what it costs using oil. Why? The Marcellus Shale.

Gas Drillers and Townships Working Together Resolve Issues

A recent example from western Pennsylvania illustrates how drilling companies and residents in PA are working together to resolve thorny issues and move forward with gas drilling in a way that everyone can live with:

$500M NG Processing Plant in Marshall County, WV Under Way

A $500 million natural gas processing plant is currently being built by Dominion Transmission along the Ohio River in Marshall County, WV. When it’s done, it will have a 400 million cubic feet per day capacity. Chesapeake Energy has committed to processing 100 million cubic feet per day at the facility. The new plant means […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Monday, Dec 19, 2011

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


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