Archive for January 31st, 2012

Range’s Wet Gas Drilling Location & Dry Gas Drilling Timeline

The talk coming from the largest drillers in the Marcellus Shale is that they will scale back drilling activities in the dry (methane only) portions of the Marcellus Shale play and instead focus on the wet (liquids-rich) portion. Ever wonder where, exactly, the liquids-rich area can be found? We now know where it is for […]

Just What are Natural Gas Liquids Anyway?

Increasingly, you will read on MDN and in press accounts about natural gas liquids (NGLs), and how major energy companies are now focused on drilling in the “liquids-rich” portion of the Marcellus and Utica Shales. The geography of where NGLs are found is typically western Pennsylvania, the West Virginia panhandle and eastern Ohio. But, just […]

SUNY Prof Dr. Gary Lash Discusses the Science of Fracking

Dr. Gary G. Lash, Department of Geosciences Professor at SUNY Fredonia and Director of the SUNY Fredonia Shale Research Institute, doesn’t often grant interviews. But he recently opened up with reporter from the Dunkirk (NY) Observer about the science, and politics, of hydraulic fracturing. Dr. Lash is an international authority on the Marcellus, so when […]

Warren, OH Frack Wastewater Treatment Continues…for Now

In the complicated, ongoing story of fracking wastewater treatment in Warren, Ohio, the existing permit that allows the Warren Water Pollution Control Facility (sewage treatment plant) to dispose of treated brine water in the Mahoning River expires today. But because the renewal of the permit is something that has been appealed, according to Ohio EPA […]

PA Landowners Fight MARC 1 Pipeline Eminent Domain

Pipelines are a necessary part of drilling for and transporting shale gas. But they can also be one of the most contentious parts—especially when the government confers the power of eminent domain to a pipeline company who then can force landowners to accept the pipeline, weakening their bargaining position. A recent example is the MARC […]

Magnum Hunter Completes Four Marcellus Wells in WV Q411

Magnum Hunter, a Houston, TX-based independent exploration and production company, issued an operational update for Q4 2011 yesterday. Following is the section reporting on their drilling operations in the Appalachian/Marcellus region:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jan 31, 2012

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

 

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