Archive for February 17th, 2012

UT Study: No Link Between Fracking & Groundwater Contamination

In November of last year, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas (UT) announced preliminary findings that hydraulic fracturing does not contaminate groundwater (see this MDN story). The final version of the study has now been released (see a full copy of the report embedded below). The study is titled “Fact-Based Regulation for Environmental […]

Triad Hunter Buys Leases for 15.5K Acres in OH Utica Shale

Magnum Hunter’s subsidiary company, Triad Hunter, has just closed on a lease deal to take possession of 15,558 gross (12,186 net) acres in Ohio’s Utica Shale. The deal is for $2,037 per acre, or $24.8 million total. The seller has not been identified and according to the press release the seller may have more acreage […]

Marcellus Shale Jobs in Southwestern PA

Looking to land a job in the Marcellus Shale drilling industry? You’re not alone. According to Mike Forgione, a representative from the PA Institute of High Priority Occupations, there are a number of jobs available, including:

New Frack Wastewater Recycling Plant Coming to Eastern OH

Officials in Mahoning County, Ohio are negotiating with an unnamed company to build a frack water recycling facility in the county. The new facility will treat wastewater, recycling it to be reused in fracking operations. As a bonus, the sewage treatment plant in Mahoning will sell treated water to the new plant, a new revenue […]

CSX, Other Railroads Get Boost from Shale Gas Shipments

MDN has previously written about how short line railroads in the Marcellus Shale region have seen a renaissance because of shale gas drilling. But the major rail lines, including the East’s largest railroad CSX, are also seeing a huge increase in shale gas shipping of fracking sand and equipment. And it’s happening just in time.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Feb 17, 2012

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


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