Archive for February 21st, 2012

Ithaca-area Township Set to Ban Fracking – Is it Legal?

The Town of Caroline in Tompkins County, New York is about to pass a one-year ban on hydraulic fracturing. The question is, is it legal to do so? Attorneys who understand New York State’s oil and gas law say no.

NY Anti-Drilling Group Tense that Drilling May Soon Begin

One of the most rabidly anti-drilling organizations in New York is NYRAD—New York Residents Against Drilling. They are a fringe organization, but they do have a following. When MDN received a copy of NYRAD’s latest call-to-action-the-sky-is-falling-oh-woe-is-me missive, it contained a couple of interesting tidbits (see a copy of the full notice embedded below). It seems […]

Rumor Mill Buzzing: Is Range Resources Takeover Target?

The rumor mill is buzzing that Range Resources is a prime candidate for a takeover. With 1.2 million acres of Marcellus leases, whoever buys it will need deep pockets. Both BP and Exxon Mobil have been mentioned as potential suitors.

Major New Marcellus Pipeline Planned from NE PA to Albany

El Paso Corp, owner of the country’s largest natural gas pipeline system, including the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, is planning to build a new Marcellus Shale gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to Albany, NY. It would be a major 36-inch diameter pipeline moving a lot of gas. The target market for the gas is New England.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Feb 21, 2012

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

 

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