Archive for February 27th, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Marcellus Drillers in 2011

NOTE: The facts and figures below were cited from a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article. MDN has been contacted by several of the drilling companies in the list to let us know the numbers in some cases are not at all accurate. MDN is attempting to verify now (Feb 28) and will correct these numbers as soon […]

Another Look at the Dryden Fracking Ban Court Decision

Last week, New York State Supreme Court Judge Phillip Rumsey ruled that the Town of Dryden has the right to ban gas drilling within its municipal borders (see this MDN story). As MDN pointed out, this is “round one” in the fight for landowner property rights. The Supreme Court in New York is only one […]

ATEX Express Ethane Pipeline Hits Potential Snag in Ohio

Enterprise Products Partners recently announced a 1,230 mile ethane pipeline from Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast (see this MDN story). Dubbed the ATEX Express (Appalachia to Texas), the proposed pipeline includes building 353 miles of new pipeline through Ohio. But the Ohio stretch of construction has hit a potential snag. Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) […]

Shale Gas on the Western PA Hot Jobs List, Solar Not Hot

Which jobs are hot and which are not? That’s the question raised in a recent Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article. At number three on the “hot” list is the natural gas industry.

Penn State Study Finds No Crime Rate Increase in Drilling Counties

Those who oppose drilling try to make the case that crime rates soar when drilling comes to a community. They say those “out of towners” have a lot of time on their hands in the off hours, and they use it to drink hard and play hard, and that leads to all sorts of criminal […]

Antero Allocates 79% of 2012 Drilling Budget to Marcellus

Antero Resources announced its 2012 capital budget today. Among the plans: 79 percent of the drilling budget is allocated to Marcellus Shale. Antero currently operates six drilling rigs in the Marcellus. They also announced today they are selling a portion of their Marcellus gathering pipeline system to Crestwood Holdings for $375 million in cash.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Feb 27, 2012

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


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