Archive for March 6th, 2012

Jarrett Out, Jugovic In as President & CEO of PennFuture

Stop the presses. Jan Jarrett, long-time President and CEO of PennFuture, has resigned her position. PennFuture is Pennsylvania’s largest environmental lobbying organization, and also a largely anti-drilling organization. Her departure is sudden and unexpected after leading the organization for the past 13 years. Why the sudden departure? Jeanne Clarke, spokesperson for PennFuture says that Jarrett […]

MDN Editor Jim Willis Interviews NY Sen. Tom Libous

MDN editor Jim Willis interviewed NY State Senator Tom Libous last Friday, March 2nd. Sen. Libous is a member of Gov. Cuomo’s Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel and an influential member of the NY Senate, holding the post of Deputy Majority Leader. We spoke about his recent remarks in the New York Times and whether or […]

Chesapeake & KKR Form Partnership to Invest in Royalties

Chesapeake Energy and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) are joining forces to invest in buying royalty interests in shale drilling areas in the United States. KKR is a global investment firm with $59 billion in assets under management. Under the deal, Chesapeake will find the deals and contribute 10 percent of the money, and KKR will […]

Scranton Landfill Request for More Shale Cuttings Approved

Exactly one month ago MDN reported that Keystone Sanitary Landfill, a privately owned and operated municipal solid waste landfill located in Dunmore, PA (a Scranton suburb), had applied to increase the daily volume of shale cuttings (leftover rock waste from drilling) from 600 to 1,000 tons per day. They also requested from the Department of […]

PA Towns Banding Together to Sue State Over New Drilling Law

Last month’s passage of new Marcellus drilling regulations in Pennsylvania has some local municipalities grumbling that the state’s “Act 13” regulating oil and gas drilling and superseding local zoning ordinances takes away their ability to, yes, control drilling in their local municipalities. Which of course is what the law is designed to do! Several municipalities, […]

Dry Gas Drilling Slowdown Results in Layoffs in PA

Although historically low natural gas prices are great for consumers, it’s not so great for some in the shale gas drilling industry. Because drillers are changing their focus away from drilling in the “dry gas” areas of the Marcellus Shale play and instead focusing on the “wet gas”—or liquids-rich—portion of the play, it causes a […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Mar 6, 2012

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

 

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