Archive for March 12th, 2012

ODNR Finds Youngstown Injection Well Caused Earthquakes

A preliminary report released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Friday concludes that a dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were “almost certainly” induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater (a full copy of the report is embedded below). The evidence is overwhelming: The earthquakes did not begin until three months after the injection […]

Shell’s Cracker Plant Actually “Years Away”?

Are we still on track to find out in the next few weeks where Shell plans to build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant? According to a Shell spokeswoman, yes. But in parsing the words of Shell’s CEO at a conference last week, even though the site may be announced, a “final decision” about investing […]

Delaware County Asks NY State for $81.3B in Reparations

Paying $9 billion to build a new water filtration plant for New York City may look like a bargain compared to paying New York landowners the value of their mineral rights from shale gas drilling. That’s the point being made by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors with a recent resolution they passed in a […]

Water Tests at PA Reservoir Show No Affects from Gas Drilling

In March 2009, the Westmoreland (PA) County Board of Supervisors voted to lease Municipal Authority property near the Beaver Run Reservoir for shale gas drilling to Dominion Resources. The original plan was to drill five wells (see this MDN story). Two years later, there are 13 working wells on the property with plans for another […]

Full Speed Ahead in the Marcellus for Chevron & Exxon Mobil

Not every driller is pulling back from drilling natural gas to focus on oil and gas liquids. In fact, for two of the largest energy companies in the U.S., it’s full speed ahead with drilling in the Marcellus. Those two companies? Chevron and Exxon Mobil. Chevron is planning to double its drilling in the Marcellus […]

Chesapeake CEO Goes Shopping for New Investors in Asia

Chesapeake Energy’s CEO Aubrey McClendon went on a 14-day Asian trip last month looking for new investors for his company.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Mar 12, 2012

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


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