Archive for March 19th, 2012

New Marcellus/Utica Shale Publication from MDN

MDN is very excited to announce a new publication: Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012. The Databook is 116 pages filled with information about the Marcellus and Utica Shale, with 90 pages of maps showing where permits and drilling are happening, county by county, throughout the entire Appalachian region. If you want to know what’s […]

Second Company Interested in Building Cracker Plant IDed

There’s no doubt that last week’s announcement by Shell that it intends to build a cracker plant in Pennsylvania sent political shockwaves through West Virginia, a state that heavily courted Shell (see this MDN story). West Virginia’s Democrat governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, is doing damage control by leaking information to favored reporters that Shell was […]

Ohio House Tells Kasich “Not so Fast” with New Severance Tax

The Ohio House of Representatives is telling Gov. John Kasich, in essence, “not so fast” with your severance-tax-increase-on-drillers-to-give-everyone-a-tax-cut plan.

MIT Report Finds Fracking is Safe

Last June, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued a 178-page report called “The Future of Natural Gas” (a copy of the full report is embedded below). Somehow this report escaped MDN’s notice at the time. Seeing that it’s conclusions are that hydraulic fracturing is safe, MDN understands why mainstream media outlets don’t endlessly promote it […]

New NatGas Pipeline to NYC Receives FERC Endorsement

A proposed natural gas pipeline extension that would run from Staten Island through Bayonne, NJ, and Jersey City to the West Village in Manhattan has received the endorsement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commisssion (FERC), the agency that has final say in the $850 million project. The project has faced opposition from groups in both […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Mar 19, 2012

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


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