Archive for March 22nd, 2012

WPX Vents 3 Methane-Contaminated Water Wells in PA

In an update to a story from earlier this week about methane contamination of three water wells in Franklin Township, PA (see this MDN story), WPX Energy has now installed venting systems on those three homes per the request from the PA Department of Environmental Protection.

How Much Natural Gas Does the Marcellus Really Hold?

The question of how much recoverable gas there is in the Marcellus will likely be a topic of debate for some years. In 2009, Penn State geosciences professor Dr. Terry Engelder estimated there’s around 489 trillion cubic feet of gas—the largest amount of recoverable gas of any shale play in the U.S. But in January […]

Antero Resources 2011 Results for the Marcellus

Antero Resources released 2011 operating and financial results yesterday. Below are portions from their statement that are relevant to the Marcellus Shale:

Survey of 940 PA School Districts on Impacts of Marcellus

Penn State Cooperative Extension recently published a new fact sheet with results and conclusions from a survey of 940 school districts about Marcellus Shale gas development and what it means for Pennsylvania’s schools (a copy is embedded below). So far, in areas with a lot of drilling, there’s been little in the way of new […]

Chesapeake Talks About Pipelines for OH Processing Complex

Last week, Chesapeake Energy announced it was partnering with M3 Midstream and EV Energy Partners to build a new $900 million gas processing complex in Ohio’s Harrison and Columbiana counties by the middle of next year (see this MDN story). At an industry conference this week, Chesapeake and its partners spoke about the pipelines they […]

Cabot’s George Stark Predicts More CNG Vehicles Coming

News from Hart Energy’s Marcellus Midstream Conference that was held in Pittsburgh earlier this week—a prediction about the future of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Mar 22, 2012

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


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