Archive for March 30th, 2012

Dryden & Middlefield NY Drilling Bans Officially Appealed

An update on the two New York lawsuits recently decided in lower courts that upheld local municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling:

Lawsuit Filed: PA Towns Sue State over Marcellus Act 13 Law

A threatened lawsuit to overturn Pennsylvania’s newly passed Act 13 law that preempts local zoning ordinances passed to prevent shale gas drilling has finally materialized. The lawsuit was filed yesterday by seven PA municipalities and several other people (a copy of the lawsuit is embedded below). Act 13, signed into law in February by Gov. […]

GASFRAC’s LPG Fracking Method (and Future) Looking Good

In a follow-up to yesterday’s blockbuster news that fracking may begin in New York sooner rather than later if Tioga County, NY landowners move forward with LPG fracking (see this MDN story), the website Seeking Alpha makes the following interesting comment about the proprietary LPG technology used by GASFRAC, and about GASFRAC’s future prospects:

Preservation League New York’s Newest Anti-Drilling Group

Surprise! There’s a new anti-drilling organization in New York State (where new anti-drilling organizations pop up like flies). You can now add the Preservation League of New York State to the list of those who want to strip away property rights from individuals in order to enforce their worldview on others. From the New York […]

Compressor Station Explosion in Susquehanna County, PA

A natural gas compressor station located in Susquehanna County, PA owned and operated by Williams Partners experienced an explosion yesterday morning that blew a hole in the roof of the complex. There were no injuries and the automated emergency shutdown kicked in preventing gas from entering or leaving the station.

NatGas Commodity Price Hits a New 10-Year Low

The commodity price for natural gas in the U.S. hit a 10-year low yesterday after a government report of a larger-than-expected jump in supplies. There’s now more natural gas in storage than the entire country uses in a month.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Mar 30, 2012

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


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