Archive for April 2nd, 2012

Anti-Driller Campaign Against LPG Fracking Begins in NY

It certainly didn’t taken long for anti-drillers to start talking down LPG (waterless) fracking. Just last week, a Tioga County, NY landowner group announced they will sign a lease with eCorp to allow drilling on 135,000 acres in New York using a proprietary technology by Canadian company GASFRAC (see this MDN story). The waterless technology […]

NatGas Leak Caused Williams Compressor Station Explosion

A natural gas leak was the cause of an explosion last week in a Susquehanna County, PA natural gas compressor station (see this MDN story). Fortunately, an alarm triggered an automatic shutdown of the station just minutes before the explosion.

WPX Sells Barnett Shale & Arkoma Basin Holdings

WPX Energy, the spun-off exploration and production arm of Williams, announced this morning that they are selling off their holdings in the Texas Barnett Shale and Oklahamo Arkoma Basin for $306 million, and using the proceeds to grow operations in the Marcellus and Bakken Shale areas, as well as the Piceance Basin.

Park Foundation Continues to Fund Anti-Drilling Groups

Once again the Park Foundation, a philanthropic organization started by famed media mogul Roy Park, continues to fund anti-drilling activities. The latest example is the announcement of nearly $6 million in new grants from the Park Foundation. Nearly $3.3 million are scholarships for Ithaca College students, class of 2017. Just over a half million dollars […]

Pittsburgh Customers Get Another NatGas Rate Reduction

The Pittsburgh area’s three largest natural gas utilities have just dropped their natural gas rates (again) for customers—this time up to 22 percent.

CONSOL/CNX Opening New Branch in Columbiana County, OH

CONSOL Energy’s CNX Gas subsidiary has just leased 10,000 square feet at an industrial park in Columbiana County, Ohio. The new branch office will handle all of CNX’s Utica Shale efforts in Ohio, a signal that CNX has big plans for the Utica.

Washington PA Honda Dealer Starts Selling CNG Vehicles

Here come the compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles! At least in western PA:

Washington County, PA – HQ for Marcellus Drilling

Western Pennsylvania’s Washington County is, in many ways, the epicenter for Marcellus drilling activity. Numerous companies either have their headquarters or their main Marcellus branch offices located in the county, and the rate of expansion continues to be high:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

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

 

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