Archive for May 4th, 2012

Change Coming in MDN Service Availability

Dear MDN Reader, Starting Monday, May 7, I will implement paid access for the Marcellus Drilling News website. If you would give me just a few minutes of your time, I would like to explain why, and how it will work.

Anti-Drillers Target Conventional NatGas Drilling in NY

The anti-drillers in New York are not content to block horizontal drilling. They increasingly have turned their attention to conventional, vertical natural gas drilling as their target, trying to shut down or otherwise harass an industry that has been safely operating in the state for decades. The latest attempt is a sham “report” by the […]

SEC Launches Informal Investigation of Chesapeake & McClendon

The sharks continue to circle around Chesapeake Energy. Yesterday, the company confirmed via a brief press announcement (below) that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an informal investigation into the company and its founder/CEO Aubrey McClendan. The Chesapeake announcement:

Cornell Veterinarians Say Fracking Poisons Animals & People

Another day, another attempt by the anti-drilling left to scare people. Honestly, when will the general public wake up to these pathetic attempts to stop drilling? The latest attempt is from two Cornell professors—from the veterinary department—who came to Endicott, NY to warn people that fracking will poison their cows and horses and chickens and […]

Western PA School Board Member Speaks Out on Anti-Drillers

A school board member from a district in western Pennsylvania that recently voted to allow Marcellus Shale drilling under, but not on top, of school property wrote a must-read article that appears on the American Thinker website today. He shares with readers the process the board went through, the agonizing, researching, questioning, and public hearings […]

Folk Legend Peter Yarrow Joins Anti-Fracking Protest in NY

Guess who’s now on board the anti-drilling bus? Peter Yarrow, of the sixties folk singing group Peter, Paul and  Mary. Or as MDN editor Jim Willis used to call them back in the 1980s, “Peter, Paul and Commie.” Yeah, the singers of Puff the Magic Dragon have always been politically active—on the far left. In […]

MarkWest Inks Major New Deals with Chesapeake & Antero

MarkWest announced today two major new agreements to provide expanded natural gas processing and pipeline capacity for Chesapeake Energy and Antero Resouces in the Marcellus Shale. The deal with Chesapeake covers Brooke, Ohio and Marshall counties in WV, and Washington County, PA. The deal with Antero covers Doddridge and Harrison counties in WV. The new […]

Marcellus Shale Gas Coming to Scranton/W-B Customers

UGI Utilities, a regional gas and electric utility provider with offices in Reading and Wilkes-Barre, wants to be the first utility in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area to offer their customers natural gas exclusively from the Marcellus Shale. How? UGI’s subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, announced last fall they would spend $150 million to extend the Auburn Gathering […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, May 4, 2012

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


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