Archive for May 10th, 2012

Penn State Report Shows PA Counties with Drilling Prosper

An economic report released on March 30 by Penn State researchers (copy embedded below) shows that Pennsylvania counties where there is Marcellus Shale drilling do better economically—far better—than other counties. Marcellus counties bring in more sales tax revenue, a sign that businesses and business owners and the people who have jobs at those businesses are […]

NY Coalition Releases Declaration of Landowner Rights

Yesterday, the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) launched a new public relations offensive in Albany, NY aimed at catching the attention of lawmakers. President of the JLCNY, Dan Fitzsimmons, along with other leaders of the coalition and state senators Tom Libous (R-Binghamton) and Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats), delivered a “Declaration of Landowner Rights” […]

PA Act 13 Zoning Lawsuit Goes to Trial in June

An update on the Act 13 lawsuit filed by seven Pennsylvania municipalities and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network at the end of March (see this MDN story). Act 13 is a set of new drilling rules and regulations adopted by the PA legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Corbett in February of this year. Part of […]

DHS & FBI Investigate Cyber Attacks on NatGas Pipelines

According to an article published by Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI are investigating a series of ongoing cyber attacks against the computer networks of major natural gas pipelines in the U.S. The attackers use “spear-phishing” techniques, which use Facebook and other public sources of information to gather details […]

Columbiana County, OH Utica Shale Drilling Expands Again

Columbiana County, OH received four new drilling permits last week from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Three of the permits went to Chesapeake Energy. So far, Columbiana County has received permits to drill 32 horizontal wells in the Utica Shale.

Marcellus Shale Plays Starring Role in Gastar Q1 Results

Gastar Exploration released first quarter operating results and financials yesterday. Among the news for Gastar: although they had a net loss of $6.3 million for the first quarter, their production of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids was up 32 percent from the first quarter of last year. Why the huge increase in production?

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, May 10, 2012

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

 

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