Archive for May 11th, 2012

Marathon Petroleum’s Plans for Utica Shale Oil

Marathon Petroleum President Gary Heminger, speaking at the Hancock County Republican Party Century Club Dinner in Ohio on Thursday, predicted a great future for Utica Shale oil. He also offered some interesting insights into how much, and where, Utica Shale oil Marathon will be refining this year and next.

Another New York Town Considers Fracking Ban

Yet another New York town, this one squarely in the Marcellus Shale “hot zone” of the Southern Tier area (Chemung County), is considering a ban on fracking if the state moves forward with allowing it.

Study of Fracking Released by Irish EPA

The Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a report, a “preliminary study” that seeks to gather up what is known, and not known, about hydraulic fracturing. The 26-page study (full copy embedded below) was authored by Dr. David Healy from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences. Titled “Hydraulic Fracturing or ‘Fracking’: A Short […]

PA PUC Adopts Guidelines for Impact Fee Collection/Disbursement

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) yesterday finalized provisions of Act 13 of 2012 related to the collection and disbursement of the impact fee for unconventional natural gas well drilling. Known as Chapter 23 of Act 13, the PUC voted 5-0 to finalize the procedures they would use to implement, collect and distribute the impact […]

NRDC Releases Report Critical of PA Fracking Wastewater

Advocating for stricter government controls, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) earlier this week released a “comprehensive review” of how fracking wastewater is handled in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale with recommendations for how it can be handled better. The NRDC says that the current methods of wastewater disposal are not adequate to protect drinking water supplies, […]

Chevron Tells PA Town No Plans to Drill – For Now

A representative from Chevron told Logan Township supervisors and residents at a meeting on Thursday that Chevron has no plans to drill on a Logan site for which they previously received a permit. Logan is located in Blair County, near Altoona, PA. The permit expires today and Chevron said there are no plans, at present, […]

Altoona Scores a New Pump Plant for the Marcellus

Gardner Denver, a 150 year-old global manufacturer of industrial compressors, blowers, pumps, loading arms and fuel systems has a new manufacturing facility to add to the 40 it already owns around the world. The new 70,000 foot facility is located at Tipton, near Altoona, PA. The new plant will manufacture and repair pumps used in […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, May 11, 2012

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


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