Archive for May 30th, 2012

EPA Study: Marcellus Fracking Does NOT Impact Drinking Water

This is big news folks. You may recall that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a multi-year study of hydraulic fracturing in a transparent attempt to seize control of oil and gas drilling in the U.S.—grabbing that control away from the individual states who are empowered under the U.S. Constitution to regulate drilling […]

IEA Releases “Golden Rules” for Shale Gas Drilling

The International Energy Agency (IEA), an independent organization formed in the early 1970s in response to the oil shortage and composed of 28 member countries including the U.S., released a shale gas report report yesterday they call “Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas” (a copy of the full report is embedded below). The […]

NYS Comptroller DiNapoli Letter: Chesapeake Needs New Board

Anti-drilling New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is once again going after Chesapeake Energy. Like many Democrats, he’s not one to waste a good crisis. You may recall that DiNapoli previously scolded Chesapeake over its Founders Well Participation Program (FWPP) that allowed CEO Aubrey McClendon, the guy who founded the company, to participate in each […]

PA Political Left Believes Marcellus Compact is DOA

Lest you think that MDN is just so much right-wing, Tea Party-spouting bilge when we make quips about the politics of drilling, we offer the following into evidence that our views and opinions are dead-on accurate. Yesterday MDN wrote an article about the so-called Marcellus Compact, a set of six bills that have been introduced […]

PA Bill Makes Using Acid Mine Water More Likely

One of the more intriguing developments over the past year or so is that drillers in Pennsylvania have considered using acid mine drainage as a source of water for hydraulic fracturing. Water that flows from abandoned coal mines creates acidic water, some 300 million gallons of it per day, destroying plants and fish in some […]

Rex Energy Drills First Utica Well, Sells Keystone Midstream

Rex Energy announced yesterday that it has closed on a previously announced deal to sell its subsidiary Keystone Midstream to MarkWest Energy for $512 million (see this MDN story for the original announcement). Rex also announced that their Bluestone cryogenic processing plant, part of the sale, has just gone online and will begin selling gas […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, May 30, 2012

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

 

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