Archive for May 31st, 2012

City of Binghamton Gets Sued Over Fracking Ban

Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan’s folly, a symbolic ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city, has now come back to bite him in the rear end. His folly will cost Binghamton City taxpayers a lot of money as the city has now been sued over their illegal ban, passed at the eleventh hour last December before […]

Sierra Club’s New Campaign to Kill Natural Gas

An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reports on the Sierra Club’s new campaign to kill the natural gas industry—the same way the group contributed to the demise of the coal industry in the U.S. and the same way they killed off the nuclear power industry for the past 30 years.

PPG Columnist “Stuck in the Middle” of Marcellus Debate

Brian O’Neill, a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and author of the book The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-first Century, writes in a PPG column today that although his heart is with the enviro-left movement, his head tells him that shale gas is the best option for now. O’Neill puts himself squarely in […]

Norse Energy Shutting Down NY Office, Moving to Houston

For more than year, MDN has periodically reported on Norse Energy as they have struggled to hold on, waiting for New York State to finally start issuing horizontal hydraulic fracturing drilling permits (see MDN’s coverage here). Norse’s strategy has been to roll the dice that New York will allow shale gas drilling. Drilling is always […]

AGA Report: The Profound Impact of Shale Gas

Last week the American Gas Association (AGA) released a new economic report detailing that on average, customers saved $175 on their natural gas bills due to the abundant supplies of natural gas in the U.S., mostly from shale gas. Commercial customers saved an average $1,100 per year (see a copy of the full report embedded […]

Short Line Railroads Roar Back to Life in Marcellus Region

The renaissance in short line railroads because of shale gas drilling continues. Information from a panel presentation at the recent Pennsylvania Rail Freight Seminar brings us this news:

Cabot Oil & Gas Snags Top Talent for External Affairs Dept

Bill desRosiers has been a good friend and supporter of MDN for more than a year now, and MDN editor Jim Willis has had the pleasure of working with Bill during his tenure with the great people at Energy in Depth – Northeast Marcellus Initiative. Bill has now changed chairs and he’s working for an […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, May 31, 2012

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


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