Archive for June 27th, 2012

Yale Study Finds Shale Gas Benefits Outweigh Costs 400 to 1

Oh oh, this isn’t supposed to happen…A group of Yale economics graduates together with a Yale professor have written a detailed and well-researched paper refuting the mighty New York Times and concluding that the benefits of shale gas are enormous and should continue. The 12-page paper, titled “The Arithmetic of Shale Gas” is embedded below. […]

DC Court Clears Way for EPA to Regulate Methane

Welcome to the USSA – the United Socialist States of America. Just think USSR updated, because that’s what we’ve now become. The reason for this latest MDN tirade? Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled in favor of the rogue, power-hungry so-called Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that will allow […]

Energy Execs Rank Drilling Locations Including WV, OH, PA, NY

Each year, the Canadian-based Fraser Institute surveys petroleum industry executives and managers (623 of them for 2012) asking them their opinions on the barriers to investing in exploration and production in various geographies across the globe. That is, what makes them more likely or less likely to spend money drilling in a particular location? The […]

EQT Midstream IPO Rakes in the Cash

EQT Corp, one of the larger drillers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale, has spun off its midstream (pipeline and processing plant) operations into its own company. Shares of the new EQT Midstream started selling yesterday in an initial public offering (IPO), and today those shares will start to be publicly traded on the New […]

USA Today Asks, Is Your State Next for Gas Drilling?

Today’s issue of USA Today sports a major article on shale gas drilling. It mostly points out the negatives, although for USA Today it’s about as “balanced” as it can get (with a few paragraphs about the benefits of drilling). The article starts this way:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jun 27, 2012

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


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