Archive for July 2nd, 2012

Republicans Sneak SE PA Drilling Ban into Budget Deal

An eleventh hour deal was snuck into the Pennsylvania budget signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett late Saturday night. On Friday, an amendment was introduced to the budget that would establish a moratorium on drilling in southeastern Pennsylvania in the South Newark Basin, a small area which stretches from New Jersey through Bucks, Montgomery […]

Sunoco & Carlyle Group Ink Joint Venture for Philly Refinery

Apparently the merger underway between Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco is going well enough, and the promise of Marcellus and Utica Shale big enough, that Sunoco has inked a deal with The Carlyle Group to form a joint venture to keep the Philadelphia refinery operating. The new joint venture will save 850 jobs at the […]

Devon Energy Receives First Utica Permit for Wayne County, OH

Devon Energy has just received the first permit to drill a Utica Shale well in Wayne County, Ohio. No timeline is set for when the drilling will begin, but Devon hopes the well will yield not only methane but oil too.

Exterran Wins Contract to Build 3 WV NatGas Processing Plants

A big “get” for Exterran Holdings. They’ve won the contract to build three natural gas processing plants being built by Williams Partners in West Virginia. From the Exterran press release:

PA Budget with Shell Cracker Plant Tax Credit Passes

At 11:45 pm Saturday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, for the second year in a row (and his second year in office), signed into law an on-time budget for the state—a budget that does not raise taxes. No small feat given the current sad state of the economy. One of the biggest victories for Corbett in […]

Delaware Riverkeeper Launches Anti-Fracking Ad Nationally

The anti-drilling Delaware Riverkeeper has launched a new anti-gas ad airing on Lifetime, MSNBC, CNBC, and FOX News. Yes, Fox News too. No doubt using the deep pockets of Hollywood types (like Mark Ruffalo) and money from billionaires (like the lefty George Soros), the ad tries to turn up the fear factor on gas drilling […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Jul 2, 2012

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

Calendar of Events for Jul 2-15, 2012

Below are upcoming events for this week and next. New York 2012-07-11,12 IOGANY 2012 Annual Summer Meeting – Findley Lake, NY 2012-07-14 Debra Winger Hosts Barnfest 2012 – Callicoon Center, NY Pennsylvania 2012-07-02 Spring Township Ordinance to Comply with Act 13 – Landisburg, PA 2012-07-03 Marcellus Shale & Butler County – Butler, PA 2012-07-09 Greene […]


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