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Rice Energy Ramps Up Leasing Activity in Greene County, PA

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Report Documents Pipeline Safety: 99.999% Liquids Delivered Safely

Two week ago the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released a new report documenting liquids pipeline safety performance and outlining industry-wide efforts to improve pipeline safety in 2016 and beyond. “2016 API-AOPL Annual Liquids Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report & Strategic Plan” (full copy below) was developed jointly by AOPL and the American Petroleum […]

Johns Hopkins Junk Science: Fracking Gives You Headaches

In April 2015 a “study” from Johns Hopkins University claimed fracking has led to high levels of radon in nearby homes in PA (see Johns Hopkins Says PA Fracking Causing High Radon in Nearby Homes). That study was a sham and was debunked. In October 2015 a “study” from Johns Hopkins University claimed fracking leads […]

Siluria Appoints Former Shell Exec Robert Trout as CEO

A new company we first reported on in May is Siluria Technologies (see New Tech Converts NatGas into Ethylene, Bypassing Cracker Plants). We’re excited about Siluria because of their intriguing technology that converts natural gas directly into useful petrochemicals, bypassing in-between steps like using ethane crackers. Very cool stuff. In early May Siluria picked up […]

Susquehanna Cnty Uses NatGas to Attract New Business, May 19 Expo

Cabot Oil & Gas is a great company that focuses most of its shale efforts in the Marcellus. And every single Marcellus well they drill is located in a single northeastern Pennsylvania county–Susquehanna County. Susquehanna County has been good for Cabot, and conversely, Cabot has been good for Susquehanna County–providing jobs and pumping millions into […]

Calendar of Events for Nov 17-30, 2014 [Free]

Below are upcoming events for this week and next. To see the full list of future events, visit this page: http://marcellusdrilling.com/calendar/. NOTE: To have an item included, please email it to: [email protected]

Winners’ Yearbooks for Oil & Gas Awards Spring Events

MDN editor Jim Willis was privileged to participate as a moderator for two panel sessions at the 2013 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards event, held in March 2014 in Pittsburgh (see Oil & Gas Awards – List of Winners, Bang-up Time!). In May we brought you full recordings for each session at the conference (see […]

Solyndra 2: DOE Pushes $8B in Loans for New Fracking Technology

The U.S. Dept. of Energy just launched a new program to encourage research into “advanced resource development” in fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions (what utter folly). Regardless, the feds have $8 billion of taxpayer money they want to give out in loan guarantees for companies willing to come up with new and improved ways […]

So-Called "List of the Harmed" Exposed

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Once Again Boys & Girls, Fracking Does Not Cause Earthquakes

In cycles of about every six months, we get a new round of stories along the lines that "fracking causes earthquakes too!" Which is not true. Or mostly not true. As with all things shale-related, anti-drillers take a kernel of truth and blow it out of proportion, making it untrue. That’s the case with fracking […]

NY Assemblyman Try to Stop the Clock on Fracking Comment Period

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Youngstown Plant Produces Special Steel Pipe for Drilling

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