ANGA – America's Natural Gas Alliance
National industry organization making the case for clean-burning natural gas as America’s best energy alternative. News and resources. Check out their Hydraulic Fracturing 101 fact sheet.
Energy in Depth
Educational organization sponsored by America’s independent oil & gas producers. Excellent resource loaded with news, blog posts, files to download and videos to watch. Uses facts to counterbalance those who oppose drilling. A must-follow website.
Energy in Depth – Northeast Marcellus Initiative
EID site dedicated to the issues surrounding the Marcellus Shale, specifically in northeastern PA and NY. Tom Shepstone and crew do an outstanding job with this “take no prisoners” pro-drilling website.
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Industry-backed organization based in the Pittsburgh area. Committed to the responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. Offers a wealth of news, fact sheets and more. Another must-follow site.
A Marcellus Shale drilling news blog sponsored and produced by the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York.
Website dedicated to PA residents and the natural gas industry. We connect businesses, residents and places to the Marcellus gas play. Blog posts, event listings, forum discussions and much more.
ShaleBlog.com – Marcellus Shale
A blog site devoted to drilling in shale formations. This particular section of the blog deals with news and information about drilling in the Marcellus.
Advocacy - Opposed to Drilling
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
Identifies key threats to Cayuga Lake and its watershed, and it advocates for solutions that support a healthy environment and vibrant communities.
DRAC – Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition
A group of Dryden citizens interested in raising public awareness of issues related to gas drilling, including land leasing details and the methods and risks involved with unconventional gas drilling.
Northeast Ohio Gas Accountability Project
Claims to be a citizen operated site with the belief that gas and oil drilling need to occur in a way which does not risk public health and safety nor violate individual civil or property rights.
NY DEC – Gas well drilling in the Marcellus Shale
A brief overview of drilling in the Marcellus by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Although written for New York, it’s a good primer for all Marcellus Shale locations. Complete with links to other resources. A good place to start.
Energy Companies & Drillers
A privately-held oil and gas company operating in the Appalachian Basin region. Aggressively moving forward with an increasing number of new drilling initiatives while maintaining hundreds of unconventional Marcellus and Upper Devonian wells.
A private company located in downtown Houston with a field office in Montrose, Pennsylvania. Alta was formed in 1999 to explore for oil and natural gas in the onshore United States.
Among the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the world. Anadarko’s portfolio of assets encompasses premier positions in nearly a dozen major U.S. onshore natural gas resource plays.
Atlas has been engaged in the energy industry since 1968 and is currently a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale. Also one of the largest producers in the New Albany Shale in Indiana, the Antrim Shale in Michigan and the Chattanooga Shale in Tennessee.
Cabot Oil & Gas
Headquartered in Houston, TX, a leading independent North American natural gas producer. The company’s reserves are focused in both conventional and unconventional basins in Appalachia, the Rocky Mountains, the Mid-Continent and the Gulf Coast.
Capital City Energy Group
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Columbus, OH. One of the few vertically integrated independent oil & natural gas companies, with rapid growth by acquiring drillers, operators, service companies, pipelines, lease owners, etc.
Carrizo Oil & Gas
A Houston based independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil. Current operations include the Barnett Shale in North Texas and the Marcellus Shale of Appalachia, among other locations.
The second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 20 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK.
One of the world’s largest integrated energy companies. Headquartered in San Ramon, CA. Engaged in every aspect of the crude oil and natural gas industry: exploration & production, transportation, chemicals manufacturing & more.
Chief Oil & Gas
Founded in 1994, independent oil & gas company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in several fields in the Appalachian Basin, northern Texas, and Central Utah.
Founded in 1989, the company has grown through acquisitions and drilling programs in a number of states. The current focus is to drill acreage in unconventional shale plays including the Barnett Shale in North Texas and the Marcellus Shale in PA.
In 2005, CONSOL Energy established CNX Gas Corporation, a business that has expanded to become one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development, production and gathering companies in the country.
The third largest integrated energy company in the U.S. and the fourth largest refiner in the world. Headquartered in Texas with operations in more than 30 countries.
A leading diversified energy producer in the Appalachian (Marcellus) basin. Named one of America’s most admired companies by Fortune magazine, CONSOL produces both natural gas and high-BTU coal.
Dominion Exploration & Production
Dominion E&P was previously a subsidiary of the energy giant Dominion. Most of Dominion E&P was sold to CONSOL Energy in 2007, retaining some E&P reserves in the Marcellus region.
East Resources was a Pennsylvania-based oil and gas company sold to energy giant Shell in July 2010. The former East is the foundation for Shell’s new operations and growth in the Appalachian (Marcellus) Basin.
Among the largest natural gas companies in North America. Focused on natural gas exploration and the development of natural gas resource plays.
A domestic oil and gas exploration and production company.
One of the largest independent (non- integrated) oil and natural gas companies in the United States.
One of the country’s largest natural gas producers. Operating in four states, they are a leader in the integration of air and horizontal drilling. Also major Midstream operations: pipelines, processing plants, and storage facilities.
The world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. Exxon Mobil became a major player in the Marcellus when it purchased XTO Energy for $31 billion in late 2009.
In January 2010, Fortuna Energy–a subsidiary of Canadian-based Talisman Energy Inc.–changed their name to Talisman Energy USA Inc. This was a name change only, all operations remain the same.
An exploration and production company focused on finding and developing natural gas assets in North America. They own exploration and development acreage in the Bossier gas play of East Texas and Marcellus Shale play in WV and PA.
A very large energy company with exploration, production, refining, and retail sales around the world.
A small, privately-held oil and gas exploration company based in Denver, CO.
Marathon is among the world’s leading integrated energy companies with both upstream (exploration & production), and downstream (refining, transportation) operations.
Based in Dallas, TX, Mesa is a growth-oriented, publicly traded Exploration and Production (E & P) company, drilling multi-well, repeatable projects in low-risk basins for the creation of significant recoverable reserves.
An independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1989 and went public in 1993.
Northeast Natural Energy
Headquartered in Charleston, WV, a private oil and gas company focused on drilling, exploration, acquisition and joint ventures in the Appalachian (Marcellus) basin.
A Denver-based exploration and production company formed in 2003 as a subsidiary of Cadent Energy Partners to establish a position in strategically located North American natural gas assets.
A joint venture formed in 2009 between PDC Energy and Lime Rock Partners. Headquartered in Bridgeport, WV, PDC Mountaineer is focused on exploration and development of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale play.
Penn Virginia Corporation
An independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration, acquisition, development and production of reserves in onshore regions of the U.S.
Among the leading independent natural gas companies operating in the United States through subsidiaries in both the Southwestern and Appalachian (Marcellus) regions of the country.
A Fortune Global 500 company and the largest private sector company in India. Activities include exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals and more.
An independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of oil and gas, with properties in the Appalachian (Marcellus), Illinois and Rockies Regions.
Samson Investment Co
A large, privately held exploration and production company headquartered in Tulsa, OK. An active driller in the US annually spending well over a billion dollars a year in drilling new oil and gas wells.
Headquartered in Houston, TX, a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company that explores, develops and purchases natural gas and oil reserves in the Gulf Coast of TX & LA, the Appalchian (Marcellus) Region, the Southwest and in CA.
A global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 102,000 employees in more than 100 countries and territories. In July 2010 Shell purchased East Corporation as its foundation for operations in the Marcellus Shale region.
Formerly known as St. Mary Land & Exploration, an independent energy company focused on the exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition, and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States.
A growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within North America.
A large, Norway-based energy company with a large gas position in the U.S., especially in the Marcellus shale gas area and the Eagle Ford, Texas shale gas area.
An independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Lafayette, LA, with additional offices in New Orleans, Houston, and Morgantown, WV.
A global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Talisman’s three main operating areas are North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia.
Based in WV, an independent exploration and production company focused on exploring, developing and producing oil and natural gas in the Appalachian (Marcellus) Basin.
An independent, privately held oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Charleston, WV.
A leading independent energy company actively engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Unit Corporation with a large drilling fleet and an inventory of more than 1,400 drilling locations. Operates or owns interest in more than 7,700 wells.
West Bay Exploration
An oil and gas exploration and drilling company based in Traverse City, Michigan.
Williams Production Appalachia
A subsidiary of Williams Corporation concentrating on the Marcellus. Williams is one of the top energy producers in the US, with natural gas operations spanning exploration and production, midstream and pipelines.
Started in 1986 and bought by Exxon Mobil in 2010–now an Exxon Mobil subsidiary concentrating on natural gas, particularly in the Marcellus region.
Energy Services & Support Companies
El Paso Corporation
An industry leader in transporting natural gas, taking extensive measures to ensure their pipeline’s safe operation and physical integrity.
A full service land company providing land consulting and land administration services including oil and gas leasing.
DOT safety and qualification training delivered through convenient online training tools available 24/7.
EPA Draft Study of Hydraulic Fracturing (PDF)
The federal Environmental Protection Agency’s draft plan for how they intend to evaluate whether or not hydraulic fracturing is safe for water supplies. Full of information on the practice of hydraulic fracturing.
Horizontal Shale Drilling (Video)
An excellent video showing how shale drilling works, complete with a detailed explanation of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracing”), and an explanation of how horizontal drilling keeps water supplies safe and sound.
Shale Gas and Drinking Water
Just what hydraulic fracturing is, how it’s done, and why it’s safe, particularly in the Marcellus Shale deposit. It is an extremely well written and enlightening article—short and to the point. A must read.