MDN Weekly Update – Feb 20, 2011

Welcome to a new, regular post on MDN called the MDN Weekly Update. With so many things happening in the Marcellus Shale, and with so many new people stopping by the site to read about them, I would like an easy way for MDN readers to know what issues are trending up and what issues seem to be catching people’s interest. No doubt I will tweak the format and content of this update in time, but for now, it will show the five most viewed stories from last week, two weeks ago and the past 30 days. I will also list any events MDN is aware of happening this coming week (from the MDN Calendar).

Happy reading,
Jim Willis, Editor

Five Most Viewed Stories Last Week (Feb 13 – Feb 19)

  1. Anschutz Exploration Responds to Lawsuit Claiming Drilling Operations Contaminated Water Wells in Big Flats, NY
  2. Supposed “First Claim” Filed in New York Alleging Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing Gas Drilling
  3. Marcellus Landowners: Check for These Important Things in Your Lease Before You Sign
  4. Broome County, NY Landowners Sue Energy Companies that Try to Extend Expired Leases with “Force Majeure” Clause
  5. List of 78 Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid in Pennsylvania

Five Most Viewed Stories Two Weeks Ago (Feb 6 – Feb 12)

  1. Marcellus Shale Jobs – How Does $55K a Year Starting Wage for a 19 Year-Old Grab You?
  2. Gov. Cuomo’s Nomination to Head the NY DEC: Will the Real Joe Martens Please Stand Up?
  3. List of 78 Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid in Pennsylvania
  4. 80,000 Fracked Wells in Ohio – Zero Groundwater Contamination
  5. Federal EPA Releases Plan to Study Hydraulic Fracturing–Study’s Conclusions Won’t be Ready until 2014

Five Most Viewed Stories Last 30 Days (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

  1. List of 78 Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid in Pennsylvania
  2. Some Landowners in Tioga, PA Area Receive Six-Figure Royalty Checks – Each Month
  3. Marcellus Drilling News Resumes Publication
  4. Anschutz Exploration Responds to Lawsuit Claiming Drilling Operations Contaminated Water Wells in Big Flats, NY
  5. Supposed “First Claim” Filed in New York Alleging Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing Gas Drilling

MDN Calendar

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New York

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Pennsylvania

  • Bob

    I value your publication, but I have a suggestion. I have old, tired eyeballs and it would be good if your material had higher contrast. I find the light green print especially difficult to read.

    Thanks.

  • Supernanacj

    One of the big problems I have with gas drilling co’s is where I live fayette, over 100 wells drilled and most 25 landowners reaping profits because of mulitiple wells and pads. That means thousands and thousands of leased landowners like myself will NEVER see one royalty check. It is despicable!!!

  • Thank you Bob. I will have a look at revamping the links to a different color. And thanks for reading!

    Jim