Anti-Drilling Protestors Get Nasty at Shale Coalition Building in Harrisburg, PA

bullhornThose in Pennsylvania who oppose drilling in the Marcellus Shale have gotten a bit desperate. They’re unhappy with new Gov. Tom Corbett, especially since the budget he introduced earlier this week contains budget cuts to education and calls for a layoff of state workers in order to plug a massive multi-billion dollar shortfall, without also including a severance tax on Marcellus Shale drilling in the state. Pennsylvania, like New York, California, Wisconsin, Ohio and a number of other states is essentially bankrupt from years of overspending and one-time gimmicks and budget patches. The chickens have finally come home to roost and now state governments have to make some hard decisions. It is in that context that anti-drilling protestors got nasty and thug-like yesterday:

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Seneca Resources Producing More Gas Than Ever from the Marcellus, Investing More in the Region

Seneca Resources has sold off its Gulf of Mexico oil and gas properties in order to concentrate more on the Marcellus Shale. From a press announcement yesterday:

Seneca Resources Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas producing properties for $70 million.

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