Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thursday, Sep 22, 2011

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

Drilling Fees Outlined in West Virginia
A property owners’ group says West Virginia drilling companies shouldn’t have been surprised by the permit fees that legislators have proposed for Marcellus shale gas wells.

South Jersey Gas to Reduce Rates by 3.4%
South Jersey Gas today received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to further reduce rates, which will save residential customers on average 3.4 percent on their natural gas bills. In part because of cheap, abundant Marcellus Shale gas.

PennFuture, Other Organizations Laud Reps. Murt, DiGirolamo for Comprehensive and Fair Drilling Tax Proposal
Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future today praised Representatives Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery, and Gene DiGirolamo, R-Bucks, for advancing a comprehensive and fair drilling tax proposal that will ensure that all Pennsylvanians benefit from drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

At Gov. Kasich’s Energy and Economic Summit, ACC President Cal Dooley Says Shale Gas Can Grow Ohio Manufacturing Jobs
American Chemistry Council Cal Dooley moderated a panel on the impact of the Marcellus and Utica shales on the Ohio economy and midstream, downstream, and feedstock opportunities.

The New York Times’s flexible journalistic standards
The Marcellus Shale drilling saga in New York illustrates how selective reporting of conflicts of interests is simply brass-knuckle advocacy under the guise of journalism.

Landfill Rumors Continue to Concern Residents
A newly formed citizens group in Preston County, WV says there’s reason to believe a landfill for Marcellus Shale waste is under development.