Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011

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

New Website Gives Info on Marcellus Drilling
Leaders in the oil and natural gas industry in West Virginia are banding together to disseminate information they say will educate the public about drilling in the Marcellus shale.

Northeast to Begin Fracturing on Marcellus Wells Outside Morgantown
Northeast Natural Energy expects to begin hydraulic fracturing early this week on its two Marcellus shale wells in the Morgantown Industrial Park just outside Morgantown city limits.

Waste water hauler faces trial on dumping charges
Robert Allan Shipman, a Greene County, PA waste water hauler charged with illegally dumping millions of gallons of Marcellus Shale drilling waste water and sludge, waived his right to a preliminary hearing today before District Judge Glenn Bates.

Ohio office bombarded by gas company reps
As companies snap up drilling rights leases on land above Ohio’s oil- and gas-rich shale formations, a typically-quiet eastern-Ohio county recorder’s office is being bombarded by visitors.

Hess Is Making Moves
The company entered into a $593 million deal with Consol Energy for a 50% interest of exploration and development rights to some 200,000 acres.

A Tale of two states: PA booms while NY suffers
"If it wasn’t for the gas business, none of these people would be working right now," David Dalrymple said, pointing to one of his crews building a road in Athens Township, Pa.