Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Friday, Oct 28, 2011

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

Industry Rep Says Regulatory Battle at Statehouses, Issues Persist in D.C.
WTRF-TV Wheeling
Chris Tucker , spokesman for Energy in Depth , a collaboration of small, independent oil and natural gas producers, said state regulations, such as those being discussed by a committee of West Virginia legislators now, are what will have the biggest impact on the natural gas industry.

Fountain Quail Unveils ROVER System For Shale Gas Operations
Water Online
A significant technological advance in the treatment of shale gas wastewater was introduced today at a ceremony near Fort Worth, Texas.

Senate approves mineral leasing bill
The Citizens’ Voice
State officials could sign leases to open more state-owned land to natural gas and oil drilling and coal and limestone mining under legislation overwhelmingly approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

Natural gas drilling boom at center of Environmental Partnership awards
The Citizens’ Voice
Dorrance Belin, of Waverly, is co-founder of the Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Nature Conservancy and a Countryside Conservancy board member. He received the 17th annual Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award on Thursday at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partners’ 21st annual dinner.

Marcellus Activity Keeps Businesses Busy in Northern Panhandle
WTRF-TV Wheeling
"We’re seeing not only a lot of interest, but the interest has been escalating," said Business Development Corp.

PSU study finds Marcellus drilling has no significant affect on water quality
West Virginia Metro
A new study should help calm some of the fears about the impact of Marcellus Shale gas drilling on nearby water wells.

Statoil’s Acquisition Move Augurs Well
The Motley Fool
Energy and oil deals are dominating the world’s mergers and acquisition landscape as the demand for energy escalates, especially in developing countries.