Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Friday, Nov 11, 2011

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

Green groups planning rally to contest new fracking
Asbury Park Press
Environmental groups are planning a large rally later this month in Trenton, an attempt to influence a regional agency’s action on rules that could open the door to exploration and drilling for natural gas in the Delaware River watershed.

WVU Extension plans three forums on Marcellus issues
Charleston Gazette
The West Virginia University Extension Service has scheduled three public education forums this fall on the development of Marcellus shale gas reserves.

Pennsylvania farmers warn against shale gas drilling in NC
News Observer
Two Pennsylvania farmers who leased land to shale gas drillers in their state painted a bleak picture of the gas industry this afternoon during the first of several presentations scheduled in the Triangle to discredit the gas industry.

The Giant Utica Shale: Marcellus on Steroids
Seeking Alpha
By now, most investors are familiar with the Marcellus Shale. Located roughly a mile beneath the surface of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, the Marcellus is transforming the natural gas industry.

Ethane questions
Weirton Daily Times
West Virginia Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette doesn’t hide his frustration at Chesapeake Energy’s decision to send thousands of barrels of ethane extracted from shale reserves in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio to the Gulf Coast for processing.

Environmental Groups Call for Tougher Measures in Marcellus Shale Bills
Business Wire
Two of Pennsylvania’s leading environmental organizations today called on the General Assembly to enact tougher environmental protections in proposed legislation aimed at regulating development of the state’s Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves.