Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011

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

Delta boosting seats, flights at AVP
The Times Leader
Spurred by Marcellus Shale gas drilling, Delta Airlines in January will upgrade its daily flights between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport from a 50-seat jet to a 65-seat jet.

Shale industry’s hotel stays feed rural tourism
Pittsburgh Tribune
Tourism agencies are tapping a surge in hotel tax revenue fed by the Marcellus shale drilling industry to market Pennsylvania’s trails, ski resorts and historic sites.

Guest Viewpoint: Pa. town is hardly an industrial wasteland
Ithaca Journal
Last year, I drove to see the gas drilling in Dimock, Pa. Last week, I took another trip to Dimock to see what had changed. Last year, there were drilling rigs on every road. Now, where did all the gas wells go?

Shale Rig On Display at Covelli Before Conference
WYTV Youngstown
If you happened to pass through downtown Youngstown on Monday, you may have caught an unusual sight.

Delaware flexes muscle in natural gas drilling debate
Cape Gazette
Delaware’s objections to natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin led to the cancellation of a recent meeting to discuss the matter.

Shale boom will resonate for years
Salem News
A study released in September by the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program, said that direct Utica gas exploration and development expenditures amounted to $246 million in 2011 "and are estimated to ramp up to $14 billion by 2015."