Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011

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

Drilling debate moves to the Catskills: Great divide between supporters, opponents
Landowners eager to cash in on natural gas leases implored New York state regulators to swiftly clear the way for hydraulic fracturing while other residents, farmers and environmental groups called for a ban on the technology at a public hearing in the Catskills on Tuesday.

Debate on halting NY fracking ban reaches endgame
The final hearings on regulations that would end a ban on drilling for natural gas in New York state got under way on Tuesday in a packed auditorium at Sullivan County Community College.

Proposed Pipelines Could Raise a Stink
"There have been acquisitions of easements along our border with Union Township along McClelland Road and Churchill Road for a proposed pipeline," said Peters Township Manager Michael Silvestri at Monday night’s council meeting.

Why Bakken?
The Motley Fool
Did you know that oil and natural gas is the fastest-growing manufacturing industry in the U.S.? It’s amazing to imagine that a country whose oil and natural gas output was sliding for four decades is now the third biggest global producer.

Ensure New Gas Rules Are Prudent
The Intelligencer
State legislators are being urged to give West Virginians what could amount to an early Christmas present. We refer to suggestions legislators should approve a package of new regulations for gas and oil drilling next month.

YSU Announcing Major Education Initiative Regarding Shale
WYFX-TV Youngstown
Where will the jobs be? And what role will local businesses play in the upcoming Marcellus/Utica shale drilling boom? That’s the focus of Wednesday’s Youngstown Ohio Utica and Natural Gas Conference at the Covelli Centre.