Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011

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

Natural gas demand pumps up vessel-maker’s fortunes
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Trucks, buses and cars that run on natural gas factor into CP Industries’ plan for growth. The McKeesport manufacturer builds steel pressure vessels used to dispense natural gas at Equitable Gas’ vehicle fueling station in the Strip District and at Giant Eagle Inc.’s station in Crafton.

Ohio not getting enough tax revenue from shale boom, group says
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio could collect an additional $528 million over the next four years if it increased taxes on oil and natural-gas production to levels that Michigan and West Virginia charge energy companies, according to a new report.

FE Editorial: Fracking an age of plenty
Financial Express India
Since 2008, the one undimmed bright spot in the US economy has been courtesy shale gas, and an increasing flow of ‘tight oil’ in general.

Environmental groups sue to prevent fracking in Calif.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club are suing the Bureau of Land Management to prevent gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on federal lands.

New Jersey’s Reliance on Natural Gas to Grow, Experts Agree
Like it or not, natural gas will probably play a bigger role in New Jersey’s energy future. That was the consensus of a panel of experts who convened Friday at Rider University for a NJ Spotlight Roundtable on natural gas.

Fracking opponents organize in Mansfield
Local opponents of a proposed Mansfield facility to accept fracking waste from Pennsylvania — along with people concerned about hydraulic fracturing in general — have stepped up efforts to organize.