Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jan 17, 2012

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

Electric plants shift from coal to natural gas
WATE-TV Knoxville
The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, the traditional fuel.

LHU Clearfield offering Marcellus Shale class
The Daily Press
Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus is offering an extended education class to teach those looking to work in Pennsylvania’s growing gas industry.

Soros’s friend in the Oval Office does him a favor
American Thinker
The White House has released a report that notes the important role that shale gas has played in helping to spark job and industrial growth.

Low natural gas prices drive Encana toward oil, liquids drilling
Globe and Mail
After three years of deeply depressed natural gas prices and facing another to come, Canada’s biggest natural gas producer is losing its stomach for the commodity.

Drill, baby, drill works
Charleston Daily Mail
Thanks to capitalism, millions of America’s poor are paying less to heat their homes this winter.