Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Feb 10, 2012

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

Kevin DiGregorio: Ethane cracker will really change W.Va.
Charleston Daily Mail
You’ve no doubt heard about pork being the "other" white meat. In a similar vein, there also is an "other" natural gas.

More York County residents turn to natural gas to heat homes
The York Daily Record
Prices and efficiency have fueled a recent trend of homeowners switching from fuel oil to natural gas to heat their homes.

RIL in cash chase for shale projects
The Telegraph
Reliance Industries Ltd (India) will raise $1 billion through the issue of unsecured notes reportedly to fund its capital expenditure in the shale gas assets it shares with Chevron Corp.

Whitehall residents want drilling restrictions
Valley News Dispatch
A group of Whitehall residents is seeking the best way to protect the municipality against natural gas drilling through Marcellus shale — they want it banned.

City OKs planning for water filling station
City Council unanimously gave permission to the city’s water department to order engineering plans and for the construction of a filling station on its Elm Road property so the city can sell both untreated and treated water to haulers.

Frack, No: Vermont Looks North to Quebec as It Considers a Ban on Natural-Gas Drilling
Seven Days
That’s the word from Quebecois residents who support Vermont’s possible three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing – a controversial method of drilling for natural gas more colloquially known as fracking.

Small Business Development Center resource for businessmen looking to tap oil, gas boom
One need not be a roustabout or oil-and-gas man to tap the opportunities afforded by the locally resurgent oil and gas industry. Opportunities exist for hungry entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses.