Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Feb 3, 2012

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

Senator urges Obama to favor gas job creation
U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller from West Virginia is encouraging the president to support investment and programs creating jobs in states with natural gas resources.

Drillers could take lesson from Dust Bowl
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The early 1920s were a good time for wheat, but by the 1930s, dust and drought were choking the Great Plains, depression was gripping the world and of particular interest to grain farmers — and perhaps to today’s natural gas producers — the price of wheat was bottoming out.

1 Not So Obvious Play in the Utica Shale
The Motley Fool
There is a lot of hype surrounding the Utica shale right now. Geologists anticipate the play’s energy profile to be similar to the booming Marcellus shale.

Ohio Seeks To Avoid Fracking Waste
WVIZ-TV Cleveland
The millions of gallons of chemical- laced wastewater that fracking produces must flow somewhere, and Ohio is trying not to be that place.