Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Feb 20, 2012

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

DCNR linked to gas revenue
The Times-Tribune
The income from natural gas drilling in state forests plays a key role in managing the state parks and forests, but despite a spate of recent rumors, Gov. Tom Corbett has not lifted a moratorium on additional leasing of state forest land for drilling.

Industry Leaders Look Beyond Cracker
Wheeling News
Attracting a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker to the region would only be one aspect to bringing a new stream of industries to create thousands of new jobs, according to those in the natural gas and chemical industries.

Water-well regulations could reduce contamination, increase costs
Erie Times News
Drilling in the Marcellus Shale and other subterranean shale layers across Pennsylvania is raising concerns about possible contamination of nearby water wells.

Has New York missed the hydrofracking boom?
Has New York missed the gas drilling boom? Most experts say no, but several said low natural gas prices could have an effect on the pace drillers set in New York should the state allow high-volume hydrofracking.

5 Natural Gas Plays From T. Boone Pickens
Seeking Alpha
T. Boone Pickens is one of the most popular businessmen in the U.S. He frequently can be seen on TV, particularly when it comes to energy-related issues.

Gary Wolfram, Ph.D.: Natural gas, oil drilling boost U.S. economy
The Enquirer
President Obama has decided to reject the application for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Anadarko discusses Utica Shale oil and gas expectations
Coshocton Tribune
Representatives of Anadarko met with about 50 invited community members Friday for preliminary discussions of what to expect of Utica Shale oil and gas is found in Coshocton County.