Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Feb 27, 2012

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

Will ethane cracker go to Pennsylvania?
Business Journal
It was the Pittsburgh Business Times that broke the story that the Aliquippa site was in contention along with other unnamed sites in Ohio and West Virginia.

Marcellus & Utica shale boom
Marietta Times
Although he hasn’t been handed the money yet, Beverly resident Charlie Schilling has agreed to lease some of his Noble County land for thousands of dollars for the purpose of shale drilling.

Sunoco chief meets with local officials
The head of Sunoco has met with officials in Marcus Hook to object to a zoning change that could limit the company’s plans for its soon-to-be-closed refinery.

Bennett wants to see SE Ohio prosper, plans to present the facts…
As a born and bred Ohioan, Shawn Bennett had high hopes his bachelor’s degree in political communications with a minor in history from Ohio University would land him a job close to his home town of Cambridge.

Range Resources Leader Named Engineer of the Year
The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania recently named Ray N. Walker Jr .-a Range Resources executive and co-founder of the Marcellus Shale Coalition-its Engineer of the Year.

Marcellus shale boom means more than drilling jobs
The gas rush is pointing Rusty Margaria toward what he hopes will be a career.

Pennsylvania pushes for more natural gas vehicles for state use
Pennsylvania and three other states hope to jump-start rollouts of cars and trucks that run on compressed natural gas by making clear that the state governments plan to buy them.

Growing numbers take classes to land jobs in gas industry
Steve Matiyasic was tired of working 70 hours a week, getting paid for only 40 and facing the prospect of putting his two daughters through college.