Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Feb 2, 2012

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

Ohio site emerges as potential cracker location
Business Journal
Another location has emerged for the potential ethane cracker that Shell Oil Co. wants to locate somewhere in the tri-state region of the Marcellus Shale.

Range offers $2.2M bonus to drill at Dutch Fork
O-R Online
The state Fish and Boat Commission will accept a bonus payment of $2.2 million from a Marcellus Shale natural gas driller under an oil and gas development lease at the damaged Dutch Fork Lake property in Donegal Township.

Andy Harris targets fracking report
Delaware Coast Press
Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s assertion that a process used to extract gas and oil from shale may pollute groundwater.

Corbett tells legislators to send him a Marcellus Shale bill ‘as soon as possible’
Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to legislative leaders in both houses Tuesday urging them to send him a Marcellus Shale bill soon.

Pa. judge nixes papers’ access to gas settlement
Chambersburg Public Opinion
A judge has refused to let two newspapers see the settlement involving a western Pennsylvania family who claimed the value of its home was wiped out by natural gas drilling on neighboring properties.

Ohio EPA Offers Fast Track for Shale Well Air Permit
WYTV Youngstown
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has created a fast-track for shale gas well operators to obtain air quality permits for their operation.