Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Feb 14, 2012

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

New energy duties: It makes sense for the PUC to deal with drilling
There’s a lot wrong with the new state law regulating the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry, but lawmakers got one thing right: putting oversight in the hands of Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission.

Commissioners gathering info on shale gas fees
Times Observer
The Warren County Commissioners are preparing for the Marcellus shale drilling impact fee bill that will eventually be signed by Gov. Tom Corbett.

API-PA Commends State Leadership on Natural Gas Development
Sys-Con Media
The Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania, a division of API, today commended the General Assembly, Governor Tom Corbett, Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley and others for their efforts of moving forward HB 1950.

Natural Gas Boom Energizing The Chemical Industry
National Public Radio
U.S. chemical companies are the latest beneficiaries of the nation’s natural gas drilling boom. Long focused on cheap gas sources elsewhere in the world, companies are now looking to expand here.