Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Feb 7, 2012

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

Pa. lawmakers are near deal on drilling fees
A Marcellus Shale regulatory and impact fee bill is two votes away from Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk, after state lawmakers on Monday evening squeezed a new Republican-negotiated proposal into a pending measure.

New Jersey Fracking Opponents Take Second Shot at Ban After Christie Veto
New Jersey Democrats will try for a second time to prohibit fracking for natural gas in the most densely populated U.S. state, after Governor Chris Christie vetoed a ban in August and lodged a one-year moratorium.

Williams Partners’ Transco Pipeline Seeks Additional Commitments
Oil and Gas Investor
The project would significantly expand direct access for Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas to additional, growing U.S. markets by late 2014.

Generous Side of Gas Industry
Marcellus Shale Coalition Central Pennsylvania has seen a lot of changes the last few years due to the development of Marcellus Shale. This thriving industry has brought countless new businesses and jobs to our community and along with that has come a wave of generosity and compassion.

Range Increases Unproved Resource Potential
Range Resources Corporation announced today that its unrisked unproved resource potential as of December 31, 2011 increased to 44 – 60 Tcfe, up from 35 – 52 Tcfe at year-end 2010.