Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Feb 15, 2012

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

PUC eyes private firm for impact fee collection
The Citizens’ Voice
The state Public Utility Commission is assuming new regulatory duties under the Marcellus Shale drilling impact fee law and one of its early moves will be hiring a private firm to handle the collection and distribution of potentially millions of dollars.

Shale drilling company impresses interior chief
Shale natural gas is powering a growth story at a Kent company that makes water tanks for drilling sites, and an Obama administration official Tuesday said the government wants to make sure demand for the fuel grows as well.

County OKs its portion of Corbett gas law
Monday night, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law a long-debated bill that imposes an impact fee on Marcellus Shale gas extraction.

Pa. town may challenge new Marcellus Shale law
Chambersburg Public Opinion
The solicitor for a town in heavily drilled southwestern Pennsylvania will explore a lawsuit over the state’s newly signed Marcellus Shale law because of provisions that limit local officials’ authority to regulate drilling activity.

Dominion rep sees future in gas drilling
Through projects under way, Dominion is positioning itself to be able to take advantage of the developing Marcellus and Utica Shale deposits.

Peters Township Council Plans to Take Action on Marcellus Shale Bill
At the regular Peters Township Council meeting Monday night, there was much talk about the recent passing of the Marcellus Shale Bill and its potential effects on the community.

Oil Field Company Uses Former Car Dealership
Wheeling News
Belmont County officials welcomed Bryan Force and his company to the former Bob’s of Barnesville auto dealership site Monday afternoon, announcing that the oil field services firm plans to bring its operations and employment opportunities to the local area.