Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Feb 22, 2012

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

Wyoming County to approve drilling impact fee
The Times-Tribune
Wyoming County commissioners said they will enact a Marcellus Shale drilling impact fee, weeks after Gov. Tom Corbett signed the county-option fee into law.

Opinion: Shale Law Does Not Preempt Local Control
State Sen. Chuck McIlhinney submitted the following op-ed piece after a demonstration in Doylestown last week protested his vote in favor of Pennsylvania’s new law regarding gas drilling.

Delphi Midstream Partners Buys Laser Northeast Gathering
PE Hub
Delphi Midstream Partners, which is backed by American Securities, said Tuesday that it has closed its sale of Laser Northeast Gathering Co.

3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation Partner to Create New CNG Tank Technology
Business Wire
3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation today announced an agreement to collaborate in designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in all sectors of the United States transportation market.

Anadarko CEO To Step Down In May, Replaced By COO
Fox News
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Chief Executive Jim Hackett plans to step down in May and will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Al Walker.

Horseheads prostitution linked to gas drilling industry
Ithaca Journal
The natural gas boom apparently has brought an unwelcome corollary business to the area — prostitution.