Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Feb 29, 2012

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

Exterran called just the start
That sentiment underscored global energy equipment supplier Exterran’s groundbreaking Tuesday for a 103-worker factory to serve oil and gas drillers pouring into eastern Ohio’s Marcellus and Utica shale fields.

Dryden Town Board schedules meeting on lawsuit
Ithaca Journal
The Dryden Town Board plans a special meeting to discuss the lawsuit against the town over its efforts to keep out hydraulic fracturing for natural gas exploration.

Southwestern Energy’s CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
Greetings, and welcome to Southwestern Energy’s Fourth Quarter Earnings Teleconference Call.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. Reports Financial Results for the 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year
Business Wire
Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. today announced financial results for the 2011 fourth quarter and full year.

Guessing Wrong
Morris Daily Herald
Natural gas has been good to Wyoming. The discovery of large shale deposits in the early 2000s put Wyoming at the center of a new energy boom in the West, bringing enough jobs to keep unemployment low through the recession and causing tax revenues to skyrocket.

Exterran gets tax incentive to build $13M Ohio facility
Business Journal
The Houston-based oil and gas production and processing company said it will build the new 65,000-square-foot facility, estimated to create 103 jobs in the next three years, in Youngstown, Ohio.

Commisioners to hold Marcellus Shale fee hearing
Centre Daily Times
The Centre County commissioners will hold a public hearing March 20 to discussing imposing a Marcellus Shale impact fee in the county.

Clearfield County to Consider Impact Fee Ordinance
The Clearfield County Commissioners authorized advertising the county’s consideration of an ordinance to adopt an unconventional gas well impact fee at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Enforce Well Casing Regulations Strictly
Wheeling News
Gas wells into the Marcellus and Utica shale formations drive thousands of feet below the water table.

Keep feds out of shale, Ohio leader says
Keeping the U.S. government out of shale natural gas developments in Ohio will help transform the regional economy, a lawmaker stated.

Obama Loses His First Debate
The American Spectator
Lying is not going to rebut Newt Gingrich’s compelling understanding of America’s energy policy and huge energy reserves.

South Fayette schools urged not to transfer drilling lease
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Residents urged the South Fayette school board Tuesday night to deny reassigning the district’s natural gas drilling lease to a different driller.