Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Mar 16, 2012

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

Carrizo Oil & Gas Announces Sale of Non-Core Barnett Shale Properties for $190 Million
Market Wire
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a portion of its properties in the Barnett Shale to a subsidiary of Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. for $190 million in cash.

County could collect about $5.6 million from drilling fee
If officials approve a fee allowed by a new state law, Armstrong County would collect about $5.6 million and keep more than $3 million for the county and its municipalities this year from the Marcellus shale gas well drilling industry.

Analysts: Economic benefits of petrochemical plant could be huge
If Shell Oil Co. builds a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in Beaver County, the Pittsburgh region could be to the natural gas industry what Houston and Dallas are to America’s oil industry, an economist said on Thursday.

Waste boss: No NY fracking until 2013
WXIX-TV Cincinnati
The chairman of a Vermont-based company looking to handle waste from shale gas drilling has told investors that hydraulic fracturing in New York state likely won’t begin until 2013.

Federal lawsuit filed over fracking in Granger Township
The Medina Gazette
Two Granger Township couples filed federal lawsuits against Landmark 4 LLC seeking damages for contamination of their properties they allege is from hydraulic gas and oil drilling in the area.