Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Mar 9, 2012

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

Recipe for a stable energy future
Houston Chronicle
How many of you recall when a driver could cruise around town and see regular leaded gas that could be pumped for as little as 15.9 cents a gallon while the gas wars were on, and ethyl that could be had for, oh, a nickel more?

County imposes impact fees on drilling
Valley News Dispatch
Every municipality in Westmoreland County is expected to get a share of the money generated by impact fees on Marcellus shale wells.

Caution urged in mineral rights leasing
Marietta Times
The promise of money is enticing, but before signing a mineral rights lease in the midst of the current shale boom, landowners need to do a lot of homework.

EQT chief speaks on fracking, coal, greenhouse gases at UC
Charleston Gazette
The CEO of a major natural gas company said the chemicals used to extract natural gas are the same ones you’d find in your house.

Medina County residents favor, oppose and want to know more about fracking
Bill Bramley, a farm owner in Sharon Center, told the audience at Medina Township’s Educational Forum on Hydraulic Fracturing Feb. 29 of his experience having oil and gas wells on his property. He agreed to a lease in the 1980s and said it’s been a profitable enterprise without any ill effects to his farm.

Crescent Residents Receive Notice of Potential Marcellus Shale Drilling
Crescent and Moon residents in recent weeks received letters from the Cresswell Heights Joint Authority notifying them that Marcellus shale drilling might soon take place on the grounds of the closed Phillips Power Plant.