Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Mar 5, 2012

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

Marcellus in pages of National Geographic
Business Journal
The Marcellus Shale and southwestern Pennsylvania has made it into the pages of National Geographic in a story about the varying forecasts of natural gas in the U.S. It’s part of a package of stories and photographs about the natural gas industry, which includes a series of photographs from Springville, Pa.

An example of effective innovation
The hydraulic-fracturing technology was invented and developed in Texas, and it is the key to unlocking the estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of shale gas available in the United States (and the estimated 6,000 trillion cubic feet globally).

Head of EQT Corp. to speak at UC energy series Thursday
Charleston Gazette
The University of Charleston will host the third speaker in its five-part series — "Energy: Who’s Got the Power?" — on Thursday evening.

Maybe it’s time to be steered to natural gas
A few days before President Barack Obama spoke of a future with cars powered by natural gas, Lutitia Clipper drove one of those through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and onto the Parkway West.

Fracking: Is it safe for Utah?
Salt Lake Tribune
"Fracking" is fast becoming a bad word to critics of the oil and gas industry, but in Utah it’s still just a way of business.

Industry gets cast in ‘FrackNation,’ the latest documentary on the drilling debate
More than a dozen Pennsylvania communities that are home to natural gas drilling will get the big-screen treatment this summer in "FrackNation," a new movie attempting to serve as a counterargument to the 2010 "Gasland" feature that still fuels the anti-drilling fracktivist movement.

As oil, gas ‘fracking’ gains popularity in Kansas, so does safety debate
The Wichita Eagle
In the 2010 documentary “Gasland,” residents of Pavillion, Wyo., set their tap water on fire and complain of mysterious health problems.

W.Va. citizens to benefit from development of shale deposits under ‘Marcellus Principles’
Charleston Gazette
The Moundsville City Council passed a resolution late last month endorsing the "Marcellus Principles" that support hiring local workers for jobs in the state’s growing Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Can Rex Become a Top Dog in the Marcellus?
The Motley Fool
At a conference I attended last fall, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley said, “Natural gas is indeed a game changer in Western Pennsylvania.” Cawley, who has been appointed to chair the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, would know.