Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Mar 29, 2012

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

Susquehanna passes, Lackawanna introduces drilling impact fee
The Times-Tribune
Susquehanna County commissioners approved a Marcellus Shale drilling impact fee Wednesday that could potentially bring in $12 million in revenue for the county.

Whitehall residents want stronger stance against drilling
Whitehall residents and officials alike agree natural gas drilling through Marcellus shale does not belong in the mostly residential municipality.

Shale gas has benefits for New York
The Post-Standard
Like many Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, New York relies heavily on natural gas during the typically cold winters.

Proposed gas compressor another chink
If Frazer gets a compressor station, it would be one of nearly 400 across the state complicating the state’s air pollution challenge.

Drilling fee OK’d
Times Observer
The Warren County Commissioners unanimously approved an unconventional gas well fee ordinance Wednesday morning, allowing the county to collect a fee from the natural gas well industry.

Natural gas facts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It’s startling how many facts were wrong in a recent letter ranting about the natural gas industry and even more disappointing that the Post-Gazette would print such a letter.

Churches step up environmental activism
Washington Times
With a Bible in one hand and a protest sign in the other, many religious activists are now moving in lockstep with the environmental movement in the fight against oil and gas drilling.

New Shale Gas ‘Roundup’ Newsletter Available
Latest edition of Shale Gas News Roundup , a bimonthly newsletter focused on issues related to natural gas development in Potter County, is now available.

Natural Gas Production And Demand Outlook
Seeking Alpha
It the early-release of its Annual Energy Outlook 2011 report, the Energy Information Association forecasted that the U.S. had 827 Tcf of undeveloped technically recoverable natural gas.