Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Mar 8, 2012

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

Our take: How about impact fees for Marcellus shale pipelines?
The York Daily Record
Gov. Tom Corbett says impact fees for Marcellus shale natural gas production should go to the communities that are actually impacted.

Many states hurt by natural-gas price fall
The Columbus Dispatch
Wyoming’s natural-gas boom may have peaked with the fall in prices, but not before the state was able to put $1 billion in its rainy-day fund.

Murrysville waits to join lawsuit on shale drilling
Valley News Dispatch
Murrysville council members agreed on Wednesday that they must know what direction other regional municipalities are taking before joining a potential lawsuit stemming from state legislation governing Marcellus shale drilling.

Quandel Construction Group opens office in Williamsport
Quandel Construction Group has opened an office in Williamsport to have more of a presence in the area and be closer to development related to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

Marcellus Shale is where N.Y.’s hope lies
Albany Times Union
New York relies heavily upon natural gas during the typically cold winters, as more than half of households in the state use it as their primary source of heating.

Commissioners act on fees
Ridgway Record
The Elk County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning in favor of "impact fees" that will be assessed on Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale natural gas wells throughout the county.

Execs Acknowledge Concerns About Gas Boom
National Journal
Leaders of some of the world’s biggest oil and natural gas companies are issuing a plea to their industry to do a better job managing what they call the "shale gale"-vast resources of shale natural gas recently discovered throughout the United States and in other countries.