Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Mar 13, 2012

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

Workers Train for Natural Gas Careers at Penn State DuBois
Penn State DuBois has partnered with several organizations connected to the Natural Gas Industry to offer training that will prepare individuals for careers in the Marcellus Shale boom, at very little cost.

Pennsylvania sportsmen say: ‘Drill, baby, drill’
The recent Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show in Harrisburg has a reputation as one of the best expositions of its kind in the nation and has more recently served as a hub for dialogue about natural gas drilling on public lands in Pennsylvania.

Marcellus natural gas pipeline planned in Washington County
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Two Washington County townships are targeted for a six-mile pipeline to gather natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale.

Throop to appeal mill construction after landfill samples raise ‘concern’
The Times-Tribune
Borough council is not ready to sign off on a specialized mill at Keystone Sanitary Landfill that would process some waste from Marcellus Shale drilling.

Drilling for jobs: Panel discussion highlights Marcellus Shale entrepreneurship opportunities
The Times-Tribune
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale industry, which involves drilling underground to release natural gas, has become a significant business opportunity for many entrepreneurs.

Fear of fracking: How public concerns put an energy renaissance at risk
The Trican crew is part of a growing army that is bringing 21st-century technology to the job of recovering crude oil and natural gas from far below the ground.

Tale of two cities shows benefits of gas drilling
At first glance, Williamsport, Pa., and Ithaca seem similar. The cities are alike in size and population with about 30,000 residents each.

N.American natgas firms cut output amid low prices
North American natural gas producers are slowing operations as record-high output and the mildest winter in years have pushed U.S. gas prices to 10-year lows.

As NY Turns to Fracking, Farmers Cash In
The Epoch Times
Leasing consultant James Leonard tells a tragic story, but it’s also a cautionary tale.