Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Mar 6, 2012

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

Get Off Your Gas! Drill and Vote
Right Wing News (Chuck Norris)
Since Jan. 1, the price of gas has soared 45 cents a gallon – the highest on record for this time of year.

$24.8M deal has Noble Co. buzzing
Marietta Times
The parent company of Triad Hunter Resources in Reno recently announced a leasehold purchase totaling $24.8 million for 12,186 acres of Utica Shale-bearing property, the majority of which is located in Noble County.

Group makes economic case for fracking
Legislative Gazette
While the debate over hydraulic fracturing in New York continues, a report by Consumer Energy Alliance Mid-Atlantic shows economic growth in Bradford County, Pa. after drilling of Marcellus Shale began in 2008.

Is the Utica Shale the Next Major Play?
The Motley Fool
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Paul Chi and analyst Joe Tenebruso discuss topics across the investing world.

UGI’s ‘Commonwealth Pipeline’ would spread shale wealth through Pennsylvania
A $1 billion natural gas pipeline has been proposed to run from Lycoming County south through the midstate.

Marcellus Shale activity affecting county-level dairy production
Penn State
The reasons for falling dairy production in many counties with Marcellus Shale natural-gas development are unclear, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.