Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Mar 7, 2012

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

Reed hears fracking, alternative energy concerns
Watkins Review and Express
Hydrofracking and alternative sources of energy were two recurring topics the public talked about with Congressman Tom Reed at the Wayne town hall, Saturday, March 3.

Supervisors support fee
Altoona Mirror
Juniata Township supervisors are taking a wait-and-see position before speculating how the township will benefit from recent state legislation creating a Marcellus Shale impact fee.

Susquehanna leaders voice impact fee support
The Times-Tribune
Before deciding on whether to impose the state’s impact fee, the Susquehanna County commissioners on Tuesday wanted some other opinions.

Westmoreland County expected to OK drilling fee
Valley News Dispatch
Westmoreland County commissioners are poised to approve an ordinance to implement impact fees for Marcellus shale wells, which officials said will infuse more than $4 million into the county.

Lawsuit targets Pa.’s use of forest drilling money
Centre Daily Times
An environmental advocacy group is suing Gov. Tom Corbett to get Pennsylvania state government to stop using money from drilling in publicly owned forests for anything besides improving the forests.

Binghamton Chamber hosts panel to discuss positive impacts of drilling
The positive impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling are clear to at least the guest speakers who made up a panel discussion Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Arena.

Enterprise COO on growth of natural gas liquids: ‘We’re believers’
SNL Financial
Enterprise Products Partners LP’s newly announced natural gas liquids pipeline out of northwest Texas is a sign the partnership sees great potential in future NGL production growth, Executive Vice President and COO James Teague said March 6.

Rolling Stone Responds to Chesapeake Energy on ‘The Fracking Bubble’
Aubrey McClendon, the CEO of Chesapeake Energy, has a reputation for being a tough street-fighter, so his company’s response to my article in Rolling Stone is no surprise.

Niagara Falls won’t treat drilling wastewater
Ithaca Journal
The Niagara Falls City Council has voted to ban the treatment of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.

U.S. Silica: The First IPO In The ‘Fracking Sand’ Industry
Seeking Alpha
Investors now have the very first pure play on fracking sand as U.S. Silica went public on the NYSE on February 1st at $17/share, raising $42 million.