Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Apr 27, 2012

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

Permit issued for compressor station
Buffalo News
Opponents of the National Fuel compressor station planned for Reiter Road attended this week’s meeting of the Wales Town Board to hear the results of ambient noise level testing by CRA Engineering.

Energy: Pennsylvania’s Choice, America’s Model
The Land of the Free
We can’t drill our way to energy independence . Or so proclaims the president and many of his supporters.

Natural-gas fracking debate has impact on N.J.
The controversy over fracking for natural gas has blasted into New Jersey, spurred by several contentious projects to expand the state’s vast pipeline system to transport gas harvested from the Marcellus Shale beds of Pennsylvania.

Pa.: fewer than 30 health complaints on drilling
Erie Times News
The Pennsylvania Department of Health said this week that it has received fewer than 30 complaints over the last year from people who believe natural gas drilling has affected their health, but it’s not clear how many came before that.

Industry Group Releases Suggestions For Natural Gas Development In Marcellus Shale
International Business Times
The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a trade group of oil and gas companies, released on Thursday operational suggestions it hopes will standardize how the oil and natural gas industry approaches future drilling operations.

GOP Reps: EPA official who advocated ‘crucifying’ energy companies must resign
On Thursday, the Daily Caller reported that two GOP House members from Louisiana said EPA Region VI administrator Al Armendariz should either resign or be fired over comments he made regarding the regulation of energy companies.

Hundreds Attend Oil & Gas Expo
The Intelligencer
In her effort to turn Belmont County into the epicenter of the Marcellus and Utica shale drilling boom, Commissioner Ginny Favede succeeded for at least one day with the Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo.

Encana CEO Randy Eresman insists company not for sale
Encana chief executive Randy Eresman says the value of his company is not reflected by the stock price.