Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Apr 25, 2012

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

Rainfall Shortage in PA: Bad for Farmers, Good for Anti-Frackers
Triple Pundit
When it comes to slowing down fracking operations, should we now pray for drought? That’s one of the perverse conclusions one could reach after seeing the news that low stream flows have forced Pennsylvania officials to suspend water usage in parts of the state for natural gas development which utilizes the hydraulic fracking extraction method.

Enlarged natural gas pipe proposed for N.E.
A Houston pipeline company has begun exploring the expansion of a major regional pipeline to bring abundant supplies of natural gas to New England from nearby shale formations, a move that could help lower heating and electricity costs here.

Halliburton breaks ground; 100 employees already in training
Ohio Gov. John Kasich laughs as he takes off his hard hat after a ceremonial ground breaking on Tuesday at the Halliburton site in the Eastpointe Industrial Center.

DOT to Speed 6-State Pipeline Upgrade
The U.S. Department of Transportation says it will fast-track federal permitting for a six-state, 1,000-mile pipeline modernization project by NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage Inc.