Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Apr 4, 2012

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

Commissioners OK impact fee
Centre Daily Times
Centre County will accept its share of an impact fee for Marcellus Shale wells drilled within the county’s borders.

ClearCreek GM: Area won’t have enough people, hotels to handle boom
Salem News
As general manager for ClearCreek Oilfield Solutions, John Simon oversees more than 20 tanker trucks that head out into the field every day.

County Council says shale fee doesn’t go far enough
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Allegheny County residents will share in the $180 million expected this year from an impact fee to be imposed on natural-gas fracking wells across the state.

Tinicum considers joining lawsuit against state’s gas drilling law
At its meeting Tuesday night, Tinicum’s supervisors voted unanimously to send a letter of support to Nockamixon, Yardley, the Delaware Riverkeeper and the half-dozen towns in Western Pennyslvania that teamed up to file a lawsuit in opposition to Act 13 last week.

Williams Partners To Offer 9 Million Units To Fund Caiman Deal
Fox News
Williams Partners L.P. said it plans to offer 9 million of its units to help fund its $2.5 billion acquisition of Caiman Eastern Midstream LLC.

Oil deposit report may be inaccurate
An Associated Press report of the past weekend suggesting that a substantial portion of southeastern Ohio may be bereft of hoped-for oil deposits should be taken for what it’s worth, a petroleum association official said.

State approves Keystone Landfill plan to accept more waste
The Citizens’ Voice
The landfill in Dunmore and Throop applied last May to increase its maximum daily disposal capacity from 5,000 to 7,500 tons and its average daily intake from 4,750 to 7,250 tons, largely to dispose of more rock waste from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

Platt Road Residents Voice Concerns Over Marcellus Truck Traffic
Platt Road residents approached the Sandy Township Supervisors over truck traffic from the Marcellus shale industry.