Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Jun 1, 2012

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

Fracking: Boom or Bust?
Triple Pundit
Moral hazard or modern miracle? Natural gas prices have fallen due to increased supply driven by hydraulic well fracturing.

Key developments in area’s energy development
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Chesapeake Energy of Oklahoma City announced March 13 that it would build a complex in Harrison County to receive and process natural-gas liquids, such as propane and butane, that are being extracted from Ohio’s Utica shale.

Scio area lands major natural-gas processing hub
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
The hub will receive and process natural-gas liquids, such as propane and butane, that are being extracted from Ohio’s Utica Shale. The facility is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in eastern Ohio and will create 50 to 125 jobs. See all stories on this topic »6 hours ago|

New York landowners seek to overturn fracking ban
A group of upstate New York landowners has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a temporary ban on natural-gas drilling in the city of Binghamton.

PUC hears experts on alternative fuels and energy infrastructure
The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission holds a day-long conference on alternative fuel vehicles at Drexel University and has some examples parked outside for the curious to peruse Thursday, May 31, 2012.

Pro-gas coalition requests county’s backing
The Evening Sun
An advisory committee on natural gas development in Chenango County took no action Tuesday on a request to officially endorse the findings of New York’s updated permitting rules and to discourage municipal moratoriums on drilling from superseding them.

Harrison commissioner looks at drilling safety
The Steubenville Herald-Star
Harrison County Commissioner Don Bethel is on a mission to keep the county safe during Marcellus shale gas drilling that is about to get under way in the county. “We met with gas and oil drilling companies last week. Drilling is in our near future,” he said.

What is the Sierra Club’s real agenda?
But if their latest campaign is any example, it’s really about banning fossil fuels.

UB Shale Institute Website Goes Dark
Late last week, the UB Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) took its website down to do some tweaking after it came under criticism in this newspaper and in a review issued by the Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) skewering SRSI’s “Environmental Impacts During Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling” report, which came out two weeks ago.

Shale Forum Presents Pluses, Minuses of Industry
WYFX-TV Youngstown
Opportunities, challenges and long-term sustainability of economic progress in shale development was the focus of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber’s second installment of its Youngstown Ohio Utica and Natural Gas shale series.

KEYTEX Energy 2nd Annual Scholarship Day
KEYTEX Energy, a leading energy services and consulting firm, held their second annual KEYTEX Scholar Day on Monday, May 21, 2012, at their Greensburg office.