Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Jun 8, 2012

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

Gas drillers wrangle over New York limitations, bans
Rome News
With all the restrictions in proposed state regulations and local bans, gas companies say about half of their lease holdings in the lucrative Marcellus Shale region in New York state will be off-limits or inaccessible to drilling if the state gives the green light to developers this year.

Chesapeake annual meeting set for today
Business Journal
As far as corporate annual meetings go, Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s today looks like it’s going to be a doozy.

Westmoreland Commissioners seek public input on shale-impact fees
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Westmoreland County commissioners will hit the road for a five-night tour of municipalities to gather suggestions about how to spend as much as $2 million to be collected through impact fees placed on Marcellus shale gas wells.

The Land That Fracking Forgot
Four years ago, as the economy was entering a devastating recession, swaths of rural Pennsylvania were booming.

Josh Mandel warns against letting ‘radical environmentalists’ hinder oil, gas drilling in Ohio
The Plain Dealer
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel issued a warning today that Ohio should not let outside organizations hinder development of oil and gas exploration as an industry in the state.

Panel debates ‘fracking’
Cleveland Jewish News
Opponents and supporters of fracking attended a panel discussion to debate the potential environmental damages and economic benefits of the controversial oil-drilling practice.

Local Company Booms Providing Service to Gas Industry
Magna-Solutions LLC is a prime example of the opportunity that is a direct result of the Marcellus Shale exploration effort.

ICYMI: Cornell poll on gas drilling in NY
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleI
The Cornell University Survey Research Institute released its latest look at hydrofracking and natural-gas drilling, finding more New Yorkers believe the risks outweigh the rewards as the state debates whether to green-light the extraction process.