Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jun 26, 2012

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

Can environmentalists be pragmatic about climate change?
The Chronicle Herald
Insisting the science on global warming was settled was probably the dumbest thing certain environmentalists — or politicians — could have done. For one thing, such a pompous declaration reflects profound ignorance about the nature of scientific inquiry.

Penn State Extension Makes Inroads with NGVs
On Monday June 11, Penn State Extension hosted an event focused on the use of natural gas vehicles in Pennsylvania. The event, “Natural Gas Vehicles: The Road Ahead in Pennsylvania,” covered a variety of topics from CNG infrastructure to engines and conversion technology, all of which are questions being addressed by the industry.

Local educators learn about oil, gas industry
Coshocton Tribune
Mark Baughman’s students are starting to ask questions about Utica Shale, and he wants to have the answers. So he went on a field trip.

Consol invests in Epiphany’s water treatment technology
In an effort to clean up water used in natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale — and maybe offer a boost to the reputation of the hydraulic fracturing industry — Consol Energy, the coal and natural gas producer based in Cecil, announced Monday it has invested $500,000 in Epiphany Solar Water Systems.

U.S. "tight oil" output to double by 2035: EIA
The U.S. government published its first official forecast for booming "tight oil" production on Monday, estimating that shale formations such as the Bakken in North Dakota will more than double output in the next two decades.

Oh, great: More fracking rules are definitely happening by 2013
Hot Air
Try as they might to insist that an “all of the above” strategy is their primary energy agenda, the Obama administration has consistently gotten in the way of affordable, traditional energy with unnecessarily crippling regulations.

Seismographic survey coming to Medina County
A Texas-based company has won approval from the city of Wadsworth to run a fiber optic cable for seismic testing for natural gas.