Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Jun 13, 2012

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

Truthland, The Gasland Antidote, Arrives!
Energy in Depth – NMI
Like many who grew up in the Upper Delaware River valley, the mere mention of Gasland has grated on me like Roseanne Barr singing the national anthem.  It’s not just the facts he got wrong or the truth he distorted.

Shelly’s Truthland Experience in Her Own Words
Energy in Depth – NMI
Who am I?  My name is Shelly, I have been married to my husband Philip for 30 years. I am a mom to our four children, ages 20 – 25, and a grandma to our beautiful granddaughter.  I am a teacher by trade and a dairy farmer by marriage and choice.

ODNR Issues New Drilling Permits for Columbiana
The Business Journal
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued two horizontal well permits to Chesapeake Exploration last week that allow the Oklahoma energy giant to drill in Columbiana County and four horizontal well permits in Carroll County.

Landowners Cautioned on Amendments, Pipeline Deals
The Business Journal
Landowners who recently signed leases with giant energy firms should be wary about amending their contracts at the request of these companies, warns an attorney who has helped negotiate thousands of lease agreements in the region.

Chesapeake board nears decision on chairman: director
Yahoo! Finance
Chesapeake Energy Corp’s (CHK) board of directors is close to a decision on who the U.S. oil and gas company’s new independent chairman will be, a board member said on Tuesday.

Fracking Comes to Strongsville
A pair of gas/oil wells going in off Webster and Albion roads will use the controversial "fracking" method to reach the underground resources. It marks the first time a company has used hydraulic fracturing — injecting chemically treated water into a well to open up previously unreachable supplies of oil and natural gas — in Strongsville.

Shale Business Forum shares underground oil and gas basics
The Daily Record
The logistics behind the Utica shale play developing in the area were discussed Monday from the perspective of leaders of the oil and gas industry and the companies that support it at the Holmes County Shale Business Forum.

What Does Marcellus Shale Mean For Development And The Economy?
CBS Local
Robert Mangino was joined in the NewsRadio 1020 KDKA studio by Range Resources’ Matt Pitzarella to talk with Daniel Yergin, author of “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.”

Task force looks at Marcellus emergency response needs
Ridgway Record
At Monday’s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force held at the new 911 Center in Ridgway, McKean County Emergency Management Agency Director Bruce Manning gave task force members an update of efforts to educate first responders about natural gas and oil sites.

Pro-fracking women speak out
Albany Times Union
A group of residents including women from the job-hungry Southern Tier as well as Central New York are speaking out in favor of natural gas development in their region.