Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jan 8, 2013

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

New York

Broome preparing to open Office of Energy Development
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Broome is preparing to open an Office of Energy Development, according to proposed resolutions the county legislature will begin considering this week.

Rumors of a Southern Tier Revival Absent Natural Gas Are Greatly Exaggerated
Energy in Depth – NMI
There are rumors floating around, spread by the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), to the effect the Southern Tier of New York is on the path to growth and revitalization, a comeback if you will.  Sadly, it’s not the case. The Southern Tier has regained but a tiny fraction of 20,800 jobs it’s lost over the last decade and needs natural gas development. Make no mistake about it.


Drillers adopt ‘green’ finish
The Columbus Dispatch
The towering flares that turn night into day in the Marcellus shale gaslands are becoming a rarer sight.

EQT Corporation representatives revisit Cambridge as part of Guernsey Energy Coalition’s 19th meeting
The company has been in the business for more than 120 years, but does not intend to rest on its laurels.


There’s Still Time to Enter – Win One of Three $25,000 Prizes in the Shale Gas Innovation Contest
Business Wire
Are you a researcher, entrepreneur, or innovator working in the shale gas space in Pennsylvania? The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center announced today the program will award a total of $75,000 in cash prizes for the three best shale gas-oriented innovations.

What Are We? Potted Plants? How About Suing the DRBC?
Energy in Depth – NMI
A member of the Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance (NWPOA) expresses her deep frustration over the lack of action at the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on regulation of natural gas development, suggesting Governor Corbett ought to sue or, better yet, Governor Christie should just do his job and vote.


Did EPA chief Jackson resign in protest over the Keystone pipeline?
Hot Air
EPA chief Lisa Jackson suddenly resigned last week because she was convinced that President Obama is planning to green-light the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, The Post has learned.

‘Promised Land’ fares poorly at theaters
The Hill
Big stars and political controversy didn’t translate into a significant box-office haul as “Promised Land,” a new movie exploring environmental concerns about the gas-production method known more formally as “hydraulic fracturing,” fared poorly in its nationwide opening.

A Broken Promised Land
I’ve always been a big fan of Matt Damon’s movies. Anyone who knows me well has likely heard me say that there are two actors whose films I don’t miss, because they just don’t make bad movies: Matt Damon and Denzel Washington.

Matt Damon’s Promised Land Delivers … Hypocrisy and Junk Science
Hollywood’s mega-liberal darling, Matt Damon, is back at it again in his latest film Promised Land , delivering a theatrical effort that is so far-left, providing little more than junk science platitudes and a radical environmental agenda, that even his anti-fracking cohorts aren’t singing its praises.

The U.S. May Lead LNG Exports: Who Will Be The Winners?
Seeking Alpha
Events from the last few weeks have made it clear to me that the United Sates is poised to become a big exporter of Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG].