Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, Feb 19, 2013

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

New Jersey

Protesters block pipeline access gate
The Citizens’ Voice
Two protesters locked arms through a gate in Pike County on Monday to stall work on a controversial natural gas pipeline project that environmental groups have failed to stop through legal appeals.


Regional News Stories: Shale Industry Moves Into Infrastructure
WVIZ-TV Cleveland
Ohio recently reached a milestone in its growing natural gas industry: 500 wells have now been permitted and over 200 have been drilled into the Utica shale.

The Foundry: Get the Federal Government Out of the Natural Gas Business
Energy in Depth – Ohio
In North Dakota, people have jobs. That state led the nation in job creation last year, and its unemployment rate is only 3.2 percent (compared to the national rate of 7.9 percent). Why? One word: energy.


Pennsylvania Act 13, One Year Later
Energy in Depth – NMI
Pennsylvania’s Act 13 was signed into law in February of last year and even after a year there still seems to be misinformation surrounding the legislation.  Act 13 focused on three things having to do with oil and gas development; regulatory modifications, establishment of an impact fee and providing incentives to increase the use of natural gas vehicles.

Blackhawk developing Marcellus curriculum
Marcellus shale/natural gas drilling is accelerating in the county, particularly in the communities included in the Blackhawk area. Blackhawk has taken steps to include the gas-drilling industry in its curriculum this year.

Texas Fracker Accused of Bully Tactics Against Foes
When a Texas landowner took his fear that a gas driller had poisoned his well to federal regulators, the company, Range Resources Corp ., turned around and sued him for conspiring “to harm Range.” In Pennsylvania, a state lawmaker who criticized the company was dubbed “completely unhinged”.

Op-ed: Marcellus shale helps Pennsylvania farmers
For decades Paul Harvey worked to help American’s understand the “Rest of the Story.” For Harvey that was his passion, connecting American’s with facts they wouldn’t have otherwise known.


U.S. EPA Revises Deadline for Requesting Alternative Calculation Method for Greenhouse Gas Reporting
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced in a Federal Register notice a revised deadline by which oil and gas operators must submit a request to use alternative calculation methods for reporting greenhouse gas emissions.

Will A New CEO Deliver Gains For Chesapeake Investors?
Seeking Alpha
With the surprise retiring of Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon a few weeks back, will investors benefit from the company shifting towards a more disciplined strategy? Or will the company remain on the same collision course with debtors?