Happy Easter! MDN’s Top 30 Stories for Last 30 Days

Happy EasterMDN is taking today, Good Friday, off from the normal story writing routine. We have, however, assembled a list of the top 30 most-read MDN stories over the past 30 days. We thought you might find it useful to see which stories were most appealing to the majority of MDN readers. As you scan the list, did you read these stories? You might spot a story or two you didn’t read that maybe you want to read now–or re-read!

The stories below are ranked in order from highest number of reads to lowest. Bear in mind some these stories were published prior to the last 30 days–but remain popular. Story #1 in the list below was read 2,842 times in the last 30 days, and story #30 below was read 514 times in the last 30 days–just to give you some perspective.

MDN’s Top 30 Most-Read Stories for Mar 3 – Apr 2, 2015

  1. SWN “Rigging Up” in WV, Plans to Drill 50-70 Wells in 2015 (Mar 20, 2015)
  2. CONSOL Employee Goes to Prison for Stealing $440K in Royalties (Mar 30, 2015)
  3. OPEC Says American Shale Boom Over by End of 2015 (Mar 18, 2015)
  4. Sad Day: Worker Killed at Marcus Hook Refinery NGL Project (Apr 1, 2015)
  5. Triassic Park: North Carolina Becomes 34th State to Frack Shale (Mar 18, 2015)
  6. WV “Landowner” Wins $4.8M in Lawsuit for Failure to Drill (Mar 9, 2015)
  7. USGS Says There’s Plenty More Fossil Fuels to Come in Appalachia (Mar 31, 2015)
  8. Another Impressive Utica Well Pops Up…in Pennsylvania! (Mar 6, 2015)
  9. Boone Pickens Predicts $6 Natgas, Exxon Will Buy Someone – Soon (Mar 20, 2015)
  10. More Permits Issued for Drilling in (Yes) Northern Utica in OH/PA (Mar 5, 2015)
  11. Chesapeake Tries Waterless Fracking at OH Utica Shale Well (Mar 12, 2015)
  12. Bankrupt Waterless Fracking Co GASFRAC Sold to “Third Party” (Mar 4, 2015)
  13. Rice Energy CEO Dan Rice Says 5 Utica Wells Producing 80Mmcf/Day (Mar 13, 2015)
  14. List of World’s 21 Biggest Oil & Gas Companies (Mar 20, 2015)
  15. 19 Oil/Gas Companies on “Death List” – 8 are in Marcellus/Utica (Feb 23, 2015)
  16. What’s Wrong with the Employment Picture in the Marcellus? Ageism. (Mar 17, 2015)
  17. Man Confesses, Admits Why He Vandalized Chevron Well in SWPA (Mar 25, 2015)
  18. Access Northeast Pipeline — Pulling Ahead of Kinder’s NED Project? (Feb 20, 2015)
  19. Syracuse U Study: Fracking Doesn’t Cause Methane in PA Water Wells (Mar 30, 2015)
  20. Rice Energy Pays St Clairsville, OH $8,700/Acre Signing Bonus (Mar 16, 2015)
  21. 2 Men Indicted by Feds for Vandalizing Chevron Wells in SWPA (Mar 12, 2015)
  22. McClendon Looking to Sell 29K Utica Shale Acres in Ohio (Mar 4, 2015)
  23. CONSOL Begins Fracking at Pittsburgh Airport, Using New Tech (Apr 2, 2015)
  24. PA Grand Jury Finds Anti-Drilling AG Kathleen Kane Lied Under Oath (Mar 13, 2015)
  25. The 10 Largest Natural Gas Drillers in the U.S. (Sep 6, 2011)
  26. Range Resource Secret to Drilling More Productive Wells for Less $ (Mar 24, 2015)
  27. Big News: 3 More Marcellus-Powered Electric Plants Coming to WV (Mar 6, 2015)
  28. Intl Rig Counts in Free Fall, What About Marcellus/Utica Counts? (Mar 9, 2015)
  29. PA Gov Wolf: Forget Burning Natgas, Make PVC Pipe Instead (Mar 12, 2015)
  30. Statoil Cuts Deal to Drill Under 474 Acres of the Ohio River in WV (Mar 24, 2015)

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We wish all of our readers a Happy and Blessed Easter Holiday.

Jim Willis, Editor