MDN on Vacation Thursday & Friday

MDN is taking a rare vacation, for two days, on Thursday & Friday, July 11 & 12. We’ll be back on Monday, July 15 to catch you up on all the important news from the Marcellus/Utica, including the latest on EQT following the Rice brothers winning the proxy vote to replace most of EQT’s board of directors. Toby Rice is now President & CEO of EQT. The only two people gone from top management (so far) are former CEO Rob McNally and EQT’s top lawyer Jonathan Lushko.

MDN Off Today, July 5; Schedule for Next Week

MDN rarely takes a day off. Today, July 5th, is one of those days.

Programming note: MDN will publish next Monday through Wednesday (July 8-10), but will take off next Thursday and Friday (July 11 -12). However, given EQT’s annual meeting next Wednesday, July 10, we will release a special update on Thursday, July 11, to let you know the outcome of the closely-watched proxy war. Will the “activist” Rice boys wrest control of the board and the company? Or will current management retain control? High drama!

Aside from an EQT update next Thursday, we’ll be relaxing on the beach next Thursday and Friday. 🙂

We hope you are having a great summer.

– Jim Willis, Editor, MDN

MDN Off Today – Friday, Jun 21

MDN editor Jim Willis is attending the Northeast Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference in Pittsburgh, so we’re taking the day off from posting new stories. Stay tuned next week for some great news from the conference!

MDN Will Not Publish Today – Good Friday

As we have in previous years, MDN will not publish today (Friday) in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday. We hope you enjoy this blessed time of year!

– Jim Willis, Editor

MDN Off for MLK Day

Dear MDN Reader:

Since it is a stock exchange holiday, and to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MDN is taking today off, Monday, Jan. 15. We are sending along an updated calendar of events relevant to the Marcellus/Utica for the next 90 days. Full strength MDN will return Tuesday!

MDN Off Until Jan. 2, 2019 – Upcoming Events Calendar

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to MDN readers! MDN will now take a break from daily publishing until after the New Year–until Wednesday, Jan. 2.

There are a few events related (or of interest) to the Marcellus and Utica Shale coming up in the next 90 days. Due to other editorial priorities we have not included this list for the past couple of weeks, so we are inserting below. As always, if you know of a worthy event you believe should be included, please send the details and/or a link to our [email protected] email address.
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MDN Website Problems

A quick note to let you know that the Marcellus Drilling News website experienced some problems last Friday following a software upgrade. Those problems–things like pages not loading correctly, potential login issues–are not yet fully resolved. We are working (hard) to get them fixed. If you notice strange issues today and possibly tomorrow, please be patient! We are working to get it resolved. – Jim Willis, Editor

This Thanksgiving, We Thank Fossil Fuels

Happy Thanksgiving! MDN is taking both Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday off. While you’re taking time to be thankful for your friends, family, food, drinks, and other luxuries, take a moment to say THANK YOU to the resources that make this holiday so wonderful: fossil fuels! Below is a new video from our friends at Clear Energy Alliance. Watch it (under 4 minutes) to learn just how much oil, natural gas, and coal bring to the table during the holiday season–and every other day of the year.
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Columbus Day Holiday – MDN is Off Today

It’s Columbus Day! MDN will not publish our regular list of stories today–but have no fear, we will be back tomorrow (Tuesday) with a full lineup. Today we bring you (a) information about the annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards, being held in March 2019 (with a special offer for those interested in entering the awards); and (b) our list of events you may be interested in attending.

Take a moment today to celebrate the world’s most famous Italian–the guy who started it all, the guy who discovered the Americas and what would one day become the greatest country on earth: The United States of America!

MDN Milestone: Over 17,000 Posts!

It’s not often we toot our own horn here at MDN. We recently hit a milestone and thought you may want to know about it. A few weeks ago MDN passed the 17,000 mark, as in there are now more than 17,000 posts here on the MDN website. Whew. That’s a lot of writing! We’d like to take a moment to thank YOU, our faithful readers. It is by your ongoing support that we are able to continue the MDN blog/news service.

How do you access all those articles? Two ways: (1) You can search our article database by enter keywords in the search box on the upper right. (2) Visit the Article Index page. Every time we post a new article, we tag it with one or more category names, to make it easy to locate articles on that particular topic (or geography). We have tags for each county we write about. We have tags for each main issue we write about. We even have a tag for stories that contain royalty and lease bonus payment details! It’s a long page, scroll all the way down, and locate a topic you’re interested in.

Again, our humble thanks, and please celebrate this milestone with us! You’re a part of it.

FREE Audio: MDN Top 5 Stories for Week of September 3, 2018

Below is an audio recording (“podcast”) featuring the Top 5 stories most read over the past week on MDN. Just click on the green button to listen. Below the recording is a list of the Top 5 with links to click to read the full stories (available only for subscribers). This list is meant as a way for folks to quickly catch up on the most essential news of the week–“essential” as determined by MDN’s audience of readers. Enjoy!


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MDN on Vacation Weds, Aug 22 – Fri, Aug 24

MDN editor Jim Willis is taking a rare few days off this week, beginning Wednesday and running through Friday. No new MDN stories will be published on those days.

We will return next Monday, August 27th and catch you up on all the news!

FREE Audio: MDN Top 5 Stories for Week of August 13, 2018

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FREE Audio: MDN Top 5 Stories for Week of August 6, 2018

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FREE Audio: MDN Top 5 Stories for Week of July 30, 2018

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FREE Audio: MDN Top 5 Stories for Week of July 23, 2018

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