\PA Marcellus News Digest
November 19 2012
More Drillers Are Recycling Their Fracking Fluid
NPR State Impact
Marcellus Shale bringing energy revolution to state Commentary Mike Krancer and Patrick Henderson
RECENT REPORTS from Standard & Poor’s and ITG showing the amount of recoverable gas in the Marcellus Shale play might be much greater than any previous government estimate are good news. Real American energy security and a real force in American job growth are available to us right now – if we continue to make the right decisions to obtain and use what we have right here.
Gas Boom County Strives for Economic Afterglow
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The flames started slowly, emerging from the top of oil field equipment, and then quickly grew to a roar.
Compressor station is a bad neighbor
In my opinion, if you are a sadist who enjoys an abusive relationship, compressors utilized in the Marcellus Shale industry are your ideal neighbors.
The week that was: Lawyering up for Marcellus Shale
If you're looking to make money off Marcellus Shale development, your best bet might be having one of two things: land or a law degree. A week doesn't go by where Pittsburgh-area firms don't announce new hires in energy litigation.
Environmental problems still plague Greene County
Letter to the Editor
Now that the election is over, it is time to look toward the future. The question remains, “What will happen now?”
Amid natural gas drilling boom, conventional wells hold edge
For some time, the Alle-Kiski Valley has been considered part of the “Rust Belt” along with the rest of the northeastern United States.
Forum addresses water safety, gas drilling near reservoir
A panel of experts and local officials at a forum Monday will address questions and concerns about the safety of gas drilling near water sources.
GOP leader in state House urges investigation of Rep. Jesse White
Brad Bumsted and Timothy Puko
HARRISBURG — A House Republican leader on Friday urged the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate Rep. Jesse White’s emails that appear to pressure Range Resources Inc. into donating campaign money.
Susquehanna Health joins Geisinger in Marcellus shale research effort
DANVILLE - Susquehanna Health, a health care system serving northcentral Pennsylvania, has joined with Geisinger Health System and Guthrie Health to study the health impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling, the first large-scale, scientifically rigorous assessment of the health effects of natural gas production.
Pipeline carrying Marcellus Shale gas would run through Gloucester County
Joseph A. Gambardello
The impact of the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom is about to be felt in a corner of South Jersey.
Surveyors have started several months of work in Gloucester County as part of a planned major pipeline expansion project to carry gas from northern Pennsylvania to the country's Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.
Petrochemical facility building boom could delay Beaver County cracker plant, expert says
A petrochemical building boom planned in the Gulf Coast makes it unlikely that Royal Dutch Shell plc could open a proposed cracker plant in Beaver County sooner than 2020, an industry expert said on Wednesday at a Downtown conference.
Organizations Want DEP To Disclose All Data From Drilling Water Tests
PA Environment Digest
Twenty-five organizations sent a letter to Gov. Tom Corbett Wednesday criticizing the Department of Environmental Protection’s well water testing and notification policies as outdated, lacking transparency, and inadequate to protect residents and drinking water from pollution caused by gas drilling.
Gas drilling presents Obama with historic choices
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Energy companies, environmental groups, and even Hollywood stars are watching to see what decisions President Barack Obama makes about regulating or promoting natural gas drilling.
For anti-gas drilling state lawmaker, DEP action is no joke
Opportunities to bash state legislators are all too few, so it was delightful to see the story about an apparent "gotcha" moment concerning one from western Pennsylvania.
Pa. House lawmaker urges investigation into politician's ties to Range Resources
One state House lawmaker is urging an investigation of emails sent from Democratic Rep. Jesse White to gas driller Range Resources regarding campaign contributions.
Expert: Rep. Jesse White ‘can’t have it both ways’ in drilling debate
Brad Bumsted and Timothy Puko
HARRISBURG — State Rep. Jesse White isn’t a familiar face at Capitol news conferences, but his messages fill online social media almost around the clock.