Tagged Geology

If You’ve Lost Labour, You Can Hang It Up As A Fractivist

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  If what’s happening in the UK is any indication, with a Labour candidate asking for reason when it comes to fracking, you can now hang it up as a fractivist. Something remarkable just happened in the UK that portends the approaching end of fractivism both there and here….

Heinz Endowment Shills Launch Attack on Penn Township

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Anti’s will hold a workshop in Penn Township to teach the pubic to navigate DEP’s website and look for any new or changed permits for shale drilling, but why? This is a heads-up to drillers and landowners in Westmoreland County, PA (essentially a Pittsburgh suburb). A group…

Huntley & Huntley Targets New Drilling in Westmoreland County, PA

It’s been a few years since MDN has written a post about seismic testing. Typically before land gets leased and drilled on, drillers will contract with seismic testing companies to conduct a mapping survey of the land. The survey does not show the surface, but rather the sub-surface–a kind of “x-ray” of what the rock…

Message to Chesapeake Energy: You’re Not Helping

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   Sadly, the failure of Chesapeake Energy to properly resolve disputes with landowners is not helping the natural gas industry; in fact, it’s hurting things. Chesapeake Energy found itself in hot water again last week when allegedly it continued to deduct prior losses from royalty payments due…

NETL Researchers Find Tiny Earthquakes Help Marcellus Production

We hesitated to use the headline that we did, given the way virulent anti-drillers bastardize the issue of fracking and earthquakes. But we used it to make a point. Quick history: The headline-grabbing “fracking causes swarms of earthquakes” in places like Oklahoma is about frack wastewater that is injected in special saltwater injection wells, deep…

Penn State Misses Trees for Forest Fragmentation

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  In a recent Penn State study, partially funded by the anti-drilling Heinz Foundation, researchers claim pipelines cause forest fragmentation. Researchers from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State have just published a new study/paper in the Journal of Environmental Management titled, “Linear infrastructure…

Fracking Bolsters the American Economy

Robert Bradley, Jr. Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research. … …   Robert Bradley explains the practice of hydraulic fracturing is not only safe but is actually helping to bolster the American economy. Our friends at Institute for Energy Research shared this guest post with us, which was written by their founder and CEO, Robert Bradley,…

USGS: Texas and Gulf Coast Home to US’ “Largest Continuous Natural Gas” Resources

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) released two new assessments last week, finding that the Bossier and Haynesville formations of the Gulf Coast hold an estimated 304.4 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas resources. Together, these formations represent the “largest continuous natural gas assessment” ever conducted by USGS. Covering an area…

A Wonderful Lesson in How FERC Really Works

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  A recent FERC review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline application provides a perfect illustration of how the agency works and it’s anything but rubber stamp. One of the oft-repeated lies we hear from anti-fossil fuelers against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is that the agency…

The End of Fracking But for the Shouting?

Nick Grealy Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog …. …. Nick Grealy explains why we should stop using the fracking word and simply call it natural gas; to concentrate on the product not the process. This may not be the last post at No Hot Air, but it will be close enough. Within the next few weeks I’ll be…

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