Tagged Geology

Fracking the Delaware River Basin: It’s About Time!

John J. Interval Professional Petroleum Geologist.   John J. Interval explains how fracking the Delaware River Basin would provide long term economic benefits, growth and jobs. There is no overstating the importance of allowing fracking for natural gas in the Delaware River Basin. It could produce as much as $435 million worth of natural gas annually,…

In Oklahoma, Earthquakes Drop as Rig Counts Increase

The number of monthly Oklahoma earthquakes has fallen 86 percent since a June 2015 peak, according to a recent Energy in Depth review of Oklahoma Geological Survey data and media reports. The latest data also show that potentially “felt” earthquakes, those registering magnitude 2.8 or greater on the Richter scale, declined 76 percent in September…

Lancaster General Hospital Does Hypocrisy on Natural Gas

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Lancaster General Hospital has, in perhaps the most glaring example of fracking hypocrisy ever, chosen to promote fractivist politics by one of its staff. Perhaps it’s time for those who support using clean-burning natural gas to find a new hospital, if they live in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania…

New IHS Markit Data Finds Permian Could Rival World’s Largest Oil Field

The latest data from energy research firm IHS Markit estimates the Permian Basin holds between 60 and 70 billion barrels of technically recoverable resources. Stretching across West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, the Permian has seen resurgence in activity thanks to new technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. It is these same technologies, the…

Shale Gas News – September 23, 2017

Bill desRosiers External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas   The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Atlantic Sunrise, FERC, Jordan Cove LNG terminal and much more last week. The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting…

Energy Industry Workers Share Compelling Stories at Legislative Hearing

Recently, the California State Assembly’s held a hearing on the economic impacts of energy policy and energy industry professionals took time away from the oil patch to share their personal stories with lawmakers. As it always has in California, the industry acknowledged the importance of mitigating climate change and general environmental stewardship but also reminded…

Monroeville, PA Passes Restrictive Seismic Testing Ordinance

Monroeville, PA (Allegheny County, suburb of Pittsburgh) voted last night to restrict seismic testing within municipal boundaries–a move meant to restrict future shale well drilling in the area by Huntley & Huntley. In a July story, MDN brought you the news that Cougar Land Services, a subcontractor working with Huntley & Huntley, is planning to…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Mountain Valley Pipe sidetracked, but still needed; ODNR issues 16 permits in OH Utica; Delco RINOs push severance tax; Okla. earthquakes blamed on fracking in new lawsuit; Gulf Coast energy hub “too important to fail”; Big Tech…

Oklahoma Geological Survey Director Calls Out Earthquake Misinformation

As misleading headlines claiming fracking is responsible for Oklahoma’s increased seismic activity continue to proliferate, perhaps the most succinct – and accurate – information on the issue was posted recently in the comments section of an obscure column from The Southern Illinoisan. In the column, Southern Illinoisan sports editor and outdoors writer Les Winkeler linked…

When It Comes to Fracking, Emotion Is No Substitute for Science

kNick Grealy Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog …. …. Nick Grealy reflects on what he expects from UK fracking, the roles of emotion and science and what he faces in the way of personal challenges right now. August is the traditional peak of the silly season when the UK media uses any number of tenuous, out dated or…

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