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Water Biggest Worry of Fracking Fearful, Poll Finds

Consumers generally favor increased domestic energy production but have mixed feelings about the current natural gas boom, a recent poll by the University of Texas at Austin (UT) found. In particular, the survey illustrates how sharply divided the public remains over the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for well stimulation.

April 11, 2013

Pennsylvania Official: Drilling on Public Lands Will Raise $60M

A Pennsylvania official said royalties from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling on public lands will add about $60 million to state coffers this year.

February 27, 2013
Marcellus Is Biggest Fish in a 1.1 Qcfe U.S. Shale Gas Pond

Marcellus Is Biggest Fish in a 1.1 Qcfe U.S. Shale Gas Pond

Lower 48 onshore oil and gas reserves are a huge energy pond, about 1.1 Qcfe worth, and the Marcellus Shale is its biggest fish. According to new research from Calgary-based ITG Investment Research, “the Marcellus dwarfs any other resource at 330 Tcfe, followed by the Eagle Ford and Bakken [shales] at 152 Tcfe (25 billion boe) and 72 Tcfe (12 billion boe), respectively.

October 9, 2012

FERC OKs Equitrans Transfer of Marcellus Sunrise Pipe to Affiliate

FERC Tuesday approved Equitrans LP’s request to abandon by sale its Sunrise Pipeline facilities that are currently under construction to a newly created affiliate, Sunrise Pipeline LLC, which was formed by Equitrans owner EQT Corp.

June 14, 2012

North Carolina Gas Reserve Estimates Said Too Optimistic

North Carolina’s assistant state geologist said estimates put forth by supporters of natural gas development in the Tar Heel State are overly optimistic and actual reserves are probably much lower.

May 28, 2012

State Geologist Says Some North Carolina Gas Supply Estimates Too Optimistic

North Carolina’s assistant state geologist said estimates put forth by supporters of natural gas development in the Tar Heel State are overly optimistic and actual reserves are probably much lower.

May 25, 2012

Study: Marcellus Boom Not Driving Up Crime Rates

The Marcellus Shale boom does not appear to be driving up crime rates in Pennsylvania, but more research is needed to gauge the actual impact, according to a Pennsylvania State University report.

February 29, 2012

Reality Cameras Roll in on Shale Patch Parvenu

The rich are different, and the nouveau riche are different still. Newly premiered reality television show “Bayou Billionaires” demonstrates that it’s a long way from the fictitious East Egg of The Great Gatsby to Shreveport, LA, where Gerald and Kitten Dowden and kin have struck it rich in the Haynesville Shale. Now they want into the country club.

January 24, 2012

Low Gas Prices Help Sour Independent Power, S&P Says

Abundant natural gas, including shale, is playing a significant role in continuing the three-year slide in electric power prices and the downbeat outlook for independent power producers, say analysts.

January 20, 2012

Bears Still in Control as November Falls

November natural gas continued to come under selling pressure Wednesday as forecasts of early snow in the East as well as actual accumulations in the Intermountain West were not enough to offset an anticipated government storage report expected to show well-above-normal injections. At the close November had fallen 6.8 cents to $3.590 and December had dropped 7.7 cents to $3.775. December crude oil fell $2.97 to $90.20/bbl.

October 27, 2011
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