NY Appellate Court Upholds Local Frack Bans; Shale Backers Plan Appeal

In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities.

May 6, 2013

Hess Snaps Up More Unconventional Acreage

In two days’ time Hess Corp. has acquired stakes in almost 185,000 net acres in the Ohio portion of the Utica Shale, the latest deal adding 85,000 more acres to its prospective leasehold.

September 9, 2011

Lawmakers: National Security Depends on Gas, Especially Shale Gas

Eight members of Congress have told President Obama that the United States’ national security interests are dependent on natural gas, and urged the president to support efforts to expand exploration, development and production, especially through hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

July 7, 2011

Separate Studies Dispute Methane in Water, Air

A Duke University study released Monday found high levels of leaked methane in well water collected near shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites in the Marcellus Shale play. However, Duke researchers said there was no evidence that fracking fluids contaminated the water wells.

May 11, 2011