Siena Fracking Poll Shows Surprising Results in New York

A Siena College Research Institute poll released Tuesday shows New Yorkers are still almost evenly split on the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), but it contains some surprising numbers concerning where the practice is generating support and opposition.

August 22, 2012

Industry Briefs

Tesoro Corp. said it plans to spend about $50 million on rail facilities to boost Bakken Shale crude oil shipments from North Dakota to its refinery in Anacortes, WA. The San Antonio-based company said it hopes to deliver up to 30,000 b/d after the project’s completion, up from the current rate of 1,000 to 2,000 b/d. The project will include loading and unloading facilities and a unit train. Tesoro estimates construction will take between nine months to a year to complete, once the necessary permits are received.

July 20, 2011


Michael I. German has been elected president and COO of New YorkState Electric & Gas based in Ithaca, NY. German joined NYSEGin 1994 as senior vice president of the company’s Gas BusinessUnit. Prior to that he was senior vice president of the AmericanGas Association in Washington. NYSEG is the primary subsidiary ofEnergy East Corp., which offered to buy Connecticut Energy Corp.for $617 million last Friday.

April 27, 1999