January 18, 2018

U.S. Cuts Estimate for Marcellus Shale Gas Reserves by 66%

By Christine Buurma – Jan 23, 2012 12:04 PM ET


The U.S. Energy Department cut its estimate for natural gas reserves in the Marcellus shale formation by 66 percent, citing improved data on drilling and production.

About 141 trillion cubic feet of gas can be recovered from the … Continue reading

Pa. towns demand local oversight of fracking firms


Times are tough in northeast Pennsylvania, where rural townships are nestled in the valleys of the Endless Mountains and the Poconos. The economic casualties include Exeter Township, a tiny community wedged between two mountains along the Susquehanna River with an unemployment rate that tops the national … Continue reading

Oil Executive Recommends Counterinsurgency Manual

By Eamon Javers, CNBC Washington

Last week’s oil industry conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston was supposed to be an industry confab just like any other — a series of panel discussions, light refreshments and an exchange of ideas.

It was a gathering of professionals to discuss “media … Continue reading

NYC and NYS Are Nearly 7 Miles Apart on Protecting Water Supply

Daily News

Why the State of New York is completely ignoring the Hazen and Sawyer report on this issue is just another fracking mystery.The final NYC DEP report was released 12/23 stating that 6,000 gas wells in the city’s watershed would pose “catastrophic risks” and must be opposed.

City and Continue reading

Breast Cancer Rates Jump in the Barnett Shale

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 by concerned64


map of Texas showing breast cancer rates


by TXsharon on August 31, 2011

Time and time again, we’ve heard from the industry, State of Texas leaders, and local government leaders that apparently there is no connection between illness and … Continue reading

Shale Reserve Estimate Slashed

Bloomberg News
Wednesday August 24, 2011

The United States will slash its estimate of undiscovered Marcellus shale natural gas by nearly 80 percent after an updated assessment by government geologists.

The formation, which stretches from New York to Tennessee, contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of gas, the U.S. Geological … Continue reading

Loyalsock Township tables Shale gas zoning ordinance

Kristen Nuss, Sun Gazette

It was standing room only at the Loyalsock Township building Tuesday night as the supervisors held a public hearing regarding a proposed amendments to the township’s zoning ordinance.

The amendments, which were tabled by the supervisors following the hearing, would pertain to gas and oil activities … Continue reading

Hydrofracking a Boom-bust Endeavor


During the yearlong moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, New Yorkers have learned a lot about the environmental impacts of fracking. Yet most people continue to assume that new drilling for natural gas will have significant economic benefits for the state and for … Continue reading

Worst Drought in More Than a Century Strikes Texas Oil Boom

Joe Carrol, Bloomberg News

The worst Texas drought since record-keeping began 116 years ago may crimp an oil and natural- gas drilling boom as government officials ration water supplies crucial to energy exploration.

In the hardest-hit areas, water-management districts are warning residents and businesses to curtail usage from rivers, lakes … Continue reading

Antero gets extension to review Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment

John Colson
Post Independent staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Antero Resources will have an extra month to review, and comment upon, a recently issued draft Health Impact Assessment (HIA) about the Battlement Mesa community.

The Garfield County commissioners on Monday agreed to a 30-day extension of … Continue reading