- Marcellus Shale
City receives gas leasing proposal
The city of New Castle received one proposal yesterday for the leasing of gas rights on specific city-owned properties. Hilcorp Energy Co. submitted an offer to pay the city $2,002,479.50 for the leasing rights for Marcellus Shale.
Insurer won’t cover fracking damage
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.
Photos, Video, Story: Shell’s shale operations under way locally
The hot summer sun beats down on Jim Brown and he’s all business. Wearing a jumpsuit, leather gloves, a hard-hat, goggles, earplugs and steel-toed shoes, the burly guide with his southern drawl gives the once-over to everyone he leads onto the site of a Marcellus Shale well pad in Scott Township.
Lawrence Corvi: Study forecasts more jobs from Marcellus Shale
More jobs and tax money from Marcellus Shale natural gas is forecast for state and local government in Pennsylvania. A study released by IHS Global Insight forecasts jobs tied to Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania will jump 375 percent by 2035, surpassing 270,000 jobs.
Suit over Marcellus Shale law goes to judges
A constitutional challenge by seven municipalities to Pennsylvania’s new law regulating the growth of natural gas exploration is in the hands of seven Commonwealth Court judges after a hearing Wednesday in which they repeatedly challenged lawyers from both sides in the closely watched case.
Health care company seeks drilling facts
Some people are absolutely sure gas drilling threatens public health, while others are absolutely sure it doesn’t. Geisinger Health Systems is looking for more facts on the debate. “Our concern is getting reliable data so we know what to do for our patients,” said David Carey, director of Geisinger’s Weis Center for Research in Danville, Pa.
Lawrence Corvi: Marcellus Shale — a lot more good than bad
Lawrence and Mercer county business leaders recently learned more about how Marcellus Shale development is impacting our area. Most of the news seemed to be good, but those in attendance were reminded it’s still early in the game for one of the biggest stori
District wants own terms in shale lease
The Wilmington school board has informally decided to move toward leasing district land for Marcellus Shale drilling. But its members want to do so under the district’s terms.
Wilmington weighs drilling leases
Safety versus finances. Heavy truck traffic, noise, pollution. Benzine, toluene and other noxious gases. Asthma and cancer. Kids crossing streets laden with hundreds of trucks filled with water. Transient people moving in to work. An increase in crime rate. The potential for overall change in the makeup of a community.
Wilmington board offers views on drill lease
Members of the Wilmington school board expressed their positions about whether to lease district land for Marcellus/Utica shale drilling. The consensus was to proceed with pursuing a lease of portions of the district’s 73.35 acres with one of two drilling companies acquiring rights in the county — Shell Oil and Hilcorp Energy.
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