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Marcellus Shale

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.

    July 13, 2012

  • 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.

    July 13, 2012

  • 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.

    June 26, 2012 1 Slideshow

  • Corvi.jpg 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.

    June 26, 2012 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 7, 2012

  • 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.

    May 21, 2012

  • Corvi.jpg 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

    May 1, 2012 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 12, 2012

  • money.jpg 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.

    March 28, 2012 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 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.

    March 28, 2012

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