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NY Review of Marcellus Hits Snags

Late summer wrap-up projected for DEC plan

By Jon Campbell •Albany Bureau • April 15,
2010, 7:00 pm

ALBANY -- The review of a draft plan for natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale is being slowed by a staff shortage and may not be finished until late summer or early fall, the state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner said Thursday.

Movie Premiere: Gas Odyssey

A film about the development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in the Southern Tier of New York and Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Showing on
April 16th, 2010
7:00pm (reception to follow)
$10 admission

West Middle School
West Middle Ave
Binghamton, NY

Halliburton Hunts New Bacteria Killer to Protect Shale

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By David Wethe

March 29 (Bloomberg) -- Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells.

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Cheap and plentiful shale gas might prove to be the real deal

April 04, 2010|By Jay Hancock
The Baltimore Sun

Drill, baby. Just not in the ocean, where there probably isn't much new oil anyway. Head for the mountains, where newly available reserves might hold 10 times the energy estimated to be off the East Coast.

Downloadable Book - good resource for the landowner

Several years ago, the Oil and Gas Accountability Project recognized the need to produce a comprehensive guidebook for landowners who are being confronted with oil and gas development.

In 2004, the first edition of Oil and Gas at Your Door? was published. Within 7 months they had distributed more than 1500 copies to landowners, citizens' groups, government employees, ranchers, hunters, anglers, industry representatives, academics, libraries, and media representatives from across the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.

A Dimming American Dream - by Richard Laskey

From PressConnects.com of Greater Binghamton

I was born in 1945. I remember as a little boy how my mother and father would say with pride that they were American citizens. They would tell how difficult it was to come to this country not knowing the language, with little education, and not having any real contacts.

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Fracturing Fluids Explained.

Excellent graphic depicting what is actually in the fracking fluids.

Here's the PDF.

Let’s Polka! PA House Resolution Reaffirms State’s Ability to Regulate Shale Gas

January 27, 2010
Jeff Eshelman; jeff@energyindepth.org; (202) 857-4774 *** Chris Tucker; chris@energyindepth.org; (202) 346-8825

Democrats and Republicans from western PA confirm, applaud state’s stringent regulatory standards

Ross 1 Initial Results


Press Release Source: Gastem Inc. On Wednesday January 27, 2010, 10:32 am EST
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2010) - Gastem (TSX VENTURE:GMR - News) is pleased to announce that the Ross No.1 vertical well was successfully completed and produced a sustained linear gas flow. All three zones of interest, namely the Marcellus Shale, the Oneida Sand and the Utica Shale produced gas, have good thickness and will be the subject of extensive programs in the coming months.

Water Resources Webinar Series

Penn State Ag Sciences News 1/19/10

Water testing near gas-drilling sites first of five water-quality webinars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Water quality and water conservation will be the focus of five Web-based seminars produced by Penn State Cooperative Extension this spring. Topics will include water testing, septic systems, managing ponds and lakes, and safe drinking water.



There are 194,500 acres represented in the Coalition as of 8/18/2010. The latest gas offers in New York State are $3000/acre with 20% royalties.

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