September 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Chesapeake and Range execs call for disclosure of frac chemicals

Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, and John Pinkerton, CEO of Range Resources have both called for demystifying the chemicals used in… Continue

Added by Tom Copley on September 24, 2009 at 9:31pm — 6 Comments

Did you hear the NPR Story on the Marcellus

If not here it is

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 23, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

New Land Group SE Allegheny County

A quick question on viable gas companies operating in the above area. Ever since I put together a land group of about 800 acres, I have been asked to concider being involved on a much larger scale of perhaps several thousand in the same area of Elizabeth and Forward Twps. Chesapeake has shown much interest and are fine company. Atlas and Range to date are not players. With this much acreage and still very much in this marcellus formation, I welcome any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks to all,… Continue

Added by scott m on September 22, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

US is heading towards a gas deliverability crisis

Bill Powers has an article



Highlights.



"The two most important factors in the production profile of a play are its decline curve and its reserve life."



"I believe we are about to experience a big mismatch between US reserves and gas deliverability due in large part to long-lived shale gas reserves."



"Given that an increasing percentage of US reserves… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 22, 2009 at 10:02am — No Comments

PA Representative Thompson Talks Common Sense on Marcellus

Here's a great op-ed from Representative Glenn Thompson on developing the Marcellus

Added by Rita McConnell on September 21, 2009 at 11:11am — No Comments

NewsShare - Share Marcellus News

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Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 15, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Financial Health of Various Gas Co's?

Has anyone done any research into the financial well-being of the Co.'s that are going to work The Marcellus Play?

Added by christian on September 9, 2009 at 1:50pm — 3 Comments

Shale-Gas Tax on Hold

Gov. Ed Rendell said more time is needed to see how the industry develops in Pennsylvania. [In other words, lets wait until we lure them here and then we'll really fleece them]



An economic impact study by Penn State researchers said curtailment of drilling activity that would result from the imposition of a proposed severance tax would generate $1.4 billion less state and local total tax revenue between now and 2020 than if the industry is allowed to grow without the… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 3, 2009 at 9:55pm — 5 Comments

Drilling & Fracturing Primer

Drilling and Fracturing



Both vertical and horizontal wells are used in shale gas drilling and completion; however, horizontal wells are the increasing trend due to both environmental concerns and economic efficiency (DOE, 2009). Horizontal drilling allows more exposure within the formation to optimize capture of natural gas as well as reducing the environmental footprint of drilling activity (DOE, 2009). The United States Department of Energy’s recently released document on shale gas… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 1, 2009 at 10:44am — No Comments

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Choosing Poorly: South Australia Pays for Renewables PC

Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on August 16, 2017 at 9:09am 0 Comments

South Australia, is now paying a heavy price for its political correctness on renewables as electricity prices skyrocket while natural gas goes undeveloped.

As of July 1, 2017, electricity prices in the state of…

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