February 2010 Blog Posts (23)

Benzene, the Mayor of Dish, Texas, and his VACATION speaking tour of NY State

The subject has been broached here already, BENZENE IN DISH TEXAS! Oh My!

As one of many NY landowners I had to wonder what in the world brought this Mayor from a tiny town in Texas all the way to our area...on his own dime. He spoke at various places in recent days and always started his speech with the disclaimer that he was NOT paid as a Mayor, NOT paid by anyone to speak, and was on VACATION (oh, yeah) in the northeast.…

Added by Robin Fehrenbach Scala on February 22, 2010 at 8:12am — 10 Comments


B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc has collaborated with a leading energy audit company to help train energy auditors. The training program provides an introduction to residential and commercial energy training and the educator offers a certification program. The energy training programs are provided online so you can learn in your free time from the comfort of home and are specifically designed to help people start their own energy audit business without spending a large amount of time…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Pike County - Radon in Water Higher than Anticipated

Pike County - Radon in Water Higher than Anticipated

Pike two-year water study


MILFORD, PA — A two-year study of the Pike County watersheds and ground water resources reveals ground water resources of good quality and good quantity. The only negative concern centered on the amount of radioactive radon that is exceeding normal levels in 75 percent of the testing wells. Radon is the second-leading cause of cancer in the nation.

The survey, which was…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Green Building Training and Certification Program

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. of Dallas, Pennsylvania has collaborated with online training centers to make available quality distance learning courses in alternative and renewable energy, alternative energy training, energy efficiency, Green Building Design, and Sustainability Analysis. This program is part of our workforce development and green career training programs.

Green jobs have been growing rapidly in the US. According to a recent report by the Pew Charitable…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Petrochemical Training Courses- Natural Gas Development - Biofuels

Petrochemical Training Courses

Advanced Oil & Gas Drilling and Completion Technologies Training Course is an online training course offered through B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. The course outlines the current best practices and modern technology has allowed for more efficiency in the search and drilling for oil and gas. Today, more resources are found using fewer wells and at the same time are drilled deeper and faster than ever before while encountering fewer dry holes. The… Continue

Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Recommended Natural Gas Well Construction Techniques for Pennsylvania

Because of the recent interest in the Marcellus Shale in PA, there has been a significant increase in drilling of deep natural gas production wells. One of the primary concerns or issues is Pennsylvania, would be the potential for these wells to impact surrounding freshwater wells. Since most of these freshwater wells are wells that are classified as private or unregulated wells and these wells are typically constructed with no minimal construction standard, a primary concern for developing…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Getting Your Water Tested – Why? The Need for Baseline Testing

Getting Your Water Tested – Why?

In Pennsylvania, there are no statewide regulations that truly guarantee that a private well is properly constructed and that the water from the well is potable, i.e., drinkable. In Pennsylvania and other states, a private well is not defined as a public water supply system and not regulated by the PADEP or EPA. There are some counties in Pennsylvania that do provide some regulatory oversight with respect to the siting, construction, and…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:26pm — 2 Comments

DEP revising oil and gas well regs

DEP revising oil and gas well regs

This is a reposting of an article- I think it is critical for citizens, professionals, and organizations to review and comment.

Public comment sought by March 2


PENNSYLVANIA — In efforts to provide better protection to Pennsylvania’s water resources, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is revising its existing rules for the construction of oil and gas wells and soliciting comments on the…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Is flowback and waste from gas drilling radioactive?

This is a reposting of an article writtent by Sharon Corderman - but I get this question alot.

Rewards and Risks of the Marcellus

Part I in a series

By Sharon Corderman

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:46 PM CST

Claims have been made that the potential exists for some level of radioactive material to be in the wastewater and drill cuttings coming from the Marcellus shale. According to Peter Davies, professor of biology at Cornell University, New…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on February 19, 2010 at 5:19pm — 3 Comments

creating an account for the support vendor list?

I can't seem to figure out how to create an account for this page. Can anyone help?

Added by Alex Cole on February 19, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

Uniform rental

We are a Linen and uniform supply company in the southern tier of western New York. Looking for opportunities to service the Natural gas and Crude oil drilling, servicing, and producing industry. Anyone interested in uniform rental programs or anything else we may be able to help with please feel free to contact me (585)593-1140 or contact@argentieribrothers.com

Added by Alex Cole on February 19, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

Landowners Group

Just signed up with a landowners group to represent the group for the best deal.

As they explained, they will present to the gas companies interested and see

what offers they get.

The only connection that they have is a 15% cut of the landowners $....nothing

else...They will get the group together for a question/answer session, and get

a contract and go from there.

They are optomistic for $3800.00 an acre over 5 years and whatever for royalties.

Added by Terry W. on February 17, 2010 at 4:31pm — 3 Comments

Guernsey county

What companies would you recommend I discuss a lease with in Guernsey county?

Added by Susan Cook on February 16, 2010 at 4:27am — No Comments

ProPublica and its' followers (NY H2O, Damascus Citizens, Earth Justice, etc etc) WHO ARE THEY REALLY?

If you are a landowner who is interested in seeing the natural gas production happen in NY and PA, you no doubt also see the insane misinformation regularly dished out by ProPublica and the many extremist obstructionist groups that follow.

Well, those groups are not what they appear to be.

In this blog I will post the FACTS about these groups and what sneaky, sick and sometimes illegal activities they regularly indulge…

Added by Robin Fehrenbach Scala on February 13, 2010 at 3:11am — 5 Comments

Locke/Moravia/Summerhill/Cortland/Groton NY

Someone is trying to put together a landowners group in these areas. I saw an ad in the pennysaver and called him. He is going to set up a meeting sometime in March at the Summerhill, NY town hall.

Added by Mark Yowan on February 12, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

Susquehanna County Gas Leasing?

Does anyone have and information on gas companies currently leasing
in Choconut Twp, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania? I have contacted
Fortuna( Tailsman) and CHK. Neither is leasing in that area. Would be

Added by Deadra on February 10, 2010 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Bad Press via- Walter Hang group!

I have been to many meetings concerning companies trying to do business in NYS. This man, (hang) has popped up with his data, telling tax payers and communities that this industry is a "bad" idea and will contaminate water, even cause cancer in some cases. He shows his "hotspots" of contamination, then the fear is on! He has costed villages and taxpayers money to check on his "data". Most is bogus! Why is this happening? I realize there IS freedom of speech here in this nation, but- to…


Added by sue a warner on February 10, 2010 at 4:22am — 6 Comments

Marcellus Shale Unit or Pool Size Limits

I brought up this subject recently in the Tioga County, Pa. forum, but I feel I should raise the issue to a wider audience. As I am informed, there seems to be no law in Pennsylvania limiting the size of a unit or pool around a given well. The assumption is that the unit will be around the size of a section - 640 acres- a square mile. Some units are a little bigger or smaller, depending on the geography of the actual drilling of the well's horizontal leg. If unit size is limited in a given…


Added by Brian Day on February 9, 2010 at 2:37pm — 5 Comments

Looking for some information.

My name is JR Giernger and I work for Penn Detroit Diesel Allison, we are a Distributor, service and parts provider for Detroit Diesel Engines, Allison Transmissions, and MTU. What I am trying to find out is who are some of the drilling companies and locations in Pennsylvania and Central & Western NY. I am trying to expand our business in our off road division and offer our services to the drilling contractors. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks. JR

Added by Herb Gieringer on February 8, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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