December 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Tipping Point for Marcellus Shale Gas?

A few weeks ago, Energy behemoth Exxon/Mobil purchased domestic natural gas supplier XTO, a company heavily invested in the Pennsylvania shale gas business.

On Wall Street, XTO share prices rose following the merger announcement. Indeed, the value of many companies involved in domestic shale exploration surged on the news of the purchase. The XTO purchase is the most significant acquisition Exxon has made since they purchased Mobil back in 1999. What does this thirty-one… Continue

Added by Scott Roberts on December 30, 2009 at 9:38am — 5 Comments

Walter Hang and his "statistics"

Many of you know of the fight in New York State between those that support safe drilling and those that want to ban it.

Mr. Wang would like to see drilling banned and plays loose with the facts and statistics.

A friend of mine had some personal experience with Mr. Wang in the early 80's with the Ralph Nadar group NYPIRG.

My friend wanted to make some money for college and worked for NYPIRG.

He quit after just 2 days when he saw what the group was all about.

Wang has… Continue

Added by M. Sean Joyce on December 28, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

No Time to Relax

I’m getting ready to load up the van for our Christmas drive. Loading up the vehicle became more complicated after marriage, and then even more complicated after the birth of two little ones – girls at that! Of course, my philosophy on packing differs from my wife’s. She’s more into trails. Trails of items ranging from shoe boxes to grocery bags filled with odds and ends, and of course regular luggage. I’m learning to chuckle at it, but I do find myself asking why? Why all this hassle? After… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on December 22, 2009 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

Exxon-XTO Merger Strikes A Blow for Energy Independence Both Here and Abroad

Exxon's buyout of XTO Energy, a dramatic move announced earlier this week, is the former company's biggest financial action since merging with Mobil in 1999. It builds even greater credibility than previously held for Marcellus shale development. Two things… Continue

Added by Tom Copley on December 18, 2009 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Exxon bought XTO

Is this good for Sullivan County? I hear we are on the thickest part of the play.

Added by Jeff Ferreira on December 14, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Radioactive waste water

It has come to my attention that Marcellus Shale drilling fluids contain trace ammonuts of radium 224, and radium 226 in water samples taken during drilling operations process. Have always known radium existed in Northern Pennsylvania. Seen we bought our house in Monroe County in 1989 home inspector wanted to do radium test on our basement. To anyone's kownledge where is this contaminated water disposed of, and who pays cost? This seems to be a Department of Enviromental Conservation issue,… Continue

Added by Bruce Wayne Allen on December 2, 2009 at 3:56am — 2 Comments

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