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Our land is nearly all leased, so have not had any recent experience with landmen.
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Initial rulings in Dimock case go against Cabot O & G

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

For those Shalers following the lawsuit brought against Cabot O & G by residents of Dimock, PA, some initial rulings by the Federal Court's Judge Jones have largely gone against the defendant.  Cabot had sought to dismiss or otherwise strike several of the plaintiff's claims. I'm curious exactly why this case ended up in Federal Court instead of a State one.  Anyone know?…

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An environmental advocate explains the status of drilling in NY State

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Whether you agree with Katherine Nadeau of the Environmental Advocates of NY or not, she makes a good point that the debate over drilling in NY is frequently framed as a conflict between dirt poor farmers who want to drill and environmental extremists who hotly oppose development. The true situation is neither black or white, but rather falls within the shades of gray between these two polar extremes. In this… Continue

Industry Web Site Makeover

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

The Marcellus Shale Coalition is the most important industry organization specifically focusing on Marcellus shale developments. It has a brand new web site with many interactive features. Along with Energy In Depth, these are the two best places to find out what the industry has to say, and a must read for anyone trying to understand… Continue

Both sides in the environmental debate are reaching

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

Penn State's indefatigable Professor Terry Engelder says both sides of the environmental debate are exaggerating. The natural gas E & P companies minimize the risks to groundwater--there are a few, such as drilling into pockets of methane gas that can produce milky-looking well water. Some environmentalists have attacked hydro-fracturing as if it were a proven source of water contamination (it's not). …

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The Baby In the Bathwater

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 1:33pm 15 Comments



We've heard about all of the dangers of hydro-fracturing (aka fracing), and doubtless environmental concerns deserve to be adequately addressed, yet its easy to lose sight of the big picture and to realize that the Marcellus shale and other similar shale gas developments in Louisiana and Texas change everything. …

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At 6:06pm on March 29, 2011, Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) said…

Hi Tom,

 

Funny though kinda sad. I can guess how much they are spending. Millions. Or at lease high 6 figures. High price PR firms market API's efforts. Genuine grassroots is where it's at. I believe API would do much better if they just got behind our efforts and supported.

 

Do you have a seperate analytics tool for your site? Those numbers are actually 40-50% low for me and likely for you. However, my understanding is they give you a decent idea as to how you compare with other sites.

At 5:43pm on March 10, 2011, Oildex said…
Greetings Tom!  We look forward to contributing to your Marcellus Wiki.
At 3:27pm on March 6, 2011, Robin Jackson said…

Hi Tom, the following Gas Co. are active around me

NOVUS OPERATING LLC
NOVUS EXPLORATION LLC
TENASKA RESOURCES LLC
In Covington, Richmond , Brookfield (Tioga) and Sullivan Twp.

 

Seneca is all around us here in Covington

East aka Shell is all around us

Chesapeake-is all around us and Liberty, Navoo , Morris area

Anadarko is In the Liberty, Morris and Nauvoo area

Atlas seems to focusing over in the Middlebury area

 

That is what I can think of for now. But I know many places where their are wells I'll just look them up by the "family/business name" it might help me narrow it down.

 

RobinSJ

At 10:24am on February 14, 2011, Merlin Benner said…
Hi Tom,
I'd like to get my company added to the Wiki Marcellus site. We are Wildlife Specialists, www.wildlife-specialists.com. Please let me know if you are the right person to contact on this, and if you need any further information from me.
Thanks.
Merlin Benner
At 12:22am on December 29, 2010, Jeff said…
Hi Tom
I like reading your updates.
Could you correct the spelling for Sullivan County it is wrong in a few places throughout your updates.

Thanks
Jeff
Sullivan County proud
At 12:21am on December 29, 2010, Jeff said…
Hi Tom
I like reading your updates.
Could you correct the spelling for Sullivan County it is wrong in a few places throughout your updates.

Thanks
Jeff
Sullivan County proud
At 12:29pm on December 15, 2009, JSIMS said…
ok thanks here is the link. hope this works

http://www.petitiononline.com/YESngNY/petition-sign.html
At 8:10am on August 3, 2009, ROBERT H.DIXON JR. said…
thanks
At 8:50am on August 2, 2009, ROBERT H.DIXON JR. said…
im in beaver county , parents have 170 acres range is in the lease shoving arena with them the guy is aggresive with the rule of capture my question is this seem to be a auction with the bonus started with a pro driller lease and 50 /14%offer it has come up in per acre how can i find a fair pice for the bonus
At 2:26pm on June 10, 2009, Rita McConnell said…
I guess I'm always in too much of a rush to check out those icons! Thanks for the tip.
 
 
 

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Those French Fuel Riots and the “Great Wall of Cuomo”

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The French fuel riots demonstrate what can happen when ordinary people are denied the basic necessities of life by “let them eat cake” elitists with agendas.

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