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New York Prohibits Fracking

by Elizabeth Alford on July 2, 2015

After exploring the issue of fracking for over seven years, New York State officially banned the drilling practice this week. Join the Discussion: Mineral Rights Owners in New York In May, New York’s Department of Conservation (DEC) released its findings in a 1,448-page report after receiving over 260,000 comments from concerned citizens who urged the […]

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Anschutz Sues Dryden NY for the Right to Drill Marcellus Gas

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 21, 2011

Anschutz Exploration will take a case to the New York Supreme Court to challenge Dryden’s, a suburb of Ithaca, NY, ban on drilling. This is legal precedence that needs to be set as the state readies to allow for drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Local jurisdictions that oppose drilling will likely try to do everything within their […]

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Marcellus Shale Gas Recoverable Reserves | USGS

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 25, 2011

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas liquids according to a new assessment by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). These gas estimates are significantly more than the last USGS assessment of the Marcellus Shale in the […]

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Frack water treatment or waste water disposal has the potential to be a $3 billion industry in the Marcellus Shale region. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, that’s Three Billion Dollars. That’s in one region alone. I won’t venture to guess how big the entire wastewater treatment industry might be in a […]

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PA – NY Marcellus Shale Activity Diverges

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 1, 2011

Pennsylvania and New York have taken two very different paths in terms of Marcellus Shale drilling. Pennsylvania has largely embraced the industry, while New York has all but shut out the oil & gas industry. The ramifications of the two decisions are beginning to show. Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania is taking off and the […]

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Eagle Ford Shale and Marcellus Shale Boost TX and PA Jobs

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 27, 2011

The Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and West Texas’ Permian Basin should be thanked for the number of jobs that have been created over the past few years. Texas accounts for close to half of the net new jobs created since the recession began in 2007. Pennsylvania comes in third behind New York and then […]

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Fracking – Delaware County NY Says YES

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 25, 2011

Delaware County, NY, has stepped out in opposition of a ban on fracking in New York watersheds. A ban would limit drilling in the county and any future economic benefits. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors expects the Marcellus Shale could help turn around the state’s stagnant economy. This ads a little twist to the […]

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Marcellus Fracking Wastewater Disposal is Close to Solved

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 12, 2011

Marcellus Shale hydraulic fracturing wastewater will not be a problem long.  Marry an entrepreneurial spirit with a problem that has been answered elsewhere and you’ll find someone who will build a business around it.  Waste water treatment is a growing concern as drilling continues in the Marcellus Shale, but it looks like the combination of […]

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ExxonMobil and Chesapeake Energy are moving to force extensions of NY Marcellus Shale leases.  The leases were signed and paid back during the boom in 2007 and 2008.  Then, NY decided to ban the completion technique needed to economically produce gas wells. The greedy part of me says companies should have considered that impact when […]

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Shale Gas Companies Creating an Energy Bubble?

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 3, 2011

The New York Times article on shale gas drilling did leave out a lot of things like the names of its sources, but it did not address that so many companies are invested in Shale Gas that the likelihood they’re all wrong is relatively low.  Maybe, they won’t make money hand over fist, but we’re […]

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