Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Marcellus watch

This caught my attention.   The state is taking action to plug an abandoned NatGas well venting in Moon Township.   Which reminded me of something I started this some weeks ago and kind of forgot about.  The theme was that there just has to be enough stuff going on for someone to have a Marcellus blog out there? I actually expect to see the Marcellus Magazine launched soon.  Then I noticed someone at least has a decent news aggregator: Marcellus Drilling News web site. Worth keeping an eye on. 

For example, just one story there is about Atlas Energy looking for partners to develop their drilling program.  It says their position is 266 thousand acres "largely in Southwestern PA".  Is that correct?   That's about 415 square miles.   The City of Pittsburgh is 55 square miles.   

Can't say Marcellus is not bringing money into town...  the first ever Marcellus Midstream Conference is slated to be in town in April..

At the same time, the EPA's Mid-Atlantic office has ajust opened a new drilling tip line for reporting dumping and other illegal or suspicious hauling and/or disposal activities


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