Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Marcellus Bar None

Things that fascinate me.  From the Legal Intelligencer on Marcellus Shale induced migration to Pittsburgh...  of lawyers of course. 

See:  Marcellus Shale Attracts Laterals From Miles Around

Curious quote in there. I can't quite figure why it is there:
"I don't want to be a wannabe," he said. "Somebody once said to me, 'There are a lot of people with great ideas in cemeteries; they just never spoke to anybody about those ideas.'
Ok then...  We've become the place to self-actualize. The New New Pittsburgh.  I was born somewhere else.

Addendum: Much of this is beyond me, but that article is already mentioned in some interesting legal meta-analysis put in the ether in this blog post: Where Are All The Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Lawsuits?


Anonymous BrianTH said...

That article really has it all, including a boomeranger story.

My favorite quote comes right before that one:

"He said he saw going west as an opportunity to be 'on the cutting edge' and to challenge himself professionally."

Go West, young man, all the way to . . . Pittsburgh.

Welcome back to the 19th Century (or earlier).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:54:00 PM  
Anonymous MN said...

The "quad-state area"??? Isn't that where The Regurgitator lives?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:58:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Where there is a pile of money, you will find a flock of attorneys. Just came from a meeting of three attorneys from Pittsburgh trying to drum up some business.

Now I am sure the peanut gallery here will be all a twitter with the following announcement; After 3 1/2 years, 15 seminars, 75 or more meetings, hundreds of emails, hundreds more phone calls, and countless hours on the internet studying issues, I have finally signed a lease. I'll wait while the applause fades away....

And sorry that I didn't file my summary on the 1981 energy reports referenced 06 Sept. It would have been an interesting read to see just how far off they were but time was lacking. Hope I don't lose my stipend as I still need the money.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Gave up on the group lease?

Now that you have crossed the rubicon, I guess the intense research is no longer necessary. What are you going to do with all your new free time?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

If he has enough of a royalty, he can get a boat.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Chris; the entire group signed. Now I have much more time to be the site curmudgeon.

MH; the yacht comes after the royalties kick in...which will be several years. Then I shall be curmudgeonly from the Caribbean. Any suggestions on my base port? I was thinking Tortola.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Chris; I wanted to add that you have been very helpful. The multiple links that you posted in the many articles on Marcellus-related stories have been very informative. You often linked to articles that I never would have found through other sources. Thank you very much.

Perhaps someday I can repay you with a ride on my yacht.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:31:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Just fly a terrible towel for us as you sail around.

Belay that... don't want the Coast Guard to pick you up for piracy.

and with that yacht made in New England, think of all the economic impact you are exporting from the region here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:42:00 AM  
Anonymous MN said...

Wiz, out of curiousity, how much did you get per acre?

Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Before you get your yacht money, if you need a hobby, you should try to get the Port Authority to switch to natural gas. The exhaust makes them so much nicer stand next to.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:27:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

MN; sorry but my neighbors and I don't want to disclose anything. Word will get out in time as there are no secrets anymore.

MH; I have written to many legislators asking that should a tax be placed on gas extraction a substantial portion of revenues collected should be to help municipalities convert all vehicles to CNG including buses, police, fire, road maintenance vehicles and more. I even went so far as ask that they be required to use independent fueling stations that are open to the public. This would encourage all people to switch to CNG.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:39:00 PM  

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