Archives for September 2011

Greene County Messenger: Same drill, new technology

By Steve Ferris, for the Greene County Messenger A group of roughnecks wrangle 3,000-pound sections of drilling pipe into a “string” measuring thousands of feet long and steer it to a sweet spot filled with natural gas more than two miles away underground. Tapping into lucrative Marcellus shale gas deposits is labor intensive, but it […]

New York Post editorial: No reason to wait

A new report out of Albany yesterday confirms what most folks already know: Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” will bring huge benefits to New York — with scant chance of environmental harm. Indeed, the report, by the Department of Environmental Conservation, concludes that fracking — a relatively new way to extract natural gas from deep subterranean […]

Times-Reporter editorial: Drilling jobs on the horizon

At least $1 billion in oil and gas lease fees has already been paid to Tuscarawas Valley land-owners for rights to drill down into the Marcellus and Utica shale formations. But even if you don’t happen to be a land baron, there are opportunities for financial gain from the oil and natural gas boom. On […]