Links for 7/1/14 - Chesapeake Changes Approach, Activist Group Called Out For Tactics, Anti-Fracking Coloring Book and More
Chesapeake Energy Is Realizing That Its Best Well Isn’t Necessarily Its Next Well - "Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK ) has focused a lot of its efforts lately on becoming a much more efficiently run organization. It's using pad drilling to cut down drilling days, which is saving it money on each well it drills. While the company could put those savings toward drilling another well elsewhere, it's seeing greater returns by reinvesting it..."
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Cleveland.com: Shale gas is invigorating the U.S. economy and will make America an arsenal of energy, says Dominion chief executive - "The shale gas locked under Ohio and nearby states has the potential to change the course of history, a top utility executive said Friday. In defense of shale development before a packed audience at the City Club of Cleveland, Thomas Farrell II, CEO of Dominion Resources, dismissed environmentalists,..."
EcoWatch: Newly Discovered Documents Reveal Kasich Misled Ohioans on Fracking Public Lands - "Newly discovered documents released today by Food & Water Watch reveal that the Kasich Administration continued to refine plans that would promote fracking on state lands for months after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) claims the plans were abandoned. The latest revelations in the “Frackgate” scandal raise serious questions..."
Energy in Depth: Newly Discovered Documents Reveal Food and Water Watch Attempt to Mislead Ohioans on Hydraulic Fracturing - "Ecowatch cites a number of documents Food and Water Watch obtained from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) through Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) requests. While the use of a FIOA request is not newsworthy (anyone can make the request), what is interesting is what Food and Water Watch did with the documents once they received them..."
Ohio Gas & Oil: Oilfield Service Company Moving to Uhrichsville - "About 80 jobs related to the oil and gas industry in the Utica Shale region are headed to Uhrichsville, with the potential for another 50 jobs. U.S. Well Services has signed a lease for the former Parts Mart building and property at 159 N. Wardell St. The facility, just off Trenton Avenue and U.S. Route 36, was selected after USWS looked at..."
PRLog: Children's Coloring Book Documents Fracking - "STREAM & SHALE COLORING STORYBOOK from scientist author J.J.Brown documents one day in Pennsylvania during the Marcellus Shale gas rush, exposing the heavy toll of fracking on rural Pennsylvania. In Brown’s sixth book, the scientist author tells a true story for children and families about a hot political issue..."
Toronto Sun: Oil sands myths - "Today, let’s address the green myths that developing Canada’s oils sands will be “game over for the climate” and that the Keystone XL pipeline is the “fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet.” The first myth stems from a May 9, 2012 New York Times column by James Hansen, the retired director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the first..."
Dallas Morning News: Editorial: High Court ruling is a victory for EPA authority - "The U.S. Supreme Court got it right this week when it upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. In two well-balanced rulings, a split court made clear that the EPA has broad, but not unlimited, authority and the court pointedly warned that it will take a dim view if the EPA intrudes into the power of Congress or interprets its powers too aggressively. The court says the EPA can..."
Seeking Alpha: Eclipse Resources - Many Risks And Uncertainties In This Very Disappointing Public Offering - "Eclipse Resources (ECR) is an independent exploration and production company which focuses on the acquisition and development of both oil and gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company's operations are very tiny compared to its multi-billion market valuation which combined with a myriad of risks makes it very easy for me to avoid..."
Al Jazeera America: Fracking increases dangerous earth burps - "A study of derelict Pennsylvania oil and gas wells has spotted what is possibly a huge source of additional greenhouse gas emissions. Methane, which is pound-for-pound a much more potent climate-warming gas than carbon dioxide, could be leaking from hundreds of thousands of..."
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