Happy Columbus Day. Tomorrow we launch a new series examining Pennsylvania’s thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and the problems they can cause.
- New York’s hydraulic fracturing regulations are in a holding pattern, but the Empire State is consuming more natural gas each year. (New York Post; Facts Of The Day)
- Chesapeake Energy will pay up to $600,000, for violating the federal Clean Water Act at a West Virginia site. (Post-Gazette)
- Northeast gas drillers squared off in a barbecue competition this weekend — too bad gas-fired stoves are frowned upon among serious barbecue fans. (Times-Tribune)
- Checking in on other shale formations: hydraulic fracturing heads to northern California. (Post-Gazette)
- And Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale could produce gas for another 16 years, according to a new study. (FuelFix)