Marcellus Formation

Natural gas, gas drilling

DNR: New Map Shows Marcellus Shale Distribution

The Department of Natural Resources says a new map shows the distribution of Marcellus shale deposits in western Maryland.


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Marcellus Shale Merger Activity Slows

The wheeling and dealing over the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale has hit the pause button.


Natural gas, gas drilling

Gas Drilling Panel Meeting In Western Md.

A panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland is holding a meeting to update residents on its work.


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Gas Drilling’s Promise, Perils Rile Townsfolk

Ron Hilliard came back from church one Sunday to find hundreds of plastic $5, $10, $20 and $100 bills hanging on his fence in Flower Mound, Texas, another message from townsfolk angry at him for signing a lucrative natural gas drilling lease for his suburban Dallas property.


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Pa. Seeks More Water Tests For Drilling Pollution

Pennsylvania is expanding the scope of water tests to screen for radioactive pollutants and other contaminants from its booming natural gas drilling industry, but state officials insisted they aren’t doing it because federal regulators prodded them.


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House Approves Study Of Marcellus Shale Drilling

Natural gas drilling in western Maryland would be restricted until the state finishes a two-year study under a bill passed by House lawmakers on Wednesday.


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Md. Secretary: 2 Years Needed For Marcellus Shale Study

Maryland’s environmental secretary says state officials need up to two years to decide whether to approve natural gas drilling in western Maryland’s Marcellus shale deposits.