Marcellus Shale

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Md. Ponders Disclosure Of Gas-Drilling Chemicals

An advisory panel is considering a state proposal that would require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.


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Md. Gas Drilling Damage Compensation Fund Proposed

Some people concerned about the effects of natural gas drilling in western Maryland are proposing a fund to compensate those whose livelihoods or property values are diminished by drilling.


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Md. Gas Drilling Panel’s Work Delayed Again

A state panel is taking extra time to draft a report on the best practices for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.


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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.


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U.S. Releases Estimate Of Utica Shale Reserves Covering Parts Of Md.

Drilling companies beginning to explore the Utica Shale got a piece of good news Friday when the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the rock formation in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states holds enormous reserves of natural gas and oil.



Opponents Of Fracking In Md. Say Process Causes Health, Environmental Problems

Tapping into natural gas supplies by fracking has brought promise to energy independence, and some say, real problems for those who live next door to the process.


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Garrett County Biz Group Backs Md. Gas Drilling

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is urging state regulators to expedite their study of methods for safely extracting natural gas from shale deposits in far western Maryland.


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Sierra Club Challenges Md. Natural Gas Terminal

The Sierra Club said Thursday it will try to block an energy company’s plan to export liquefied natural gas to find new markets for the drilling boom that has flooded the Mid-Atlantic with natural gas.


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House Passes 7.5 Percent Tax For Marcellus Shale

The House of Delegates has passed a 7.5 percent state severance tax on the wholesale market value of natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.


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Md. House Passes Fee On Companies Wanting To Drill

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved charging a $15 fee per acre on energy companies seeking to drill in Marcellus Shale to pay for studies on best practices of natural gas extraction.


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Democratic Leaders Outline Construction Plans

Maryland’s Democratic leaders outlined their proposals for boosting construction and jobs before a panel Thursday.


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Md. Counties Urge Quick OK For Safe Gas Drilling

Two western Maryland counties that sit atop the Marcellus Shale geological formation are urging the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley to quickly approve safe drilling for natural gas.