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 ProblemsTapping 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.
Garrett County Biz Group Backs Md. Gas DrillingThe 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.
Sierra Club Challenges Md. Natural Gas TerminalThe 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.
House Passes 7.5 Percent Tax For Marcellus ShaleThe 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.
Md. House Passes Fee On Companies Wanting To DrillThe 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.
Democratic Leaders Outline Construction PlansMaryland's Democratic leaders outlined their proposals for boosting construction and jobs before a panel Thursday.
Md. Counties Urge Quick OK For Safe Gas DrillingTwo 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.

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