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2010-09-22 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gastar Exploration Ltd. ("Gastar") (NYSE Amex: GST) announced today that it has entered into a joint venture ("JV") agreement with Atinum Marcellus I LLC ("Atinum"), an affiliate of Atinum Partners Co., Ltd. ("Atinum Partners"), a leading investment firm located in the Republic of Korea. Pursuant to the agreement, Gastar will assign an initial 21.43% interest to Atinum in all of its existing Marcellus Shale assets in West Virginia and...

2010-09-09 16:36:00

Full Database to Go Online Nov. 1 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today that preliminary production data for Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in the state is now available online for the first time, offering more transparency for the public. Under Act 15 of 2010, Marcellus operators were required to report their well production totals from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 by Aug. 15. "Governor...

2010-09-09 10:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a resolution to support the efforts to implement a severance tax on Marcellus Shale gas extraction, and encouraged legislators to ensure that a portion of those funds are directed to the state's four resource agencies, including the Game Commission, to help fund the monitoring of the environmental impacts of the drilling processes. "As the Pennsylvania Game Commission's...

2010-09-01 17:18:00

Reports to be completed by well and available to the public via company website DALLAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chief Oil & Gas LLC ("Chief") today announced a voluntary disclosure initiative of Marcellus Shale hydraulic fracturing additives. Starting on October 1, Chief will voluntarily submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) detailed information about additives used in the...

2010-08-02 07:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westmont Resources Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WMNS) today announced that they have completed an agreement that will extend Westmont's reach and resources with the acquisition of 1,800 acres and 60 existing wells in the Marcellus Shale region in the southwest tier of Pennsylvania. Preliminary estimates indicate that the value of the reserves associated with these 1,800 lease acres in Westmoreland County of Western Pennsylvania from the...

2010-07-14 16:15:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said his agency is looking into the cause of a July 13 fire at a natural gas well pad in Susquehanna County. The fire occurred at a separator tank at a site operated by Chesapeake Energy in Auburn Township. The tank ignited at approximately 8 p.m. and was extinguished at around 10 p.m. by local emergency responders working with the company. The well was producing natural gas...

2010-07-14 12:28:00

ST. MARYS, W.Va., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) announced today that the first 30 days of production from its Whipkey #2H horizontal Marcellus well in Marshall County, West Virginia averaged 4,450 Mcfe per day. Additionally, as of July 10, the Company initiated the process of drilling out the final plugs used during the completion process of the Whipkey #1H horizontal Marcellus well. The Whipkey #1H is on the same pad site as the Whipkey...

2010-07-14 12:17:00

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Langan Engineering & Environmental Services officially announced that it has opened an office in Pittsburgh, its fourth in Pennsylvania. While the new office will provide fully integrated technical services to typical Langan clients, the impetus behind the establishment of operations in Western Pennsylvania is to support the exploration and extraction efforts related to the Marcellus Shale, a large natural gas bearing formation underlying the...

2010-07-08 05:00:00

HOUSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gastar Exploration Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GST) announced today the following operational updates. The Donelson #4 well has been completed in two lower Bossier zones. The B-6 zone was completed and flowed at an initial gross sales rate of 8.6 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMCFD). That zone was put behind a temporary plug and the B-5 zone was completed at an initial gross sales rate of 10.7 MMCFD. The B-5 zone will be produced until the...

2010-07-06 14:30:00

Says Work to Develop Fee on Natural Gas Extraction Should Begin Immediately TOWANDA, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a visit to the most active county for Marcellus Shale drilling this year, Governor Edward G. Rendell today outlined the state's commitment to enacting a severance tax on natural gas extraction, saying such a levy should give a fair share to communities where drilling is taking place. The Governor made his remarks as he signed Senate Bill 1042, the state's...


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Mucrospirifer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Mucrospirifer is a genus of extinct brachiopod of the order Spiriferida. This genus is sometimes known as the “butterfly shells.” Fossils of this genus occur mostly in the Middle Devonian strata. When alive, this genus mainly lived in muddy marine sediments, and were attached to the sea floor via its pedicle (foot). The bi-convex shell was about an inch long, and sometimes grew to 1.6 inches. The shell has a fold, groove and rod-like structure. It is elongated along the hinge line,...

Atrypa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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