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2010-07-01 16:40:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- East Resources, Inc., today released the following statement regarding the order issued by the Department of Agriculture to quarantine cattle on the Tioga County farm owned by Don and Carol Johnson in Shippen Township, Tioga County. East performed a hydraulic fracturing operation on a horizontal Marcellus shale gas well drilled on the farm that the Johnsons leased to East. On May 2, the Department of Environmental Protection notified East Resources...

2010-06-07 07:00:00

MIDLAND, Texas, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- STW Resources Holding Corp. ("STW Resources"), a water reclamation company, which expects to be publicly traded soon, said it has formed a corporate Advisory Board to assist the company's activities in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale and developments in other regions. Stanley Weiner, chief executive officer of STW Resources, said new board members Stephen Schachman, D. Grant Seabolt, Jr. and Z. Hunter Hill will actively participate in business...

2010-05-28 08:08:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- East Resources, Inc. ("East Resources" or "the company"), a Pennsylvania-based independent oil and gas producer and one of the most active explorers in the Marcellus Shale, along with its private equity investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, signed a definitive agreement to sell the company's principal subsidiaries to an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") for cash consideration of $4.7 billion. The sale includes East's natural gas...

2010-05-25 10:22:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Background: America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) President and CEO Regina Hopper issued the following statement on a report released today by Penn State University showing jobs and economic growth as a result of natural gas development in Pennsylvania. The study shows natural gas production in Pennsylvania from the Marcellus shale could generate more than $8 billion in economic benefits this year and add more than 88,000 jobs in the state -...

2010-05-25 07:30:00

TULSA, Okla., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today a major acreage acquisition that nearly doubles the company's Exploration & Production holdings in the Marcellus Shale. Williams has acquired approximately 42,000 net acres from Alta Resources LLC and its partners for $501 million. The acreage is primarily located in Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The company estimates that it represents approximately 1.2 trillion cubic feet...

2010-05-18 07:23:07

Event of unknown origin occurred as first vertebrates tested land A mass extinction of fish 360 million years ago hit the reset button on Earth's life, setting the stage for modern vertebrate biodiversity. The mass extinction scrambled the species pool near the time at which the first vertebrates crawled from water towards land. Those few species that survived the bottleneck were the evolutionary starting point for all vertebrates--including humans--that exist today, according to results of a...

2010-05-03 09:44:00

PITTSBURGH, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Event: Pittsburgh Enterprise Forum I S S U E F O R U M: Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Format: Presentation, Panel Discussion & Audience Participation With a rebounding economy pushing energy prices up, and with new technologies for advanced drilling and fracturing creating more efficient techniques for extraction, there is renewed interest in the giant, 575-mile Marcellus Shale bed of natural gas that runs between New York State through...

2010-04-29 08:23:00

EBENSBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania-based architecture, engineering, design, and communications technology consulting firm L.R. Kimball announced its membership in the Marcellus Shale Coalition. L.R. Kimball is now one of more than 75 organizations dedicated to all aspects related to the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation in Pennsylvania. As the industry creates innovative ways to access Marcellus Shale, the region's energy,...

2010-04-21 07:00:00

HOUSTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Epic Energy Resources, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EPCC) ("Epic" or "the Company") announced today its entry into a drilling and development agreement with Whittle Corporation to drill Marcellus Shale wells in northwest West Virginia (the "Drilling Program"). ARGOS Asset Management, LLC ("ARGOS"), Epic's joint venture with UIV LLC ("UIV"), has entered into a Drilling Program with Whittle Corporation to develop certain leases held by Whittle...

2010-03-22 06:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CNX Gas Corporation (NYSE: CXG), a leading Appalachian gas producer, announced production results from its latest horizontal well targeting the Marcellus Shale, the GH2BCV well in central Greene County, PA. This well has been producing for 16 days, at an average production rate of 4.9 MMcf per day. The peak daily production rate was 5.7 MMcf, and the current daily production rate is 5.5 MMcf. The well was drilled with a horizontal lateral of...

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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,...

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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