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2010-02-17 15:25:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcellus Shale Coalition President and Executive Director Kathryn Klaber today issued the following statement regarding the guilty pleas of two individuals who illegally poured 200,000 gallons of brine fluid from a shallow well drilling operation down an abandoned well in McKean County: "On behalf of the members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, we are appalled by the actions of these two people and their disregard for Pennsylvania's...

2010-02-09 11:04:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcellus Shale Coalition President and Executive Director Kathryn Klaber today issued the following statement regarding the industry's progress in Pennsylvania in relation to a potential severance tax on natural gas production: "Many are now recognizing the tremendous opportunities that responsible Marcellus Shale development could mean for Pennsylvania's residents, the financial well-being of our Commonwealth, and for our nation's clean energy...

2010-02-04 11:57:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Coalition today issued the following statement to provide the facts regarding water use and flowback water management in the development of natural gas from the Marcellus formation: "Pennsylvanians deserve to get the facts about water management for Marcellus Shale development. We need to put an end to the suppositions that could threaten our state's ability to create jobs and investment here at home. "Regulations governing the...

2010-02-03 11:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today announced plans to open a new Oil and Gas Management office in Scranton, Lackawanna County, to improve the agency's ability to oversee and respond to issues stemming from increased natural gas drilling throughout the region. "Right now, our oil and gas staff spends a great deal of time traveling to Marcellus Shale drilling sites all across the northern tier," said Hanger....

2010-01-28 15:33:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Coalition today expressed its support for Pennsylvania's plan to hire inspectors under the Department of Environmental Protection's oil and gas program, and urged the Commonwealth to continue developing a predictable structure for its Marcellus Shale regulations. "The Marcellus Shale Coalition has consistently supported the hiring of additional DEP staff to monitor natural gas wells in the commonwealth, as reflected in its...

2010-01-21 12:49:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gastar Exploration Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GST) is pleased to announce that its first vertical Marcellus well, the James Yoho #1, has been tested at a stabilized gross rate of 1.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and 120 barrels of condensate per day with no water production and approximately 1000 psi of flowing tubing pressure. The well was drilled in the Green District of Wetzel County, West Virginia. The well has been shut in pending the...

2010-01-11 10:00:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today proudly announced Kathryn Klaber as the new organization's first President and Executive Director. The announcement was made before about 700 people at the Second Annual Marcellus Shale and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Best Management Practices Workshop and Training Seminar in State College. Klaber has worked closely with elected leaders, regulators and the environmental...

2009-12-21 06:34:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) today announced that it has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire approximately 80,000 (net) acres in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale, from a private company. Following the acquisition, Ultra Petroleum will hold approximately 250,000 net acres in this region, with the potential for 1,800 net drilling locations. Ultra Petroleum expects to pay roughly $400.0 million for the assets which will be financed...

2009-12-14 08:32:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today underscored its commitment to economic development, environmental protection, and best management practices in the responsible development of Pennsylvania's vast natural gas resources. "There are a lot of groups and organizations interested in learning more about the Marcellus Shale -- beyond the vast economic opportunities, to include an understanding of the best management practices and further refinements...

2009-12-10 10:52:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- East Resources, Inc. announced today that it will donate $750,000 to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) to underwrite the deployment of a remote water quality monitoring network in the upper reaches of the Susquehanna River watershed. The network will routinely observe and record water quality conditions in smaller rivers and streams flowing through areas of the watershed where Marcellus Shale development and other water...


Latest Devonian Reference Libraries

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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