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Natural gas production from Marcellus Shale matches expectations, says Texas company



Published: Fri, December 9, 2011 @ 3:28 p.m.

PITTSBURGH — Range Resources Corp. says that natural-gas production from its Marcellus Shale wells has reached the equivalent of 400 million cubic feet per day.

The company, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, says in a release Wednesday that the daily production from wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus region roughly doubled from the end of 2010, and matched its targets.

The firm is aiming for 600 million cubic feet per day of Marcellus production by the end of 2012.

Range also says it has firm agreements to sell up to 650 million cubic feet per day of Marcellus gas in the future.


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1Laker(21 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

The Fracturing of Pennsylvania
11-17-2011

...The money would help to pay the taxes on their farms. The land man who came to the Haney home to sell the lease showed pictures of a farm and pasture with a well cap “the size of a garbage can,” Haney said, which she found reassuring. And it didn’t seem as if the drilling would affect their lives much. RANGE RESOURCES was involved in the community in small ways too. For the past several years, it operated a booth at the Washington County Fair. In 2010, the company offered kids an extra $100 for the farm animals they auctioned. That was the year Stacey Haney’s son, Harley, took his breeding goat, Boots, all the way to grand champion.

At the fair, Haney ran into her next-door neighbor, Beth Voyles, 54, a horse trainer and dog breeder, who signed the lease with Haney in 2008. She told Haney that her 11 /2-year-old boxer, Cummins, had just died. Voyles thought that he was poisoned. She saw the dog drinking repeatedly from a puddle of road runoff, and she thought that the water the gas company used to wet down the roads probably had antifreeze in it. “We do not use ethylene glycol in the fracking process,” Matt Pitzarella of RANGE RESOURCES told me. He also said that the dog’s veterinarian couldn’t confirm the dog had been poisoned and that another possible cause of death was cancer.

A month later, Haney’s dog, Hunter, also died suddenly. Soon after, Voyles called Haney to tell her that her barrel horse, Jody, was dead. Lab results revealed a high level of toxicity in her liver. Voyles sent her animals’ test results to RANGE RESOURCES. In response, RANGE RESOURCES wrote to Voyles to say that, as the veterinarian indicated, the horse died of toxicity of the liver, not antifreeze poisoning. The company did acknowledge that the vet suspected the horse died of poisoning by heavy metals. Subsequent TESTS of the Voyleses’ water supply BY RANGE RESOURCES revealed no heavy metals.
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2Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Soon erectile dysfunction in Pennsylvania will blamed on gas well drilling . . . ..

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

People get killed while driving but most don't . Some companies will have problems but most won't . . ..

Personally I like to be behind the wheel propelled by those nasty hydrocarbons . During the winter I like to be toasty warm heated by that deadly natural gas . . ..

A robust economy depends on cheap fuel . Marcellus gas is a cheap fuel for us to maintain decent living standards . So, who likes being hungry and cold ?

So what is the Marcellus ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcellu...

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