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New numbers show natural gas drilling's robust production

October 30, 2013

If the Marcellus Shale region were a country, its natural gas production would rank eighth in the world....

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rick424

Oct-30-13 7:15 AM

Third time in as many months you wrote a similar editorial. What is your point? How about writing something on how they want to export the gas. Between this and Obama killing coal you guys seem to be trying to persuade us of something.

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 8:15 AM

"Third time in as many months you wrote a similar editorial. What is your point?" - rick424

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I'm guessing their "point" is...our (local) conspiracy-theorists' track-record is severely-wanting, that...as usual...they got one (more) wrong.

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MrFredErikson

Oct-30-13 8:42 AM

When coal was big it wasn't until years later that the negative impact of it was seen. Hopefully this will be different. BTW what exactly is better in this area since gas drilling started? The availability of ******; cheaper and more of it. Greater variety of Buffalo wings? More traffic. People with money getting more.

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MrFredErikson

Oct-30-13 8:42 AM

When coal was big it wasn't until years later that the negative impact of it was seen. Hopefully this will be different. BTW what exactly is better in this area since gas drilling started? The availability of H*e*r*o*I*n; cheaper and more of it. Greater variety of Buffalo wings? More traffic. People with money getting more.

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BornHere

Oct-30-13 8:58 AM

rick...where I come from this is called "Diversionary propaganda tactics", look to the left, when the problem is on the right.

I like when they said this, "But to date there have been FEW missteps of signifigance".

1. DEP fines PVR for pipeline spills in Lycoming County. June 3, 2013

2. XTO pays for wastewater violation spills in Lycoming County. July 18, 2013

3. Inflection Energy, failure to properly control or dispose of industrial waste. August 7, 2013

4. People being cheated on monthly Royalty checks. Oct. 25, 2013

So I would say that the problems still exists here in Lycoming County.

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MisMac

Oct-30-13 12:59 PM

Spot on again, Rick! And did I read the word "objectively" in a SG article? Ha! Good joke. Rick, they have no intention on being objective and exposing the negatives. Do you think people around here have any idea that billion and billion of dollars are being spent, as we speak, to build LNP export facilities. I hate to break it to you, People, but this gas is going to India and China.

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MisMac

Oct-30-13 1:21 PM

Mr. Shaman, I just gotta tell you, I almost never can decide if I agree with you or disagree with you because I can not even understand what point it is you are trying to make. May I suggest 1) Leave out the quotes. 2) compose your sentences.....well, more like a sentence. Your posts are cryptic as apposed to telling. IMHO. I hope this is a help and not taken as an insult, because that is not my intention.

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MisMac

Oct-30-13 3:00 PM

Wow, Bobbie. Ya know, I think there might be a law prohibiting people from make false accusations. You really need some training from Miss Manners.

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CitizenSane

Oct-30-13 4:44 PM

Actually the statistics from the MarcellusGas**** site show a 70% drop-off over a three year period: "In an effort to gain a better understanding of what the true production drop-off is for PA unconventional gas wells, our database team developed a more comprehensive analysis model, and found that the per-day production rate of wells declines 70% over a 3 year period. Our analysis is based on a sampling of over 3,500 wells with reported production values in at least one of the PA DEP reporting periods between July 2010 and June 2013."

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CitizenSane

Oct-30-13 4:46 PM

In the first 6 months of production, our results show the average value of gas produced each day is $12,785.00 (3,816 Mcf). The average per-day value drops to $3,785.00 (1,130 Mcf)when a well has been in production for 31 to 36 months - a drop of 70%. The largest drop-off (26%) occurs between the first and second 6 month production periods.

PERIOD | DOLLARS | GAS MCF

6 Months | $12,785.00 | 3,816 Mcf 12 Months | $ 9,473.00 | 2,826 Mcf 18 Months | $ 7,451.00 | 2,224 Mcf 24 Months | $ 6,090.00 | 1,818 Mcf 30 Months | $ 5,110

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DavidBross

Oct-30-13 4:59 PM

"That's energy not being imported from foreign countries or energy being exported to the best advantage of our country." I thought a big selling point about the Marcellus Shale Play was that it was, "American Energy for Americans".

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BornHere

Oct-30-13 5:04 PM

CitizenSane, you beat me to it, you must get the same emails as I do.

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rick424

Oct-30-13 8:05 PM

Yes David that was a big selling point. You quoted it correctly. That and local jobs. But the price of NG fell so low they had to come up with a way to make more money. Truth be told , I think that was the plan all a long, they just needed away to sell it to the people. Hey Bornhere there was a great story on NPR this morning on grass organizations to ban fracking, since state governments failed the people. Check it out. It is also interesting how the industry sues the people who dare get in their way.

And Bobbie it is none of your business where I was on the 24th.

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BornHere

Oct-31-13 7:24 AM

Thanks rick for the article.

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MisMac

Oct-31-13 1:38 PM

You tell 'em, Francise!! And Rick, any chance you are single??? :)

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BornHere

Oct-31-13 4:34 PM

Hey rick what are you doing to these women on here? I always knew you were a wild and crazy guy!!

Happy Halloween Everyone

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Garben78

Oct-31-13 4:45 PM

I believe coal itself has killed more then itself including millions of acres of habitat

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MrShaman

Nov-01-13 8:06 AM

Mr. Shaman, I just gotta tell you, I almost never can decide if I agree with you or disagree with you because I can not even understand what point it is you are trying to make." - MisMac

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Ya' need your hand held, huh??

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"The naysayers regarding the industry labeled the industry either a fraud, a fad or an environmental armageddon in the making."

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MrFredErikson

Nov-01-13 9:21 AM

Centralia.

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MisMac

Nov-01-13 11:47 AM

Mr. Shaman....once again, huh??? And did you notice I am not the only one?

Born Here, why tease me? You obviously know if he is single, or not. Pretell??

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North40

Nov-01-13 2:41 PM

Shaman: Oct. 30-13, 08:15 I'm guessing their "point" is...our (local) conspiracy-theorists' track-record is severely-wanting, that...as usual...they got one (more) wrong. Shaman: Nov. 01-13, 08:06 "The naysayers regarding the industry labeled the industry either a fraud, a fad or an environmental armageddon in the making."

Have you seen your state forest lately? Do you even know where it is or why it’s there? Can you name one of the state forests in the vacinity?Do you know what an oak, maple or cherry tree looks like? It will never be what it was. The gas industry is changing the forests forever. None of this might matter to you if your world ends at the city limits or your idea of recreation is sitting in front of your computer cutting and pasting nonsense. Thousands of acres bulldozed, habitat lost, forest fragmentation, pipelines crisscrossing the landscape. Hey but it’s all in the name of progress. DRILL, BABY DRILL!

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BornHere

Nov-01-13 6:29 PM

MisMac he's married and has been for over 30 years sorry.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Nov-01-13 7:34 PM

Great article. I love it.

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leaningright

Nov-06-13 7:50 AM

Mismac- yes, the gas companies are a business and are definitley going to sell the gas overseas. They are going to find the top paying market and go there. We are a capitalist country, thats what businesses do to make money so you can have a paycheck,so they can pay their employees, so those employees can pay taxes to the government, and to make stockholders money, thats the way it works. I get tired of hearing people say look, they are going to sell it somewhere else or overseas, Duh, It is not a bad thing in a global economy. It is the companies charter to make money and more of it. That is what they do and when the business is large enough and the books look great they may even sell the company, as it could be in the best interests of their stockholders, CAPITALISM, it is who America is, get used to it.

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