News from the Catskills, where the locals are probably now going to have to learn to contend with casino buses, not frack truck convoys. Good coverage from the River Reporter. Note that the reporter points out the fact that much of the Catskills has been cooked off of gas is not exactly news within the industry and to anyone that has been paying attention when Hess and Newfield bailed out of Wayne County, across the Delaware River and up in the trees. Catch 22 is that the Catskills remain vulnerable to all of the collateral damage coming out out of the Frack Zone – and Delaware County, New York has been teed up by Exxon for a fracking. Right by a trout stream near a NYC reservoir.Thickens the plot. New York Shale Gas Potential Overview here
Little Marcellus Gas in New York
November 6, 2013 —NEW YORK STATE — While many lease-holders in New York State may be wondering why Governor Andrew Cuomo keeps delaying the adoption of new rules on hydraulic fracturing, part of the answer may be that even when the new rules are in place, New York State is not likely to see much in the way of new revenues from the famed shale play.
When the thermal maturity parameter is added to the equation of the shale, the area of likely productive wells in New York State shrinks considerably. In this analysis, all of Sullivan County is considered to be “over mature,” which means there will likely be no productive wells drilled here. This is in line with what Professor Terry Englder, considered one of the foremost experts on the Marcellus Shale, has said in the past about Sullivan County—that there was almost no chance that any productive wells would be drilled here. This information also matches up with that obtained by a private individual who several years ago engaged independent expert analysts on the subject and spoke to The River Reporter about it.”
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