High level of methane found in Mohawk Valley well

The Utica, NY Observer-Dispatch reports that the U.S. Geological Survey has released a report on groundwater wells in New York. Of 239 wells surveyed, about 12 were tested in the Mohawk Valley, and one of them was found to have more than 28 milligrams per liter of dissolved methane in the water.



Natural Gas: Putting the Pedal to the Metal

The coming U.S. energy boom, spearheaded by new technologies that have enabled us to recover vast amounts of previously inaccessible oil and natural gas from rock formations, will be important for several reasons, not least the nation's competitive advantage in the global economy.



NY Elected Officials Urge Gov. Cuomo to Act on Natural Gas Development

On September 5, 2012, a number of New York elected officials sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo requesting action to approve natural gas development in the Southern Tier of the state.



TransCanada files new route proposal for Keystone XL

TransCanada has proposed to Nebraska officials a new route for the U.S. segment of its Keystone XL pipeline that avoids the Ogallala Aquifer and the Sandhills region in Nebraska. "The identified route, along with our commitment to implement additional safety requirements above and beyond those required for any other pipeline, ensures the protection of Nebraska's resources," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and CEO. TransCanada submitted the revised route plan to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.



MDN Map of NY Counties Likely to See Initial Fracking

MDN is excited to release an important new resource -- a free map -- to help you understand the situation in New York State with fracking.



Gas pipeline operators set sights on NY

With a decision expected soon on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York state, natural gas pipeline operators and opponents are getting ready.



New York State to allow fracking

CBS News has learned that New York is about to okay fracking, and will issue guidelines after Labor Day.



71 percent of voters favor more oil and natural gas development

Harris Interactive conducted a poll and found 71% of American voters favor increased access to U.S. oil and natural gas resources and 92% say energy security and producing at home more oil and natural gas is an important issue this election.



US approves portion of Keystone pipeline

TransCanada has a permit, but not for the larger portion of Keystone, which would transport Canadian oil sands from Alberta.



EPA declares water in Pa. 'fracking' village safe to drink

The U.S. EPA announced it had ended testing of drinking water in the northeastern Pennsylvania community of Dimock and declared it safe to drink.