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Gasland and Natural Gas Drilling

Below is a film clip from the Oscar-nominated picture, ‘Gasland‘. The film on the effect of natural gas drilling on country landowners is up for best documentary tomorrow night. Also see Industry tried to get "Gasland" out of Oscars and A Colossal Fracking Mess for why this film is causing a buzz.

Update 28 Feb 2011: Here is a Bloomberg video that came out today showing the controversy surrounding hydraulic fracking continued at the Oscars. Below is another video from Scranton, PA where the fracking issue is most concentrated.

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1 Comment

  1. Bob says:

    For finance and Geology geeks, this is the best examination of the processes involved, and some up to date numbers on how the drilling is done to best extract the gas that is availiable.

    ‘The Marcellus Gas Shale Play: Information for an Informed Citizenry’ – a talk by Professor Ingraffea

    http://www.nyrad.org/videos.html (scroll down to find it)

    It’s a tree part series, the first part is slow, but the second and third are worth it, he drops quite a lot of knowledge on various part of the process.

    Bottom line- Up to 20 wells per square mile of land. There would be NOWHERE where they would not be visible.

  2. Bob says:

    For finance and Geology geeks, this is the best examination of the processes involved, and some up to date numbers on how the drilling is done to best extract the gas that is availiable.

    ‘The Marcellus Gas Shale Play: Information for an Informed Citizenry’ – a talk by Professor Ingraffea

    http://www.nyrad.org/videos.html (scroll down to find it)

    It’s a tree part series, the first part is slow, but the second and third are worth it, he drops quite a lot of knowledge on various part of the process.

    Bottom line- Up to 20 wells per square mile of land. There would be NOWHERE where they would not be visible.