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  • Marcellus and Utica shale: New permit spike in Monroe and Noble counties

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Considerations prior to signing pipeline easements

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shale signs: What to know when you’re contacted to sign an easement agreement with a company granting the right to have a pipeline constructed on part of your land.

Infrastructure, patience and time is needed in shale areas

Friday, March 23, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Economic booms are ahead for the Utica and Marcellus shale areas, but patience is needed for it to happen. Kristen Holmquist, the manager for natural gas liquids for Bentek Energy, spoke March 20 at the Hart Energy’s 2012 Marcellus Midstream conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. Fracking Holmquist told the crowd there are 1,000 […]

Pipeline easements are the next step towards progress in the Utica shale

Thursday, March 22, 2012

More business for the lawyers: The best thing anyone contemplating a pipeline easement can do is secure an attorney who knows property law and the gas industry.

Keep your eye on the environment when considering pipeline easements

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Besides the legal ramifications of signing a pipeline easement agreement, Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District technician Ray Rummel said there are some environmental concerns to remember as well. Keep in mind Rummel said he wants to remind landowners that an easement goes on the deed and is forever. “You only […]

Shale payments subject to Ohio’s Commercial Activity Tax

Monday, March 19, 2012

Landowners across Ohio may be surprised to learn the bonus lease and royalty dollars received for their Marcellus or Utica Shale leases will be subject to the Ohio commercial activity tax (CAT) if payments of over $150,000 are received.

Reader: Nonlandowners need to unite

Friday, March 16, 2012

Editor: I’m writing to address concerns about nonlandowners who don’t realize the consequences for them of the so-called “Shale Boom.” By now most, if not all, of them have heard repeatedly about how dangerous chemicals used in hydraulic fracture drilling can get into aquifers and, then, into drinking water. They have also heard about other […]

Ohio Farm Bureau county leaders take estate tax message to Hill. Again

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON — During their annual trip to Capitol Hill March 5-7, Ohio Farm Bureau presidents were relentless in their efforts to tell legislators just what they thought of issues facing America’s farmers. One item that has been at the top of the presidents’ agenda for several years has been the estate tax, or death tax. […]

March 15 webinar will look at municipal water and shale drilling

Monday, March 5, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Web-based seminar sponsored by Penn State Extension will examine municipalities’ roles related to water use and protection in the face of burgeoning Marcellus Shale gas development in Pennsylvania.

Pa. study: If you get a shale check, will you stop milking?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

In Pennsylvania, changes in dairy cow numbers between 2007 and 2010 seem to be associated with the level of Marcellus drilling activity.

33 landowners file suit against Chesapeake over Anschutz leases

Friday, March 2, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — A 33-member group of Columbiana County landowners filed a lawsuit Feb. 27 against Chesapeake Exploration, LLC, claiming, among other things, that they were deprived of the “fair value right” of their land. Details According to the lawsuit, the landowners leased their 3,000 acres of land sometime in 2008 with Anschutz Exploration Corporation. The […]

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