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Velocys acquires Pinto Energy and Ashtabula GTL project in Ohio

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Velocys, which focuses on smaller scale gas-to-liquids technology, announced the acquisition June 25 of Pinto Energy and the Ashtabula gas-to-liquids (GTL) project.

Funding offered to improve housing in Pa. areas impacted by gas drilling

Friday, July 4, 2014

Funding to address housing needs comes from Marcellus Shale impact fees.

Oil and gas well unitization: ODNR chief makes the final decision

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Being forced into unitization, may not be a bad thing for landowners wanting surface land protection.

Oil and gas development homogenizing core-forest bird communities

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Conventional oil and gas development in northern Pennsylvania altered bird communities, and the current massive build-out of shale-gas infrastructure may accelerate these changes, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The commonwealth’s Northern Tier — one of the largest blocks of Eastern deciduous forest in the entire Appalachian […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Report shows drillers plan to be busy in southeastern Ohio

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale are beginning to pinpoint where the sweet spot in the Utica shale may be located.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Efficiency and design are vital to well output

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The common point of Hart Energy’s 2014 Marcellus Utica Midstream conference was that it takes time, technology and the right completion design to get the most out of the Utica and Marcellus shale wells.

Drillers give updates on where they and their plans stand

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Consol Energy Consol Energy will begin drilling its 9,000-acre leasehold around the Pittsburgh airport in August. The company plans to drill 8,000 feet laterals on the wells and expects production to start flowing from the airport acreage in early 2015. It has also developed a partnership in the Marcellus shale with Noble Energy. The company […]

Who owns the mineral rights? The Ohio Supreme Court may decide

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to define how the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act from 1989 and 2006 interact.

Shale court battles: One loss and one settlement in the works

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A Jefferson County farmer lost his court battle with the Hess Corporation in May. However, other area landowners may benefit from another court fight that has a proposed settlement on the bargaining table. David Cameron, a Jefferson County dairy farmer, lost the legal battle over his oil and gas lease in the […]

Energy independence is at the top of the list at Pa. oil and gas conference

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pennsylvania is moving in the right direction — that was the feeling speakers shared at the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association’s Eastern Oil and Gas Conference held May 13. Lt. Governor Jim Cawley described the United States as being in an energy revolution and the Marcellus shale is one component of […]

Pa. oil and gas conference: Severance tax and legislation are big topics

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pennsylvania is facing an oil and gas fight over a possible severance tax and legislation regarding minimum royalty payments. The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association made it clear during its Eastern Oil and Gas Conference May 13 that members are against the implementation of a severance tax. Job killer Association President […]

Hilcorp Energy: Forced pooling fight continues in Pa.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some legal wrangling has stalled the the first-ever spacing order application for an unconventional shale gas well.

Pipeline easements: Get what you want, up front and in writing

Friday, May 9, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — Are you being wooed by a landman for a pipeline easement? You may want to slow down the relationship and think about what you want before jumping in. Remember, this is a lifetime commitment. And it won’t be a relationship between you and the landman. The pipeline easement will be relationship between […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Southeastern Ohio is drilling hot spot

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for shale play wells in Belmont County in April, the most granted in any Ohio county.

Earthquake link triggers tougher drilling permit conditions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COLUMBUS — The  Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity. The new policies, announced April 11, are in response to recent seismic events in Poland Township (Mahoning County) at a well owned by Hilcorp Energy Company, that […]

Ohio announces tougher permit conditions for drilling near faults

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity April 11.

New hearing dates announced for Hilcorp application

Monday, March 31, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Environmental Protection announced that the hearing sessions on an application for gas well spacing units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy Co., have been scheduled for May 7 and May 8. “We successfully secured a delay in order to ensure the public was properly informed on this important […]

Muskingum conservancy drafts lease for shale drilling at Piedmont Lake

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.

DEP: Radiation levels normal after Greene County well fire

Monday, March 10, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) said that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene County showed no radiation levels above normal “background” levels. On Feb. 13 and 14, DEP’s BRP responded to the Chevron well fire in Greene County to ensure the […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permitting tempers in Ohio in Feb.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.

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