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Shale Results

DUG East 2015: Drilling is slow in 2015, however recovery is near

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Companies represented made it clear that drilling and producing has been slowed by commodity prices, but showed they are confident the industry will rebound.

Ohio Supreme Court: Which Dormant Mineral Act applies?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled on one case dealing with the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act and has heard the arguments on another. The questions remains: Which Ohio Dormant Minerals Act applies?

Ohio’s producing wells as of May 2015 (infographic)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

During the month of May, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 44 new permits in Ohio.

Economist predicts bright future for oil- and gas-producing region

Monday, May 18, 2015

American Petroleum Institute Chief Economist John Felmy: Of the myriad market forces that have brought about the recent drop of crude oil prices worldwide, shale has had the most impact.

Don’t ignore the letter in the mail: Call an attorney before signing

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It is important to remember that the practices of shale energy development have changed considerably over time and so has a lot of the leasing language.

Fewer new well permits issued in Ohio in March

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 38 new permits for horizontal wells in March, a five-permit drop from February, but still more than the 32 issued in the state in January.

Ohio’s producing wells as of March 2015 (Infographic)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ohio’s producing wells and shale drillers as of March 28, 2015.

ODNR reports no new drilling permits in first week of April

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Industry watchers say fewer drilling applications are not unexpected, in wake of lower oil and gas prices.

Members of the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board selected

Thursday, April 9, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Five members of the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB) have been selected.   TAB’s mission is to increase transparency and communication about regulating the unconventional oil and gas drilling industry.   TAB is authorized under the 2012 Oil and Gas Act to advise the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in […]

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 43 new permits in February, up from 32 new permits in January.

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