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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.

Pa. bill protects landowners’ royalties

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One oil and gas driller has come under fire in Pennsylvania for excessive royalty deductions, but proposed state legislation could protect landowners in a similar position.

Marcellus shale: Chesapeake comes under fire for extra post-production costs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chesapeake Energy is under scrutiny by top Pennsylvania officials, after Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to Chesapeake about its business practices involving royalties.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Many want severance tax funds to come back to affected communities

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A third plan for the proposed severance tax may be on its way to the Ohio Statehouse.

Utica 2020: The shale oil and gas growth looks promising in Ohio

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Utica shale is no longer a secret and the future is bright for the oil and gas industry through 2020.

Utica shale: ODNR working to ensure water stays safe

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer says everything is being done to ensure water supplies are not affected by any process of the Utica shale drilling process.

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