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Shale Results

2012 Utica shale production results: Infrastructure in progress; ‘best is yet come’

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — As the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released its annual report of well production results May 16, many are getting the feeling that Ohio needs to be patient and build the infrastructure in order to see the true production results of some wells. There have been 660 horizontal permits issued by the […]

Marcellus and Utica shale update: Carroll County continues to lead in Utica shale drilling in Ohio

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Carroll County continues to be the drilling hub in the Utica shale in Ohio. During April, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 24 permits for wells in Carroll County. All of the permits issued were to Chesapeake Exploration.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Chesapeake isn’t the only drilling company on permit list

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

All of the permits issued during February in Carroll County were to Chesapeake Exploration LLC. Find out what other counties and drillers were issued permits.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Carroll and Noble counties lead Ohio for permits issued in Jan.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New this month: The Farm and Dairy was able to obtain permit information for the month of January from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on permits being issued for Marcellus shale wells.


A reporter’s notebook

Monday, February 4, 2013

Some items that caught the eye of reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference held by Hart Energy. Governor Tom Corbett also spoke at the conference, check out Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania for complete coverage of the conference. Approximately $130 to $210 billion will need to be spent through […]

Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania

Monday, February 4, 2013

Now Pennsylvania is an energy leader. The shale boom has created 215,000 jobs in related industries.

Utica shale: Two more landowners file lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Curtis R. Hallstrom and Susan M. Hallstrom, of Barnesville, have filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Hallstroms own approximately 150 acres in Belmont County.

Utica shale: Judge rules lease language does not give right to search for better offer

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The court battle over 3,000 leased acres in Carroll and Columbiana counties is not over. Appeals are reportedly being filed by lawyers.

Utica shale: Belmont Co. well shows promising results; more wells on the way

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 23 new permits for Utica shale wells during November.

Ohio Shale conference: Residents take time to learn how shale boom will impact them

Monday, November 12, 2012

•••••In the Nov. 15 edition of the Farm and Dairy it was reportedthat all of the Marcellus shale wells fracked in the past five years in Pennsylvania, used six days of water equivalent of the Muskingum River in McConnelsville at the low water mark during the drought in June 2010, according to the Muskingum Water […]

Carroll County leads Ohio for the number of shale permits issued in October

Thursday, November 8, 2012

In October, 231 new drilling permits were granted in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Belmont Co. couple seeks $2 million in lawsuit against Oxford Oil Co.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Belmont County couple has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2 million from Oxford Oil Company over an oil and gas lease signed in 2006.

Number of shale permits sought slowed in Ohio, but not Pennsylvania

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There are 57 Utica shale wells in Ohio waiting to be fracked, according to the most current report by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. However, the ODNR is reporting that this report is not up to date due to staffing challenges and setting a new system up that in the future will automatically update the report.

Oil and gas pipelines are the next stage in shale development

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LONDON, Ohio — Mineral rights leasing in eastern Ohio may be slowing, but the desire to build pipelines to the planned wells is growing. Now that many landowners have leased their property and wells are being developed, the next stage is getting the gas from the well to the marketplace and that will require pipelines. […]

State of the shale: What is going on in the Utica region

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

As of Sept. 19, there were a total of 366 well permits in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for shale gas wells. There are 133 wells drilled in Ohio and 30 wells are producing.

NiSource, Ohio and Pa. land owners still assessing terms of partnership

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NiSource’s plan to develop shale gasses still being reviewed by land owners.

Carroll County farmer wins court injunction against Chesapeake

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Carroll County farm wins an injunction against Chesapeake.

NiSource announces joint venture with Hilcorp to develop local Utica Shale

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The partnership may move Ohio landowners with existing Columbia Gas leases out of limbo.

Belmont County: Three brothers suing Oxford Oil Company

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Feichters’ lease had called for a 160-acre pooling unit when they signed it in 2006.

Extension summer series focuses on shale gas options

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

(Editor’s note: 6/25/12: This series has been canceled.) PITTSBURGH — Penn State Extension is offering the series “Allegheny County Shale Gas Summer Series: Beyond Marcellus” Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning June 26 and meeting every other Tuesday through Aug. 21. The series will be held in Oakland, at Rodef Shalom Congregation-Levy Hall, […]

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