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Shale Results

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, […]

Insiders: U.S. energy independence not reality until 2030 (if ever)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Many energy executives see the U.S. not reaching energy independence until 2030.

Ohio law supersedes landowner’s wishes and allows pipeline survey

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Bloomingdale, Ohio, landowner lost the right to stop surveyors for Enterprise Liquids Pipeline from entering her farm.

Test before they drill that shale well

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pre-drill water quality data demonstrates the importance of private water supply testing

OSU Extension — your source for information on gas and oil exploration

Thursday, May 17, 2012

OSU Extension — your source for information about gas, oil exploration “Should I lease my land for oil and gas exploration?” “How much should I get for a lease?” “What should the lease include?” “Will I owe tax on the money I receive?” “What should I know about pipelines?” These are but a few of […]

Local collection of state taxes rises in Marcellus Shale counties

Thursday, May 10, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Natural-gas development appears to be having a positive effect on the local collection of state taxes in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region, according to an analysis by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Because it’s still early in the development of Marcellus Shale, there’s a lot we can’t know yet […]

Commonwealth Pipeline and exporting liquid natural gas

Monday, May 7, 2012

Editor: On March 1 it was announced that the 30-inch Commonwealth Pipeline, requiring a 75-100-foot right of way, would be developed running from Lycoming County, Pa. to Maryland. Initially developers promoted the pipeline as providing cheaper natural gas to people in Harrisburg, Baltimore and DC. More recently, they have admitted that they may export some […]

Monroe County is new leader for number of permits issued by ODNR

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — The drilling frenzy has officially hit Monroe County. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued a total of seven permits in Monroe County during April. All of the permits were issued to HG Energy for wells in Washington Township on the same property named Whitacre Enterprises Inc. Carroll County Five permits were […]

Stark County: Landowner files shale lawsuit to challenge Chesapeake Exploration

Friday, April 27, 2012

CANTON, Ohio — William and Joyce Green, Sandy Township in Stark County has filed a lawsuit April 18 against Chesapeake Exploration. Lawsuit filed The Greens are suing to receive fair value for the use of their land, to cancel the lease that Anschutz obtained without full disclosure of the drilling process, and to remove the […]

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