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. […]
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’s plan to develop shale gasses still being reviewed by land owners.
A Carroll County farm wins an injunction against Chesapeake.
The partnership may move Ohio landowners with existing Columbia Gas leases out of limbo.
The Feichters’ lease had called for a 160-acre pooling unit when they signed it in 2006.
(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, […]
Many energy executives see the U.S. not reaching energy independence until 2030.
A Bloomingdale, Ohio, landowner lost the right to stop surveyors for Enterprise Liquids Pipeline from entering her farm.
Pre-drill water quality data demonstrates the importance of private water supply testing
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Some landowners in Darlington Township are not the only people upset with some of the tactics used by Chesapeake Exploration. Now the township supervisors are not happy.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the Marcellus natural gas play unfolds in Pennsylvania, several trends are becoming increasingly clear, according to Penn State researchers. First, most of the development is occurring on private land, and the greatest amount of development falls within the Susquehanna River basin. Second, a regional approach to siting drilling infrastructure is […]
SALEM, Ohio — Most of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale impact fee legislation is now official, but a state appellate judge blocked part of it with an injunction April 11. The final bill is dubbed Act 13. The legislation went into effect April 16 and requires well drillers to pay fees based on the number of Marcellus […]
Editor: It seems everywhere you go you hear or see something about the oil and gas phenomenon that is occurring in and around Columbiana County. Testimonies of property owners getting checks well into the six- and seven-digit mark are plentiful. Overnight millionaires make Jed Clampett and the Beverly Hillbillies seem like a modern day reality […]
••• As of the afternoon of April 11, Attorney John Smith who is representing some of the townships that filed the lawsuit, an injunction was granted by the judge in this case. The injunction only pertains to the zoning portion of the Marcellus shale impact fee. The rest of the legislation is still set to […]