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Marcellus Shale: Ensure water testing is part of lease agreement before drilling

Friday, August 26, 2011

If you want to test the water yourself, decide what you can afford. Those costs can be hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Do you know what’s in your water?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

t’s hard to beat a cold glass of clear refreshing water to quench your thirst. I’ve been drinking a lot of water to beat the heat and I imagine you have too.

Penn State webinar to focus on ways Marcellus drilling affects wildlife

Thursday, August 18, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the Marcellus natural gas boom has reverberated around Pennsylvania, residents and scientists alike have expressed concern about the impact extensive drilling and associated infrastructure development is having on wildlife habitat.

Webinar explores development and regulation of Marcellus Shale drilling

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension July 21 will explore pipeline development and regulation in regions of the state being intensely affected by drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.

Marcellus Shale boom adds less jobs than originally forecasted

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Industry has yielded job growth but impacts are overstated, according to the Keystone Research Center.

Use cautioun selling mineral rights, lawyer warns

Friday, June 10, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The region’s shale-leasing boom has ignited a gusher of offers to buy mineral rights, and landowners need to use caution when considering such deals, a local oil and gas lawyer warns. Alan D. Wenger, an attorney with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, says some landowners stuck with older oil and gas leases are […]

Oil and gas leases: Know the basics

Friday, June 10, 2011

With the Marcellus and Utica shales attracting drillers, Ohioan should know the basics of oil and gas leases.

Business profile: Ohio Farmers Union

Thursday, June 9, 2011

OTTAWA, Ohio — Since 1934 the Ohio Famers Union has been a proponent and defender of Ohio’s family farms.

Business profile: Progressive Diesel Injection

Thursday, June 9, 2011

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Progressive Diesel Injection has been keeping its customers’ equipment up and running since 1971 when Harry Ratvasky Sr., founded the company.

Business profile: Unkefer Equipment

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MINERVA, Ohio — Dating back to 1968, Unkefer Equipment Inc. has a proud history of supplying equipment needs to the hobby farmer and the larger ag interest.

Business profile: Witmer’s Inc.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — Founded in 1937, Witmer’s Inc. is committed to serving farmers with agricultural equipment, sales, service and parts.

Some aging Ohio oil fields hold promise of reserves

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

COLUMBUS — While much attention is being placed on the development of Ohio’s shale oil and gas reserves, a new technical report released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geological Survey suggests that existing oil fields beneath eastern Ohio could potentially produce hundreds of millions of additional barrels of oil. According to […]

Gold rush: Marcellus Shale drilling brings business to town

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A survey of businesses in two Pennsylvania counties where natural gas drilling is occurring suggests that the Marcellus Shale boom is having a positive net effect on business activity.

ODNR creates website to address shale development

Friday, May 27, 2011

Recognizing the importance of providing accurate information regarding shale development in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management launched an enhanced oil and gas Web page that focuses on shale development.

DEP Fines Chesapeake Energy More Than $1 Million

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The penalties address violations in Bradford and Washington Counties in Pa.

U.S. EPA requests Marcellus shale drillers to pony up information

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

EPA seeks wastewater disposal information from natural gas drilling operations.

Two new publications address Marcellus Shale-related water issues

Monday, May 16, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two new publications from Penn State Extension will help Pennsylvania citizens to become familiar with Marcellus Shale-related water issues, with an eye toward participating in public policy decisions. Publications Marcellus Shale Gas Well Drilling: Regulations to Protect Water Supplies in Pennsylvania introduces the various water-related policies affecting Marcellus Shale natural-gas drilling. […]

OSU symposium to address gas drilling in Ohio

Thursday, May 5, 2011

COLUMBUS — Recent interest in developing Ohio’s resources for natural gas drilling has prompted Ohio State University’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program to plan an Ohio Oil and Gas Law Symposium, “The ‘New’ Ohio Oil and Gas Boom: Drilling into Legal Issues.” Class time The Continuing Legal Education program for attorneys will be held from […]

Kasich makes a stop at MAC Trailer to discuss Ohio’s future

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich made a stop in Columbiana County April 18 at MAC Trailer to share some of what he has been working on since being in office for 99 days. Kasich was touring MAC Trailer where semi-truck trailers are manufactured. Their newest product is a pneumatic tanker that can be […]

Shale gas: A global phenomenon

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WASHINGTON — Initial assessments of 48 shale gas basins in 32 countries suggest that shale gas resources, which have recently provided a major boost to U.S. natural gas production, are also available in other world regions. Study A new EIA-sponsored study reported initial assessments of 5,760 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of technically recoverable shale gas […]

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