Industry has yielded job growth but impacts are overstated, according to the Keystone Research Center.
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 […]
With the Marcellus and Utica shales attracting drillers, Ohioan should know the basics of oil and gas leases.
OTTAWA, Ohio — Since 1934 the Ohio Famers Union has been a proponent and defender of Ohio’s family farms.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Progressive Diesel Injection has been keeping its customers’ equipment up and running since 1971 when Harry Ratvasky Sr., founded the company.
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.
SALEM, Ohio — Founded in 1937, Witmer’s Inc. is committed to serving farmers with agricultural equipment, sales, service and parts.
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 […]
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.
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.
The penalties address violations in Bradford and Washington Counties in Pa.
EPA seeks wastewater disposal information from natural gas drilling operations.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Small farmer conference offers useful insight for landowners of smaller acreages.
When drilling a water well, no one can guarantee you that you will have water or how much water you will have. When you hire a well driller to drill you a well, you are paying for a developed hole in the ground — nothing more.
By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. — If cuts in the proposed Pennsylvania budget stand, Cooperative Extension programs across the state could radically change. Gov. Tom Corbett wants to slash funding to Penn State by 50 percent, a reduction of $182 million. And that means funding to agriculture research and Cooperative Extension programming could […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Environmental Protection recently announced results of in-stream water quality monitoring for radioactive material in seven of the commonwealth’s rivers. Results All samples showed levels at or below the normal naturally occurring background levels of radioactivity. The tests were conducted in November and December of 2010 at stations downstream of […]