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Shale gas development drives U.S. natural gas reserves to highest level since 1971

Thursday, December 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — U.S. natural gas proved reserves, estimated as “wet” gas, which includes natural gas plant liquids, increased by 11 percent in 2009 to 284 trillion cubic feet, the highest level since 1971, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Summary: U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves, 2009 , released recently. […]

Video conference to address landowner financial and tax issues on Marcellus Shale gas leasing

Monday, November 29, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Signing a Marcellus Shale natural gas lease is a life-changing event for landowners lucky enough to be on top of the major find. But huge questions arise and need to be answered before and after any landowner signs a lease. That’s why American Agriculturist, Ag Choice Farm Credit, Penn State Cooperative […]

Webinar addresses state regulations pertaining to Marcellus Shale drilling

Sunday, November 14, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the natural-gas drilling boom into the deep Marcellus Shale formation has unfolded, state regulators have become increasingly aware of pollution risks to ground and surface water, and they have scrambled to develop regulations to protect valuable natural resources. Webinar Two experts with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will offer […]

A developing issue: Water management, infrastructure needed for Marcellus gas production

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Editor’s Note: The Farm and Dairy published a three-part series on Marcellus Shale earlier this fall. Follow these links for more information: Can a safe water drinking supply sustained?, Consulting an attorney and Sifting through the good and bad. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Billions of dollars already have been invested by natural gas companies in […]

Elusive bull elk gets hunt started

Thursday, November 4, 2010

If there had been a couple rows of letters above his image, the distant bull elk would have illustrated the cover of any respectable outdoor magazine. I had seen the same image more than once in my dreams but this was no sleep time show, this bull was the real deal and he was cruising […]

Western elk hunt: Getting there was half the battle, and a lot of fun

Friday, October 29, 2010

Columnist and outdoors writer Mike Tontimonia takes readers along on a high country, western elk hunt.

Ohio landowner conference includes session on Marcellus gas leases

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CANFIELD, Ohio — Whether you have five acres or 100, whether you are a hobby farmer, new landowner or veteran producer, the 2010 Northeast Ohio Landowner Conference Nov. 6 can help you develop and protect your land investment.

A pond is not always just a pond

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Since the earliest civilizations, societies have wrestled with a love/hate relationship with the “almighty agua.” We are no exception. In countless ways, we are absolutely dependent on this magical and ever-changing substance. Water fills our cells, flows through our veins and in short, enables us to live. Yet water can also bring us severe hardship, […]

Marcellus Shale: Leases signify business partnership

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In Ohio, Washington, Belmont and Jefferson counties are the first to have Marcellus Shale gas wells developed.

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Sifting through the good and the bad

Thursday, September 30, 2010

(Part III in three-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — With everything in life, there are good experiences and bad experiences. The Marcellus Shale boom in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is no exception. One family in Evans City, Pa. has had a positive experience with Marcellus Shale drilling on their property. So positive, in fact, he […]

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Can safe water supply be sustained?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Concerns over keeping drinking water safe over the Marcellus Shale drilling process is on the minds of many.

Marcellus Shale gas leasing: Consult your lawyer, and get it in writing

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Be prepared when approached about a Marcellus Shale gas lease.

Battle begins to place severance tax on Pa. Marcellus Shale drillers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pa. governor agrees Marcellus Shale drilling is good for state, but could come with a cost.

Pa. Game Commission and Phillips Exploration to host field day Sept. 10

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tours of a Marcellus shale reclamation well site in Butler County will be available in September.

Penn State Law to launch new Rural Economics Clinic

Friday, July 30, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With one of the nation’s largest rural populations, Pennsylvania’s economy is dependent upon its rural communities. This fall, Penn State Law will launch its new Rural Economic Development Clinic to support this important sector of our economy, giving law students hands-on learning experience in a wide variety of legal issues specifically […]

Some Pa. counties looking to zoning to provide controls over gas drilling

Friday, July 16, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale-gas epoch still in its infancy, some experts doubt we have seen one-tenth of what is yet to come and recommend that municipalities brace themselves for rapid change. “People who are not in the Marcellus areas have no clue how big this is going to be,” said Kurt […]

Landowners have responsibilities, too, when it comes to oil and gas leases

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Could you use some extra money? There are few of us that can say no to that question. Landowners often consider selling minerals, timber, coal, oil, gas, topsoil, development rights, carbon, or wind — but what are the ramifications of these agreements? How and for how long will they affect you and your heirs? Before […]

Marcellus exploration drives river basin monitoring programs in Pa.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s two largest river basins — the Susquehanna and the Ohio — are not just irrigation and drinking-water sources for millions of people downstream. They also have become fountains of information channeling streams of water-quality data to researchers worldwide. Regional challenge Remote sensors dot these waterways to collect and transmit observations […]

Marcellus shale boom making its way to Ohio? Only time will tell the story

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ohio seems to be trailing Pennsylvania in the number of permits issued for Marcellus shale gas wells.

Pa. marcellus shale well blows out– investigation begins

Friday, June 4, 2010

Well released fracking fluid and natural gas for 16 Hours.

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