Friday, November 27, 2015

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is completing negotiations for an oil and gas lease for Utica Shale development for nearly 6,700 acres at Piedmont Lake in Belmont and Harrison counties.

PITTSBURGH — The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) said that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well...
Shale gas rig

Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.

One oil and gas driller has come under fire in Pennsylvania for excessive royalty deductions, but proposed state legislation could protect landowners in a similar position.

Chesapeake Energy is under scrutiny by top Pennsylvania officials, after Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to Chesapeake about its business practices involving royalties.

A third plan for the proposed severance tax may be on its way to the Ohio Statehouse.

The Utica shale is no longer a secret and the future is bright for the oil and gas industry through 2020.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer says everything is being done to ensure water supplies are not affected by any process of the Utica shale drilling process.

From 2013-2030, shale gas production will increase by 65 percent, and in 2030, it will account for 48 percent of the total U.S. natural gas supply.
well rig

There were seven permits issued in Belmont County during December, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.