Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Justice scales

More than 50 Jefferson County landowners say they got stiffed by American Energy Utica and Great River Energy.
picture of a gavel

Since early 2014, Middlesex Township officials and residents have tangled over the prospect of increased gas development in the area, which is about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. In May, the conflict hit the courts.
Rural stream

The extension of the Clean Water Act concerns farmers, but also energy companies.

There are currently 1,943 permits issued for wells in the Utica shale in Ohio and 1,520 wells have been drilled.
John Staub, United States Energy Information Administration

Companies represented made it clear that drilling and producing has been slowed by commodity prices, but showed they are confident the industry will rebound.
Justice scales

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled on one case dealing with the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act and has heard the arguments on another. The questions remains: Which Ohio Dormant Minerals Act applies?

During the month of May, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 44 new permits in Ohio.

American Petroleum Institute Chief Economist John Felmy: Of the myriad market forces that have brought about the recent drop of crude oil prices worldwide, shale has had the most impact.

It is important to remember that the practices of shale energy development have changed considerably over time and so has a lot of the leasing language.
natural gas rig

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 38 new permits for horizontal wells in March, a five-permit drop from February, but still more than the 32 issued in the state in January.