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Justices side with landowners on Ohio drilling leases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with landowners in a long-running legal battle over 700 disputed oil-and-gas leases in southern and eastern Ohio. In a 4-3 decision Thursday, the court ruled Beck Energy Corp.’s leases require the company to begin preparing to drill within 10 years in order to maintain control of the properties. The energy company ...

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Consol plans Utica gas well at Pittsburgh airport

Consol Energy Inc. will drill a test well into the deeper Utica shale from one of its Marcellus gas well pads on Pittsburgh International Airport property. The Cecil-based natural gas and coal producer said Tuesday it received approval from Findlay zoning officials to replace one of the 12 Marcellus wells it planned for Pad 4 at the airport with a ...

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Gas drillers to wait and see on Utica shale’s promise

Big results from recently drilled Utica shale wells have several Marcellus producers eyeing a possible push into the deeper rock, though not every driller is sold on its promise. Executives at Downtown-based EQT Corp. and Consol Energy Inc. in Cecil spent a chunk of time during quarterly earnings calls in the past two weeks discussing the potential of the layer, ...

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85% of natural gas growth comes from the Northeast

It’s not a shocker that almost all of the U.S.’s natural gas growth has come from the Northeast, and for that you can thank new production techniques. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations found in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and into Kentucky are responsible for 85 percent of the nation’s ...

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Editorial: Pat on the back for Trout Unlimited in monitoring Pa.’s water


Trout Unlimited members deserve credit for stepping up to monitor streams in the range of natural gas drilling activities. Members of the Brodhead Chapter of TU are among 477 TU volunteers who have taken special training to measure things like conductivity, total dissolved solids, pH, air and water temperature, turbidity and other factors. The data they collect will become part ...

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Utica Shale: Weak vs. Strong is coming

Chris Doyle, the executive vice president of operations for Chesapeake Energy Corp., believes that over the next few years it will be clear who the weak and strong are in the Utica shale. Doyle’s experience in the Utica Shale started back in 2011 while managing the Appalachian division of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. At the time, the company had acquired about ...

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EQT pipeline vs. W. Virginia & Virginia

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Due to concerns voiced by communities in West Virginia and Virginia, EQT Corp. is looking into a new route for its proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline that would transport natural gas from northwestern West Virginia to Virginia. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph, located in West Virginia, reported on a letter from the Monroe County Board of Health opposing the pipeline.  Officials are ...

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W.Va. county health board opposes natural gas pipeline

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Board of Health in West Virginia’s Monroe County is taking a stand against the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would run from northwestern West Virginia to southwest Virginia. In an open letter, the county’s health officer says the proposed natural gas pipeline poses a “significant and substantial risk” to residents. Dr. J. Travis Hansbarger notes that ...

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Utica well activity

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Ohio’s Utica shale has seen a slight decrease of activity in recent weeks, even one of the areas top producing wells took a hit. The Tippens 6HS well, located in Monroe County, produced more natural gas in the first quarter of 2014 than any other well in the state.  During the first three months of 2014, Tippens produced 13,972 thousand ...

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