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Ohio and Pennsylvania activity report, October 5-12

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Management department issued 17 oil and gas permits last week, October 5-12. This total may seem underwhelming compared to the previous week’s eruption of 64 oil and gas permits, but researchers at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health might see a permit cutback as a good thing. The university ...

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Utica and Marcellus activity, August 23-29

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources might have approved 27 new oil and gas leases between August 23 and 29, but hundreds of oil and gas well owners throughout the state reportedly fell short of their responsibilities. This is the first year the DEP has required well owners to submit reports that indicate if a well is structurally sound or ...

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Pennsylvania well permits hit a low

According to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) information, the number of unconventional well permits issued for this year’s first quarter has dropped by 30 percent; the lowest it has been over the last five years. Compared to last year, the DEP issued 863 permits just in the first three months.  This year, the number of permits given out ...

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Marcellus well permits in Pennsylvania

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Marcellus well permits for the week ending on April 4th show activity is still going strong in the shale formation in Pennsylvania even though federal regulators are trying to tighten up drilling regulations.  However, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now looking at the public for input regarding the possible regulations revision. Pennsylvania state environmental regulators are reaching out ...

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Utica and Marcellus well activity in Ohio

While numbers in the Ohio Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale are about the same as last week’s well activity report, one company is selling all of its operations in the region. EV Energy Partners announced on Monday that it is selling its 21 percent interest in a dominant natural gas and liquids processing operation that is located in eastern Ohio.  ...

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Utica well activity in Ohio

The rig count in the Utica Shale has begun to drop, but some still see hope in the region, if you are strong enough of course. Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Executive Vice President of Operations Chris Doyle believes that now is the time when people will begin to see a separation of companies, the weak and the strong.  Doyle explained how ...

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Oil prices could force over 500 rigs out of service


With oil prices nearly slashed in half from earlier 2014 prices, analysts are predicting that up to 550 drilling rigs will remain out of commission over the next few months. Signs of a slowdown have rolled in quickly since last November when members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) refused to cut any of their oil and ...

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BLM legislation passes in Senate


FARMINGTON — The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would provide funding to the Bureau of Land Management to expedite permits for oil and natural gas wells, according to a press release. “This is a great step forward for our BLM offices in Carlsbad and Farmington to ensure they will have the necessary resources to balance the complex demands ...

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