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Dave McMahon: West Virgina must get it right with gas
BlogNews WVSORO July 8, 2016
I write in response to “Conservation makes for good business,” an op-ed column by a top official of Antero, a natural gas company, published May 28.More
Issues: DEPHorizontal wellsMarcellus shaleOil and Gas
CONSOL and Noble Energy plan pipeline projects
News WVSORO July 16, 2014
Upshur, Barbour counties to get 37-mile gas pipeline, additional dry gas wellsMore
Issues: Pipelines
GreenHunter Resources Announces Multiple Pipeline Project in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
News WVSORO June 30, 2014
GreenHunter Resources Announces Multiple Pipeline Project in Pennsylvania and West VirginiaMore
Issues: Pipelines
Proposed pipelines to be discussed at Pocahontas commission meeting
News WVSORO June 26, 2014
A proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas from the Appalachian Marcellus and Utica shale production regions through Pocahontas County and the Monongahela National Forest to markets in Virginia and North Carolina will be discussed during a July 1 Pocahontas County Commission meetingMore
Issues: Pipelines
Bill would increase opportunities to rejoin split estates
News WVSORO February 7, 2012
In 1995, a man bought the rights to a mineral tract under about 80 acres of surface in Marshall County. The previous owner had failed to pay property taxes, and the buyer got a good deal: $45. Richard Sherman, owner of the surface since 1988, was unaware the minerals under him had become available.More
Issues: Land re-unionLegislationTax sales
Well explosion in Marshall County
BlogNews WVSORO July 23, 2010
Drilling Allowed To Resume At Site of Explosion (July 23, 2010) DEP clears gas well operator to continue work in state (July 22, 2010) W.Va. gas well blast injures 7; flames now 40 feet  (June 7, 2010) Marshall Gas Well Explodes  (June 7, 2010) Methane May Burn for Days  (June 8, 2007) Minimize Risk In […]More
Issues: Oil and GasPollution
Gas Well Drilling Brine Challenges Water Treatment Plants
News WVSORO December 14, 2008
A growing volume of brine from natural gas drilling and production is posing a challenge for municipal wastewater treatment plants. The new waste stream can be a financial boon for plants that have spare capacity. But at high volumes it can harm plant function -- and water quality.More
Issues: Drillilng wasteOil and GasWater
Pennsylvania discloses frac fluids. What’s in that fracking fluid?
NewsWater Advice WVSORO December 12, 2008
It’s something many people in the Upper Delaware region want to know: What's in that fracking fluid?More
Issues: FrackingWater
Chesapeake Continues Activity With $3.37 Billion Statoil Deal
News WVSORO November 11, 2008
Chesapeake Energy on Tuesday announced the latest in a series of deals to raise funds and find partners to develop its natural-gas holdings, getting as much as $3.37 billion from Norway's StatoilHydro.More
Issues: Marcellus shale
Chesapeake Energy says shale leasehold costs are rising sharply
News WVSORO June 20, 2008
Leasing costs in three of the US' largest natural gas shale plays have risen sharply over the last several months as more companies seek to lock up acreage, independent Chesapeake Energy said Friday.More
Issues: Leasing
Companies bidding for gas rights made $3.9B. Heavy hitters pin hopes on massive ‘Marcellus’
News WVSORO June 1, 2008
More than $100 million -- and counting -- is changing hands for drilling rights to the Marcellus Shale under the Southern Tier. Landowners on the receiving end might see it as a lifetime windfall, but it's another day at work for the multibillion-dollar energy companies looking for access to a massive natural gas reserve.More
Issues: LeasingOil and Gas
DEP Orders Partial Shutdown of Two Natural Gas Drilling Operations in Lycoming County
News WVSORO May 30, 2008
The Department of Environmental Protection today ordered two natural gas drilling companies to suspend a portion of their operations at separate sites in Lycoming County for violating Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Law.More
Issues: Leasing
300 agree to $90 million gas deal [in PA]. Sanford, Deposit landowners approve 5-year drilling pact
News WVSORO May 12, 2008
A coalition of about 300 property owners dealing with energy prospectors in eastern Broome and western Delaware countries has struck it rich, and drilling hasn't even started.More
Issues: Leasing
Owners have way to fight landmen
News WVSORO March 30, 2008
It's now easier for landowners to lodge complaints about the landmen who knock on their doors and try to strong-arm them into signing a lease for the rights to natural gas that may be under their property.More
Issues: Leasing
Property owner files suit over gas extraction
News WVSORO March 28, 2008
A group of property owners have filed a $20 million lawsuit against CNX Gas Co. LLC and Consol Energy Inc. claiming the companies have extracted coal-bed methane gas from their properties without compensating them.More
Issues: Leasing
Information on signing bonuses and royalty payments paid by Chesapeake Energy in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
News WVSORO March 13, 2008
The gas leasing frenzy has ratcheted up another notch in northern Wayne County. Chesapeake Energy has just doubled its signing bonus offer from $750 per acre to $1,500 per acre and increased its royalty offer from 12½ to 15 percent. TMore
Issues: Leasing
Unconventional natural gas reservoir could boost U.S. supply
News WVSORO January 17, 2008
Natural gas distributed throughout the Marcellus black shale in northern Appalachia could conservatively boost proven U.S. reserves by trillions of cubic feet if gas production companies employ horizontal drilling techniques, according to a Penn State and State University of New York, Fredonia, team.More
Issues: Marcellus shaleOil and Gas
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