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Carbon dioxide storage hub seeks 80,000 acres across Western Pa., Ohio and West Virginia
News WVSORO March 8, 2024
Landmen are knocking on doors again in southwestern Pennsylvania,eastern Ohio and West Virginia. This time, it’s not to make deals for what’salready in the ground, but for the empty spaces that could hold the region’sindustrial waste — the carbon dioxide that comes out of smokestacks acrossthe tri-state region. More
Issues: LeasingOil and Gas
WVSORO files comment on PSC investigation into gas supplies for residential field taps on transmission lines
NewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young August 5, 2019
Residences and businesses in cities receive natural gas from lines owned by distribution companies. Those distribution companies get their gas from transmission lines. The transmissions lines get their gas from gathering lines that are attached to the gas wells. Many rural residences and businesses in areas where gas wells are located also receive natural gas […] More
Help us with suggestions for, and experiences with, surface use agreements.
NewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young August 4, 2019
With the Crowder case finally decided in favor of surface owners by the West Virginia Supreme Court, surface owners can now (with rare exceptions) refuse to allow their surface to be used for a well pad for horizontal wells. Let us know what you'd like to see in a Surface Owners Agreement. More
CBS/ProPublica documentary records surface owners’ W.Va. Supreme Court victory!
NewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young July 14, 2019
“Powerless: The High Cost of Cheap Gas”  the CBSN Originals & ProPublica documentary that  follows Beth Crowder and David Wentz through the recent WV Supreme Court case and win against EQT premiered on CBSN on July 14, 2019.   A report already appeared on the ProPublica website and the Charleston Gazette Mail on this case. A videographer […] More
Issues: Oil and GasWell pads
West Virginia Supreme Court rules for surface owners and WVSORO on well pads
DocumentNewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young June 19, 2019
A highly anticipated and hugely important West Virginia Supreme Court decision agrees with surface owners and WVSORO!  The Court ruled that a driller has no right to put a well pad on a surface owner if the well bore is going to go horizontally beyond the mineral tract under the surface owner and into neighboring mineral tracts.  Virtually all horizontal well bores start in the mineral tract under the surface owner, but then also go into neighboring mineral tracts.  So drillers now need the consent/agreement of the surface owner for virtually all wells pads for horizontal wells -- or the surface owner can just say "No". More
Issues: Horizontal wellsMarcellus shaleOil and GasWell pads
WV Surface Owners WIN BIG!
NewsUpdates and Alerts Kayla Young June 18, 2019
In a UNANIMOUS decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court on June 5 regarding Crowder & Wentz v. EQT Production, the court agreed that drillers and mineral owners have no right to use a surface owner’s land for well pads or roads etc. to develop minerals under neighboring mineral properties that do not underlie the surface owner’s land without the surface owner’s express permission. The Supreme court upheld the ruling previously made by Doddridge County Circuit Court, in a battle that we have been fighting for the past eight years. More
Issues: FrackingHorizontal wellsMarcellus shaleOil and GasWell pads
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 wells More
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 Virginia More
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 meeting More
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: Drilling 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
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