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Radioactive contamination from fracking wastewater spills 43 Replies

Started by Paul Heckbert in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Thomas Lilli 1 hour ago.

All neighbors are pooled, CHK left us out! 8 Replies

Started by James in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Robin 1 hour ago.

Elizabeth Township nixes zoning variance for gas-fired power plant 22 Replies

Started by Paul Heckbert in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Thomas Malcolm Pendergast 5 hours ago.

Chesapeake no payment for May 2016; March 2016 gas 64 Replies

Started by T Conner in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by T Conner 7 hours ago.

OIL GLUT IS FADING IN PLACES LEASE EXPECTED: SAUDI ARABIA 2 Replies

Started by george m vietze in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by charles skellett 7 hours ago.

Compressor Station vs. Well Pad - can they be located together? 6 Replies

Started by John Recznik in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Bluflame 8 hours ago.

The Dirty Truth About 'Green' Energy 16 Replies

Started by Jim Litwinowicz in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Jon 18 hours ago.

% of royalties at the well head.

Started by Thomas Gary Moore in General Shale Discussions 21 hours ago.

Going rate for staging area

Started by david starcher in General Shale Discussions 22 hours ago.

Energy group hopes to reduce foreign oil imports 1 Reply

Started by Bob Perkins in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Bob Perkins yesterday.

Shut In Clause

Started by Gopreach in General Shale Discussions yesterday.

Jackie Root (NARO-PA): "everybody hates oil and gas companies..." 3 Replies

Started by charles skellett in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by Ron Hale yesterday.

A novel for our era of "fracking frenzy" 2 Replies

Started by Paul Heckbert in General Shale Discussions. Last reply by TreeMom yesterday.

Utica Shale well activity as of June 18

Started by Mike Murphy in General Shale Discussions on Wednesday.

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Need Help with a Legal Issue in Ohio

My family has a 200 acre interest in a 2000+ acre pooled venture that has been on hold because the largest property holder within the group is in a dispute with a small area mineral rights holder. This property holder is basically trying to use the law take the mineral rights from this small holder. So far the mineral rights holder has held on in court, but the property holder refuses to deal and has a "all or nothing" stance. It looks like the mineral rights holder can’t or won’t sign on to…

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Posted by D. Rush on May 28, 2016 at 12:31am — 3 Comments

OPEC Died in Qatar

“Five brothers” versus “seven sisters”

More than half a century ago, five major oil producing countries – Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia – agreed to work together to deprive seven transnational companies – Exxon, RD / Shell, Texaco, Chevron,…

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Posted by Shon Mattox on April 19, 2016 at 10:04pm

Don't make my mistake...

I began getting offers for my land a few years back. I had spoken with friends of mine who had also received offers and decided to lease their property out well "the getting was good". I wanted to take a different approach. I wanted to hold out as long as possible (after all the price can only go up right?). 

To make a long story short, the well that was in my area turned out to be a fluke and my mineral rights are worthless now. I could have been a couple hundred grand richer, but I…

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Posted by Harold Hoerner on March 23, 2016 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

Hope for greater U.S. security through energy

By Keith Mauck

Today's headlines are fearsome. Yet amid the bad news, there is hope for greater U.S. security through energy. 

Gone are the days of stressing over OPEC and oil-supply disruptions; that 40-year nightmare is over. Today, we're experiencing an oil and natural gas boom that promises to strengthen the country. 

Rising U.S. crude production generates huge economic benefits. Oil…

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Posted by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on February 9, 2016 at 11:30am

Your Producer Files Chapter 11 - Take a look at Texas land And Mineral Owners Association Advice.

Here is an Action Plan from Texas for when your O&G Purchaser  (Producer) files for Chapter 11. It might help you develop an action plan for your state when you stop receiving Royalty checks. The oil and gas will more than likely continue to be taken free.

Texas Land And Mineral Owners Association

WHEN YOUR OIL & GAS PURCHASER GOES BROKE

A Royalty and Mineral Owner’s Perspective and Action Plan for When

You Receive Notice from the United States Bankruptcy…

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Posted by Ron Hale on February 12, 2016 at 3:26pm

Upstream Vs. Downstream in Oil and Gas

'What is the difference between upstream and downstream in oil and gas?'

https://youtu.be/SsgIaPJ0Cl0

As upstream continues to face a challenging operating environment and opportunities open up in other segments of the industry, we've seen this question asked over again - whether on Linkedin or within our…

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Posted by Doug Stetzer on March 1, 2016 at 3:42pm

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July 7

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A discussion started by Paul Butler was featured

Fracking Expert/Breitling sued by SEC for spending investor money on strippers

Bloomberg) - Calling himself the “frack master,” Texas businessman Chris Faulkner charmed hundreds of investors and major media companies into believing he had extensive experience in energy markets.It turns out he had none and that at least $30…See More
36 minutes ago
Paul Butler posted a discussion

Fracking Expert/Breitling sued by SEC for spending investor money on strippers

Bloomberg) - Calling himself the “frack master,” Texas businessman Chris Faulkner charmed hundreds of investors and major media companies into believing he had extensive experience in energy markets.It turns out he had none and that at least $30…See More
1 hour ago
Thomas Lilli replied to Paul Heckbert's discussion 'Radioactive contamination from fracking wastewater spills'
"Anyone who has purchased a home in PA has had to do a Radon test. "Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless[2] noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of…"
1 hour ago
Robin replied to James's discussion 'All neighbors are pooled, CHK left us out!'
"I live in Green Twp, PA, and I have the same situation.  Every parcel of land surrounding ours has been contracted, yet ours hasn't.  When I spoke to Chesapeake awhile back, they gave me some blah blah and that they weren't…"
1 hour ago
Thomas Malcolm Pendergast replied to Paul Heckbert's discussion 'Elizabeth Township nixes zoning variance for gas-fired power plant'
"So if the scientists debating this achieve, let's say 97% consensus, that for power generation it's better to burn coal than gas, then we should start converting back to coal????"
5 hours ago
T Conner replied to T Conner's discussion 'Chesapeake no payment for May 2016; March 2016 gas'
"My understanding that this bill will be voted on "to come out of committee" and go to the floor next week.  Call committee members and representatives supporting the issue."
7 hours ago
T Conner replied to T Conner's discussion 'Chesapeake no payment for May 2016; March 2016 gas'
7 hours ago
charles skellett replied to george m vietze's discussion 'OIL GLUT IS FADING IN PLACES LEASE EXPECTED: SAUDI ARABIA'
7 hours ago
Bluflame replied to John Recznik's discussion 'Compressor Station vs. Well Pad - can they be located together?'
"Large compressor stations requiring 15+ acres are a common phenomena in Belmont County. These facilities are much larger than could be contained on a well pad. I assume they support the large trunk pipelines that deliver wet gas to the various gas…"
8 hours ago
Matt replied to James's discussion 'All neighbors are pooled, CHK left us out!'
"If you aren't in a unit, even though everyone is around you, and you can verify by ODNR maps you aren't tapped, you have no recourse. "
8 hours ago
Joseph-Ohio replied to Paul Heckbert's discussion 'Radioactive contamination from fracking wastewater spills'
"As I understand these things the particles that are emitted by radioactivity / radio active materials are also exactly radiation emitted by the material's nuclear instability. The sun is constantly emitting radiation (particles) however by…"
8 hours ago
george m vietze replied to george m vietze's discussion 'OIL GLUT IS FADING IN PLACES LEASE EXPECTED: SAUDI ARABIA'
"Sorry for the "typo" - "lease" should be "least"  but more demand means less supply which should raise prices and result in more "leases"!!!    "
11 hours ago
george m vietze posted a discussion

OIL GLUT IS FADING IN PLACES LEASE EXPECTED: SAUDI ARABIA

The Saudi's are using more oil than they are producing and they are going into the summer months where they consume the most amount of oil.   Oil is hovering around $50 brl - higher prices are on the horizon!!England leaving the EU may put a damper…See More
11 hours ago
Paul Heckbert replied to Paul Heckbert's discussion 'Radioactive contamination from fracking wastewater spills'
"Science refresher: Radioactivity is particles that shoot out when unstable atomic nuclei break apart (nuclear fission). Radioactivity comes in several forms: alpha particles (2 protons and 2 neutrons), beta particles (flying electrons), or gamma…"
13 hours ago
Indiana Smith replied to James's discussion 'All neighbors are pooled, CHK left us out!'
"I will attach a pdf file with the platmap for the nearest well to you.  Your property is about 1500 feet from the well bore.  The fracking only fractures out about 500' on each side of the bore (they have a rectangle that shows the…"
17 hours ago
Jon replied to Jim Litwinowicz's discussion 'The Dirty Truth About 'Green' Energy'
"I'd imagine wind energy is probably stored in big batteries to even out the flow. We all know that batteries aren't made of toxic materials."
18 hours ago
 
 
 

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