In response to a question "Has Marathon stopped leasing in Fayette County"
We had leased our property (100+acres) with Marathon during the 4th quarter of 2010
Two neighbors with 10-20 acres next to our property had contacted the Marathon office (Bridgeport,WV) in an attempt to lease...both were turned down as the manager there said no leasing was taking place at this time. This was done in the first half of 2010.
All the acreage around ours ( a 2000+ acre block) is leased thru Marathon. No drilling to date but the seismic testing is imminent. I understand Nemacolin Woodlands property is leased to Marathon.
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]