Probably. I spoke with a man from CPK who was in Washington Township doing some land assessment and seeing what the interest may be. I asked if they were interested in the Utica Shale and he said "probably". Seemed to be talking first with people who held larger acreage.
5000 per acre
Agreements to lease land in Trumbull County started at a few hundred dollars an acre and have grown to $5,000, Marchese said. Recent buyers have paid as much as $20,000 an acre for land in the Texas’s Eagle Ford shale area and the Bakken shale in North Dakota, which produce oil and gas liquids, Hanold said.
I agree with you we need to keep getting the word out and have landowners hold off. If people continue to sign the offers wont go up. Everyone needs to relax and watch things develope. CHK isn't going anywhere with black gold under our feet.
I posted this on on another topic but since it seems to be a recurring thread thought I would post here too. Not affiliated with anyone but this is my story from the Marcellus in PA: