"If they come out with the regulations by Nov, Dec as they're planning and then a comment period, 45 days, a rewrite and another comment period, 30-45 days and then the final draft, probably this spring.
IMHO, the DRBC is trying to time it to…"
"Is there any movement or idea when this moratorium will be lifted? So essentially, any 5 year lease is currently indefinite until the moratorium is lifted? (The clock starts when drilling can legally begin?)"
"The Delaware River Basin commission has issued a moratorium in the basin so CHK and others have been declaring Force Majeure for their leases. The Force Majeure allows the gascos to suspend their leases until such time as they are permitted to move…"
Now that Patterson is out (THANK GOD!) will NYS begin the process of Natural Gas Exploration/Drilling in Delaware County? Is there anything doing in the forseeable future? Will Gas Companies (Chesapeake) pack their bags and move on to other counties? Many lease agreements were 5 years long. Many have only two years left on them... WTF?
"All the chatter I hear about the sgeis being completed is June. The DEC is working hard on all the public commenst and hope to finalize it soon. I think we are very very close, so hang in there. Our best bet also is that Govenor Patterson stays in…"
"I understand that ExxonMobil is now in the game; having bought out X TO! Some of the bought leases are in Deposit NY. I realize that Chesapeake is committed to not drilling the the DRWS; however, according to the state, that doesn't mean that…"
"There will be no drilling in the watershed areas. Chesapeake bought the rights, then signed an agreement to never drill on them. This essentially protects the watershed areas from drilling forever. It's ironic, because Chesapeake just did…"
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