Recently , I talked to our land man for about an hour-I was a little surprised that he had that much time to talk. My mother is still living and is the real owner until she passes it on to my brother, sister and to myself. With her will and the language in the oil/gas lease this will happen with-out probate which is how we want it. This original agreement was made on April 16TH 1897 . Since then the oil/gas laws have changed and our contract with HG ENERGY LLC has improved since they…Continue
Added by Thomas Morris on August 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Energy In Depth's Shawn:
"UPDATE (5/31/12, 10:00 am ET): MarkWest has come a long way since they announced their plans to build natural gas processing facilities in Cadiz last August. MarkWest has been processing 60 million cubic feet of gas per day (Mmcf/d), removing the wet gas components of ethane, butane, propane and pentane since late last year from their temporary facility. Just this month, MarkWest completed…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on June 3, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
War, religion, politics, and guns have been hotly contested topics for decades, even millennia. It hasn’t been until the last decade or so when families, friends, and communities starting debating each other on the steps of state capitols and at dinner tables across the country over all aspects of energy, especially natural resource development.
It’s become an emotional debate, with two sides that feel like the other is not listening. Companies are frustrated,…
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on May 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Dr. Robert W. Chase, Chair and Professor at Marietta College, gives background on Ohio production data:
"After at least an extra month of guarded anticipation, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) finally released oil and gas production data on 86 wells producing from the Utica shale during 2012. Oddly enough, an article from Reuters appearing in Friday’s papers dismisses the Utica play as a bust. To quote the…Continue
"Last night, voters in the City of Youngstown roundly rejected an ill advised “Community Bill of Rights” charter amendment that threatened the city from regaining its status as the economic powerhouse it once was. The final vote tally shows the charter amendment was handily defeated by a 57% to 43% margin. In the end 3,821 voted against the measure while only 2,880 voted to enact the…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on May 8, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Energy in Depth's Shawn covers the tedious process of permitting in Ohio:
"A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch, entitled “Drillers: Ohio easy place to do business in,” left readers with the impression that Ohio has a rubber stamp system for permitting oil and gas development, and by extension a lack of proper scrutiny on safety and environmental protection.…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on May 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Energy Day took place last week in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was organized by America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), the Associated Petroleum Industries of PA (American Petroleum Institute, API), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA). The event was attended by over 300 individuals and representatives of 13 different Chambers of Commerce. We will be…Continue
Added by Nicole Jacobs on May 8, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments
Building on strong numbers from the first quarter of 2013, Utica Shale development in the second quarter of 2013 has been taking off in Ohio. Of course, we see headlines each week in newspapers all over the Buckeye state indicating new jobs, investments,…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on May 1, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments
First and foremost, anytime a gas or pipeline company wants you to sign any contract you must thoroughly understand the document and any and all consequences that may result upon execution of the document. Unfortunately, I have seen landowners lose hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars where they blindly executed serious legal documents without fully understanding their leverage and options. It is important not to repeat these costly mistakes and make certain…Continue
Energy In Depth's Mike reports Quinnipiac's new poll regarding shale development in Ohio:
"A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that by a substantial margin Ohio voters believe the economic benefits of oil and natural gas development outweigh any perceived environmental concerns associated with the activity. Specifically, the poll found a substantial 63 – 30 percent…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on April 25, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments
Energy In Depth's Shawn debunks Bloomberg's claims about Ohio's Utica Shale:
"In its recent coverage of the Ohio shale industry, Bloomberg News suggested that the oil and gas industry is leaving Ohio in droves. It’s fitting that baseball season is underway, because the report was an unequivocal swing and miss.
The central problem with Bloomberg’s narrative is that…Continue
Added by Anne Carto on April 17, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments
by Keith Mauck
Facts are essential in today’s debate over energy policy. It is a fact, for example, that the United States is producing more of its own oil and natural gas due to advances in technology. It’s also a fact that anti-oil critics are using fear tactics to fight the American drilling renaissance because the facts are not on their side.
Such political games are not unusual in America, but when a federal agency like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),…Continue
Last year, Chesapeake Energy released the results of its Buell 8H well in Archer Township, Harrison County, to much fanfare. The returns – a peak rate of 9.5 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 1,425 barrels per day of natural gas liquids and oil (3,010 barrels of oil equivalent) per day – sent a strong signal…Continue
The implied covenant to market gas vs. the shut-in royalty clause: How long can the well be shut-in?
This is a familiar but troubling issue for a growing number of landowners throughout the Marcellus Shale fairway. Imagine you own 145 acres in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. You sign a lease with a modest signing bonus in 2007. You soon realize that your signing bonus is…Continue
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on March 20, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments
In the wake of the “Fiscal Cliff” deal in early January, I’ve received numerous calls from owners of mineral rights asking how the new law will affect them. I’ve put together the following summary to help mineral rights owners understand the recent legislation, known as the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.”
3.8% Medicare Surtax for Taxpayers with Income over $200,000 or $250,000. The new 3.8% surtax will affect single taxpayers with income over $200,000 and…Continue
Added by Shannon McNulty, J.D., LL.M. on March 13, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments
AmericaPowered.com is the clearinghouse of energy news being consumed by America's policy makers, power brokers, media elite — and the energy industry itself. It is the mission of AmericaPowered.com to provide the most recent and important oil and natural gas news in one place. Quickly, efficiently and without commentary. The goal is to make this site the industry standard of energy news aggregation.
AmericaPowered.com grew from a market need to have access to independent,…Continue
Added by AmericaPowered.com on February 12, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments
An extremely hot issue at the present time involves post-production costs or “deductions” that landowners are seeing subtracted from their gas royalty checks. Typically, boilerplate Oil and Gas Leases offered to landowners clearly permit the gas company to deduct post-production costs for the cost of producing, gathering, storing, separating, treating, dehydrating, processing, transporting and marketing the oil and gas.
In the 2010 Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s…Continue
Added by Douglas A. Clark, Esq. on February 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
What is the fracking debate really about? I recently received a random email from a fracktivist calling me an "idiot." Curious as to what was on this site visitor's mind, I sent a return email and "complimented" them on their "politeness."Side note: I…Continue
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on February 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments