My brother and I own some acreage in Greene County along the Perry and Whiteley Township border. The property is close to a number of older long wall mining sites. It seems that these more conventional mines are preventing or inhibiting EQT and others from fracking in the area. Is this accurate and can anyone provide insights if this will change in the future?
Thanks Farmer! Does that mean to there is less opportunity for them to mine these areas because the coal has been removed in the past using older, conventional methods?
Terry, I appreciate the insights. It would seem then that the conventional coal mines should not kill the opportunity for the unconventional mining. Still confused on why the activity is almost non existent in this area. Will the oil company fess up on a timeline?
It is difficult for operators to get permits in active coal mine permit areas, which will limit the number of wells drilled near-term.
A few years ago a dozer operator told me while working a strip mine outside of Morgantown, they found a vertical slab of shale with a perfect 20’ Palm tree fossil in it. In a few 100,000 thousand years they will probably find Budweiser bottles in the core samples.