January 2013 Blog Posts (43)

Antero Upping Reserves and Activity in the Utica

EID's Shawn provides an update on Antero's involvement in Ohio's Utica Shale:

"Antero Resources out of Denver, Colorado recently announced their capitol budget for 2013.  In their proposal, Antero plans to spend $149.5 million in exploration and production while operating two rigs in the Utica-Point Pleasant over the next year.  In addition to…


Added by Anne Carto on January 31, 2013 at 4:33am — No Comments

Natural Gas Celeb Reality Tour: They Came, They Saw, They Misrepresented

The celebrity tour of Dimock has been in and out of the news for the past few weeks. But, with all these natural gas impacts the celebs reported seeing, what about the many things that never even got a mention?

It’s been a couple of weeks now since some well known celebrities and their…


Added by Nicole Jacobs on January 30, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments

stevenson pad is off coulter school road----salem twp.

located in the highest point of mercer county---far away from the damaged shale around the sandy lake pot hole lake---land  was owned by sherman rhodes and later given to e a rhodes who sold it to mr george of canfield ohio who was the prime mover of bringing in polminex gas to open up the area in 1983.  polminex drilled 14 wells in the area and they have continued producing all thes years--thus the very favorable lease agreements that big oil loves to have...no big payouts to get a…


Added by OIL FINGER on January 30, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

Magnum Hunter Entering Utica-Point Pleasant In 2013

EID's Shawn reports on Magnum Hunter coming to Ohio to develop Ohio's Utica Shale:

"Magnum Hunter Resources is the next company focusing on the Utica-Point Pleasant formation in 2013.  The company, based out of Houston, is an independent exploration and production company active in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, and Saskatchewan, Canada.  In the Utica/Point Pleasant, Magnum Hunter will be developing a minimum of 4…


Added by Anne Carto on January 30, 2013 at 8:04am — 5 Comments

Natural Gas Trains and Trucks Rolling Through

Don Roessler discusses the impacts natural gas is having on the trucking and railroad industries, specifically the decision to convert many of these vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG).

Since this is my first time writing for this website, I’d like to give you a little background before I begin so you can have a better understanding of my interest in natural gas and it’s use as a fuel source for the trucking and railroad industries. My roots are in Washington County, Pa. where…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 30, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments

Chesapeake Donates Vehicles to County Law Enforcement

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is giving back to the community once again in Utica Shale country.  The company recently celebrated 2013 by donating Chevy Tahoes to law enforcement agencies in Columbiana and Carroll counties.  Both counties are highly involved in the Utica Shale play.

The vehicles are specially customized and will help the departments with costs by filling a need for the K9 and SWAT units. …


Added by Anne Carto on January 29, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

Cleveland’s NatGasCar Makes CNG Transition Safe, Clean

Last week, EID-Ohio visited NatGasCar in Cleveland’s Industrial Innovation Center on the east side of the city.  Founded in 2009, the company designs and manufactures compressed natural gas conversion systems, high pressure fuel systems, and home refueling appliances.  The domestic resource of natural gas, made possible by the expanding development in the Utica-Point Pleasant and Marcellus shale formations, encouraged them to pull together individuals in…


Added by Anne Carto on January 28, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

Port Authority and Marathon Move Closer to $2.4 Million Wellsville Deal

This week, the Columbiana County Port Authority brought Marathon Petroleum Co. closer to building a transfer station at the Wellsville Intermodal Park. The board of directors…


Added by Anne Carto on January 25, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

What A Country!

Sometimes the other side in the natural gas debate makes the best case for our side. If you are looking for an example, check out our Sautnergate story from last summer.  There is a new example from northeast PA's recent celebrity visit. In this example, local activist Vera Scroggins (who always asks for respectful debate) shows us exactly what she means by that term. 

Readers of this blog are very familiar with the name Vera Scroggins, a/k/a Vera…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 24, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

Gulfport Keeps Showing The Promise of Utica With New Results

EID's Shawn reports on Gulfport's latest encouraging results from Ohio's Utica Shale:

"Gulfport Energy released the results of two new wells in their Utica/Point Pleasant operations.  Following the results of their latest three wells, these two new wells have some large shoes to fill.  The…


Added by Anne Carto on January 24, 2013 at 4:44am — No Comments

FrackNation Speaks for Forgotten Man

FrackNation premiered on TV last night. Many watched from home and others got together with friends and family and watched it at different places together. The natural gas debate has brought supporters closer than ever, in fact. We encourage everyone to watch the movie and offer our reviews in hopes you’ll do so.

Simply put; the movie FrackNation is a great film. It speaks up for the forgotten men and women in the natural gas debate; the landowner, the worker and the consumer; the…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 23, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

My Response to FrackNation: Ball's in your court Gasland

By Keith Mauck


Well, that was the best $20 I’ve spent in…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on January 23, 2013 at 3:30am — 44 Comments

BP’s Energy Outlook 2030 Highlights America’s Shale Resources

EID's Mike reports on the importance of shale development in BP's energy outlook 2030:

"Last week, BP released their third annual Energy Outlook 2030 report, based on up-to-date analysis, and taking into account developments of the past year.

Last year’s outlook led the way in showing how North America…


Added by Anne Carto on January 22, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments

A Practice Built On 'All Things Marcellus'

Attorney Spotlight: Douglas Clark

For Pennsylvania attorney Douglas Clark, the Marcellus Shale is a family matter. His first clients in the oil and gas space were his in-laws and their neighbors in Wayne County, and he has built an entire business around representing rural landowners in the Keystone State who remind him of his parents and grandparents.

“It’s been a gift to represent them,” Clark told GoMarcellusShale in a telephone interview. “It’s…


Added by K. Daniel Glover on January 22, 2013 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

The Depth and Breadth of Natural Gas Industry Talent

Oil and natural gas quality assurance specialist Don Crusan gives his thoughts about the many people of the natural gas industry who make the Marcellus Shale region a great place to live and work, focusing on the wide array of opportunities and jobs to be found in the industry.

I have been chasing the money and projects in energy sectors over the years, from coal through nuclear and settling on natural gas and oil for the last 35 years as a Quality Assurance Specialist. I specialize…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 21, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

CONSOL Energy Increasing Activity In Noble County

EID's Shawn reports on CONSOL's upcoming activity in Ohio's Noble County:

"CONSOL Energy is looking to increase activity in Noble County due in part to some strong numbers coming from their wells in the county.  Consol already has one well online in Noble County near Summerfield in Stock Township.  The initial flow rate on their first well, the…


Added by Anne Carto on January 21, 2013 at 4:07am — No Comments

Promised Land Needs Real Jason Bourne

Promised Land is another weak plot movie geared toward sending a politically correct message. That message is based on false information and naive goals, not to mention a lack of courage in addressing real energy issues facing our nation. We could use a real Jason Bourne about now.

Matt Damon played a killer con man in a movie called The Talented Mister Ripley. In his new movie, Promised Land, Mr. Damon plays a conflicted gas company landman selling leases to folks in a small town.…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 20, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

Women's Group Seeks Balanced Energy Approach

A recent conference of of women in the energy and communications sectors in New York City focused on the need for a balanced approach to energy development in New York, one that will heavily involve natural gas. It is the only strategy that offers sensible solutions to the state’s energy demands, given the practical realities.

I had the pleasure of attending my second Women in Communication and Energy (WICE) meeting on January 17. The meeting took place in New York City at Columbia…


Added by Thomas J Shepstone on January 19, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments

Loco Ono & Son Descend on Dimock to Fight Natural Gas Heating Their Home

Author: Rachael Colley, EID Marcellus Field Director

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, together with a host of other characters, jumped into two Mercedes vehicles to head to Dimock and campaign against natural gas in New York, the same natural gas that heats the home of the Beatles beneficiaries.

Yesterday, Tom and I had an opportunity to travel to Dimock, Pennsylvania for a…


Added by Nicole Jacobs on January 18, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Chesapeake Named One of FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For

No surprise here; Chesapeake Energy has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For list for the sixth consecutive year.  After an incredible 2012, the company ranked #26 in the nation, improving from #32 last year.  Chesapeake has been a vital part of Ohio’s shale development, and the economic and community benefits putting the state back on track.  EID has met countless…


Added by Anne Carto on January 18, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments

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