April 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Both sides in the environmental debate are reaching

Penn State's indefatigable Professor Terry Engelder says both sides of the environmental debate are exaggerating. The natural gas E & P companies minimize the risks to groundwater--there are a few, such as drilling into pockets of methane gas that can produce milky-looking well water. Some environmentalists have attacked hydro-fracturing as if it were a proven source of water contamination (it's not). …


Added by Tom Copley on April 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Very Confused

4 sons have inherited mineral rights (along with other heirs) in Greene Co. (Gilmore Township) Since there are many people involved that know nothing about any of this, everyone is really floundering. All have signed leases, but contact with the leasing company (Domain E&D) is not very good. Because of the pending and closing of the sale to Consol on (April 30) . Does anyone know if any drilling has started in Gilmore Township, and what we can expect from Consol. Help.

Added by Ann Johnson on April 28, 2010 at 5:26am — No Comments

No Benzene Threat in DISH, TEXAS - (Too bad so many wasted so much time....)


Here you have it, real-time air quality results that prove the whole shebang was just another scare tactic from the unending bag of disaster tricks held by certain obstructionist…

Added by Robin Fehrenbach Scala on April 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Marcellus Midstream Conference: PA's Renaissance Up Close

ShureLine Construction attended the first midstream conference of its kind in the Northeast on April 19 & 20th where oil and gas industry's giants presented their current and projected agenda for developing unconventional natural gas in the NY/PA/WV/OH/MD corridor. The attendance greatly exceeded the…

Added by Josephine Sabillon on April 27, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Marcellus Lease prices posted on website

Are the prices per acre? It doesn't say or is it the up front Bonus?? Also add a column noting the acreage. Great tool!!

Added by Bonnie Swinehart on April 26, 2010 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

New York City - What is in your glass of water?

Brought to you by a forum member of another site, below is just a very basic list of the ingredients in each and every glass of water enjoyed by the residents of the City of New York, due to their belief that a filtration plant is way too expensive..…


Added by Robin Fehrenbach Scala on April 25, 2010 at 7:11am — 3 Comments

Williams in Lycoming County.

Williams is rumored to be meeting on April 22 to formulate their "gameplan" for landowners in Lycoming county. More competition = more money. After speaking to a landman representing Williams, they are searching for tracts of 320 contiguous acres for development. Some offers from them are allegedly anywhere from 4000/ acre 18% to 5500/ acre 20% royalty. Justin McCarthy with Thomas Development Corp. (412) 926-3315 is representing Williams in this area for anyone interested. The royalty rate… Continue

Added by R. Way on April 21, 2010 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

NY Review of Marcellus Hits Snags Submitted by taschutt on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 9:58am Late summer wrap-up projected for DEC plan By Jon Campbell •Albany Bureau • April 15, 2010, 7:00 pm ALBANY -- The…

NY Review of Marcellus Hits Snags

Submitted by taschutt on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 9:58am Late summer wrap-up projected for DEC plan

By Jon Campbell •Albany Bureau • April 15,

2010, 7:00 pm

ALBANY -- The review of a draft plan for natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale is being slowed by a staff shortage and may not be finished until late summer or early fall, the state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner said Thursday.

Speaking… Continue

Added by Jeff Ferreira on April 17, 2010 at 2:09am — 1 Comment

To all the nay says on nat/gas, heres your sign-CHEMUNG COUNTY NY HAS 20% INCREASE IN SALES TAX REVENUE !

A 20% increase? In Chemung County NY? Hah! Airport is booming, hotels, restaurants, folks are spending money. In the Star Gazette (4/15/10) they failed to mention OR even suggest the fact of those "gas well company's" setting up shop here in Horseheads are responsible for it! The folks they employ, houses they purchase, the money they spend. Now as you all are aware of- NYS is BROKE. Being the "blue" state we are, NYC has spent every dime.. Little old chemung county…


Added by sue a warner on April 15, 2010 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

T. Boone Pickens Touts Natural Gas Act on Capitol Hill

T. Boone appeared before the Ways and Means Committee to tout the benefits of the Natural Gas Act (NAT GAS Act). Legislation that would provide incentives to get CNG & LNG big rigs and utility trucks on our roads.

The legislation would pursue a 5-year goal of 236,000 natural gas trucks (heavy, medium, and light duty) in operation which would displace an estimated 2 billion gallons of…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on April 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments



Why the need for careful water analysis? With special thanks to Angel, the following is most troubling:



Added by daniel cohen on April 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Beaver County

Anyone know if companies are interested in acquiring natural gas leases in Beaver county?

Added by Joe Baran on April 12, 2010 at 2:40am — 2 Comments

Shale Gas is sunrise, Deep Sea Oil is dusk

Sue is right! With the new hydraulic fracturing technology proving efficacious, Washington should give priority to shale gas exploration. Of course the vulnerable areas should be restricted for environmental reasons, but with its dropping cost of exploration, Shale is the future - RK

Added by R K on April 11, 2010 at 3:04am — 2 Comments

depth severance

If the object is to lease only the Marcellus, the lease should only include the Marcellus shale and strata 100' above and below that formation.

Added by Sam Douglass on April 9, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Depth Severance

I'm close to signing a lease for my property in SW Butler County. I requested a top and bottom depth severance. The addendum came back with A top severance of 400' above the tully formation to the surface and the bottom is below the base of the Oriskany formation. What are the approximate depths of these formations in SW Butler County? Also Is the bottom depth deeper than required for the Marcellus? Is the company getting the next gas producing fromation included at this depth?

Added by Butler, PA on April 4, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Chesapeake expanding 640 acre tracts.

I am having a hard time understanding how chesapeake expanding units from 640 acres to 800 plus acres would help me. We were originally with Anadarko lease which specified 640 acre units. Chesapeake bought out lease and are asking to modify to 800+ acres for $10. Chesapeake claims royalties would be greater. Thanks.

Added by Gary Welch on April 2, 2010 at 1:21am — 2 Comments

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