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January 12, 2013

Natural gas workshop set

NEW CASTLE — A natural gas workshop has been set for Jan. 24 in Slippery Rock.

Landowners in the area have been approached with seismic testing and pipeline agreements. As a result, they face various questions including: Is this an option or a lease? How many pipes? Is this agreement worth $200 per acre or $60,000 per acre?

To answer these and other questions, Penn State Extension will offer a natural gas workshop “Seismic Testing, Pipeline Agreements and Leasing Update” at the Slippery Rock Township Building, 155 Branchton Road.

The session will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Presenters will include Dan Brockett and Jon Laughner from the Penn State Marcellus Education Team. They will provide information on seismic testing and pipeline right-of-ways and what options may be available for landowners. A question-and-answer period will follow the discussion.

Pre-registration is required by calling the Butler County Extension Office at (724) 287-4761.

There will be a $10 fee per person collected at the door.

More information is available by contacing Laughner at (724) 774-3003.

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