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Online well drilling sessions offered
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will host online information sessions on implementing Act 13. That is the new state law governing shale well drilling.
Shale speaker set for SRU
John Applegath, vice president of Range Resources’ southern Marcellus Shale division, will speak at Slippery Rock University March 27. Applegath will give the “Success Starts Here” address on campus at 12:30 p.m., March 27, a continuation of the series’ focus on Marcellus Shale expansion.
Marcellus Shale drilling begun in Perry
Marcellus Shale drilling has begun in Perry Township. Shell Oil Co. started drilling on the Gerald and Suzanne Twentier property off Breakneck Bridge Road this month. After a few days, the top hole rig, which drills the first hole and sets the casing, was packed up and moved on.
SRU open houses promote gas well tender training
Slippery Rock University will host two open houses Thursday for information about its Marcellus shale industry entry-level training. The open houses will be followed by a four-week training class beginning March 26 for people wanting to become certified oil and gas technicians.
County commissioners adopt gas fee ordinance
A Slippery Rock Township landowner with a gas lease fears a county impact fee will drive drillers away. Robert Henry and his wife, Norma, were among several people offering comments and asking questions yesterday about a proposed impact fee on unconventional natural gas wells in the county.
Residents urged to use care when signing shale lease
A Lawrence County landowner offered advice to people considering signing Marcellus shale leases. “Get multiple sources, read science journals and industry journals and try to find out the real truth,” Jim Litwinowitz urged a crowd of about 200.
County introduces shale fee ordinance
The Lawrence County commissioners want the county and local municipalities to reap some royalties from Marcellus Shale. They introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would impose an impact fee on all unconventional gas and oil wells drilled in Lawrence County.
Shell reports good results with well drilling
Shell Appalachia is happy with its results so far in drilling exploratory gas wells in Little Beaver Township. Scott Bruner, Shell business integration manager, said the drilling “has caused a level of excitement for us.”
Mitchel Olszak: Marcellus Shale in county remains a mystery
So is Lawrence County about to undergo a massive economic boom courtesy of natural gas drilling? Are property owners soon to enjoy wealth beyond imagination? Are jobs about to go begging for workers to fill them?
Shale drilling not yet booming here
Marcellus and Utica shale drilling in Lawrence County is not booming — yet. But progress is being met with mixed emotions from landowners who either have scrambled to sign top-dollar leases with drilling companies or who are being cautious about the effects hydraulic fracking could have on their land and the environment.
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