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Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Shale
  • Corvi.jpg Lawrence Corvi: Marcellus Shale — a lot more good than bad

    Lawrence and Mercer county business leaders recently learned more about how Marcellus Shale development is impacting our area. Most of the news seemed to be good, but those in attendance were reminded it’s still early in the game for one of the biggest stori

    May 1, 2012 1 Photo

  • District wants own terms in shale lease

    The Wilmington school board has informally decided to move toward leasing district land for Marcellus Shale drilling. But its members want to do so under the district’s terms.

    April 12, 2012

  • money.jpg Wilmington weighs drilling leases

    Safety versus finances. Heavy truck traffic, noise, pollution. Benzine, toluene and other noxious gases. Asthma and cancer. Kids crossing streets laden with hundreds of trucks filled with water. Transient people moving in to work. An increase in crime rate. The potential for overall change in the makeup of a community.

    March 28, 2012 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Wilmington board offers views on drill lease

    Members of the Wilmington school board expressed their positions about whether to lease district land for Marcellus/Utica shale drilling. The consensus was to proceed with pursuing a lease of portions of the district’s 73.35 acres with one of two drilling companies acquiring rights in the county — Shell Oil and Hilcorp Energy.

    March 28, 2012

  • drill.tiff Drill deals being considered by school districts, communities

    Marcellus and Utica Shale-related drilling and leases are polka-dotting the landscape of Lawrence County. Several local government entities, including school districts, are considering or have entered land lease offers, and at least three drilling companies are pursuing leases and planning to establish drilling sites throughout the county.

    March 24, 2012 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Hilcorp Energy plans two wells; Shell Oil will continue drilling at existing sites

    Hilcorp Energy Co. is seeking permits to drill two gas wells on property at Route 551 and Garner roads. It already has applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection for the permits to drill on the property of Laird and Joyce Whiting. The applications are under review and are pending, according to eNotices issued by DEP.

    March 24, 2012

  • Union considering drilling lease

    The potential exists for the Union school district to sign a five-year lease for shale drilling. However, the motion to recommend an agreement with Texas-based Hilcorp in Houston, was tabled at this week’s meeting.

    March 24, 2012

  • 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.

    March 23, 2012

  • Bessemer to be site of shale program

    A public program and discussion on Marcellus Shale well drilling will be offered Tuesday in Bessemer. The event will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bessemer Fire Hall, corner of North Main Street and West Poland Avenue.

    March 23, 2012

  • 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.

    March 21, 2012

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