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Supreme Court of Ohio Will Hear Appeal of ‘Home Rule’ Case

The Supreme Court of Ohio has agreed to hear an appeal in a case involving local ordinances, or “home rule” laws, that pits a Utica Shale driller against a Summit County municipality that had tried to shut down the driller’s operations.

June 24, 2013

IEA: Shales Driving U.S. to Production Growth World Leader

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said U.S. gas production could reach 797 billion cubic meters (bcm) (28.14 Tcf) by 2018, 17% higher than last year’s total of 681 bcm (24.05 Tcf), which was a 5% increase over 2011. That’s thanks to shale gas. Other countries have it, but they won’t be getting at it for some time, and that fact will keep the United States among the leading natural gas producers.

June 21, 2013

Chesapeake Shareholders Reelect Board, Reject Declassification

Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders reelected the company’s board of directors, but rejected separate proposals to implement proxy access, reincorporate in Delaware and declassify the board, the last of which would have made it easier to replace the entire board in one fell swoop.

June 18, 2013

Energy Independence in Sight, Says Chesapeake’s Dunham

With the “right kind of leadership” and regulatory environment, the United States could be just 10 years from achieving energy independence, Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s nonexecutive Chairman Archie Dunham said Friday.

June 17, 2013

Range Backed in Pennsylvania Lease Extension Case

A Pennsylvania judge has ruled against a Lycoming County landowner who had argued an oil and gas lease could not be extended because he was not aware of an extension clause.

June 6, 2013

Rex Secures Water Supply to Drill in Ohio’s Utica

The Buckeye Water District (BWD), a utility based in Columbiana County, OH, agreed to supply water for at least three years to a subsidiary of Rex Energy Corp. for oil and natural gas drilling in neighboring Carroll County, OH, the most prolific in the Utica Shale.

June 6, 2013

Tight Oil, Liquids Boost U.S. Upstream Spending in 2012

Low natural gas prices didn’t deter U.S. operators from boosting upstream spending in 2012, according to data compiled by Ernst & Young.

June 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Presbytery Ends Drilling Moratorium

Members of the Pittsburgh Presbytery voted to end a one-year moratorium on shale development, a decision that could potentially open property from the organization’s 150 churches to Marcellus Shale oil and gas leasing.

June 3, 2013

Church Group Lifts Leasing Ban, in Talks Over Shell Pipeline

Members of the Pittsburgh Presbytery voted to end a one-year moratorium on shale development, a decision that could potentially open property from the organization’s 150 churches to Marcellus Shale oil and gas leasing.

June 3, 2013

NatGas Modernization Plan Awaits Illinois Governor’s Signature

The Illinois Senate approved legislation Tuesday that supporters say could accelerate rebuilding aging natural gas delivery infrastructure over the next 10 years while maintaining regulatory oversight.

May 31, 2013