The West Virginia Senate on Monday rejected a bill that would have given natural gas companies the right to survey on private property without the owner’s consent.
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A new study published Monday by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) found “no measurable impact” on property values resulting from nearby underground natural gas transmission lines.
A property owners’ association in a popular western Maryland lake resort area said it opposes surface structures for vertical drilling for Marcellus Shale gas, but is amenable to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that accesses the play from a distance.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has once again rescheduled two public hearings for September regarding Hilcorp Energy Co.’s request for a forced pooling order in Western Pennsylvania, in which nearby property owners and drillers will be allowed to provide testimony.
As the development of unconventional oil and gas plays continues to ramp up across North America, the race to supply the resources necessary for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is heating up. In addition to water supplies, the hunt for sand, with certain properties that make it ideal for fracking, is reaching far and wide.
For the second time in less than two months, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has postponed indefinitely a set of public hearings regarding Hilcorp Energy Co.’s request for a forced pooling order in Western Pennsylvania. Three property owners filed suit earlier this month to stop the company.
Consol Energy Inc. and Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) have unveiled a drilling proposal for Pittsburgh International Airport property that would allow 47 wells to be drilled into airport property overlying the Marcellus Shale, with the potential to explore Upper Devonian targets.
A class action lawsuit in Ohio pending in a Youngstown court could affect property owners attempting to rid themselves of original lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators.