From the Associated Press:
The Bureau of Land Management has netted more than $20 million in revenues from its quarterly oil and natural gas lease sale.
More than 50 parcels in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas were leased as part of Wednesday's sale.
The federal leases are awarded for 10 years and for as long thereafter as there is production in paying quantities. The revenues and royalties collected from the leases are shared between the federal government and the states.
BLM officials say that over the last decade, New Mexico has received more than $4 billion from energy production on BLM-managed federal leases.
The next oil and gas lease sale is scheduled for July at the BLM office in Santa Fe.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.